Applications open now – Shoredtich Makers Market

Our pop-up shop in Shoreditch was such as success we have now decided to host a makers market in Shoreditch, on Bethnal Green Road – right at the top of Brick Lane – the heart of Shoreditch.

Date 
Saturday 19th and Sunday 20th of May
11 – 6pm – set-up from 10am
133-135 Bethnal Green Road

The Bethnal Green Road is a busy stretch between Shoreditch High Street and Cambridge Heath Road. At the Shoreditch end, just a couple of minutes’ walk from Redchurch Street, Brick Lane and Boxpark. A fashionable area full of young creatives, it’s especially busy on the weekends with locals, hipsters and tourists.

We would prefer to have the same traders all weekend but if you just want to trade one day that is an option too. 

Tables 
4ft x 2.5ft   (1200mm by 750mm)

Cost 
£140 for the weekend – Saturday and Sunday 
Or £75 for one day only. Please 
specify on the form below. 

10% off for  Perks members

 Applications close Monday April 23rd at midnight. You will hear back from us by Friday April 27th. 

Please note that we do not have space for food or drink traders or workshops at this event.

As space is tight we have to keep rails and print browsers to a minimum. Please let us know in the form below what you propose to bring.  We will then look into our ability to fit this in 

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Meet the Maker – The Dou Doods

Maker: Monique Horrigan   /  From: London /  Craft: Toy design 
Website: thedoudoods.com

Over time life takes you down different paths and once our little lady was born and found myself looking for something to take me back to my designer roots and stimulate my creative mind whilst giving me a work focus.

The Dou-Doods were born out of mine and my daughters love for snuggling. 

Lovingly designed and developed by myself (crafty little mama Dood) and handmade in London. They are a gang of fuzzy little friends for your little folk. Their mission: to make comforters cool again.

 
Our journey is only just beginning so keep watch as who knows who else is going to join this little gang of ragamuffins.

Release their imagination through play.

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Meet the Maker – MW Makes

Maker: Michelle Wong   /  From: London /  Craft: Leather craft 
Website: instagram.com/mwmakes/

MW Makes is a leather goods brand set up by Michelle Wong. Developed through a passion for design and craftsmanship, MW Makes creates handcrafted leather goods for the everyday.

Influenced by a background in architecture, each item is carefully designed with an emphasis on simple geometries, clean lines and functionality.

All products are made from vegetable tanned leather and are handmade from start to finish, using traditional saddlery techniques, such as saddle stitching and hand burnishing.

The result is a collection of simple, yet functional items that are built to last.

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Meet the Maker: Skomer Studio

Maker: Daisy Simpson /  From: London /  Craft: Jewellery Design  
Website: skomer-studio.com

Skomer is a jewellery line handcrafted in London by Daisy Simpson. Based between Lancashire and London, the collection is carefully handmade with the best materials. Skomer is a contemporary brand with every piece made to last and be worn forever.

 

Custom design, collaborations or wholesale enquiries are always welcome so please do get in touch if you have an idea.

When we say our pieces are made to last and be worn forever, we really do mean it. No matter when or where you bought your Skomer piece we are happy to upkeep your purchase through polishing and re-plating. Please do get in contact for this service.

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UPCYCLING WORKSHOP – MAKE YOUR OWN RUCKSACK

Make your own rucksack with Nadien Klages  at the Urban Makers Pop- up Shop in Shoreditch. 
 
Sunday February 18th
2.00 – 4.00pm
Urban Makers Pop-up

188 Shoreditch High Street 
£40 per person 
 

You’ll come home with a very unique bag made from discarded denim and old jeans. Take some time out from your busy schedule, bring some friends and get involved in some good old sewing. Simply bring along one or two old pairs of jeans or similar fabrics that you like to use. You won’t need any prior experience as we’ll go through the whole process together step by step.

Sewing machines, haberdasheries and denim fabric will be provided.

If you have any questions feel free to get in touch.

I look forward to seeing you at my workshop!

About Nadien Klages 
It all started when I organised our wardrobe at home and the idea came up to make something new out of the discarded clothes, some of whom were full of stories and memories which would always keep me from throwing them out. So I sewed the first pair of trousers for my little one out of my boyfriend’s old shirt. With this first design in hand, I decided to offer an upcycling service for parents that will turn their old favourite clothes into a new piece for their child, which will carry its very special own story.

My ready-to-wear collection for children has since expanded to a rucksack collection for both kids and adults crafted from discarded fabric and cork. More recently, I’ve started to design and make colourful hand-dyed cork bags and purses.

