Glasgow's Sustainable Retail & Creative Hub
Tucked away from the hustle and bustle of Pollokshaws Road you’ll find what some are calling “Shawland’s answer to Ashton Lane” that is The Cooperage. Located at the end of a narrow cobbled lane with colourful murals on either side, you’ll find a suntrap of a courtyard, as well as a renovated whisky barrel factory home to a number of independent businesses.
The noise from the main road quickly disappears as though you’re no longer in Glasgow and you enter a tranquil space filled with independent shops, food outlets and relaxed outdoor seating.
All in one place you’ll find businesses ranging from vintage clothes and furniture shops, fashion boutiques, a vegan BYOB deli, a tattoo parlour, a homeware store and an accountants. Plus, the first Saturday of every month, 11am-4pm, the Shawlands space hosts a pop-up market in the courtyard featuring a selection of fantastic small businesses and creative stalls.
Down this wee unassuming lane is not only a place to browse and purchase food, clothes and homewares, but you’ll also find a sense of community. Each of the resident businesses share the same ethos that champions sustainability and support one another, hence they started hosting their weekly markets and record fairs in order to help showcase other local crafters and artists.
Source: Secret Glasgow
At The Cooperage, we have a wide selection of sustainable and creative retailers.