Sample – a one stop shopping experience curated by Hemingway Design – is a modern take on the traditional market where the focus is on sustainability, small enterprise, and locally sourced goods. Plus, of course, a requirement for items to be cool, sophisticated and beautifully designed.

Visitors will be greeted by an interactive entrance designed by Extreme Stitch and can take part in creating this living wall using traditional weaving methods.

A range of free workshops throughout the day including ’Clay Habitat’, who invite big and little kids to produce a  wall of craft and ‘Let’s Make Art’ stimulate youngsters’ imaginations with their Harvest Festival and Andy Warhol inspired soup-can paper costume designs. Plus, soak up some culture at the next-door NOW Gallery with their latest exhibition.

There is plenty of great food on offer for hungry shoppers to enjoy, Islington social enterprise, Liberty Kitchen – which works with men in prison – produces delicious meatballs, fish, veggie and vegan.  Bens Bakery, voted one of the Top 10 pastry chefs by The Sunday Times, indulges us in his fine dining style delicacies without the pomp all at affordable prices.  Caffeine heads can sup forest-friendly, shade-grown coffee in plastic-free packaging from Croydon’s Coromandel Coast Coffee and Brixton based MOMO Kombucha will be serving up their probiotic health drink.

New to Sample this year will be a pop-up beauty bar to get you ready for your Saturday night – offering braiding, a brow bar and nail technician.  Throughout the day, socially conscious business Braidbox will offer on-trend traditional hair braiding plus two paid workshops, ‘Back To School Hair’ and ‘Parent & Child’ to help parents style their kids’ hair.  Their team of stylists will be available throughout the day to give helpful advice on healthier product options and the beautiful history of braiding. All this is complemented by a selection of handpicked beauty collectives selling fresh natural products.

Sample DJs will be on the decks throughout the day as shoppers browse handmade jewellery, fashion, ceramics and more whilst tucking into Gourmet Rosti or sipping cocktails from the outdoor bar.

There will be a hundred traders, many from South London, including:

  • Bam London – Forest Hill-based botanical homewares and planters –  zero waste ethos, recycled and repurposed materials and handmade or up-cycled.
  • 1831 Shop – A collection of DIY / fanzine as well as digital embroidery and other creative things from Peckham.
  • Fronté – stunning sustainable womenswear made in Deptford.
  • Arapina Healthy Lifestyle Bakery,  probiotic drink produced by Brixton based MOMO
  • Fatty’s Organic Spirits of Dulwich
  • Crown & Queue Meats from Bermondsey

Saturday 7th September 2019  from 11-7pm at Peninsula Square on Greenwich Peninsula. Nearest tube station North Greenwich.