They say never to put all your eggs in one basket, but that is exactly what small businesses find themselves doing at this time of year.
It feels like everything depends on a good Christmas, and you are a vital part of that.
At ILO I am doing a few new markets this year, which is very exciting, and hopefully I'll be able to bring ILO closer to you. Do comment bellow if you are coming to any of these!
* THE FROME INDEPENDENT: Sunday 5th Nov and 3rd Dec.
* THE ARDAGH: Sat 11th Nov and 9th Dec.
* SWINDIE MAKERS MARKET: Sat 18th Nov.
* BATH CHRISTMAS MARKET: from Thursday 23rd Nov to Sunday 10th Dec,
* Festive Fleet Street Quarter Makers' Market curated by Crafty Fox Market, Wed. 6th Dec.
* MADE IN BRISTOL AT THE BEACON: 25th & 26th
* Crafty Cub Market - Gifts for Kids & Teens, Sunday 10th Dec.
Sunday 5th Nov and 3rd Dec.
Famous for their amazing festival atmosphere, this ourdoors market transforms this already beautiful town into a dream. ILO is often situated on the bridge or market place areas. Subscribe to our newsletter to find out exactly where we are ahead of visiting.
Sat 11th Nov and 9th Dec.
This new, but already making a splash, market situated in The Ardagh Community space in Horfield, Bristol, is on the second Saturday of every month. it features lots of Bristol makers and amazing food. I never bring a sandwich to this one...
Sat 18th Nov.
Swindie is a one day event that brings together talented modern makers, musicians and food & drink businesses all under one roof. I'll be there on the 18th of November, come say hi!
Thursday 23rd Nov to Sunday 10th Dec
World famous, 18 day long Christmas Market at one of the UK's most beautiful cities. I'm super excited about doing this one for the very first time, and it would be absolutely awesome to see you there. ILO will be located by the Abbey between the High street and Grange Grove opposite the Guildhall, our pitch number is BD92.
25th & 26th
This classic event is already in it's 11th year, and it is my absolutely favourite event of the year. That may be because it is so luxuriously comfortable being indoors in a beautiful space, or may be because so many lovely people come back year after year to support ILO...
Crafty Fox is delighted to have curated an exciting selection of traders for the upcoming FESTIVE FSQ MAKERS' MARKET. Head to New Street Square, EC4A 3BF (MAP) to find 12 traders in pop-up igloos alongside a programme of festive events.
ILO will be there on the 6th.
A new concept from the team behind Crafty Fox Market - introducing Crafty Cub Market at the Crossing in Kings Cross! The perfect place to pick up gifts for the smaller members of the family. Expect handmade clothing, toys and art prints plus gifts suitable for teens too! There will also be workshops on offer throughout the day. Visit on Sunday 10th December, 11am - 5pm.
Whichever events you choose to visit, your support for small independent makers will always make the most difference.