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Urban Makers East was founded in Bow, the heart of the East End.  Being makers ourselves we realised that a local, designer led market was missing from our lively, creative and diverse area.  With so many other established and budding designers, artists, crafters and all round great people on our doorstep,  we wanted to take over local spaces and create somewhere for them to showcase and sell their unique creations.

We decided to form Urban Makers East.  A local market hub featuring designer makers selling directly to you.

It started in 2013 with a one off Christmas market.  With handpicked stalls selling a variety of handmade, gorgeous items.  The event was such a success that we have hosted many more in the surrounding areas.  Collaborating special one off events as part of the Roman Road Summer and Winter Festivals and Winterville London.

We support existing and newly emerging talented designer-makers from East London and beyond.  Our markets are carefully curated; planned with love and excitement.

If you are a budding designer but have no previous selling experience but feel it is something you would be interested in, please get in touch and we would be thrilled to offer advice and support to help you get started.

We wanted to stay true to the original ethos, by supporting existing and newly emerging talented designer-makers. We plan to hold our carefully curated markets at least 4 times a year in the local community and we promise to provide a straight-forward application process.

Julia creates jewellery Jules Etc
Ilka designs greeting cards, prints and homewares – Dickens ink.
Jo is a learning mentor and designer-maker when she finds the time


If you have an Etsy shop you can join our Etsy team here


3 thoughts on “About / Contact

  1. Geraldine Holland says:

    I am a designer maker and have started a small jewellery range.
    I am hoping to have a Christmas Market stall this year.
    Please can you let me know if you have any available stalls and how much they cost?


    • ilkadickens says:

      HI Geraldine sorry but the Christmas market is full. We were heavily oversubscribed. If you would like to hear about our next market please sign up for our newsletter and follow us on social media

      Best regards


      Urban Makers East


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