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Black-Owned Makers Market

black-owned makers market, poplar union, October, market, east London
black-owned makers market, poplar union, October, market, east London

This October, as part of Poplar Union’s Black History Month celebrations we bring you a brand-new Sunday market: The Black-Owned Makers Market.

Here you will find a variety of black-owned and run start-ups and businesses from clothing and accessories to the finest health and beauty products.

As local entrepreneur, Chantelle Small said: “Black is success, so come and treat yourself to some weekend retail therapy and contribute to the success of these brilliant, local businesses.”

This market is open to all, but is a celebration of the best of Black-owned businesses.

No need to book, just turn up between 11am-3pm!

Stall holders

Chantelle Small: Activating Root Sea Moss

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Harmony Enchanted

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Naomi Wynter: Shea Love London

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Ivell Haastrup

Get Crafty with Velina: Made to measure outfits, embroidery, knitting and crochet.


Divine Child Designs (Eileen Wedderburn)

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By Kala

Handmade items with an African twist. Feel free to drop me a line to request specific sizes and/or items in different patterns.


Afrika Yeii Ekome – Nana Oforiwaa’s Vegan Chilli Sauce

Nana Oforiwaa will be selling her vegan spicy hot sauce to raise funds for Fibromyalgia. Nana Oforiwaa, has Fibromyalgia, Dyspraxia and ADHD and is raising funds for Afrikan women with Dyspraxia, Fibromyalgia, Lupus and Cancer.

Nsaa Nefateri

The culturally creative black card and gift business. Nsaa Nefateri was established in 2008 and specialises in creating beautiful cards that represent people of African-Caribbean decent. With over 800 designs celebrating beautiful hues, the mission is to present the customer with an abundance of choice when it come to selecting the perfect card for the most special occasion. Black owned by multi-award winning entrepreneur, Nefateri Asantewa, Nsaa Nefateri continues to deliver creative, cultural, elegance throughout her range of celebration cards and the occasional limited edition gifts and stationery.


Niki’z Pikliz

Pikliz (peek-leez) is a traditional Haitian condiment served with every meal! We like to call it the Haitian version of your typical Caribbean hot sauce. Niki uses a traditional recipe passed down by her grandmother and creates a couple of different versions that appeal to all taste buds and palettes. Niki’z Pikliz is all cut by hand with fresh and organic ingredients and of course, made with love in East London and aims to provide everyone with a taste of Haitian paradise.



100% handmade, raw, natural, organic, vegan-friendly body-care products.
Skintage was inspired by my late sister who passed away from breast cancer 3yrs ago. My sister was very much into everything Natural, Organic and Vegan. I really began to explore these concepts in depth about two years ago. The name Skintage is a blend of skin and vintage, vintage being items that are loved, cared for nurtured for years and years. Our skin is something that grows with us that we care for and nurture through the ageing process, Thus the name Skintage was born.

I have created Skintage products with the idea that they are gentle, delicate even on the most sensitive of skin. All Skintage products are derived from Natural, Organic and raw ingredients. All products are Vegan friendly animal free and cruelty free. I would describe my products as rustic as they are all handmade and hand poured. It is so important for my products to make people feel amazing in their skin!

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PRAYfab Dress Making & Tailoring 

Joyce will be selling her one-of-a-kind, handmade clothes, accessories, tote bags and more, all in aid of raising money for St Joseph’s Hospice on East London’s, Cambridge Heath Rd. Treat yourself to something new and do a good deed!

Couture Cosmetics London

Couture Cosmetics London is a Vegan Cosmetics brand celebrating & empowering Women by providing diverse shades of Colour Cosmetics Beauty products.

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This event is supported by the London Borough of Tower Hamlets