The Exeter Etsy Team celebrates Christmas and local creatives with the Etsy Made Local market

Discover the perfect gifts and talented makers behind them on Thursday the 28th of November 5-9pm, Saturday the 30th of November 10am-6pm and Sunday the 1st of December 10am-4pm

Where: The brand new Maker Mart, 11a Gandy street Exeter, level access from Queen street,
When: 28.11.19, 30.11.19 and 1.12.19
What: The Exeter Etsy Team is helping the people of the southwest conquer their Christmas shopping and connect with the makers and designers behind the perfect gifts at their three day Etsy Made Local market.

It’s part of an international event that will see hundreds of cities from around the world celebrating the makers, designers and collectors that make up the creative community
selling on Etsy.com, the online marketplace for handmade and vintage goods, and encouraging people to look locally for this year’s Christmas presents.

More than 50 local Etsy sellers will be selling at the Exeter Etsy Team’s Etsy Made Local market, with products ranging from stationery to jewellery, homewares to clothing, handmade bags and accessories to artwork. The event will give the people of Exeter and beyond a chance to discover some of the best of the area’s creative community, allowing them to connect with and buy directly from local makers and designers. As well as providing the perfect opportunity to find unique, affordable and meaningful gifts in the lead up to Christmas, the event will also include live music on the Thursday evening and Sunday, refreshments and free glitter face painting on Thursday evening and a raffle in aid of the Exeter Foodbank across the three days.

Group spokesperson, Rosie Johnson said “This is going to be a totally unique shopping experience in the heart of Exeter, supported by Exeter Phoenix in their wonderful new space for Devon based designer/ makers. Now more than ever, we can see that people really value independent businesses and variety and this is the perfect opportunity to support local makers and buy beautifully made, quality items directly from the people who made them.”
The Exeter Etsy team consists of a tiny team of volunteers, designer and artist Jess Pearson, artist Lily Faith Spencer and illustrator Rosie Johnson who all live and work in Devon.

To find out more about the Etsy Made Local market, visit www.etsy.com/etsymadelocal, https://pedddle.com/markets/etsy-made-local-exeter/ or visit https:// www.facebook.com/ExeterEtsy/ or https://www.instagram.com/exeteretsyteam/? hl=en. You can also see more about the items available at each market here https:// www.etsy.com/featured/etsy-made-local
Etsy Made Local Exeter
28 Nov 5-9
30 Nov 10-6
1 Dec 10-4
11a Gandy street, Exeter

For further information, interview requests or images, please contact:
Name: Rosie Johnon
Phone: 07739986812 (leave a message and I’ll return the call)
Email: rosiejohnsonillustrates@gmail.com
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