Stall Categories

When booking, it is really important to use the correct category so that we don't get too many of the same products. If you don't see a category that suits your products please email me.

If you sell multiple items please choose the category which best applies to the majority of your homemade items.

If your category is fully booked for the market 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 hand made products at our markets so please DO NOT book if you are selling Avon, Body Shop, other similar franchised products or if you buy mass produced charms/gems and add them to mass produced chains/earring backs. your stall must be at least 80% handmade, if you are unsure, email me a picture and explanation about your products.

1) Artificial Flowers

2) Artist

3) Candles

4) Cards / Papercraft

5) Ceramic/polymer clay

6) Eco Products

7) Food - sweet &Savoury

8) Garden/ real flowers

9) Glass/ Decoupage products

10) Pens

11) Photography

12) Jewellery

13) Soap

14) Textiles, knitted, crochet

15) Wood products 

There are so many do's and don'ts with regards to starting up your own business in the creative world. If you are anything like me, you'll get frustrated by the reams of words on a page that don't make sense and you'll get annoyed, thinking it's not worth the effort. So, I have created this little snippet to help you. As you can see from the category list above we have all kinds of creative types who sell at the 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/ artist. 

The main categories that have some kind of check list/ legislation/ safety checks to follow are:

1)Anything food related

2) Alcohol

3)Soaps and cosmetics

4)Toys and teddies

5)Electrical items

6) Silver jewellery

So if you make a product that fits any of these categories 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 and because I personally am not the font of all knowledge, I felt it best to have a set of links 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

2) Alcohol - https://www.ncass.org.uk/resources/legal-compliance/how-to-tell-if-you-need-an-alcohol-licence/

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

4)Toys and teddies - https://www.cemarking-handmadetoys.co.uk/ce-marking-toys-beginners-what-you-need-to-know/

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 you would like me to share on this page please, do share the links with me via email 

I hope this helps.

Happy crafting 

Kerri 

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Legislation and documentation  
-what you can and can't sell.