Spitalfields Market strongly believes that to whether this challenging times, supporting local businesses is key. In the past few weeks, our amazing artists, street food trucks and sustainability gurus have been hard at work to deliver to your homes inspirational new art, deliciously flavoured street food and lifestyle-changing, zero-waste products we know you’ll love.
As we move into another month of staying at home to help protect ourselves and our families, we are thinking of our much-loved Spitalfields community, and what we can do to help our independent traders at this extremely difficult time.
Super simple ways to show support are by either shopping online via their respective websites, buying a gift voucher to redeem in the market at a later date, or simply dropping them a like, comment or follow on social media. Every little helps!
Below we’ve picked 3 of our traders with incredible online offerings for you to get involved with this month:
Where to buy art in London when you are in lockdown? We have Sarah Sherwood.
Ever wondered what goes on behind the scenes when our Spitalfields artists are creating? What they work with? How they get inspired? Sara Sherwood loves colour and paints from the heart with enthusiasm and fluidity. Inspired by faith, nature and life experiences she aims to capture joy in her art. Recently she took over the Spitalfields Instagram account to give our followers an exclusive look at her home studio, where she shared tips and techniques as well as a Q&A. Keep checking back for more takeovers from our talented traders and artists.
In the meantime, Sara will be auctioning off one of her best-selling pieces, complete with hand embellishment. Any bids over the retail price of £550 can be made direct to Sara, and 100% of the money raised will be donated to UNICEF to provide humanitarian and developmental aid to children worldwide. Check out the video here!
Thinking of changing your lifestyle to more sustainable living? Vimi Zero Waste are your people.
What better time to start your journey to #plasticfreeliving? Now that we are all spending more time around the home, it’s the perfect opportunity to start slowly replacing disposable items with reusable ones. On Earth Day earlier this month, Co-Founder Vishal shared some brilliant tips on how to start living more sustainably (see our highlights here) and recommended a starter kit of a bamboo toothbrush, dent tabs and shampoo/conditioner bars, all of which can be found on his website here. Got a question? Drop him a DM on Instagram and he will be more than happy to help. Remember, small actions are better than no actions!
Who said street food at home is not possible? Charred delights us with their new DIY delivery menu.
Missing your weekly fix of 14-hour smoked brisket with homemade chimichurri and herb buttermilk? You’re in luck! Charred recently announced their DIY delivery menu, offering a choice of beloved brisket, smoked pulled beef, whole chipotle smoked chicken or 8-hour hickory-smoked spring lamb shoulder. Each kit includes a selection of pickles, sauces and chutneys- all of which are made completely from scratch- and available for delivery through zones 1-4 in London. Check out the full menu on their Instagram here, and drop them a DM to order.