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Join The Eco Art & Craft Network

A growing network of eco friendly artisans who create handmade art & craft in the UK.

 

 

Who are EcoCreate?

We began back in 2007 as 'Trash Revamp' a local Derby network of artists who worked in reclaimed and recycled materials. We met regularly to share information, inspire each other and bounce around ideas. We shared stands at events and promoted each others work. We drank lots of tea, ate homemade cakes and made lifelong friends.

Many of the artists involved also created eco friendly art and craft and wanted to include these pieces in our activities so we began discussing creating a network to encompass these. EcoCreate started as a blog and directory in 2012, expanding to include a marketplace in 2014 where members could create their own online shops. We then opened this up to the whole of the UK to make the project more viable and connect with artists from further a field.

 

Why become a member?

There are several reasons to become a member of EcoCreate.

Choose between a shop in the marketplace or an image banner in the directory

Having a shop in our marketplace is a huge reason to choose EcoCreate!

We are currently working very hard on an upgrade too, which will give shop owners even more facilities!

Don't want a shop? Then you can have an image banner in our popular and ever expanding eco friendly creative directory!

 

Prominent directory listing

All members of EcoCreate will be given a highlighted listing with a small image towards the top of the relevant page.

 

Discounted advertising

Discounted additional advertising on blog and directory! Our popular blog is regularly updated and has a regular flow of traffic, take advantage of this with discounted advertising.

 

Blog feature

We offer all our members the opportunity to be featured on our blog, we will then promote this on social media and in our newsletters.

 

We'll help you shout about your work!

Opportunities to advertise your promotions and events on our blog and in our newsletters, including those outside of the EcoCreate environment
Shares on social media, just tag us and we’ll share your promotions and new creations!
Guest blogging opportunities to promote your own projects

 

Discounts & priority places at events

We are currently looking at expanding our events and discussing with members the possibility of running events under the EcoCreate name. Are confirmed events so far are the 'Fairytales, Myths & Legends' exhibition for January 2016. We also have a stand booked at the Banks Mill enterprise centres Artisan Fair in November.
We are also looking at opportunities to share costs and access larger events with other members

 

Goody Bag

On joining you will receive a promotional members joining goody bag! Learn more about the scheme here
We hope to expand this to send you regular freebies!

 

Competitions

Competition collaborations with members to jointly promote products, more information soon!

 

Awards

Member and customer voted product and shop awards! We had a wonderful response to our eco shop of the year in March and plan to repeat this every year. We will also expand on this to products shortly.

PR & MR opportunities

We have had several product placement, news article and magazine competions in mainstrem press. We hope to expand on this and create further opportunities to promote members work.

Skill Sharing

We are planning to run our first ever skill sharing event! If members feel this is beneficial then we will plan future events.

Opportunities to take a more active role within the group

We are always looking for fresh ideas and skills to help further the ability of EcoCreate. We do announce these opportunities regular to members through our newsletter. However if you have a particular idea or skill you would like to discuss the please get in touch!

EcoCreate approved style badges for your website and blog

We have shop badges already set up and we are working on designing a new range!

That’s just for starters!

Not of course forgetting the additional networking opportunities provided by our Facebook group and Monday night #ecocreatehour

 

Membership Criteria

To be a member your work must be EcoFriendly, we have a more detailed list here if you want to check

Is my art Eco Friendly?

 

How much does it cost?

Membership is normally £30 a year but we are currently offering a 25% discount!

Membership Fee