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Black-Owned Makers Market

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This October, as part of Poplar Union’s Black History Month celebrations we’re bringing back our Black-Owned Makers Market!

Here you will find a variety of black-owned and run start-ups and businesses from clothing and accessories to the finest health and beauty products.

This market is open to all, but is a celebration of the best of Black-owned businesses.

No need to book, just turn up between 10am-4pm!


Ivell Haastrupn
Made to measure outfits, embroidery, knitting and crochet.

A range of handcrafted, small-batch, salt-free seasonings made from a variety of fresh vegetables. SeasonLESS seasonings have something for everyone whether you love spice, can’t get enough of anything with garlic or you’re a mushroom lover, we’ve got you covered!

Born during the first lockdown, KayShoy is a textile start-up using African print fabric, deadstock fabric and fabric made from sustainable sources and stocks headpieces, kimonos, cocoon wraps and co-ordinated sets.

A small business selling home baked goods

A vegan skincare with a range of Shea Butter moisturisers, haircare/beard balm, lip balms and African black soaps.

Thimble and Doll
Maker of bespoke diverse dolls. All dolls are hand stitched in 11 diverse skin tones and can be designed to look like the intended recipient, young or old!

Nilo Herbal Blends
Aims to promote health and well-being from the inside out. Their loose leaf teas are Blended with Purpose, Filled with Goodness. Each tea blend is curated with the intention to meet the needs of individuals. Whether it’s a tea to help with feeling rejuvenated or to help wind down. The focus is on providing blends that support your needs and compliments your lifestyle.

Natural organic hair products from old traditions to new methods on how to bring strength and health to your hair.

Lin’s Lush Candles
Founded in March 2020, Lin’s Lush is a London based handcrafted candle, wax melts and room spray start up.

Natasha Charles Boutique
A London-based brand specialising in vibrant handmade personalised gifts for every occasion at an affordable price. Helping you to go above and beyond and show that special someone just how much they mean to you.

Aaron James Books
Aaron James is an author and poet. These children’s books are aimed at children under 8 and are all written and self published by Aaron James.
All the stories are told with black characters at the forefront showing the importance for children to see characters in books that look like themselves.

Leenas studio
Handmade eco-friendly homeware products which consists of coasters, trinket dish & tea light holders all made of Jesmonite/concrete.

Blac Beauti
A vegan skincare brand with the main ingredient being pure & unrefined Shea Butter. Products are aimed to help those with sensitive skin or those wanting to use an alternative product that’s purely natural. The products are handmade and the packaging is as sustainable as possible.

Kande Collection
A unisex fashion brand that creates premium African inspired garments. The aim is to recreate a space for cultural inspired fashion to be celebrated more within the high-end/luxury fashion industry.

Heritage Cosmetics
Handmade skin and hair products

Costume jewellery including bracelets, earrings and necklaces, lensless glasses framed in Ankara fabric, clothes and bags using Ankara fabric. All products are Ghanaian and handmade.

Handmade clothing for men, women and children, specialising in African prints, purses and reusable shopping bags.

The Union Black Irish Sea Moss
Offering a variety of Irish Sea Moss (Chondrus Crispus) products, ranging from raw, gels, vegan capsules and drinks.

Sistas Locked
A small, handmade jewellery business selling earrings, necklaces bracelets and rings. Also specialise in handmade hair jewellery for dreadlocks and braids.

Koroma’s Kitchen
Fresh Ginger drinks which are healthy, refreshing and natural. Drinks can also be served warm which can be enjoyed as we approach the cold weather.

Luxury and total relaxation to your bath and body experience. Products help your skin feel smooth and supple and were created with you in mind to transform a simple bath or self-care routine into an indulgent and luxurious aromatherapy pampering treat.

Da Cruz Ltd
Bespoke cold pressed juices from a juice truck, which also has coffee making facilities.

This event is part of our Black History Month 2022 programme

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