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 General Market Place will be housed in at the centre of the festival site, close to the Main Stage in a Victorian canvas marquee. The Adventure Market Place will be in the Fun Fair Field, and full of some of our favourite brands.
If you are interested in being a Market Place trader in 2019, please contact Vicky on 01244 784122 or email@example.com.
Below are the traders that make up our Market Place in 2018.
Our sister business Pedlars sells a range of amazing homewares, stationery 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.
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.
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.
Established from humble beginnings in 1972 by founder Kenneth Watkins OBE, they now have over 500,000 members and supporters and more than 1,000 sites, covering over 26,000 hectares, all over the UK. They protect and campaign on behalf of this country’s woods, plant trees, and restore ancient woodland for the benefit of wildlife and people.
Hodmedod is a small but growing independent business, founded in 2012 to source and supply beans and other products from British farms. They're committed to providing quality food from British farms that's more sustainably produced. All Hodmedod's pulses and grains are British-grown – and always will be!
Moorswood Field Rugs are more than just picnic blankets. Yes, they can be used for picnics but were designed on the Moors and wooded valleys of lowland Dartmoor and have a purpose to be used in many situations whilst out and about. Their products carry the beauty of our outdoor wild places in their make up and deserve to be used, loved and cherished. Memories of your adventures, be it big hikes across the hills or small family park outings, will be bound up in their use.
The Old Faithful is a skincare brand committed to using only the highest quality cold pressed, unrefined, natural ingredients and essential oils from excellent growers and suppliers. The key to any skin & hair care product is the quality of the ingredients and the synergy of the blend.
MABLI Knits was launched in 2016 with a vintage-inspired selection of Merino Wool clothing and blankets, with styles suitable from birth to 6 years. With a versatile fit and a slow-fashion aesthetic, their childrenswear is designed for longevity; fitting your little ones for as long as possible, to treasure and hand down the generations.
HÔRD is a brand which celebrates the intricacies and dynamics of leather - combining a love for traditional methods with a modern vision. From hand engraving and stamping to hand sewing and dying pieces, HÔRD embraces the joys of handcrafted industry to create lifelong gifts and mementos.
Yarmouth Stores Ltd has designed and manufactured quality workwear garments to the highest standards in Great Yarmouth, Great Britain for over 100 years. Their traditional workwear garments, originally designed for practical use in the workplace, are being re-imagined for the 21st century.
Nadinoo strives to make down to earth clothing that offer simplicity, comfort, function and versatility within your wardrobe. With a good selection of designs aimed to take you through all the stages of womanhood, eliminating the need for a change in style before, during and after pregnancy.
Black Mountain is a team of engineers and passionate cyclists, based in, and named after Monmouthshire’s Black Mountains. They’re committed to developing the world’s most advanced kids' bikes. In 2010, it started with a sketch on an in-flight magazine, and they've now developed the world’s first bicycle which could grow the size of its triangular core – and still is as light as the market leader.
Spry Workwear is a new womenswear label with an emphasis on hardwearing, hard-working clothes for stylish modern women. Their aim is to celebrate the grafting, crafting, stylish, creative woman, wherever you are.
Amanda Banham owns and teaches at Clay Club in Saffron Walden, Essex. She also makes and sells handmade ceramics through galleries around the UK and online.
OX is perfect for any game lover or traveller, is a two-player, portable, table-top game, which combines strategy and luck. The aim is to get all of your counters across the board before your opponent can – by moving the counters with each roll of the dice.
TINCT is a British-made leather goods brand harking from the South Coast of England, informed by three founding principals of Colour, Candour, and Character.
Claire is a designer and maker of contemporary jewellery, working in silver and occasionally gold. Her work is organic and sculptural, inspired by nature, contemporary designers, and also by the rich bold designs of African jewellery and sumptuous silver of India.
Based in the Market Hall of the historic town of Shrewsbury in Shropshire, Ewe & Ply sell a huge, wonderful range of natural and ethically sourced quality British wool, yarn and fibre, including Shropshire Ply - a woollen yarn traditionally spun from the fleeces of their own flock and other local sheep.
