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Purple Shoots at the Cardiff Christmas Market

Purple Shoots is running a double stall at the Cardiff Christmas Market! We will be showcasing the amazing products of some of our incredibly talented borrowers and self-reliant groups.

From Thursday 12 November, when the Christmas lights go on in Cardiff, until Saturday 21 November, we’ll be on Trinity Street, outside House of Fraser.

For Christmas shopping that combines supporting brilliant craftspeople from the Valleys and South Wales, beautiful one-off pieces and boosting your local economy, come and pay us a visit!

Whose work are we promoting?

Wooden Wonders Wales

Wooden Wonders Wales

Rachel and her husband offer custom-made pet furniture and furniture for the home - From upcycled one off pieces to bespoke creations from scratch.

Find them on Facebook

Karosa Jewellery

Karin makes beautiful handmade silver jewellery to her own unique design. Most of her pendants rings and earrings are made in 100% UK recycled sterling silver. She also runs workshops – including design and make your own wedding rings.

Find Karosa on her website



Smith & Jennings Pottery

Simon has a small factory in Ton Pentre where he produces a high quality range of handmade pots from the smaller ones which you will find on the stall to very large ones. He makes some to order for a number of large companies, including the National Trust, but also has his own unique designs.

You can contact Simon via his email


Heart of a Phoenix Jewellery

Sally designs and makes her own unique jewellery, working from her home in Treherbert, with the help and support of her partner.  

Find Sally on Facebook





The Sewing Room

Nicola is based in Merthyr Tydfil and opened The Sewing Room in June 2015. She offers bespoke embroidery, for uniforms or individual items, including designing and digitise logos, and personalising almost any item. She is a qualified seamstress and offers an alterations service and she also offers sewing classes.

Find Nicola on Facebook


Re-Connect Craft Co-operative

Re-Connect is a cooperative group of crafters from around Pontypridd. They have come together to hone their crafting and to share their skills, as well as to build the confidence of group members. They are interested in reusing and recycling to create individual, handcrafted objects of beauty. They sell at many local craft fairs and use some of their proceeds to support local community initiatives.

Find Re-Connect on Facebook


New Connections Group

New Connections is a group of ladies from around Ystrad who have come together as a support group, wanting to create a safe place for themselves and to welcome isolated people from their community. They want to make the group sustainable so that they can learn new skills together and earn enough funds to run activities and events in their community.



Morgan’s Dog Boutique


Rhys and Sian run this largely online business from their home in Llantwit Fardre,selling a huge range of dog clothing and offering personalised dog gifts, pet beds, pet carriers, a pet bakery full of doggy treats and lots of other dog



Find them at their website

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