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East London’s finest sustainable brands come together for a festive local shopping experience. 

Where   238 Francis Road, Leyton,  E10 6NQ

When 8th - 18th of December

Opening times:
Monday - Friday 11.00 - 5.30pm  
Thursday late night opening until 9pm
Saturday & Sunday 10 - 6pm

Forbes have declared 2022 the year of shopping local and with this increased movement and With this increased movement towards shopping locally - three London-based independent brands, Saywood Studio, ONE Essentials and Maalo Jewellery have teamed up to bring a festive sustainable shopping experience to Leyton’s vibrant local shopping destination, Francis Road, this Christmas. 

The Collective will run from the 8th to the 18th of December, and will feature a carefully selected edit of local & independent brands. The aim being to support local makers at the peak Christmas trading time, curating a selection of ceramics, homeware, scent, jewellery and clothing in a unique boutique shopping experience. Francis Road is a true local hub with a pedestrianised street full of independent stores and businesses, making it the perfect choice for this pop-up. 

The Collective will be hosted at Yardarm, which, following the closure of its dine-in restaurant due to lockdown pressures, is now using its space to support local independent businesses and initiatives such as this.  

They’ll be events too. Come for a festive wine tasting evening on Wednesday 14th December.

Get your ticket here

And they’ll be more to come.

Learn more about the brands

About ONE Essentials: A circular, premium basics brand redefining the products we wear everyday and think least about. Born in lockdown and based out of Waltham Forest, featured in GQ, Sunday Times Style and recipient of a Marie Claire Sustainability Awards ‘Highly Commended’ in the underwear category. ONE Essentials creates stylish 100% biodegradable t-shirts, sweatshirts and underwear designed to radically reinvent the everyday wardrobe. Launched by Carrie Davies, who having worked as a designer for UK brands, Barbour and Monsoon wanted to break the cycle of waste in the fashion industry. 

About Saywood Studio: A Walthamstow based purpose-led slow fashion brand creating beautiful edits of wardrobe staples, such as shirts and shirtdresses, elevated through colour and unexpected detail to make each piece unique. Established by Harriet Saywood-Belisario, who has worked as a designer in the fashion industry for over twelve years. Ethically made in small batches in London and Europe from responsibly sourced materials, designed to be worn and re-worn. Featured in Vogue and Wonderland magazine.

About Maalo Jewellery: Maalo is a conscious slow-fashion jewellery created by East London based, but Mexican born designer Montserrat Alonso.  Maalo produces made-to-last seasonless pieces for handmade from recycled silver, recycled gold and responsibly sourced gemstones either by herself in London or a small team of artisans in her hometown in Mexico. Stocked in Harvey Nichols. of London Inspired by the wild herbs found in mountains and valleys afar, used in traditional local and folk remedies, each fragrance has been formulated to evoke memories of distant lands and create a space of tranquillity + calm. Always handcrafted in small batches out of their Hackney Wick workshop, ofLondon creates mood-elevating fragrances with the use of natural oils and plant-based ingredients to harness the power of nature.

About Knox Ceramics : Sophie Knox is a Leyton-based ceramicist, focused on creating functional and unique ceramic pieces from reclaimed clay. Born from a desire to experiment and create, each unique piece has been carefully hand-crafted using one of a variety of techniques including throwing, hand-building, coiling and slab-building. As a result, no two pieces are ever identical.  

About Ranj : Ranjit Dhaliwal (RANJ), is a designer-maker of ceramics, who works out of his studio in East London. His practice is influenced by the forms of modern European studio pottery, married with a bright colour palette that is inspired by his Indian heritage. His work has been featured in The Guardian and The Observer and can be found in the Crafts Council’s directory of makers.

About Studio Zagara :  was created to redefine the concept of nostalgia and exploration for both the new and seasoned design enthusiast alike, via a curation of vintage and antique homewares.  The studio stands for appreciating the wealth of intriguingly crafted objects that teach us about the history of the world and the way we lived in it, with the aim to distance from linear economy and discourage excess production, negative environmental impact and over-consumption.