PUBLISHED: 16:38 18 October 2019 | UPDATED: 16:38 18 October 2019
The Grain Loft at Denver Mill was set up by Catherine Price Williams who wanted to promote local eco-friendly businesses.
The new shop, which opened three and a half weeks ago, is a space for workshops, classes, yoga and meditation and a place to shop for local eco-friendly brands.
Mrs Williams said: “I took a leap of faith really, so I’ll see how it goes.
“It’s my first time setting up a shop so I had a slight meltdown to be honest.
“It’s a risk starting up a shop outside of the tourist season but with Christmas coming up soon it should be good as we offer lots of gifts for people to buy.”
The 29-year-old, who studied fashion at the University of Derby, runs the shop with the company of her 16 month old shepadoodle- Scout.
Mrs Williams’s passion for eco-friendly products started around five years ago, when she started her own sustainable and natural knitwear business- Ted and Bessie.
The Grain Loft, which sells knitwear, jewellery, furniture and ceramic items, is mainly made up of products created by Norfolk based makers, with around 20pc of items coming from independent small businesses around the UK.
Mrs Williams said: “It’s nice to have something a bit different.
“I didn’t see anything locally in terms of eco-friendly shopping and there’s a lot of people in Norfolk that produce high quality sustainable products.
“I wanted to promote local makers and have a space where people can shop ethically and sustainably and not have to necessarily go online to get those kinds of products.”
The dog-friendly shop also offers the space to hold workshops and classes.
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Yoga classes run by Gemma Corinne Wright of Restore and More Yoga will take place every Sunday from 4-5pm at £10 a session.
A Macrame Plant Hanger Workshop run by Cotton Lily will take place on Saturday, November 9 at £45 per person.
Tickets for the classes can be booked through the Grain Loft Denver Windmill Facebook page or in person at the shop.
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