Oct 17, 2022
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Manchester Fashion Movement launches new concept store at Quayside MediaCity

Oct 17, 2022

It’s being billed as a new concept in retail. Manchester Fashion Movement (MFM) has partnered with Manchester’s Quayside MediaCity to launch MFM Kiosk, a combined retail and studio space.

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It achieves this by collaborating with independent brands “with a focus on sustainability, alongside an inclusive studio space for exhibitions, performances, art installations and conversations”. 

The space “reimagines the shopping experience” and aims to engage the local community “with conversations around sustainability through an innovative retail approach while reflecting the MFM message of social inclusion and connectedness, kindness to people and planet, creativity, circularity, and collaboration”. 

MFM aims to “transport people out of the traditional shopping experience exploring contemporary modern living through the lens of community voices and stories”.

MFM Kiosk has already created spaces for independent brands to showcase and sell their products in the concept store including Hera Vintage, Hedonist, Gbadebo, Revor Vintage, Nfôöwear Knitwear, Edward De Lacy, Sylkstore, Both Barrels bags and more. 

Over the course of the year, events, installations, exhibitions, and pop-up stores will happen, “allowing local and far-reaching communities in Greater Manchester and beyond the opportunity to discover purpose driven, independent brands, bringing to life the true language and meaning of sustainability”. 

Alongside the concept store is a studio space that acts as an incubator hub that can be utilised by fashion design graduate students from universities such as Salford, Bolton, and Manchester Metropolitan.

Alison Carlin, co-founder, Manchester Fashion Movement, said: “The aim… is to provide people with an alternative way to shop and give the curation of local brands visibility in a concept store space. 

“We have curated a range of brands that are passionate about slow and sustainable fashion, with the aim to engage the local community. We want to be able to give people options, empower them to make sustainable decisions and engage with our circular fashion movement in a way they can relate to.”

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