Thursday, 1 November 2018

Community Focus: Draper's Yard

Draper's Yard is a collective of independent and artisan retailers based in the Hornet, next to fabric and haberdashery emporium Clothkits.  There are 20 small local businesses set around a quirky courtyard, ranging from children’s clothing & toys to hair & beauty services and jewelry.

The best thing about supporting small local businesses is the bespoke product and personal service that is on offer.  There is an onsite florist, Katkins Flowers, sewing services from The Little Sewing Hut whilst Leonora Hammond will print you a one-off t-shirt, bag or poster…or even a Christmas Stocking!  The Paint Pot will customise any piece of furniture you like and there is The Chichester Bedroom Centre who will design you the perfect bedroom. Former East Street retailer 'Zest for Taste' are now a resident business, bringing their amazing olive oils & gourmet treats to Draper’s Yard.  It's also Chichester's only ‘pop-up’ destination, with seven table spaces for guest traders.

So, why not grab a coffee from the vintage Citroen van, or sample some tasty treats from the onsite vegan cafe, BBVegan.  As well as some upcoming special festive events, the ever-popular ‘YUM Saturday’ is held every fourth Saturday of the month, featuring a guest chef and a selection of local food producers.

Most shops open on Tuesday to Saturday 10am to 4pm (plus Sundays in December)
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