The Scottish Design Exchange (SDX) is a Community Interest Company with two not-for-profit shops in Glasgow and Edinburgh.
SDX supports independent makers, including social enterprises like Glasgow Wood Recycling, by offering them a place to sell their products. SDX currently works with over 150 Scotland-based artists and designers! The two stores are in large well-known shopping centres with massive footfall – therefore it’s a great platform to market ethical, sustainable products to the wider public.
At the Glasgow SDX store in Buchanan Galleries, you can find a number of Glasgow Wood Recycling items dotted around the shop, from the beautiful Assynt Chair and Jura stool to the sturdy Suilven bookcase containing books from local, independent authors. We’ve even designed and built their cash desk! You’ll also find smaller wooden accessories which are all ideal gifts.
The SDX cash desk, designed and built by us!
SDX first set up as a concept store in 2015 to gauge how a collaborative approach would work. It has since proven to be a massive success.
SDX allows emerging and independent makers to sell their products in a retail environment. It also allows the public to invest in locally made, quality products in the knowledge that their money is going to the right place. There is a huge range of independent Scottish talent from fashion and jewellery designers to woodcraft and furniture makers – and there is new designers and businesses joining all the time.
Throughout the SDX shop, fashion designers, artists, textile and jewellery designers, publishers, photographers, product manufacturers, and others work together to share the costs involved in running a busy store. Therefore, with so much choice, it makes it the perfect place to do some Christmas shopping for unique gifts whilst supporting local independent makers.
You can find out about the Scottish Design Exchange at: www.scottishdesignexchange.com. You can also find all of these products in our online shop.