Urban Makers East – Meet the designers/makers

Urban Makers East was founded in Bow, the heart of the East End in  2013 by makers who realized that a local, designer led market was missing from their creative and diverse area with so many established and budding designers, artists, crafters living and/or working there.

The Spring Market we visited in April  was held at the Mile End Ecology Pavillon and showed a great variety of traders as well as offering  a real community feel with over 40 stalls.

The Market was very busy with an estimated 2.000 people visiting making for happy traders all around.


Architect Julien and Photographer Margaux, the designers/makers from l’Établi showcased their 3D printed collection of products at the market all the while making new products right there on the spot.


Mika Sembogi from Mikabonbon showcased her fun range of handmade bags and wallets


Maker Kaori Yatsumoto-Russel was present at the market with her range of colourful kids clothing and accessoires called KocoKids.


Gaby Gassner designs and handcrafts beaded Jewellery using various bead weaving and wire wrapping techniques as can be seen below.


Mirjam Lawrence Ceramics showcased her modern but timeless work inspired by textiles and textile techniques.


Writer -Maker-Researcher and now Jeweller Lizzie Atkins showcased her delicate range of contemporary Jewellery.


MBotanicals  impressed with their natural and organic skincare handmade in London, minimalist in Design.


The Simple Candle Co. were one of the proud East London makers present at the market  with their scented candles.


Stitch. Teach. Relax. The motto of the “Get Crafty with Velina” workshops, another proud local business. Below you can see some of their kaleidoscopic cushions.

List of designers/makers mentioned: L’Etabli;Mika Bon BonKOCO KidsGaby Gassner JewelleryMirjam Lawrence CeramicsM BotanicalsThe Simple Candle Co.Get Crafty with Velina.

To find out more about the Urban Makers East visit their website

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