Interview: Charlotte Cain of Boutiques at House on Dempsey

What was the aim of the fair?
We wanted to be able to offer space to up and coming designers as well as offer free space for charities. We started off with 16 vendors. Today we have an average of 65 vendors and seven charities. The charities participate free of charge.

What was the most challenging part of getting this started up?

As with all startups, the biggest challenge was to get independent businesses to participate. Today we have an extensive waiting list.

What’s special about this fair?

It is carefully curated and provides strong support to charities. We also wish to encourage an independent business community in which everybody is involved in networking with one another. Chin Hui Wen

Boutiques at House on Dempsey is on November 19-20, 10pm.