CHRISTMAS ITEMS IN STORE NOW
CHRISTMAS ITEMS IN STORE NOW
Saboon Alee is a real family affair! The business has been running for over 20 years manufacturing and producing natural cosmetics using organic and natural ingredients. They believe in sustainable, ethical and eco-friendly living.
Their organic soaps are one of the biggest sellers in our shop. They come in a range of gorgeous scents
Established in 2019 by Iolanda, the Refugee Café collective is a group of friends, volunteers, refugees and individuals with an interest in catering with the aim of bridging the divide between refugees, asylum seekers and the wider UK public.
They make and sell a range of delicious food products from around the world including: Syrian pickles, Syrian Chilli Paste, Syrian Biscuits, Syrian Apple Jam, Persian Carrot Jam and Ecuadorian Chimichurri.
Vivien makes a range of gorgeous textile items including crossbody bags, shoppers, pouches, purses, bucket hats, earrings, masks and headbands all lovingly handmade with vintage fabrics! She really does source an amazing array of fabrics!
Dena is a very profilic and very talented maker. She makes a lot of her products from old copper pipe which she hand shapes into earrings, bangles, keyrings, bookmarks etc. She also hand stamps words and messages on some of these...very ingenious!
Dena also makes a range of colourful cards. She also does book folding where she folds the pages into words and names...very clever! These again can be personalised to any name or word that you would like.
Together Brett & Sophie, have started a candle business, having come up with their brand name, scents, designed the labels, and packaging to use! A lot of heart and soul has gone into getting their business off the ground and we support them and wish them every success!
Kristyn is a local upholsterer, and makes gorgeous cushions. She works with small, bespoke antique and mid-century pieces and takes commissions for both chairs and cushions.
She is also an events consultant and can assist with website building.
Everything that Imogen makes starts life as a mono print. Some get turned into fabric designs and then made into bags, some just stay as prints but they are all awesome! All the prints are complete one offs and they are never replicated.
Robin has been with the Hill Trader since the early days. He makes colourful and bold linoprints, hand printed cards and badges, and some hard enamel pin badge designs. With an interest in infrastructure and natural history, everyday items, dinosaurs, and electricity pylons.
The Hill Trader stocks a range of his colourful linocut prints, cards and shrinky dinky pins.
Angela makes the most wonderful natural skin care products!
Her love for natural things started at a very young age. Coming from an Italian and West Indian background, good quality, fresh, nutritional food was always on the menu. So the love for natural things started basically with her belly!
Every product is made with only the ingredients that aid the particular area of the body for which it was created.
Emily works mainly as a painter, working in oils and acrylics. She doesnt really give her self a label but she has been described as a colourist. Emily loves to play around with colour, manipulating it for effect and often uses either very exaggerated colours or completely alters the colour scheme. Emily also uses lots of complementary colours in her work as shes loves the contrast and the strength of colours you can achieve with them.
With all her work, Emily photographs the original and makes limited edition digital prints. She has started to play around with these images, altering the colours further.
Sarah is all about doing her bit for the planet so is imfamous for her soft, super effective and affordable reusable wipes and posh flannels! They are fabulous! ❤
She also makes lavender bags, zipper pouches, second chance cutlery sets using bright and bold fabrics. Some of her fabrics are off-cuts, some are not but all are awesome!
Belinda is a freelance illustrator and designer. After years of illustrating other peoples words she decided to make art for herself.
She does sell the original artworks (I'm the proud owner of quite a few) but also has these printed as cards and prints.
There's something for everyone! Cards for all ages of men, women and children. Cards for enthusiasts of all kinds...dancers, musicians, cat lovers, dog lovers, bird fanatics, trees, tea drinkers, cyclists and many more!
Gillian's compositions reveal an artist who creates realism to abstraction, ranging from small finely observed architectural portraits in pen and watercolour, to huge powerful acrylics saturated in vibrant colours.
She has successfully completed large commissions for corporates in the City of London and Tower Hamlets NHS. She also produce Giclee prints for her own collection and also has some of her artworks printed as cards.
Martin is an amazing amateur photographer who takes photographs of anything and everything that takes his fancy! So landscapes, cityscapes, animals, etc..
Martin sells prints and handmade greetings cards of his photographs.
Aneno makes a range of beautiful and colourful jewellery and accessories influenced by her African heritage....hence her brand name Nilotic Influences.
The Maasai tribe of Africa is well known for its traditional handmade bead jewellery. Beadwork has been an important part of Maasai culture for many years. Maasai women set aside time every day to meet and work on beaded jewellery. It is considered the duty of every Maasai women to learn the jewellery making craft. All the tribes beadwork is made by the women but is worn by both men and women.
Ruth is instrumental behind the scenes with the running of The Hill Trader.
With a degree in jewellery, she makes jewellery out of vintage buttons and hama beads. Also embroidered photos (Frida Kahlo of cause) & used air drying clay to make a sculpture of Frida again!
Veronica makes a range of fabric products including storage baskets, makeup bags, lavender bags and note books.
All are beautifully handmade from upcycled fabric from past seasons fabric collection look books.
One of the core beliefs is that we have a responsibility to care for our planet and the majority of her products are 100% organic sustainable cotton.
