Indie Oxford Spring Market

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Support local businesses this spring, at the Indie Oxford Spring Market.

After the success of the Indie Oxford Christmas Market which saw hundreds of indie fans turn out in support, the Indie Oxford Spring Market will be popping up at Tap Social‘s Tap Room in Botley on Saturday 18th March from 11 am – 5 pm, for a day celebrating more brilliant local indie businesses, just in time for Mother’s Day on Sunday 19th March.

Indie Oxford Spring Market

Independent Oxford exists to support and promote independent businesses in Oxfordshire, and the Indie Oxford Spring Market is a great way to showcase some of the brilliant businesses in the community. There’s always a special community buzz at these events and it’s a joy to be part of it.”

– Rosie at Independent Oxford

Independent Oxford has been championing Oxfordshire indies for eight years and the Spring Market aims to once again show off the best Oxfordshire has to offer. Stall holders include: The Wonky Food Co, LORDS Fragrance House, Jam Puppy Designs, Custom Made Jewellery,  Team Tea, The Oxford Soap Company, Sitaarah Skincare, Neve’s Bees, Rainbow & Spoon, flowers from Spring Greens, Ronni Allen Photography, Proof Social Bakehouse and more.

The range of stalls will offer gorgeous jewellery, artwork and prints, homeware, natural skincare, candles, food, accessories and unique gifts for Mothering Sunday.

As well as loads of indie stalls, House of Fun, who run activity camps for kids in Oxford, will be on hand with their free activity craft corner, to help children from ages 3 and up to make Mother’s Day paper bouquets.

Hosts Tap Social Movement will be keeping the beer and Proof Bakehouse pastries and pizzas flowing for a day full of indie fun. 

 “Tap Social has been a proud member of Independent Oxford from the beginning, and we always love collaborating with other like-minded local businesses at our venues”

– Tess Taylor, co-founder and director at Tap Social Movement

Indie Oxford Spring Market stallholders include >>

Spring Greens

Jo and Nic at Spring Greens will be selling a variety of seasonal spring flowers and foliage available in bud vases, bowls and jugs to enjoy or give. Prices starting at £5.

“We are excited to have the opportunity to sell and promote locally grown, seasonal and sustainable British flowers with like-minded people. We are gardeners, flower growers and florists who are both passionate about the power of flowers to bring joy. We will also be promoting our new workshops and availability of seasonal blooms for birthdays or other celebrations.”

– Nic & Jo, co-founders at Spring Greens

spring greens flowers oxford

LORDS Fragrance House

Sasha will be bringing her gorgeous collection of candles and home fragrance inspired by wonderful places across the planet, and memories made there. All made in Oxfordshire, UK using natural oils, sustainable natural waxes, and eco friendly packaging.

Lords Fragrance

Rainbow & Spoon

Amanda will be selling a hand picked selection of gifts, accessories and homewares, with a focus on sustainable and fairtrade pieces.

I’m so excited to be taking part in the Indie Oxford Spring Market at Tap Social / Tap Room – because I absolutely LOVE it there! The atmosphere is fantastic and you can just sense that everybody is having a great time. I really enjoy meeting and being with the other indie traders, and it’s so good to be a part of something that has such a wonderful community feel to it. I so enjoy seeing what all the other traders are doing, they are so clever and creative, it’s always a joy! It’s a fabulous venue and an unmissable opportunity for me personally to get myself out there to a new and wider audience – particularly when you know that audience is going to be receptive and hugely supportive to you as an independent small biz. And of course the organisation by the Tap team and Indie Oxford is second to none – helpful, accommodating, supportive and they care that you are having a good time too – gotta love that!

– Amanda, owner at Rainbow & Spoon

Rainbow & Spoon

The Oxford Soap Company

Emily and Ervin will be bringing their popular zero waste items – soap bars and shampoo bars and as well as a range of reduced plastic packaged options on cosmetics such as shaving soap, moisturising lotion, hand cream, face cream, bath salts and body butters. All their products are made locally in Oxfordshire by founder, Ervin.

Oxford Soap Company Shop

The Wonky Food Co

Ashley and Laura will be on hand with samples and gift boxes of tasty Wonky relishes made from imperfect and surplus fruit and veg.

