We aim to source the best quality fair trade creations from well known brands as well as sourcing our own unique collections from our travels around Rajasthan in India. We deliver a fast and friendly service to all our beloved customers, many who have become good friends.
Wild Flower Trading ~ first named during our time in our old home, a rural farmhouse set among the wild flower meadows of Northumberland, England.
Fair Trade is at the core of what we do, ensuring that our collections have some of the best ethical, sustainable and eco friendly products on the market. Wild Flower Trading is a small business with a big vision!
Meet Emily ~ owner, trader, curator
"Starting out as a jewellery artist and trader at markets back in 2010, I gradually moved into sourcing jewellery from other artisans to help grow my business and invest in more raw materials to make my polymer clay creations. Over the last ten years, the stall has featured many different handmade products made by many different friends here in the Uk. In helping them to earn a little extra towards their own craft, I was also able to slowly begin investing in the Fair Trade products that I love.
A friend had traveled to India on the way back from a business trip and happened to come across lots of exciting jewellery shops. This wonderful friend contacted me to suggest he bring some stock back for me to sell on the stall. Photos were exchanged and together we selected some exciting new stock.
My fascination with India had begun as a child, hearing stories from my Grandma of when her and my Grandfather had lived there. Their first two children were born there, my father's two older sisters.
Two years after that first stock buy, I was able to travel to India myself for the first time to make contacts with suppliers and makers and peruse the shops and absorb the rich culture. I've been visiting India every couple of years now for the last 5 years and hope to go every year from now on.
We're now based in rural Northumberland, Northern England. I live here with my fiancee Ian and our cat Bootsy. Ian helps keep me sane and is a valuable part of the business planning and running of Wild Flower Trading. Although we've moved away from the wild flower meadows of the West Allen Valley, we now have a garden full of beautiful flowering plants and many wild flowers. Wild Flower Trading lives on!
When at home, I'm working on my art beads for my business 'Supremily Jewellery'. I had my work feature in Vogue in 2012 although never wanted to take it too far as it's something that I now enjoy in my free time without the pressure!
I now also own a gift shop in Northumberland called 'Olive & Myrtle' where I'm usually busy doing admin, sorting stock, packing orders and working on my online shops. I have a range of my own work for sale in the shop as well as the work of many local artists and makers. Supporting small businesses is an absolute joy and since opening on July 24th 2020 the shop is proving to be a huge success!
When not at home, I used to be out trading on my stall although taking on the shop I'm now here most days. Time away from the shop I'm enjoying walks, time with friends and family and making art!
I enjoy yoga, meditation, walks in the forestry, visiting the local waterfall and working on and enjoying our beautiful garden.
I believe that meeting and connecting with people is the key to a happy life, as well as taking time out in nature."
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