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Goodbye to Broadway Market and SUMMER SALE!
We have decided to bring to an end our Saturday trading on the Broadway Market cobbles.
After 7 wonderful years of touting our wares and making many friends each Saturday, we feel the time is right to shift our focus to the areas of business that are growing most – our online shop and our continued work with design shops, stylists and restaurants in the UK, Europe and abroad.
As exciting as this new phase of Hampson Woods is, we will miss our little East London market stall! It has been a great way to connect with people (you!) – it’s given us a space to meet fellow craft and interiors lovers and makers, informed us as to what customers want from wooden wares, given us an amazing foundation and inspired the work we love to create and sell for people’s homes.
Although I’ve personally manned the stall on many a Saturday, we have been lucky to have some amazing reps too – without them it wouldn’t have been possible and we’ll always be grateful.
A florist, a few musicians, a comedian, a nurse, a photographer, a charity worker and many others making their way in London, we have had the most amazing, charming and entertaining members of staff – a huge, heartfelt T H A N K Y O U to each of you who has lugged the trolley early on a Saturday morning for us.
For centuries, outdoor markets have been a great way to connect a local community – so although our workshop has spread far north of our original tiny corner of Hackney Central, and our attention now further afield on new projects, we will always be proud to have been part of the East London community of makers. We certainly won’t forget how important it has been for shaping, growing and sustaining Hampson Woods these last 9 years…and for the next many more to come!
I’m looking forward to visiting Broadway Market with my shopper’s hat on, and continue to be inspired by its many talented and creative stall holders.
To move on in style, we will be trading the next three Saturdays in July with a whopper of a sale on all of our market stock – many unique pieces as well as our regular designs will be substantially discounted, so if you’re in the market for wedding presents, birthday gifts or an upgrade in your own home, come and see us this July. We will also be giving out discount vouchers for our online products through to the end of the summer. Matthew will continue to run things for the coming 2 weeks (the 6th and 13th of July) and I will man the stall on our closing day of the 20th July.
We hope those of you Saturday stall regulars will continue to support us through our online shop, newsletter, Instagram, our Monthly Drops and the retailers we proudly supply. We are planning some exciting one-off events in London and elsewhere and would love to stay in touch so we can share our news with you!
Jonty and Team HW