Pop-up independent market returning to Brighton this weekend Brighton News

An independent POP-UP market returns to Brighton this weekend, giving local brands a boost following coronavirus restrictions.

The Pop-Up Club will launch in Dukes Lane today, featuring handcrafted and sustainably sourced items, and will stay in the city for six weeks.

30 small businesses from Brighton and beyond are participating, ranging from luxury rechargeable candles from Avalon Island to toys and interiors produced from renewable and organic materials by Too Many PJs.

Tillie Peel, founder of The Pop-Up Club, explained that they were eager to return to Brighton after their last pop-up market around Christmas last year was interrupted by the second lockdown.

“What was supposed to be a six-week pop-up only lasted three weeks. We really wanted to come back and do it longer, and summer was a great time to come back,” she said.

With the pandemic hitting the retail industry hard, especially local small businesses, Peel sees the Pop-Up Club as one way to provide them with another way to sell to the public and attract people to come back for more. shopping in person.

“For years, independent business prices have been shut out of main streets in the UK, with rents and rates rising, and most importantly with the foreclosure.

“We allow small start-ups to test products in a real retail store; some companies we worked with then opened their own stores.

After several months of lockdown and isolation, Tillie is hoping the Pop-Up Club can bring people together with their unique face-to-face shopping experience.

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This notice was published: 2021-07-03 14:34:48

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