Really, really good things are coming to Barking and Dagenham!

We are launching a Pop-Up shop called Rock Paper Scissors selling items made by local makers in Barking for 10 days only!

Located on Ripple Road, opposite Lidl in Barking Town Centre.

Open from 11th-22nd December. 

As part of the Retail Incubator Programme, residents have designed, made and curated the shop to sell their wonderful creations. Available for a limited time only, this is a chance to buy bespoke items, unique and made to order.

Don't miss out, it won't be here for long!

We are open: 

Tuesday 11am-7pm

Wednesday 11am-7pm

Thursday 11am-7pm

Friday 11am-7pm

Saturday 10am-6pm



Are you at school, retired or at home with children and want to pull together ideas and products for a mini-shop that you can grow without too much risk and time?

You will receive individual support from skilled designers to develop their product concept during a design session, as well as access to makerspace and equipment to make enough stock of their products, and then support to run the shop, together set it up to launch by 6 December, and open it by 9 December.


Apply to be part of Design Make Sell by signing up on our website today! You must apply online by Friday Oct 19 by sharing with us your idea(s) and what you need help with to make them a reality. All are welcome and invited to apply, no matter your level of experience -- it’s for everyone!


Thanks to the great response for this years retail incubator programme, unfortunately due to the number of people applying we are oversubscribed and we can no longer offer any more spots. Looking forward to seeing the current products in progress come to life!

Don’t worry, we will be offering this opportunity once more in early 2019.


What is it for?

This programme is for products made by you that can be part of a collective home-goods concept shop in the borough! For example jewellery, ceramics, glassware, textiles, homewares, illustrations and more. NO FOOD PRODUCTS.

Who is it for?

Anyone who as ideas! You may not know how to design, how to make things, don’t let this turn you off! No matter what stage you’re at with your product, we can help you! However you must be a resident of Barking & Dagenham

How will it work?

Come participate in all three stages of the programme, from Designing your product with a designer, to Making it at our Pop Up Micro Factory, to Selling collectively as part of the concept shop in December!

You may not know how to design, how to make things, don’t let this turn you off! No matter what stage you’re at with your product, we can help you!

High Street Shop Tour

Join us for a full-day walking tour of independent retailers and concept shop in London. Meet shopkeepers and learn how they’ve conceived of their brand and product development.

Tour is limited to 20 people; first come, first served. Please sign up:

 Saturday 10 November | 11.00 am - 3.00 pm

Meet at 55 Ripple Road, IG11 7NT