Chiswick Buzz Features New Petit Miracle Hub

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A new pop-up shop has opened in Shepherds Bush which inspires local kitchen table businesses and gives them a brilliant outlet for their work. Petit Miracles launched with a sparkling event which attracted a large crowd see the unique creativity on display.

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Petit Miracle Hub Launch – News release

Our new enterprise at West 12 is far from petit – Pop-up retailers have taken over kiosks in shopping centre

A new and exciting way of shopping, bringing local and independent entrepreneurs closer to London shoppers, has arrived in Shepherd’s Bush.

Our Petit Miracles Hub, an incubator for business owners from Hammersmith and Fulham, opened at West 12 shopping centre on Thursday 4 December, providing a communal space for 20 emerging businesses.

Entrepreneurs who are members of the hub and sell their products from the space.

Entrepreneurs who are members of the hub and sell their products from the space.

Located on the first floor of the shopping centre, The Hub has welcomed business owners who have set up shop at specially designed kiosks, offering products ranging from candles, chocolates and cushions to fashion and jewellery.

Patrizia Galeota, Founder and Director of SensiChic Limited, who has rented a kiosk at the Hub, said: “It’s always been an ambition of mine to run my own business and I needed to change my work/life balance after the birth of my son. I wanted to develop something I could do from home and that would generate an income as well as offering the flexibility I needed as a mother.

The Petit Miracles Hub, with all its stall owners and founder in attendence, in the West12 shopping Centre in Shepherd's Bush opend to the public for the first time. Founder Elisicia Moore (black dress) with Dawn Newton (paterned blue dress). Photography

“The Petit Miracles Hub is such an incredible initiative that will give entrepreneurs like myself an important stepping stone into retail; there really should be more projects like this up and down the country.”

The Hub provides a new shopping experience for visitors to West 12, where they can browse beautifully created items and speak to the people with the ideas behind them.

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Totalling 6,000 sq ft, our Petit Miracles Hub is the brain-child of the West 12 management team and our Director, Elisicia Moore, a passionate social entrepreneur and a self-confessed upcycling enthusiast who already owns the Hub’s sister store located at West 12, Petit Miracles Interiors.

The Petit Miracles Hub, with all its stall owners and founder in attendence, in the West12 shopping Centre in Shepherd's Bush opend to the public for the first time. Founder Elisicia Moore (black dress) with Dawn Newton (paterned blue dress). Photography

It houses innovative meeting areas including a garden shed and presentation areas, as well as a DJ booth and café.

Elisicia said: “The Hub will provide a great opportunity for people looking to trial a business or take it to the next level. We are so passionate about creating a fun and inspirational space where people can learn and succeed independently while being able to learn skills and different approaches from others around them.

“The rates are significantly lower than normal high street business rates. This was important as often these high rates are prohibiting amazing entrepreneurs from taking their first step onto the business ladder. The Hub will get people and their great services and products in front of shoppers in a cost effective way.”

We offer the 20 available spaces first to early-stage entrepreneurs based in Hammersmith and Fulham who either have a registered company or are soon to register.

Left to right - Carl Meale (Land Securities), Councillor Ben Coleman (London Borough of Hammersmith & Fulham) and Elisicia Moore (Petit Miracles)

Left to right – Carl Meale (Land Securities), Councillor Ben Coleman (London Borough of Hammersmith & Fulham) and Elisicia Moore (Petit Miracles)

Carl Meale, Centre Manager of West 12, said: “We are proud to have worked in conjunction with Petit Miracles to create such a pioneering concept. The Hub is a fantastic platform for showcasing local entrepreneurship. Not only will it introduce fresh, local talent into the retail industry via the business incubation model but The Hub will be a new creative centre for West 12 and Shepherds Bush.”

All photos by Fergus Burnett – www.fergusburnett.com

To find out more, or to become a member/ seller at the Hub – click here

If you would like to visit download the flyer here

Download this release –

Petit Miracles Hub – press release Word doc

Petit Miracles Hub – press release PDF

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Features in Reloved & Notting Hill & Holland Park Magazine

Check us out, with snazzy features in the super crafty Reloved magazine and the luxe Notting Hill & Holland Park Magazine!

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Do It Yourself Upholstery Workshop

Turn Drab Into Fab! Learn how to traditionally upholster a drop-in seat. Taught by Lisa Perry Upholstery, you will end up with a fabulously reupholstered chair to take home.

Skills covered

  • Webbing up a frame
  • Attaching hessian and bridle ties
  • Inserting fibre
  • Attaching calico, wadding and fabric

Lisa Perry Upholstery

Lisa Perry has been teaching upholstery for over 15 years. She is keen to train the next generation of upholsterers and a firm believer of passing on skills.

Price

Only £65 per person. Bring along a drop-in seat chair, plus fabric to reupholster it. All other tools and materials provided. If  you do not have a chair, you can purchase one from us, prices range from £15-£40

Sign up

To reserve a spot, sign up at the Petit Miracle Interiors shop, first floor of the West12 centre, Shepherd’s Bush, or send an email to info@petitmiracles.org.uk

When

11-5pm on Saturday 20th September

Where

Petit Miracle Interiors, First Floor of the West12 Shopping Centre, Shepherd’s Bush Green, W12 8PP (map)

Furniture grading standards

The below standards have been created for the online sales of our vintage and pre-used furniture. We feel that grading the furniture keeps the transparency of quality high and customers can feel confident buying online.

GRADING STANDARDS 

Excellent condition: basically new and means that the piece was never used, new or near new and may come with an original box that is in unused condition.

Good condition: generally means that the piece is in very presentable state and may have defects other than how it left the factory. It may have some minor discolouration, minor wear and tear to the item, such as small scuff-marks, scratches, and minor dents.

Fair condition: a terminology used to describe a piece that is reminiscent of the wear and tear expected of vintage furniture, meaning it has wear and tear consistent with its age.

It could have a patina, or dents, scratches, which would be expected of pre-used items.

Poor condition: scratches, dents not consistent with wear and tear, perhaps need some TLC and restoration. Any piece sold in this state will come with a full description.

Vintage tea party with a twist

Teaparty

We would like to invite you to a special afternoon tea at our shop in West12 Shepherds Bush.

We will provide tea and cake, an upcycling demonstration and workshop and children’s activities including storytelling and crafts.

By joining us you will learn new skills, meet new people and help support a local charity at the same time.

Come to our vintage tea party

We would love to see you on Friday the 4th of July at 1pm – 4pm.

You must book online to join the activities, or just pop in to have a look. Please invite your friends!

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Where

Petit Miracle Headquarters, First Floor West12 Shopping Centre, Shepherd’s Bush Green, W12 8PP (map)

Elisicia’s Designer Insights: interview by Terry’s Blinds

Petit Miracles founder Elisicia Moore, also known as the very busy lady who runs our little social enterprise, had her brain picked by Terry’s Blinds about her Designer Insights. Check out the resulting article on their website: http://www.terrysblinds.co.uk/blog/2014/06/20/designer-insights-elisicia-moore/