Retailer seeks Lincolnshire designer to create own brand range

Oldrids & Downtown at Grantham

Oldrids & Downtown at Grantham

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Retailer Oldrids & Downtown is searching for local designers to team up in an exciting new venture.

The company, which has stores in Grantham, Lincoln and Boston, is seeking to create an exclusive own brand range, which will be sold in their stores and online.

Ellen McAllister, head of buying and merchandising at Oldrids & Downtown.

Ellen McAllister, head of buying and merchandising at Oldrids & Downtown.

Ellen McAllister, head of buying and merchandising for the group, said: “We are looking for a talented fashion designer to work closely with our buying team, to create a range of men’s and women’s lifestyle clothing.

“And we are looking for a product or textile designer to work with us on a small range of homeware products that will compliment the fashion range.

She said: “This is something we have wanted to try for some time and it is hoped that we will be able to build on the concept if it is a success.

“As a local independent retailer we really want to showcase local talent within our stores and see this as a great opportunity for us to see who is out there.”

As a local independent retailer we really want to showcase local talent.

Ellen McAllister, head of buying and merchandising

The successful applicants will have a great understanding of current trends and be able to design products with market appeal.

Applicants can be established designers or a graduate or student but must have the knowledge to take concepts from design through to factory production.

If take part send your details and samples of your work to Ellen McAllister, Head of Buying & Merchandising, Oldrid & Co. Ltd, 11 Strait Bargate, Boston, Lincolnshire PE21 6UF by January 18, 2016.

For more details contact Ellen McAllister on 01205 361251 or email ellen.mcallister@oldrids.co.uk