PaisleyMake is a gathering of artisans and makers who come together each year to share their stories and rekindle the spirit of entrepreneurship which made the town famous throughout the world.

Taking place in Paisley Abbey, this is a community platform where new connections and inspirations are made.

An opportunity to raise awareness of Paisley’s bid offer to become Paisley City of Culture 2021.

Building on renowned design and manufacturing and local skills, the event opens doors to selling, knowledge transfer and learning, and enables a variety of positive community interactions around the event - which is already making a legacy for a thriving new business community of makers in Paisley.

2016 Speakers

Penny Martin

Editor in Chief, The Gentlewoman Magazine

James Lang

Director, Scottish Leather Group Ltd

Mark Hogarth

Creative Director, Harris Tweed Hebrides


Jimmy Stephen-Cran

Fashion & Textiles Programme Leader, Glasgow School of Art

David Mullane

Owner, W2 Store

Dr Dan Coughlan

Textiles Curator, Paisley Museum & Art Galleries

“One of the best networking events I've been to and super inspirational career-wise too” Urbanity Blog, Fashion Blogger of the Year

2016 Event

“I started my business six weeks ago and I can’t believe I’m here showing at an amazing exhibition, in my own town. Visitors have been asking questions about my artwork every day and I have just gained my 4th stockist – Paisley Abbey shop!” Gatekeeper Art