Wild Flower Trading ~ named during Emily and her partner Ian's 5 year stay in their old rural farmhouse, set among the wild flower meadows of Northumberland, England.
'We source some of the best quality artisan products from well established Fair Trade brands, as well as sourcing our own unique collections from our travels around India. We deliver a fast and friendly service to all of our wonderful customers, many of which have become good friends'.
Emily (right) with friends visiting on the stall
Welcome! I'm Emily, the creative force behind the business. I started out in humble beginnings as a jewellery maker selling my work at markets and events in the spring of 2010. I gradually began to expand my stock to include fair trade and ethical jewellery, gifts and other unusual finds after realising my passion for trading and selling face to face. I've met so many wonderful people and have worked alongside many traders at music festivals, local markets, Christmas markets and craft fairs.
On the stall @ Tynemouth Market 2017
Wild Flower Trading was named in 2015 having been inspired by the beauty of our home surroundings. The name, I felt, would be perfect for taking the stall to the Summer music festivals here in the UK.
And so, over the last 8 years; and more so since Wild Flower Trading took roots; the stall has appeared at music festivals including Glastonbury, WOMAD, Secret Garden Party, Lindisfarne, Kelburn Garden Party, Green Gathering and Knockengorroch.
I've travelled to India on two occasions, first in 2016, and then again in 2018 to discover new stock and find new suppliers while soaking in the incredible culture, smells and sounds.
The earlier days! Glastonbury Festival 2015
Sourcing stock, India March 2016
Taj Mahal, India March 2016
An evening on the stall, Eden Festival 2016
My partner and my Mother, Ian & Gilly, have both been an amazing source of support and encouragement over the years. Visiting me at events and markets, helping with packing up, happy for me to adventure off to India for weeks on end. A big thank you to these two wonderful humans, and to all of our friends who've joined us at festivals and markets to show support or to help out. We couldn't have done it without you!
Ian giving the stall bars a new lick of paint! March 2017
Mother at the ready, loaded with market clips! Sheffield Market April 2017
Now....in the middle of a pandemic, when all events and festivals are cancelled, I've poured my time and energy into growing the online shop, finally getting all the stock online that I never had much time to do! A stroke of luck and serendipitous happenings has also allowed me to open my first ever shop in July 2020, what a year to open a shop!
Olive & Myrtle, Bellingham, Northumberland