Our aim for the Good Life Experience is to create a really interesting, beautiful and engaging space that will open during the festival hours and filled with a friendly gang of traders selling interesting things to our interested customers. The Market Place will be housed in at the centre of the festival site, close to the Main Stage in a Victorian canvas marquee.
If you are interested in being a Market Place trader in 2018, please contact Vicky on 01244 784122 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Below are the traders that made up our Market Place in 2017.
BEST MADE CO
Best Made have been friends of ours for a long time. Their company is based on everything we base ourselves on. They focus on empowering people to get outside, reconnect with nature, and live a life of adventure. They provide customers with high quality, dependable products that enable them to begin this life.
Our sister business Pedlars sells a range of amazing homewares, stationary and gifts, while also managing to bring in vintage from all over the world. They focus mainly on products with stories to tell, and always a dose of fun.
we are lucky enough that our friend and the talented designer is coming back this year. Like a lot of us, he likes to play with ideas, but he got obsessed with type which led to him designing posters. Starting as just a hobby, he now has an online store (www.anthonyoram.com) and will be selling his Limited Edition screen prints in our Market Place again.
MIDDLE OF NOWHERE
Middle of Nowhere was founded in Scotland in 2013 for two wheeled explorers all over the world that are taking a chance on that dead end road and finding somewhere to lose themselves. They create limited edition clothing and accessories, and by identifying local manufactures to hand craft their items in small batches they ensure nothing goes to waste and that their products are as unique to you as the places you set out to uncover.
COUPLAND'S OUTFIT + SUPPLY
Coupland’s Outfit & Supply are bringing the best gear and plenty of artefacts to clutter your home with. We love their perfect combination of the outdoors and clutter.
NEWLAND SUPPLY CO
We can’t wait to see the adventure inspired clothes and accessories that Newland Supply Co will bring to the Market Place this year. From campfire in the middle of nowhere to the comfort of your own fireplace, their apparel works in any and every situation.
AMANDA BANHAM CERAMICS
Amanda owns and teaches at The Clay Club. She is also currently completing a degree in illustration at Cambridge School of Art. She makes everything by hand, and tries to incorporate her illustrations into her ceramics wherever possible. We can’t wait to see what she brings to the Market Place.
VOD (Vinylondeck) began arranging events when they noticed the lack of music outlets in their local area. Their shop opened in 2009 in Mold (and really is worth paying a visit to). It is the UKs smallest independent record shop, but is deceptively small, stocking thousands of titles at a time.
Mowgs is a fashion and lifestyle label of unique accessories inspired by the beach, urban living, bohemia and festival culture from aorund the world. They are bringing their beautiful products, including hand-woven baskets, to the Market Place and we can't wait.
Yuyo are coming to the Market Place to shake up the world of hot drinks. They don’t have coffee. They don’t have tea. They have a revolutionary range of organic hot drinks inspired by South American super herb yerba mate.
THE HAT PLACE
The hat place are based in Chester, and are bringing their huge range of hats to our Market Place. They have hats for any kids, women and men, for any imagineable occasion.
Outpost Records are an independent coffee and record store based in Cardiff. They travel all over different markets, shops and festivals, and will be joining us with some of their records in the Market Place.
Indie Farmer is an independent farming magazine dedicated to stories of sustainable food culture in the UK and beyond. They believe that while there are numerous resources about agriculture, there isn’t a platform for the new breed of “Indie Farmers” – small scale producers, growers and livestock keepers – that are redefining tradition and exploring new ways to farm and produce real food.
Joe and Richard O'Connor are the Diddley Bros; builders of unique hand-made Cigar Box Guitars. Historically associated with the delta blues; these types of guitar have a real raw, almost primal sound. They're beautiful looking instruments but they're also, most importantly, incredibly good fun to play.
THE WELSH GIRL
The Welsh Girl is bringing her ponchos, scarves, and patchwork to our Market Place this year. All of her ponchos are limited edition pieces made from traditional Welsh tapestry. All of her products are designed and handmade at her studio in Hay-on-Wye and some of the seweing is outsourced locally. She aims to create employment for women in rural Wales and help them fit sewing into the lives they have to juggle. Not to be missed.
Toucan Tango are a screen-printing duo who do everything in their home studio. They have a range of art prints and gig posters, as well as bits and bobs like pins, coasters, and pillow cases. We like them even more because they collaborate with charities all the time, use 100% recycled card, and make their own paint.
“Compulsive scribbler” (or illustrator) David Setter is coming back. We absolutely love his work, which for him is a therapy, an addiction, a hobby, and a lifestyle. He’s inspired by everything around him from music to Sci-Fi.
GARDEN OVEN CO
these British made wood fired ovens are designed to be used and enjoyed by anyone who has a passion for cooking outdoors, and we can’t wait to start pizza making in these amazing creations.
HOW BRAVE IS THE WREN
How brave is the wren is a travelling book shop. They will be brining beautifully-crafted illustrated stories and picture books created by illustrators and artists that appeal to the young and the young at heart.
Trakke makes products for the everyday adventurer. They create durable, versatile and timeless equipment that blurs the line between "kit" and "companion". They use materials that are time-tested and reliable to create bags that thrive in the wilderness.
We are so excited for more of this raw chocolate. It is all stone ground, single origin, and handmade from just three ingredients. This dairy, gluten, palm oil and soy free chocolate is not only delicious but is also full of health benefits. Does it get much better than this?
MONTY & CO
Leigh Montague has always been fascinated by clothing and textiles, and their impact and message within society. Due to her father and grandfather’s history in the R.A.F, she has always been surrounded by uniform, and this has influenced her hugely. She designs traditional workwear for children, and believes they should be free to Play, Work, Create, and Discover. We completely agree with her on this, and can’t wait to have her join our gang in the Market Place.
Alfie's Studio is based in a valley between the northernmost Peak District and the south Pennines, where they are surrounded by incredible landscape and epic weather. This reminds them daily about the magnificence of our planet, so they choose to buy less, choose well, and make it last. This is one of the guiding principles for their design work, the objects they source and the plants they procure. To the Market Place they will be bringing paper goods created in house alongside a considerately curated selection of greenery and everyday items.
SCOTLAND MAKES WELLIES
Welly design and manufacture has been taken away from the UK to the Far East. Scotland Makes Wellies want to redesign the welly and take it back to Scotland, while always remaining transparent and ethical. We can’t wait to see how they do this in the future.
THE LEVEL COLLECTIVE
The Level Collective are coming to the Market Place to show us their ethical outdoors supplies. They collaborate with makers and artists from across the world to create adventure inspired apparel. They hand screen print their gear in Sheffield, using water based inks.
NIX & KIX
Nix and Kix are on a mission to remove the stigma that soft drinks are boring and unhealthy, and to introduce imagination, experimentation and passion. Their drinks all have an added cayenne kick, which hosts a range of chilli driven benefits. They have achieved the impossible; a vegan, 100% natural soft drink with no refined sugars.