Quirky gifts and creativity at the Gloucester MADE Market
HOMEMADE crafts and independent wares will be championed at a new market for Gloucester.
The MADE market, a venture by online arts project theMADEproject, aims to bring local crafts to the forefront of retail, boosting independent sellers as an alternative to big chain stores.
Hosted at the Gloucester Folk Museum, market organisers are asking shoppers to show their support to local crafters and artists.
Founder Katherine Bradshaw said: "The UK craft industry has become incredibly diverse and unique.
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"Aided by the growing popularity of websites like Etsy and Not on the High Street, we have seen a boom in talented artists turning hobbies into small businesses – exciting not only for crafts people but for shoppers as well.
"Our aim is to bring these quirky crafts to the streets of Gloucester, physically positioning them in the city centre as an alternative to the usual shops, allowing people to browse and buy items they wouldn't find anywhere else."
She added: "We're bringing the market back to the city each and every month, in a bid to make the MADE market a fixture in Gloucester's shopping landscape.
"We hope it will prove an exciting treat for residents and tourists alike, and a chance for new and growing craft businesses to sell their wares in a vibrant local setting."
The market will feature sellers from across Gloucestershire and beyond, with items including artwork, jewellery and retro-style prints.
It will be on the second Saturday of every month, starting on August 11. The market will run from 11am to 3pm.
Ivan Taylor, chairman of the Westgate Quarter traders group, said: "It's brilliant news. The Folk Museum is probably a bit under-used at the moment and this will really be something to get people into the city centre and appreciating what we've got."
Markets after August will be on September 8, October 13 and November 10.
For more information visit Themadeproject.com