Words : Brittany Wilson
Photos : Brittany Wilson
Last weekend we visited and were part of the first ever Nottingham Market hosted by Campbell Cole. This 3 day pop up event took place in the brilliant old fabric mill, Lace Market in Nottingham. With a focus on great design and quality, Nottingham Market showcased the best of the regions contemporary and independent brands, providing a range of clothing, accessories and home wares in a wonderfully characteristic setting. ‘Bringing together good people doing good things', this event truly celebrated local creativity. Within the retail space of the event brilliant activities such as screen printing and letterpress sessions from Lane were available for visitors, along with a bespoke printed t-shirt service by Waste Studio and Universal Works.
Some of our favourites from the event include…
Campbell Cole - Rich vegetable tanned leathers in neutral tones are created into luggage, card cases, and their renowned product- the Simple Key Wrap, all designed with a beautiful minimal aesthetic.
Ideas on Paper – A independent shop providing a curated selection of amazing creative magazines, books, and journals to Nottingham. During this event we got talking to the owner Alex Smith, and he kindly showed us his amazing shop that was tucked away in a small courtyard... confirming that you need to be in the know to find the gems in this city. This shop was simply wonderful, with walls and walls of magazines and books from travel to fashion, creating the perfect hideaway to go an explore your ideal read.
Honest Skincare - A lovely skincare range of handcrafted soaps, bath salts and creams, all created with100% pure ingredients. Incredible scents of jasmine, cardamom, and sandalwood masked their stand, easily luring you in. This brand is extremely involved in every process, so are able to trace everything back to it's source, allowing them to be completely 'honest' with their customers, guaranteeing their natural ingredients and ethical nature.
Mamnick - A menswear brand based in Sheffield with the motto of 'doing one thing at a time, as beautiful as possible'. In addition to creating quality garments, Mamnick works with legendary Sheffield steel to create accessories such as the Chippie fork,Commute Clip, and Everyday Knife.
On the lower level of Nottingham Market was the pop up café, providing locally sourced produce of ciders, coffee, and beautiful fresh bread. Our personal favourite was the Small Food Bakery who is renowned in their area for creating high quality handmade breads and pastries, playfully decorated with a floured 'EY UP'. Nottingham's Blue Barrel Cider was also a hit, catering us with our first mulled cider of the festive season.
Over the 3 days Nottingham Market received a warm welcome from the public, and became a great success. We were so delighted to be involved, having Campbell Cole featuring a selection of the AJOTO Pens on his stand. We love what the event stands for, and hope it won't be a long wait until the next...
Nottingham Market - 2nd & 3rd Floor, 3 - 5 High Pavement, Nottingham, NG1 1HF
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Brands showcasing at Nottingham Market
Sunspel • Universal Works • Tori Murphy • OHW? • Campbell Cole • Lane • In-Grid •Honest Skincare • Danish Homestore • Ideas on Paper • Raw Print • Waste Studio • Joby Woodhouse • Blue Barrel Cider • 200 Degrees Coffee • Small Food Bakery •Rough Trade
Campbell Cole Pop-up featuring...