Native Makers – is a platform for creative people in Devon. Organising makers markets around the Summer time and Christmas, it is a large support for artists in the South West. Native makers was founded in 2014 by Rosie Drake-Knight & Emily Dymond.
This little business is very successful as it works to support and encourage art within Devon and creates a creative place to display and sell or just enjoy other people’s artwork.
The Makers Market – This is an event that involves food, drink, art and craft products in the area. The events are very frequent and occur most months in and around Cheshire, Manchester and Staffordshire. This creative business is much more wide spread and attracts people in the area who look for local products as well as unique and individual art.
The Spinningfields Makers Market – takes up residency on Spinningfields Square and The Avenue every third weekend of each month. With carefully selected artisans showcasing their crafts and work. This event is every 3rd weekend of every month and has become very successful to the point that their events based in Manchester now have local DJs getting involved as well as vintage enthusiasts.
Totnes Market – Is a market located in Totnes that takes place every Friday and Saturday throughout the year. It is a market that takes place outside and has a wide variety of different stalls including clothing, plants, food and antiques.
After having a look at these three makers markets it is evident that to have a successful market or stall you need variety. Having a shop with just one or two similar products you aren’t likely to sell as much as aimed as not everyone buys the same products so having a range makes your shop more successful.