Forge & Foliage to open plant and craft boutique in Edinburgh
Houseplant lovers in Marchmont will be delighted to hear that the area is to receive a new plant shop following the move of Dahlia to Stockbridge.
Owner Natalie Hunter, who runs online Edinburgh-based craft business The Crafting Cartel and previously managed well known Edinburgh eateries like Burr & Co on George Street, said that Forge & Foliage was set to open towards the end of April or beginning of May.
She said: “We began making a collection of craft kits during lockdown and started a company called The Crafting Cartel, selling through our own website and Etsy. We thought Forge & Foliage would be a great way to combine our love of plants and crafts.”
“The store will be a plant and craft boutique, with a focus on disconnecting from the stresses of our busy lives and taking time out to encourage mindfulness and creativity. We’ve personally found caring for plants and doing activities during lockdown to have this effect and wanted to share that with as many people as possible.”
Natalie added that the store would look to have a changing selection of plants on offer, with “new and exciting” species up for grabs and also available to pre-order.
Forge & Foliage will also cater to “plant parents” in search of care advice - putting an emphasis on plant aftercare “to help avoid the soul-crushing feeling of “did I kill my plant?”.
“We’ll have a variety of craft kits for plant lovers (e.g. terrariums), foodies (e.g. cheese making) and crafters (e.g terrazzo coaster making). We are currently in the process of giving each of the kits a slight rebrand in time for the store opening.”
Forge & Foliage is set to open at 56 Warrender Park Road and you can keep track of the journey on Instagram here.
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