Gifted Eden Artisan Market, Penrith, Cumbria
Known as the "old red town" because of its sandstone buildings, Penrith, in the heart of Cumbria, is a quintessential English market town combining beautiful, inspiring vistas with the amenities of a vibrant local community. where you can find a whole host of independent shops, restaurants and cafes selling wonderful and unique products.
Gifted Eden is the newest artisan market in Cumbria and on the third Saturday of each month Penrith comes alive, with the market adding even more independently made produce to the town from 9am till 4pm. The market is best described as a mix between a farmers market and a craft market with the stall holders growing, crafting and creating the very best artisanal produce that Cumbria has to offer, from freshly thrown teapots to freshly baked scones and cakes!
upcycleupnorth are one of our newest traders at Gifted Eden, in fact, they may be one of the newest traders in Cumbria with the business only coming to life in April of this year.
Sarah who runs the company says:
“I design and make upcycled products, mainly home ware, using unwanted, discarded and rescued materials. All of my products are handmade or upcycled and I work from home selling them via my website, social media and trading at markets.”
Sarah became interested in selling at markets because she wanted to start her own creative design & upcycling business and be able to showcase and sell her products both locally in Cumbria and on a national scale.
After working in housing and homelessness for more than 20 years Sarah has now gone through quite a change of pace career wise. She loves her new job though because she gets to be creative, eco conscious, and promote sustainability and awareness of the throwaway society of today. Sarah says that her ethos is “to reuse and repurpose as much as possible and to reduce landfill.”
She loves finding unwanted, discarded materials and items which would otherwise end up in landfill and transforming them into something new and exciting which someone wants to take home
“I love getting out to markets and events and meeting lots of interesting people, getting feedback and suggestions about my work and sometimes some donated materials to upcycle!”