Students spread a little happiness this Christmas at their new pop-up shop in Chichester

Chichester College launches student-run pop-up shop in city centre

Renew, located in Crane Street (on the corner of Chapel Street), offers a range of hand-crafted products – all made by art & design students at the college.

They’ve been designed with a happiness theme, aiming to spread a little joy. From framed prints to ceramic homewares, jewellery to tote bags – the shop offers a selection of beautiful items which will make affordable, unique Christmas presents.

Shoppers will be supporting young artists as well as the local community, with 10% of all profit made being donated to the Chichester Food Bank while the rest will be invested back into future student projects.

There will also be a donation point in the shop for the food bank, as well as an Eco Swap Shop – offering the opportunity to exchange unwanted, but wearable, clothes for other donated items of clothing.

Helen Loftus, Principal of Chichester College, said: “This is an amazing opportunity for our students to showcase their talent and their work to the public, as well as gain valuable experience.

“The students have worked incredibly hard, supported fantastically by our remarkable lecturers, to produce a fabulous range of products that will appeal to anyone.

“We hope shoppers in the city will support our students in their work, and benefit by buying loved ones some really lovely Christmas gifts.”

Renew will be open Tuesday-Saturday (closed on Sundays & Mondays) until Sunday 18 December. Find out more on the college website: www.chichester.ac.uk/renew

It's been supported by funding from Chichester College’s Enterprise Society and Chichester BID, as well as by Chichester District Council – who have leased the space to the college as part of its pop-up shop initiative, which enables local entrepreneurs and small businesses to trade in a high street location without the commitment or cost of a longer-term lease.  

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