Creative Countryside is a quarterly magazine, seasonal gatherings and a membership community for wild and wholehearted folk. For those who strive to live more slowly, who are inspired by the first snowdrop and who walk outside in the rain. For lovers of stories, everyday adventures and local traditions. For those who opt for simplicity, appreciate ancient crafts, and celebrate the seasons.
Upsydaisy Craft is a feast of colourful, quirky and original ceramics handmade by Nat from her home studio in Yorkshire. From a big lump of clay each piece is intricately handmade and hand-painted into the form of jewellery, artwork and pots all fired in a trusty little kiln; each piece being unique. A love of colour, shapes, words, doodles and most importantly biscuits inspires the details across the range.
“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.
The Settlers Stores range of tweed clothing is designed with that outdoor lifestyle in mind – warm, waterproof, breathable but snug and stylish and all made here in the UK, using skills and crafts that have been honed for generations.
The story of FARMERS’ and Wales’ first lavender farm begins in 2003 with the Oxford philosopher, Bill Newton-Smith, and international journalist Nancy Durham, wondering how their sheep farm might be put to new use under the blustery, grey skies of Wales. One fine spring evening in Wales, Nancy thought of the lavender hedge in their Oxford garden and wondered if she might be able to grow one on the farm. Never mind the hedge, by September that year an entire field of lavender had been planted. This is how the philosopher and the journalist became farmers and distillers of lavender oil.
Solidwool was born after a small market town, once a thriving part of the woollen industry, had grown quiet as manufacturing had left. Taking the heart of the town with it. They had a wool. Now to find a use for it. Something which would reinvent this wool and give it value once again. To take the unwanted and make it beautiful. So they started to play. To turn the way we have always worked with wool itst's head. The end result is Solidwool. A strong, beautiful and unique composite material. Think fibreglass, but with wool.
Selling unique, handcrafted seaglass jewellery.
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.
Johny Todd is the home of the beautifully crafted handmade, with a range of accessories & products made from leather and metal which can be customised in hundreds of colour combinations.
This year at GLE they are also offering a “tin-letter-making” workshop experience in the market place.
Tom Pigeon is a creative studio founded by Pete and Kirsty Thomas in 2014. They design simple things for people to enjoy including prints, jewellery and stationery as well as taking on creative commissions and consultancy work. Their work is exhibited and sold across the world.
CloverZone sells quality handmade pewter giftware, accessories and jewellery which is all made in Bishops Castle, South Shropshire. We have a large range of broaches and lapel pins plus keyrings, scarf rings and trinkets.
A family business, designing and making quality traditional cookware from materials sourced in Shropshire and its neighbouring counties.
WILLIAM FIRTH WOODCRAFT
William Firth Woodcraft is an independent woodworking workshop based in the village of Scorton in Lancashire. Coming from generations of woodworkers, William Firth Woodcraft is passionate about providing beautiful, handmade homewares that will last a lifetime.
Always interested in health, wellbeing and leading an active lifestyle, Zoe Harrison set up Butterbelle to produce healthy, ethical, and nutritional nut butters.
HEATHER FOX JEWELLERY
Taking inspiration from moongazing hares, favourite phrases, foxes and stories, Heather Fox’s jewellery are handmade, quirky pieces that are truly unique.
A small company from the edge of Dartmoor, Flapjackery make hand crafted, luxury flapjacks including gluten and dairy free options.
LOTUS HEALTHY LIFE
PERIS AND CORR
Peris & Corr is an eco-friendly screen-printing company based in North West Wales. They create hand printed textiles and limited edition art prints.
Swifty scooters make premium kick-scooters for adults and kids. Designed and engineered in Manchester, UK.
Underpinned by an ethos of sustainable and ethical fashion, Begum have created a range of Japanese style Kimonos and Afghani inspired kaftans. They give a new lease of life to otherwise abandoned fabrics, reimagining and up-cycling flamboyant shalwar-kameez and ornate saris.
Accidental Republic is a small screen-printing studio based in Mid Wales. They produce limited edition hand-engineered items of rare distinction and humour.