When booking your space, it is really important to use the correct category so that we can avoid as many duplication of products as we can. If you don't see a category that suits your products please email me to discuss.
If you sell multiple items please choose the category which best applies to the majority of your handmade items and list ALL items that you sell, or please email prior to booking.
If your category is fully booked for the date and venue you wish to attend, please email me and I may be able to add another table for you depending on who else has booked, or I can add you to a waiting list in case of cancellations.
We only allow handmade products at our markets so please DO NOT book if you are selling Avon, Body Shop, other similar franchised products. If you buy mass produced products such as charms/gems and then add them to mass produced chains/earring backs etc, we do not consider this as handmade. Your stall must be at least 80% handmade, if you are unsure, please email me with as much information and pictures of your products, prior to booking.
1) Artificial Flowers
4) Candles / Wax Melts
5) Cards / Papercraft
6) Ceramic/ Polymer clay
7) Eco Products
8) Food - Sweet & Savoury
9) Garden / Real flowers
10) Glass / Decoupage / Resin products
15) Soap / Bath bombs
16) Textiles (Inc Crochet, Embroidery, Knitted, Sewing, Felt)
17) Reiki & Tarot Card
As you can see from the category list above we have all kinds of creative types who sell at our markets, which is wonderful but there are a few categories where all makers must adhere to certain regulations when selling their products. It's not just because the law says so or because the Government want to add more hurdles for us. It is actually to keep everyone safe, your customers as well as you, the seller, creative and or artist.
The main categories that have some kind of check list, legislation or safety checks to follow are:
1)Anything food related
3)Soaps and cosmetics
4)Toys and teddies
6) Silver jewellery
So if you make a product that fits any of the categories above, then you will need to make sure that you are following the Government's guidelines no matter how much of a hobby it is that you have. As soon as you exchange a product for money you must be following the correct guidelines and legislation. With this in mind, please see some links below that may help you to find out more about what you should be doing to adhere to the correct legislation.
1) Anything food related - Anyone selling any kind of food needs to have a food hygiene certificate and meet the requirements set out by the food laws - https://www.food.gov.uk/business-guidance/food-hygiene-for-your-business
3)Soaps, candles and cosmetics - This wonderful lady has created this blog all about what you need to know when selling cosmetics, check out her blog https://www.handmadebykathryn.co.uk/blogs/news/the-legal-stuff-what-are-the-rules-for-selling-cosmetics
5)Electrical items - https://www.pat-testing-training.net/articles/making-and-selling-lamps.php
6) Silver jewellery - https://theassayoffice.com/current-legislation you MUST always display a Hallmarking explanation sheet as it is illegal to sell unhallmarked silver products
If you find any more interesting information that you would like me to share on this page, please do share the links with me via email