“We love taking part in markets at the Tap Room as it attracts a great crowd and it’s always such a fun atmosphere working alongside other great Oxfordshire Indies.”

– Ashley, co-founder at The Wonky Food Co

The Wonky Food Co

Sitaarah Skincare

Gorgeous skincare products, made here in Oxford, using only ethically-sourced organic and natural ingredients.

“We’ve only been going for a few months and are thrilled that the very first market that we will be attending is here in Oxford where we’re based. We’re really looking forward to hooking up with other local indies and to showcasing our products to Oxford’s famous indie-loving customers!”

– Justin and Atiqa, co-founders at Sitaarah Skincare

Sitaarah Skincare Oxford range

Sarah Hoyle

Sarah designs beautiful and bright prints and cards inspired by flowers, plants and the natural world.

Sarah Hoyle Oxford

Neve’s Bees

Neve’s Bees products are made here in Oxfordshire and contain only pure and natural plant oils and butters blended with our wildcrafted beeswax. The face serum and face balm are particular favourites.

“Really looking forward to the Oxford Indie Market – always a good atmosphere with lots of lovely people…and what’s not to like about spending all day in the Tap Social Bar.”

– Julie, co-founder at Neve’s Bees

Neve's Bees Oxford

Team Tea

Based in Oxfordshire, Valerie sources the finest loose-leaf teas from around the world, from exquisite Single-Origin teas to classic blends. Whether you are new to tea, stuck in a tea rut or a connoisseur, Team Tea can be there with you on your tea journey.

Team Tea Oxford

Jam Puppy Design Studio

Quirky, bright and fun tea towels, prints and cards by Independent Oxford magazine designer, Rianna Low.

“I’m so excited about taking part in the Spring Market on the 18th March, it’s always a wonderful atmosphere at Tap Social plus with moreish cinnamon buns in the morning and delicious beer in the afternoon, what’s not to love! It’s also a great way to connect with customers and catch up with other indies in a fun and relaxed environment.”

– Rianna, owner at Jam Puppy Design Studio

Jam Puppy

Custom Made

Anna designs and makes functional, minimal and modern jewellery including earrings, necklaces, brooches and hair accessories, here in Oxford.

“It’s the perfect place to connect with customers both existing and new to Custom Made and its very special to have customers from the local community, plus the Tap Room is a great place for a chat, a drink and indie shopping.”

– Anna, owner at Custom Made

Custom Made jewellery

Miller & Jeeves

Liz’s handcrafted leather goods stand for contemporary style and beautiful craftsmanship, from modern to classic, sketch to finished item. Every piece is a tiny bit different.

“I am thrilled to be participating in the Spring Market on 18th March at The Tap Room and have the opportunity to showcase my collection hand crafted leather accessories alongside other indie businesses. This event is a wonderful opportunity for me to connect with customers and introduce my brand to a new audience. I am excited to be part of this vibrant community and look forward to a successful and enjoyable event.”

– Liz, owner at Miller & Jeeves

Miller & Jeeves

Hilly Jo

Hilly Jo offers a selection of artisan beachwear, home and lifestyle products handcrafted by Turkish and the UK artisan producers. These high-quality traditional items are tasteful, versatile and stylish.

“I am look forward to attending the Oxford Spring Market on Saturday 18th March before Mother’s Day. It is a great way to kick off the year after a busy Christmas. Being a member of Independent Oxford, we are able to engage with other small business owners who also offer sustainable, creative artisan products and meet lovely customers around Oxfordshire.”

– Hilal, owner of Hilly Jo

Hilly Jo

Sally-Anne Stewart

Sally hand makes beautiful linocut prints, cards and postcards of wildlife and Oxford scenes.

“I’m looking forward to taking part in the Spring Market because I know there’s going to be a brilliant atmosphere, and it’ll be a really fun event for people to attend. Great stalls selling unique locally-made items, gorgeous food and drink and fun things for kids to do – what more could you want?!”

– Sally-Anne Stewart

Sally-Anne Stewart Oxford

The Indie Oxford Spring Market will be popping up at Tap Social‘s Tap Room in Botley on Saturday 18th March from 11 am – 5 pm.

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