A South London Makers Market, showcasing a selection of curated small businesses, returns today (Sunday, 31 January) at 11am.
All brands featured in the online market have a “stall” on the market’s Instagram feed.
You simply click through to the maker’s account to shop directly with them via their website or Etsy.
The market closes at 4pm.
The sellers on the market can also offer exclusive products, and it’s a chance to see some new releases for the first time too.
This weekend some of the highlights will be Butter Homeware, who create handmade table linen, The Waxory, a new hand-poured eco candle company and Epoch’s handwoven rugs.
Outside of homewares, a restock of Hannah Glenn’s ethical and sustainable bags will feature. As will Lucy Parker Jewellery, who are offering 15% off.
Liv and Dais, the twins behind the market, previously worked in the more corporate creative world, with Dais an editor at ASOS Marketplace and Liv in visual merchandising for M&S and H&M.
“We are both from very ‘big business’ retail backgrounds,” they say.
“We both absolutely love the creative control we have, and that the market puts money directly into the hands of the makers.”
“Working for big brands always gets in the way because there’s so much red tape.”
“If we have an idea we can make it happen within a week.”
“Basically we just want to make it easier than ever for consumers to connect with small brands.”
When looking for new stalls to add, A South London Market’s priority is originality.
“We love working with brands of all shapes and sizes, who make all different types of products.”
“We want to support as many talented craftspeople as possible who are keeping alive incredible skills like carpentry, dress making, pickling, knitting, jewellery making – basically people and brands who are bringing those super ‘traditional’ skills into the 21st century.”
Pre-Covid, The South London Markets were held in Crystal Palace and Dais is a former Brixton resident.
“If and when creators and customers can reunite in person, the virtual community will still have its merits,” the twins say.
“We think in future we will continue with online markets, which make access so much easier for anyone and everyone, while hosting real-life events to support and serve our local South London communities.”