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How to keep warm at an outdoor market in the winter

market stall holders wearing woolly hats and warm coats
Here are some top tips from some lovely makers on staying toasty when it's chilly out Traders stand outside at markets for hours during the winter months, how do they keep warm I hear you…

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Handmade by Tinni – Sustainable Statement Textile Jewellery & Home Décor

Tell us about your business Hi, I’m Paulomi and I am a textile jewellery designer and maker. I create colourful, bold pieces of jewellery & home decor signs with organic cotton rope and yarn.I believe…

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'Rewild & Ritual' Subscriptions, with Bohobo Aromatherapies

One of the most magical ways to enhance our wellbeing is through incorporating ritual into our day. Holistic ritual has the ability to accompany us, keeping us connected and holding space. I was born in…

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Meet the Maker: Jem Loves To Draw

Tell us about your business, what is it you do and how did you get into it? My name is Jem and I love to draw. I paint watercolour illustrations inspired by animals and nature…

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Good (and ethical!) summer hair advice from Hairy Jayne

Hairy Jayne handmade hair care products are made here in Bristol with wholesome, honest ingredients. The recipes are created with completely vegan, cruelty-free and highly biodegradable ingredients that are as natural as possible. Sustainability is…

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Sky Siouki Exhibition at ACEarts

Bristol artist Sky Siouki has just launched her first solo exhibition of paintings at ACEarts in Somerton, titled Endangered. The exhibition presents a new collection of abstract paintings including Sky’s intricate illustrations of just a few…

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Father's Day Gift Guide, Part 2

Put a smile on dad’s face this Father’s Day (20th June) with a gift from one of the many talented creatives featured on our Makers Marketplace online directory. With over 100 independent makers to browse,…

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Father's Day Gift Guide, Part 1

Put a smile on dad’s face this Father’s Day (20th June) with a gift from one of the many talented creatives featured on our Makers Marketplace online directory. With over 100 independent makers to browse,…

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Meet the Maker: Kerry Day

Tell us about your business, what is it you do and how did you get into it? I'm Kerry from Kerry Day Arts and I create original contemporary botanical Lino Prints, ceramic plant pots and…

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Meet the Maker: Jasmine at Skyfyre Studio

What is it you do, and how did you get into it? I am an independent illustrator and printmaker from just outside of Exeter. My work reflects upon the infinite beauty of nature, the endless…

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The difference between Slow and Sustainable Fashion, and why we need to understand it

There is a common misconception that Slow Fashion and Sustainable Fashion are one and the same. Independent fashion designers and sustainable fashion newbies alike can have trouble distinguishing which is which. Even as we plan…

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Bristol Market introduces its first Slow Fashion Market

As the shops and markets start to re-open, Bristol Market are continuing to focus on supporting independent makers and businesses through our 48 hour online markets.  The support for indie makers has grown tremendously over…

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Celebrating Wonderful Women

By Helen Worgan from Sweet Faraday Did you know that according to the Department for Business Innovation and Skills, roughly 1 million (20%) of SMEs in the UK were female-led and contributed around £85 billion…

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Meet the Maker: Bella Rock

Tell us about your business, what is it you do and how did you get into it? I’m Becki and I’m the founder of Bella Rock, making natural skin care using aromatherapy.  I started making…

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Meet the Maker: Melanie Wickham

Tell us about your business, what is it you do and how did you get into it? I make limited edition lino prints of dancing rabbits, pot plants, favourite places of mine and naughty dogs.…

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Meet the Maker: Jen Walsh, Knots & Shots

Tell us about your business, what is it you do and how did you get into it? My name is Jen and I am a self-taught crafter specialising in macrame, I have always had a…

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Meet the Maker: Lucy Litchfield, natural soap creator

Tell us about your business, what is it you do and how did you get into it? I have always been interested in ‘natural living’ but during my first pregnancy this turned into an urgent…

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Mother's Day Gift Guide, Part 3

If you are searching for something special for Mother’s Day (14th March), look no further than Bristol Market’s online directory – the Maker's Marketplace – which features over 80 independent makers offering a choice collection…

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Mother's Day Gift Guide, Part 2

For mums who love their plant babies as much as their offspring, a lovely, leafy lino print by Kerry Day would make an ideal present, as would a Priormade planter with its cool geometric angles…

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Mother's Day Gift Guide, Part 1

If you are searching for something special for Mother’s Day (14th March), look no further than Bristol Market’s online directory – the Maker's Marketplace – which features over 80 independent makers offering a choice collection…

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Meet the maker: Liz Huband, Badger House Leather

Liz Huband from Badger House Leather combines traditional skills with contemporary design, to create unique handmade items, using the finest, ethically-sourced leather. Tell us about your business, what is it you do and how did…

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Meet the Maker: Sam from Mila

I'm Sam, I own MILA – a houseplants and homewares store in Quakers Friars, Bristol. I live with my partner Adam, our friend Amy and her 3 year old daughter Mila. The article below is…

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Meet the maker: Stephanie Rostron, Illustrator, White Thistle Design

Tell us about your illustration business, what is it you do and how did you get into it? The first memory I have of really starting to enjoy drawing was back in a Year 8…

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Meet the maker: Jasmine Chin, Illustrator

Jasmine Chin is an illustrator who lives in London. She sells playful handmade screen prints, risographs and smaller items such as greeting cards.  Jasmine Chin Tell us about your business, what is it you do…

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Meet the Maker: Clare Lloyd, Colour Designs Jewellery

Processed with MOLDIV Tell us about your business, Colour Designs Jewellery, what is it you do and how did you get into it? I make colourful handmade jewellery from my studio in Frome. I started…

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Meet the Maker: Bohobo Aromatherapies

Birgitta & Miles: Bohobo Aromatherapies Tell us about your business, what is it you do and how did you get into it? We make natural handmade aromatherapy-based products and organic skincare in Frome, Somerset. Our…

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Online Markets and how virtual communities have rallied during lockdown to support and champion small creative businesses.

At the very start of lockdown, as the Prime Minister announced the beginning of a wave of restrictions limiting movement and the temporary closure of numerous businesses large and small, I wrote a blog post…

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