Rhug Estate, near Corwen, is delighted to host its first Pop-up Shop next week. Casgliad, an online collection of contemporary Welsh homeware and artwork, will be available to view and buy from 6 – 13 August in the Old Forge building on the Estate.
Casgliad’s mission is to champion makers and artists from across Wales on one single online platform. Lowri Rhys Roberts created the website: www.casgliad.com where people can find and order contemporary homeware and artwork that is designed and made in Wales.
Lowri said, “We are excited to host our first pop up shop at Rhug Estate next week where we will be showcasing a variety of items created by many talented artists and craftspeople. Rhug symbolises the finest showcase of Welsh and artisan food and drink in its farm shop, helping to promote the best local produce. Next week visitors to north Wales will not only be able to shop for the finest food and drink but also get to see and buy the finest artwork and crafts that Wales has to offer.”
After just one year in business Casgliad has been shortlisted for three awards, two by the Great British Entrepreneur Awards and so we’re confident that you’ll be pleased you visited us this coming week.
The Old Forge building is situated at the far end of Rhug Estate’s car park, near the entrance to the Drive Thru, and has been re-roofed and refreshed during lockdown to create a perfect space for rental.
Lord Newborough, Owner of Rhug Estate, is delighted to be hosting Casgliad’s Pop-up shop next week. He said, “We have a prime location here along the A5. The perfect setting to showcase what Wales has to offer to those heading to Snowdonia or the Llyn Peninsula. There is so much scope for collaboration here and I’m looking forward to seeing Lowri benefit from our location.”
Rhug is ideally situated in the centre of north Wales to attract visitors. The Estate has good access off the busy A5 and is the perfect location for those needing a pitstop on their journey.
The suitability of the estate’s location for supporting local businesses was echoed by Estate Manager, Emma Story. She said, “Casgliad is just the sort of business we’d like to offer a platform to, Lowri’s acumen has progressed a strong concept into a successful business, and we hope to offer some space to more like her in the future. Large employers and industry are an important part of an economy but there is a lot of stability to be gained from multiple diverse micro businesses, and I believe that rural Wales is well suited to foster these.”
The estate is always keen to hear from local businesses looking for rental space. If you have an interest, please contact us on [email protected] or 01490 413 000.