Ram Quarter has hosted the first of a new series of Saturday Makers Markets. 30 traders participated, selling a wide range of sustainably made British goods, and attracting large numbers of visitors to Ram Quarter. Items that were particularly popular included baked goods, candles, organic yoga and activewear, handbags, skincare products, and vintage designer label clothing.
Traders were delighted with the sales achieved, and were keen to return regularly to future markets at Ram Quarter. The spaces for traders at the coming markets are already fully booked to the end of the year, and there will be a mixture of returning traders with new ones too to ensure that the markets remain fresh and interesting.
Greenland’s transformation of the Ram Quarter development has created a vibrant retail and leisure destination at the heart of Wandsworth Town, and this new series of markets is an additional draw as well as supporting local creativity and talent. Ram Quarter’s own businesses and commercial tenants welcomed the activity at the market, and reported that they were even busier than usual on a Saturday.
Lee Wilson, founder of Ram Quarter market operator Design Led, said: “We are absolutely delighted with our first market at Ram Quarter. Visitors said that they hoped the markets will become a regular feature at Ram Quarter. We’ve also had a fantastic response from our traders and from other organisations wanting to participate too. Ram Quarter is the perfect location for this kind of community event, and there was already a very warm environment and a real buzz here, which is testament to our wonderful traders. We’re excited soon to reveal some of the new traders who will be appearing at the next market.”
The next Saturday Makers Market at Ram Quarter will be held on Saturday 5th November. There will be a special expanded Christmas Market at Ram Quarter on Saturday 26th November, as part of Wandsworth’s wider Christmas Festival, followed by two further markets in December on 3rd and 17th. It is planned that the Ram Quarter markets will continue in the spring next year.