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Meet the handmade brands popping up with us at Waterloo station

From 16 Oct to 5 Nov, we’ll be opening our first ever pop-up at Waterloo station!

Everyday there will be 4 different small businesses popping up with us offering commuters and passengers a little bit of handmade goodness!

We thought we’d showcase all the brands involved, giving you a little sneak peek of what to expect.

Find us opposite platform 12, directly under the clock between 10am-7pm at Waterloo station.

Our Beauty & Fragrance Brands…

EsQue Parfum

Fragrance: Vegan, alcohol free and oil based perfumes

The Oud Section

Fragrance: Perfume fragrance oils and the opportunity to create your own perfume mixtures

Ka’Shea Cosmetics

Beauty: Natural skin care line made with organic shea butter, coldpressed oils and essential oils.

Our Arts & Crafts Brands…

Seronga Art

Art: Afro Maximalist art prints that celebrate African textiles and women of colour

The Bargello Edit

Hobbies: Craft kits & haberdashery items and accessories

All Shades

Art: Luxury ethnic greeting cards

Our Kids Focused Brands…

Freckles on the Inside

Kids: Selection of craft kits

Our Eco & Sustainable Brands…

The Golden Grass Company

Accessories & Jewellery: Eco-Friendly handcrafted accessories made out of a rare and wild Golden Grass plant

The Little Coffee Company

Drink: Compostable plastic free coffee pods , upcyclable and reusable tins

Our Clothing Brands…

Adire Dye

Clothing & Accessories: Hand-dyed t-shirts, socks & sweatshirts


Clothing & Acccessories: Handmade bags, jewellery & stoles

Our Jewellery Brands…

Affybale Ltd

Beauty & Jewellery: Natural skincare & stone jewellery

APS Fashion Limited

Jewellery: Handmade jewellery inspired by endless summers in Venezuala

Wild Jewellery

Jewellery: Sterling Silver and Gold filled jewellery

Ayayla Ltd

Accessories & Jewellery: Art, crystals, gem stones & jewellery

Numa Estilo

Jewellery: Handmade women’s jewellery with semi precious stone and gold plated brass/ sterling silver metals


Jewellery: Selection of handmade jewellery

Food & Drink

Anastasia’s Pantry Ltd

Food: Prepacked vegan & gluten free granola and protein balls

Gabu Chocolatier

Food: Speciality chocolates

K’s Cocktail Ltd

Drink: Alcoholic cocktails bottled in a variety of

Spice Realm

Food: Discover premium spices sourced from around the globe

The Whisking Angel

Food: Cupcakes, cookies, brownies, cakesicles,
chocolate smash hearts & tray bakes


Food: Luxury handmade biscottis that are boxed and make the perfect gift

Hillery & Son

Drink: Bottled rum punch alcoholic beverages

Simplicitea Blends

Drink: Specially blended herbal teas in beautiful eco friendly packaging

Sweet Tooth

Food: Special cookies with messages for all occasions

Our Homeware Brands…

Lelowa Candles

Homeware: Hand-poured candles in a variety of shapes and scents

Midas Touch Designs

Homeware: Handcrafted coasters, keyrings, cake stands

Palamuti Studios

Homeware: Candles, reed diffusers, room spray, car diffusers, wax melts, pillar candles and accessories

The Design Platform

Homeware: Candles & diffusers

Beautifully Unique

Homeware: Wax melts, diffusers and sprays

Muchu Candles

Homeware: Candles, wax melts and diffusers

Purscents Ltd

Homeware: Candles, candle refills and vessels, reed diffusers and bath salts

Velia’s Candles Co

Homeware: Selection of candles

Our Accessory Brands…

Bambina Di Cioccolato

Accessories: Including Fair Trade cotton pouches, make up bags, card holders, wallets, passport holders and so much more


Accessories: Handmade Cushions, Tote Bags, Scarves & Hats

Adorn with love

Homeware & Accessories: Selection of pouches, bags & scarves

Viva Trends

Accessories: Handmade Hair Scrunchies

If you’d like to discover these talented brands, pop along to Waterloo between 16 Oct – 5 Nov. Find us opposite platform 12, directly under the clock between 10am-7pm.

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Think pink, shop small 💕

It’s Barbie week (finally) and according to reports, searches for ‘Barbie’ and ‘Barbiecore’ have seen a sharp rise since the trailer for the film of the same name dropped earlier this year. With brands like Chanel, Zara and even Burger King jumping on the trend, it’s time to do our own spin – the shop small version and trust us when we tell you you’ll be saying ‘Hi Barbie’ to all of these gorgeous independent goodies.

