About Us

The Original Online And Physical Makers Market

South Central Makers is a family run business and a one stop shop platform for local Artists, crafters, makers and bakers to sell their products and the perfect place to find all your gifts and treats locally. All the lovely local handmade gift shops rolled into one marketplace.

With a focus on ‘shop local’ South Central Makers supports local makers for local shoppers.
 
“Shopping Local Has Never Been So Creative”
 

SCM online marketplace is a platform; all sales are securely processed here, but all of the money goes to the vendors. When you purchase here you are dealing with the vendor.

South Central Makers is a growing community and we look forward to welcoming you aboard. Why not visit our social media pages for updates and chat.

Kate Hayward - Owner

Kate started South Central Makers in 2019 after creating a Facebook group for all local crafters and artists. Her aim was to bring a local makers market to her home town Romsey, as she saw a gap in the market.

"I believe it's so important to keep shopping locally and supporting small business, especially since Covid-19. The small businesses need so much support and our local economies and communities thrive when we shop and support local. It's the most sustainable way to shop, I wanted to give local makers and artists a one stop platform for selling, where they can sell online and at physical markets, in turn allowing the customer to choose the best way to shop for their needs"

Kate has always been creative and her dream has always been to run a business where her creative side can really shine.

Kate runs South Central Makers with her family and as of January 2022 has a fabulous committee who are her right hand women with thoughts, ideas and progression of the business. Most weeks at the markets, you will see some or all of them helping to set up and or generally being part of the daily shenanigans.

Mike Hayward - IT Guy

Mike is the in-house IT guy; he's in-house because he actually lives in the house with Kate as he's her handy husband 😀 Handy, because he really does fix all those annoying IT issues! Without him this whole website would not have been possible. He can also be found at most markets in Romsey at the beginning and end helping to set up and pack down.

The committee (Aka - The Coven)

South Central Makers has a small committee of Witches... We mean, ladies who are traders, have a vested interest and are all great friends. Left to right - Kate (Owner) Ange, Silke, Kathryn and Miss Marple the dog. The ladies have regular meetings to mostly mess about and laugh, but with a lot of really important and constructive ideas thrown in too. You will find at least one of these ladies at the markets and any or all of them will be available to help with any questions you may have.

Rose-Anna - Market organiser/helper

Rose-Anna is Kate's daughter and can be found at many of the markets, helping to set up, organise and answer questions etc, she sometimes hangs around for most of the time, but being a busy girl 'n all, she tends to come and go... 😉 Rose-Anna is also often at the markets as a trader, selling her art, creativity runs in the family. Rose-Anna has also sponsored two gazebos for us <3

Henry - Market Muscle man

Henry is Kate's son and the chap you see most every week lifting gazebos (one handed!) from one place to another and looking very handsome in the process ;D
He is also one of the directors at Goodwood Kitchens who have kindly sponsored two of our gazebos.

SELLING ONLINE WITH SCM

  • One monthly fee, 100% of sales to you
  • Simple console
  • Free shipping options
  • Offer collection from the Makers Market
  • Instant disbursement of funds upon purchase

Buying from SCM Vendors

  • Locally created products
  • Deal direct with sellers
  • Come and meet the sellers at our Makers Markets
  • Secure payments

Selling at the markets

  • Selling to a local customer base
  • Face to face selling at welcoming and well established makers markets venues
  • Gazebo hire available
  • Regulars benefits for online and physical selling
  • Market Traders listing – lifetime listing
  • 10% discount at the markets for MY VIP REWARDS app owners

Buying at the markets

  • Buying from a local maker
  • Helping your local economy and community
  • Sustainable shopping because it’s local
  • Supporting small handmade businesses

JOIN US ON SOCIAL MIEDIA

We have a lovely growing social media community

We also have a couple of Facebook Groups offering support, chat, and some giggles. Crafters of Romsey and Surrounding areas and Crafters of Stockbridge, Andover and surrounding areas.

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