Pop up market for Brentwood

A brand new Pop Up Market arrives in Brentwood on Saturday September 4 which will see new micro businesses and entrepreneurs bringing wide ranging new ideas and concepts, goods and services to the borough.

Open from 11-6pm it is the brainchild of the Brentwood Business Partnership and run by Tillie Peel, founder of The Pop Up Club, who said; “We want to provide artists, makers, designers and small businesses, that have sustainability at their core affordable pop up spaces in high footfall locations.

“Community is everything; we invest back into our traders with free learning resources, advice, tips and meet ups throughout the year.”

Finula Crowe founded sustainable clothing and homewares brand, New Day Originals (www.newdayoriginals.co.uk) during lockdown.

She said: “The Pop Up Marketplace is exactly the right concept for our ethically made products. I have a strong connection with Brentwood having had a boutique here for several years, but this is a new brand with a purpose!

New Day Originals’ mission is to provide people with a stylish and unique alternative to single-wear, low-quality fast fashion which is contributing to the growing problem of landfill, harming people and destroying the environment. It’s a new concept so we need to reach new audiences with our product and our message too.

“For many businesses trying something new or exploring wider options is restricted by the amount of investment needed but with a pop up market we can instantly reach those people who love this sort of product but might not even know we are doing this.”

Music will be hosted by live music venue Hot Box and local record shop Hey Joe’s with a line up that includes Eden Nash, Longy, Armoured Man, DJ Darryl Butcher AKA Simple Pleasures and more.

Among the many exhibitors will be Just Joules, Essex Soap Box, Discover Hope Art, Aspland Designs and Together with Kimbers Chilli Jam, another Brentwood based entrepreneurial business run by Kimberley Craigmile.

“The market will offer me great exposure to my local town and opportunity to meet my customers face to face and connect with other businesses,” she said.

Finula Crowe wearing her range of sustainable clothing from newdayoriginals.co.uk

Brentwood Borough Council has provided funding for the market through the Welcome Back Fund and chairman of the Community & Health Committee, Cllr Cliff Poppy, said: “Everyone loves a market and this is a new approach that combines all the trendy chic of the London markets like Spitalfields and Hoxton right here in Brentwood.

Crown Street has set the tone for this with its eclectic mix of ever popular products and services much beloved by our residents and the Pop Up Market will broaden the flavour.”

For more info see http://www.discoverbrentwood.co.uk/ or Facebook Discover Brentwood or Facebook Brentwood Open

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Mick Ferris

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