Celebrate the things that make the mamas, nannas, aunts and women special and individual to you with a one-of-a-kind gift.
By shopping small at The Pop-Up Club, not only are you supporting the growth of a local business owner, you’re purchasing a unique item; designed and made with care, thought and a whole lot of passion for their craft!
Here’s our guide of beautiful and eco-friendly gift ideas handmade by super talented, one-of-a-kind women in our Colchester pop-up.
BOLD & BEAUTIFUL
Latino Accessories by Claudia
Handmade, colourful jewellery using natural materials like seeds, fruits and beans.
Plus, Latino Accessories work Fucai Colombia, an organization that helps improve the living conditions of indigenous people in Colombia, guaranteeing that their products are paid fairly to their artisan women.
New Day Originals by Finn
New Day Originals design and ethically make beautiful dresses and homeware that are both sustainable and stylish. Every design is unique and made using sustainable, eco friendly fabrics and methods.
Sejli by Sejal
Sejli is a collection of natural waxed scented candles inspired by Sejal’s family. Each candle has up to 15 different fragrance notes that have been blended together to reflect each of their personalities. Find the perfect scent to match her personality!
AJORA by Nefie + Josh
Family business, Ajora, is a Home and Wellness brand designed to inspire others to establish easy daily rituals that promote everyday wellness.
Top pick: “The sleepwell pillow mist. A blissful blend of lavender, jasmine and bergamot made with aromatherapeutic essential oils.”
Just By Emma – by Emma
Just by Emma is a small independent skincare business. All products are handmade in Emma’s home studio in Essex. The ever-evolving skincare range includes products which are formulated using only natural and simple ingredients.
Top pick: “Detoxifying Face Mask, a base powder mask which you mix with either water, yogurt or honey. This mask will help draw out dirt and toxins to leave the skin clean and fresh with a balanced complexion.”
Smith Co Goods by Tori
Handmade candles, wax melts and reed diffusers plus some accessories and vintage wares thrown in! All made or sourced by Tori from ethical brands and shops.
Top pick: “My wax melt pick and mix is always popular- buyers have a choice of scents. Also my Hive candle!”
The Copper Cacti by Chloe
The Copper Cacti was created by Chloë Draper, a plant enthusiast who wanted to make beautiful, unique yet affordable plant based home décor for people to enjoy. From Terrariums & Living Home Décor to Modern Macramé, there is something for everyone and all budgets to help “bring the outside in”.
Top pick: “Terrariums!”
Cosima’s by Sue
Lovers of fabric and sewing! Cosima’s believe that practical can be pretty. All their bags are made with soft, lightweight, waterproof, laminated cotton in their family workshop in Essex.
Top pick: “The wipe clean kneeler pad is perfect for both indoor chores and outdoor garden tasks. Perfect for treating your knees with this durable, attractive kneeler that is available in standard and comfort ranges.”
SEW YOUR LOVE
Girl Friday Embroidery by Dawn
Happy gifts for your home. Freehand embroidered individual pieces to make you smile.
Top pick: “My ‘Nanna hoops’ and our Best Mum flags that you can pop in a bunch of flowers for a special handmade touch”
Sew Cute, Sew Wild by Louise
A range of patterns which are all a bit different. Amazing quality fabric, British Milled, organic cotton, ecologically printed then handmade, with the aim for slow fashion with tiny humans at the heart of everything.
Top pick: “Romper/Dungarees! Recently my Easter Dinosaurs are best selling. A dino dressed up as an Easter bunny with his basket full of eggs.”
Rozen Jewellery by Rhiane
Playful jewellery focused on positivity. Each piece unique, made from recycled materials, creating reminders to stay shining & grounded.
Top pick: “My best selling item has been my anxiety rings which are handmade by me in my garden studio in Colchester with recycled sterling silver. They are playful rings that help with stress relief, focus and stopping nail biting and other anxiety inducing habits.
Metal Lust Jewellery by Liz
Handmade sustainable, quirky and individual silver treasures, flipping tradition on its head. Reimagining treasured junk and every day objects by casting them in recycled silver to create unique, precious jewellery that will last a lifetime.
Top pick: “My silver earring range – a selection of handmade silver and gold studs that range in style. From textured crescent moons, halo shapes, stamped stars, lighting bolts but to name a few!”
With Love From Lucy by Lucy
Slow made, kiln fired ceramic jewellery & gifts. All of Lucy’s products are designed and made in her home in Bishops Stortford. They are minimalist inspired with sustainability at the forefront of all purchasing, design and packaging decisions. Unique and beautiful, for daily wear.
Top pick: “Ceramic stud earrings in various colours, dipped in a real gold or platinum lustre glaze.”