Lelowa Candles, Teddy Bear candle, £5.50

This little cutie from Lelowa Candles is not only perfectly on brief for the kids toys nostalgia kick we’re currently on, but it’s a perfect addition to your shelfie space if you’re looking for some independent candle action. Available in pink or course, you can also grab one in a range of different shades, although why would you want to?

Midas Touch, Floral Resin Geode Coasters, £30

Thinking of hosting a Barbie party this weekend? Then these coasters from Midas Touch are a must. Featuring real flowers in the colours of your choice (pink is of course the only acceptable shade) they’re hand finished in eco-resin and topped off with a metallic edging which just sets the whole thing off.

Cinco Skin, Rose Quartz Candle, £28

We’re obsessed with these Rose Quartz candles from Cinco Skin, not only are they vegan and lovingly hand-poured but they also feature two Rose Quartz tumbled crystals. Rose Quartz is the love crystal which is said to fill your home with harmony, love and compassion – dreamy.

Rose Quartz Dual Triangle open ring, Hutke Jewellery, £48

This limited edition Rose Quartz Dual Triangle ring is the perfect piece to finish off all your Barbiecore looks. Finished in 18ct Gold Plated brass, the great thing about this piece is that it’s adjustable so you can move it around depending on what your jewellery plans are for the day.

Only fancy a hint of pink? Then these AndRuz Studio marbled book ends are perfect for you. Each one is marbled in eco friendly resin alternative, Jesmonite and we love the chunky, contemporary design of these. Pair them up to create an aesthetically pleasing book shelf or use one solo as statement decor.

Looking to shop pink in person? Don’t forget, our Westfield pop-ups are now open and we have lots of small business goodies for you to shop. For more details on both of them, visit our What’s on page here.

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Teacher gift ideas all sold by small businesses

pink and teal heart box

We’ve put together a blog post FULL of teacher gift ideas all made and sold by small businesses across the UK. So many original and thoughtful ideas to help teachers know we appreciate them so much! Check them out below, if you love them, why not let the maker know! Comments, reviews, likes and follows go a long way for small businesses! Happy shopping!

Teacher quote print by Creative Pickle – £19

Personalised Teacher Lunch Bag by Fred & Pearl Gifts – £11.95

Earring Gift Card – by Pandora’s Clay Box – £4.95

Granola butter by Oat Avenue – £6

Personalised portrait mug by Mimi Smartypants – £14

Zodiac Star Sign Droplet Necklace by Superdiva Jewellery – £24.99

Personalised pencil pot biscuit by Hamilton Bakes – £6

Personalised plantable card by Audrey Coco – £3.75

Yoga bag by Ladina Yoga – £20

Block printed wash bag by Rooh London – £14

Mental Health Matters Drinks Tumblers by Carmen’s Crafts

Pocket hug by Suze Lake Designs – £1.40

Star teacher award ceramic tag by Beespoke Pottery – £7.95

Personalised notebook by Crafts By Nahima – £14.99

‘Time for tea’ tea bag tidy by Jinnu Ngui Design – £9.50

Personalised pen pot by Impressive print – £7.25

Personalised candle by Surrey Candles – £10

Personalised iPad cover by Naila Ahmad London – £25

Weekly planner by Clementine Stationery – £10

Enamel mug by Green Earth Learning – £9.50

Personalised thank you gift by Slumbermonkey Designs £7

Wax melt gift bag by T Whites – £7.50

Wooden pencil necklace by My New Fave Jewellery – £12

Personalised cards by Hello Dotti Lee – £3.25

Coaster by Carriegraphy – £4.50

Personalised thank you candle by Can To Candles – £12.50

Decorated iced biscuit by Croccante Bakery – From £3.50

Tote bags by Tanya Loi Studio – £13.50

Scrunchies by Sew Last Summer – From £4

Origami set by Origami Est – £12

Rainbow Crystal Earrings by NG World Design – From £35.75

Coaster and thank you card by Mary’s House Designs – £5

Moonstone personalised canvas by Made By Nabilah – £20

Build your own gift box by Out Of The Box Gifts – From £3.50

Colourful head bands by Kate Whyley – From £32

Personalised teacher spa pamper set by Awesome Botanicals – £9.99

If you know of more thoughtful teacher gift ideas, feel free to add them to the comments below with a link and price!