Patchwork Present opens

Founder Olivia Knight outside PPHQ
Patchwork Present is open. The digital start-up team have been beavering away in their Harefield Road base for months and launched their group-gifting website last week.

The site, which they describe as a hybrid of Pinterest and Kickstarter, allows people to break down big presents into constituent parts, so that rather than simply putting money into a pot, people can choose which element of the present they want to give: For example, want to contribute to your friends' honeymoon? You can choose whether to buy them their first cocktails when they arrive at their hotel, their ride from the airport or the flights themselves.

Founder Olivia Knight says:

As my nan has helpfully pointed out - “It’s not a new idea. It’s a whip-round, love” - and she’s right.

You can read more about it in Design Week.

10 comments:

Puzzled said...

It's good to see startup businesses, but I can't see the financial logic of having a shop.

Brockley Nick said...

it's functions as a cheap office where people can drop in and talk to them about what they do

Guest said...

good luck to them. Interesting concept...

goladywell! said...

really nice shop front!

Aricana said...

Like the shop front and their website. Will keep patchwork in mind.

Blindfolded? said...

Considering the amount of frothing diatribe that Upper Brockley Rd has generated over the last few years. I'm surprised this site hasn't seen fit to mention the new health food shop that's been open a few weeks where Supercuts used to be, I only noticed it when cycling past earlier. Funny how none of the locals have mentioned it on here either, almost like they've decided to ignore it or not to like it for some reason...

Monkeyboy said...

The "frothing diatribe" was to do with the noise, disruption and low level crime that those living on the road complained about. That seems to have stopped so no more froth. It was never anything to do with the type of shop or their merits. Anyway, you've just mentioned it, I never new it existed. Do you think that just possibly no one else had noticed it?

RB said...

To be fair, news of a new health food shop would normally set Brockley Central alight - people would be talking about it from the planning stage, to the point where the no doubt wooden signage gets installed, and beyond. And we all know how much people keep an eye on the goings-on of Upper Brockley road, so it's not like it's out of the way. What's different about this one then to cause the deafening silence?

Brockley Nick said...

Personally speaking, I'd not noticed it. I will have a look when I get the chance, Meanwhile, if anyone wants to send a photo or write an article, then I will of course be happy to receive it.

Eyes & ears said...

To be fair, RB is a constant troll, it's become clear and any issue will do.

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