I hope that this post doesn't come over all "Grumpy Old Woman" but it's something I need to get off of my chest & air out.
Recently we have been made aware that there are a few new fairs setting up which are promoting themselves as Vintage & Handmade Fairs. We just wanted to let our visitors & stallholders know that none of these have anything to do with us - they are not our fairs, nor have we given them permission to use our name. Unfortunately that doesn't seem to make any difference.
I am all for enterprise & of course anyone can hold a fair, but why not try & be original?
When Michele & I first came up with the concept for our fairs we thought long & hard about a name. When we settled on Vintage & Handmade we searched the internet just in case anyone else was using it as we wanted to be original, be identified & not step on anyone else's toes or poach someone's business name.
It wasn't being used so we were able to register it for our own use.
I suppose that we should feel a little flattered that our fairs have inspired others to follow suit, but why, oh why not at least come up with their own name?
Jayne (taking Grumpy hat off now....)
The Vintage Bazaar in Frome this Saturday
1 month ago