We're back at the Paperdolls Handmade Winter Market this November 12 and 13. It takes place over two days where there will be around 50 stalls and workshops by small independent makers. You'll be able to meet the team and shop Oh My Clumsy Heart jewellery in person.
If you want to avoid big brands with unethical practices; craft markets are a great way to discover independent designer-makers who make original handmade gifts. They are much more likely to prioritise eco-friendly habits and sustainable practices too. Visiting handmade markets is the perfect opportunity for you to buy holiday gifts, make sustainable purchases, and support small businesses.
By choosing to shop small and buy handmade, you'll know exactly who made your gift and how. Your money helps support the local community, and keep a small business alive. This is why buying handmade and supporting small businesses is so important.
Save the date! We can't wait to meet you at the Paperdolls Market. We've been browsing the market directory and have picked out our favourite makers and must-visit stalls below. Add a reminder to your calendar if you don't want to miss out!
Jewellery - Oh My Clumsy Heart
Oh My Clumsy Heart started with a simple idea: fine jewellery sold for a fair price. Based in Birmingham's Jewellery Quarter, Sophie makes sustainable jewellery; created for everday wear, her minimal jewellery is made from responsibly-sourced metals and eco-friendly materials.
Art & Illustration - Hannah Parkes
Hannah is a local artist and printmaker based in Birmingham. She creates stylised artwork of dream-like worlds. The pared back colour palette gives Hannah's prints and paintings a wonderful calmness.
Botanical - Little Paisley Designs
Eleanor is the illustrator and designer behind Little Paisley Designs. She sells prints, stationery, patches, and pins all inspired by British flora and fauna. All her products are handmade by Eleanor or printed using British companies.
Ceramics - KT Robbins
Katie is a local potter making hand-thrown luxury ceramics from her garden studio. Katie makes beautiful porcelain vessels for everday use with soft colours inspired by the sea.
Clothing - Worn To Threads
This slow fashion brand features unisex jackets, accessories, and homewares. They are made from upcycled items, secondhand textiles, offcuts, and deadstock materials.
Homewares - Badget and Birch
Badger & Birch create a range of homewares and gifts, all made from recycled and sustainable eco-resin. Maker Hazel takes mussel, oyster, and scallop shells from local Cornwall restaurants, and recycles them into terrazzo homewares and candles.
Food - Tokidokie Cookies
Birmingham-based illustrator Hoon Yoon creates the most amazing cookies. Her hand-iced biscuits are crafted with incredible attention to detail, and packaged in eco-friendly packaging.
Textiles - Big Dog Energy
Designed with small dogs in mind, Big Dog Energy makes dog accessories with bright colours and bold patterns. Designed in the UK, they make fun harnesses, leads, and collars for your dog to wear.
Skin Care - Soapstack
Soapstack are a small batch maker providing a range of luxury candles, scented soaps, and bathroom accessories. All their products are vegan-friendly and cruelty-free. With eco-friendly packaging made from recyclable paint tins, resuable glass, or handmade eco-resin pots.