Marcia & Mec are textiles & fibre artists. They are passionate about textiles & fibre arts. They love to hand knit, crochet, weave, felt & make things by hand, with as much natural fibres & materials as possible!
Welcome to Sarah who joins the Hill Trader with a range of beautiful ceramics.
Sarah's aim is to try and combine atheistic form with function. So all these items can be used but are equally beautiful to look at as a display piece
Welcome Southeastsoapsco who join the Hill Trader with their range of gorgeous handmade, natural, vegan soaps. Plastic free packaging too!
They are a family run business and only started created their soaps at the height of the pandemic. A family friendly soap that could be used daily for the hands and body which was safe and natural to use.
Kaytrina loves glitter and colour and dislikes symmetry and loves working with glass beads and coloured pearls. The memory wire bracelets she makes are unique as no two are the same. She also makes fairy wishes which are tiny glass jars with glitter and sparkle, some even glow-in-the-dark! Kaytrina also makes greetings cards using brusho crystal colours, glitter and inks.
Nel has lived in the area for twenty years, making cards using collage and finds inspiration in found papers and packaging, old fabrics and wallpapers - anything that attracts the magpie in her!
Most of her cards are completely handmade: the rest are hand embellished prints of her design, produced in small limited editions, so her collections change all the time, reflecting the season.
You can find some of her gorgeous cards in our online shop.
Jan is the most amazing potter. She makes a range of items which are mainly thrown on her potter's wheel.
She has recently been getting more into handbuilding and also using wild clays eg local London clay and adding found bits of sands and rocks etc into her clay and experimenting with old glazes.
Her work is very sought after and she is one of our biggest sellers in our shop but we are not surprised as her work is absolutely stunning.
Jamie and Karen started out making wooden garden obelisks and have now developed into making smaller garden/ home objects from reclaimed/recycled wood.
They make birdhouses, bee/bug hotels, herb markers, doorstops, tea light holders and hooks using vintage cutlery. Jamie still enjoys making larger pieces too -wooden planters and still the occasional obelisk!
All of her String Art is handcrafted and recreated on reclaimed wood (old scaffold boards and pallets).
Christie has an unhealthy love (her words) for plants and flowers and the vibrancy they bring to a room so incorporates them in all of her work. Such a clever and beautiful combination!
Yeelen's brand name is 'Lakay Nou' which means 'Our Home' in Kweyol and is a nod to her Guadeloupean heritage. Yeelen's aim is to create items which make your home feel like a castle, and items which make you feel linked to home when you go out.
She makes beautiful bags made with bright and colourful African fabrics.
Martin is an amazing artist and since leaving the Royal Acadamy Schools sometime last century (his words again) he has worked at his craft continuously.
Martin is an enthusiastic painter and screen printer. His sources and inspirations are varied: child recollections, street scenes, park life, minor news items, poems, short stories, old records, bus stops, wild flowers, weeds, sheds and shelters....
A lifestyle brand which specializes in the production of super useful & stylish fabric bags.
Onadesine is built on a love of colour and an aim to showcase the beauty and versatility of the bags.
The range of products includes totebags, purses and utility/laundry bags.
Fabulous handmade earrings, globally sourced, locally produced, due to Cheryl's passion for travel. Beautifully made and come in a rage of designs and sizes...from the big and flamboyant to the small and subtle! Available to buy now at our online shop.
Amy makes lovely cards and prints of her delicate paintings which are originally created using watercolours and drawing inks.
Most of her cards are now made from recycled paper, and her plastic packaging is completely compostable.
Lydia not only makes original artwork and giclée prints of her favourite London pubs but she also works on a commission basis making bespoke drawings of other buildings for clients too.
We have some of her stunning local pub prints and the Anglican Chapel in Nunhead Cemetery print in our online shop.
Alice likes to make products out of clay that are both useful, beautiful and unique and bring a smile to your face!
Everything she makes is a completely one-off design. Alice's inspiration for each piece draws on her love of playing with pattern and colour, and exploring natural and imagined worlds.
Melissa is a concrete creative! She has always enjoyed creating work whether it be more conventional routes such as painting, collage and photography.
From the start Melissa wanted to create shapes from the things she could find in her house. So she is often to be found rifling through the recycling for boxes and things to make odd shapes and moulds.
All of Melissa's pots, earrings, soap dishes, tiles and vases are handmade, painted, sanded and sealed all at her little corner of the crowded kitchen.
Mark is a British street artist, performance artist, film maker & prominent public protester who has gone by the artist name Chunky Mark & more recently The Artist Taxi Driver.
Mark creates beautiful watercolours, prints & original artworks using mixed media on newspaper which reflect his views on politcal issues.
Amy-Rose is an artist, illustrator and maker from Brockley. Working primarily with drawing and ceramics, Amy-Rose is inspired by all things camp and kitsch from Victoriana to the Wild Wild West.
Amy-Rose' sells bold ceramic pots and colourful cards.
Marcia has two strings to her bow. She not only makes knitted and crotchet products for Yarnarama, she also is an accomplished seamstress under her own brandname 'bigbadmomma'.
Selling purses, pouches and fabric storage containers in her own unique style.