 
 
 

Urban Makers Eco Market – Applications open now

We will be back  at the Ecology Pavilion Mile End Park this Spring on the weekend of  April 21st and  22nd.  April 22nd is Earth day and to celebrate we are curating the market with a green agenda. The 2018 theme is End Plastic Pollution so we would like to minimise all single use plastics as much as we can.  

We know by it’s very nature that handmade is sustainable so we would like to highlight and celebrate this. We will will not only be selecting makers based on their unique designs but  also on your sustainable and green practices, packaging and ethics. So if you use fairly made, recycled, upcycled, biodegradable materials and/or  packaging, limit your plastics and generally make a positive impact on the planet where you can, please let us know in the application form below. And if you don’t currently use any of the above now’s the time to start. We know that every element of your process may not be green but we want to know what you are doing to contribute.  

We are hoping to offer green workshops, sustainable activities for kids, organic, vegan and vegetarian food. And we’ll be encouraging everyone to bring their own re-usable shopping bags (we will be asking all traders to donate some secondhand tote bags to a reusable tote bag basket),  straws and coffee cups. More to be announced and any ideas and suggestions  are welcome. 

Tables 
6ft x 2.5ft 

Cost 
£60 per table per day  – 10% off for Tower Hamlets residents. 

APPLY HERE 

 

 

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Legal Priorities for small businesses with The Legal People

Please join us at our Pop-up shop in Shoreditch on February 6th for a small business Law workshop with Marsha from The Legal People.

Legal Priorities for small businesses

Tuesday February 6th 2018 
Urban Makers Pop-up shop 188 Shoreditch High Street 6 – 8pm
6 – 6.45pm Refreshments and networking   
6.45 – 8pm Workshop 
£15 or £5 for Perks membersBook here  

Submit questions and suggestions for areas you would like covered as part of the presentation, so that Marsha can ensure that the presentation is as practical and useful to you as possible”. Send to: info@urbanmakerseast.co.uk 

The workshop will cover these legal fundamentals and priorities. 

1. Impecable timing
URL, company and trademark registration: the importance of getting it right 

2. What’s in a name
How to choose a strong brand name and how to protect it (Trademark basics) 

3. The importance of the mundane in a creative world 
Copyright and Designs: what you should know

4. Protect the present and the future 
Contracts with suppliers and retailers: why T&Cs should be your friends

5. The all-important consumers 
Their rights and your obligations

£15 or £5 for Perks Members – Includes refreshments 

Book here 

 

 

 

 

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Meet the Maker – Olive Jennings

Olive Jennings is an independent furniture and homeware business, named after the designer, Amy’s grandmother and based in South East London.

Maker: Olive Jennings   /  From: London /  Craft: Furniture and accessories designer 
website:  olivejennings.co.uk/

Olive Jennings

Olive Jennings

They specialise in designing and hand making furniture and homeware – taking simple or reclaimed materials and creating something new and unique, without the designer price tag. The brand new winter collection is inspired by Amy’s recent trip to Copenhagen and the simplicity of traditional Scandinavian design. 

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KXmas – applications are open now

We have a fabulous festive opportunity for you all. We are joining forces with Kit & Caboodle to create a mini makers market in a retail unit on the busy Kings Cross Boulevard. We will have space for 6 maker tables and space for two drop-in workshops  – one on Friday and one Thursday between 12 and 3.30pm – Saturday unavailable. For more details and to apply click here. 

Dates 
Thursday November 30th,
Friday December 1st and
Saturday December 2nd 2017.
Please select 1, 2 or 3 days 

Cost 
£30 per day (10% off for Perks Members)

Table Sizes 
150 x 50cm includes 1 chair and extra shelf space TBC. Storage space will be available under the tables. No table cloths will be needed as they will have fronts on them. 

Trading Hours 
10.30 – 8pm each day. Set up from 9

WIFI and free gift wrapping offered in the shop. 

Apply here 

Meet the maker – Olive Jennings

Our featured maker this week is furniture and homeware designer Olive Jennings.

Maker: Olive Jennings   /  From: London /  Craft: Furniture and accessories designer 
website:  olivejennings.co.uk/

Olive Jennings is an independent furniture and homeware business, named after the designer, Amy’s grandmother and based in South East London.

We specialise in designing and hand making furniture and homeware – taking simple or reclaimed materials and creating something new and unique, without the designer price tag. The brand new winter collection is inspired by Amy’s recent trip to Copenhagen and the simplicity of traditional Scandinavian design. 

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