Eco Makers Market 2023

Eco Makers Market 2023

Saturday 16th September 2023
Lytham St. Annes
An insect assembled from pieces of a fob watch.

Makers are invited to apply to take part in the market event showcasing locally made, environmentally friendly and sustainable products. The market will take place on Saturday 16th September 2023.

The indoor market will be located in the Hewitt Lecture Rooms situated on Bannister Street a short walk from the main shopping area on Clifton Street. Each participating maker will have a stall area to display and sell their work. Makers will need to bring their own table or display equipment but all chairs will be provided. We are keeping stall prices low but there is an expectation that makers will use their social media and local networks to help publicise the event.

Event information and how to apply

Stall prices

Description Price
Table – 1.2m/4ft £27
Table – 1.8m/6ft £35
Table – 2.4m/8ft £45

The stall area must include any tables, display stands, racks etc that you wish to use. It is only fair that makers pay for the amount of space they use.

We would encourage all makers to bring their own rechargeable batteries/power if needed. A bookable power socket is available for an additional £5.00.

If you’re not sure if this is for you, have a look at the list below for some of the environment-friendly approaches that makers might use:

  • Re-use / upcycle products to make crafts/design.
  • Grow, source or find materials from sustainable/local sources
  • Make things by hand or with renewable energy
  • Use recycled /re-used/ compostable packaging
  • Avoid single-use items
  • Use safe inks, dyes and binding agents that aren’t toxic
  • Use products that are kind to wildlife and nature
  • Committed to lowering the carbon footprint

As this is a market to promote sustainability we are keen to hear from makers within a 50 mile radius of Lytham St Annes. This is a market to promote products made by the makers who apply.

Please note there is no WiFi at the venue but it is a short walk to cash points in the town centre.

How to apply

Complete the online form as soon as possible, along with a relevant photograph of your work. If you are unable to complete a Google form, please email for a word version of the application. If you have any questions please email

Applications will be considered on a first-come-first-served basis so if you are interested in this opportunity, please apply early. We will be looking for a good quality range of handmade products.

Additional background informatioin

In 2022 Fylde Borough Council’s arts development service developed ‘Green Loop’ as an art and environment project inspired by the coast.  The project provided opportunities for local people to work alongside environmental artist Nerissa Cargill Thompson in a workshop programme to research, design, create, promote and retail a limited-edition, sustainable & ethically produced range of wearable or home accessories made from recycled plastic and waste found in the Ribble Estuary.

Two Green Loop Eco Makers Markets were organised as part of the project. Developed with an environmental ethos, the makers market brand produced a set of green principles for artists working towards environmental sustainability to showcase and retail their work. Building on this success Fylde Council and Hopeful and Glorious are organising this makers market at the Hewitt Lecture Rooms, showcasing sustainable, green and eco-creative products.

Terms and conditions

Bookings and Fees

  1. If we offer you a stand, the fee should be paid in full within 10 days. We accept cheque payments or BACs. Please see note on refunds in Cancellations.
  2. Once we have received your payment, we will feature your work in our publicity.
  3. Booking confirmations are only final once we have made a stall offer and full payment has been received.
  4. Final set up details are sent to each maker 2 weeks prior to the event.

Your Work

  1. As this is an event to promote the work of makers, all the products on the stand should be created by the artist/s represented on the stand. We do not accept imported work.
  2. We do not accept makers who only work to commission however a mix of work for sale and commission is acceptable.
  3. We encourage makers to consider their environmental sustainability and to think sustainably about your product materials and packaging.

Your Stall

  1. Maker stalls must be accommodated within the stall area agreed (i.e. you must not place any items outside the area you have booked for). We cannot allow extra display equipment outside of your stall area unless by prior arrangement.
  2. Please bring your own table and materials to dress your stall – please consider Health & Safety issues during the setup /take down and inspect your stall for potential hazards.
  3. Arrangement of stall allocation is at the discretion of the organisers and the organisers’ decision is final. Setting up is done during the morning of the event starting at 9.15am.
  4. The fair will be open from 11am to 4pm. Stalls must be ready before the start of the fair so that health and safety checks can be done. Stalls must not be taken down until after 4pm.
  5. Please note that as this is a town centre location there is no parking provided for makers or visitors however there is an area allocated for you to drop off and collect your work.
  6. Please note there is no stall lighting – just overhead room lighting. If you require additional lighting, please bring battery powered lights. Any electrical appliances will need to be under warranty or PAT tested.
  7. Stall holders must dispose of their own rubbish and ensure that your allocated space is left clean and tidy, leaving only the furniture provided by the venue.
  8. Artists are responsible for their own public liability insurance and if appropriate PAT testing for their products, equipment and stall. It is the artists’ responsibility to display your work safely and appropriately with full responsibility for the liability of products and the public in relation to the stall. Any breakages are the responsibility of the artist.

COVID Safety

  1. Providing there is no mandatory lockdown, the event will proceed. There will be hand sanitiser available. We would encourage stallholders to wear masks /visors but there is currently no requirement to do so. We will have more outdoor stall options available. Any maker feeling unwell or testing positive for Covid19 should not attend the event.


  1. Promotion of a successful event requires the effort of makers and event organisers. Digital promotion will be provided. Makers are expected to add information to their websites, social media, mailing lists/customers and other networks. Posters are available.

The Venue

  1. Admission to the fair is free for visitors.
  2. Strictly nothing is to be attached/stuck to the venue walls. Exhibitors will be held responsible for any damage that they cause to the venue and the exhibitor will be charged for the full cost of repair or replacement.
  3. If there are any accidents, hazards, or near-miss accidents which occur at during the event please notify Hopeful and Glorious immediately so that appropriate action can be taken.


  1. If the makers market is cancelled due to an enforced COVID lockdown or another force majeure event a 50% refund will be paid.
  2. If a maker needs to cancel their booking after payment has been made the following payments will be made
    • Cancellation more than 6 weeks before the event – 50% refund is payable
    • Cancellation less than 6 weeks before the event – No refund is payable.