Another opportunity for Makers – The Renegade Craft Fair

We came across this today (thanks Rachel!), and thought many of you would be interested in it; news of London’s first Renegade Craft Fair.

Typically based in the States, Renegade organise annual free-to-attend events focussing on “DIY and indie-craft culture”.

This Autumn, London joins the ranks of Brooklyn, Chicago, San Francisco, Los Angeles and Austin on their list of venues.

Based at The Old Truman Brewery on October 8+9, 2011, from 11am – 6pm each day the event promises workshops and plenty of opportunities to buy and sell!
Applications for independent craft artists to take part are open from today until July 29th.  Makers can submit an application to sell here.

Whilst you can find out more about the history of The Renegade Craft Fair here.

Come join us: volunteering opportunities

As we are are working towards pilot launch in the coming weeks we are looking for more volunteers to get involved in the project. So if you share our passion for local goods and supporting makers in South London and would like to help, do get in touch. We are currently looking for volunteers to help with any of the following:

  • Co-ordinating meetings and events
  • Research for a database of makers in the area
  • Helping to administer the online local goods website as we prepare for launch, and being an “admin” once the Beta goes live
  • Interviewing makers / writing stories and profiles on them for the blog (Update: Lovely Kim Winter has come on board to work on this – hurrah!)
  • Other bits of content writing for the forthcoming local goods website

Time-wise it’s flexible, starting from a couple of hours a week. If you’d like to do one-off tasks only, let us know too, there are plenty of those coming our way 🙂

Ideally you are based in Brixton, Herne Hill, Clapham, Camberweell, Stockwell or Dulwich.

If you’re interested in working on the project, drop us a line at

Thank you!