New independent business market in Kelham Island

17 March 2022

Rex Market is hosting their first event of the year in Kelham island on March 27th.

The market will be showcasing 19 independent business stalls from Sheffield, alongside street food and drink vendors.

Dana Windle, 22, owner and organiser of Rex Market, said: “We love to meet and support the local businesses of Sheffield and give them another platform to sell and get their name out there. There’s always a variety at each market, not one event is the same and each stall will bring something different to the table.

“Our markets location brings a different feel to the events. There are so many indie bars and restaurants, the only thing missing from Kelham Island was shopping. Which we now bring to the area several times a year, in the true Kelham Island rustic style.”


Coco drop’s chocolate selection

Natalie Halawin, 30, the owner of Coco Drop, a handmade chocolatier, said: “We were lucky enough to be approached by Rex themselves, and were asked to come along. We jumped at the chance. It is a really well-managed event and a great asset to the area.

“When asked about her business, Natalie said: “I was becoming tired of having a box of chocolates and not being able to distinguish any flavours. I made it my mission to create chocolates that taste like they are supposed to taste, which is amazing! I also love to explore different flavours and ingredients. Our cheese chocolates are always popular and often intrigue people.”


Charlotte Hanson, owner of CharKots

Charlotte Hanson, 25, the owner of CharKots, also appearing at Rex Market, said: “I was struggling to find a creative outlet and so decided to take my hobby of Macrame a little more seriously and launch a business. I make a large range of products including plant hangers, wall hangings, bags and earrings. Alongside the products I sell, I also host Macrame workshops across Sheffield, I love getting to meet so many people and teaching them a new skill!

“I wanted to create a business that reflected my own personal values and so ensuring the brand is eco-conscious is really at the core of all the decisions I make. I only use 100% recycled textiles that have been rescued from landfills. I’m really looking forward to next week’s market!”



You can keep up to date with traders and announcements on Rex Markets’ Instagram and Facebook.

Written by Jasmine Faulkner

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