Celebrity Mr Fauja Singh buys a tie from African crafts startup at Ilford green popup market

Sophia Hubs is partnering with Ilford Recycles and Transition Town to promote green business in Redbridge

At the Ilford green pop up market on Saturday (9th July) we hosted the Restart party, commissioned by the London Borough of Redbridge recycling team.  This is all about bracelet with bike chain linkmending electrical items rather than throwing them away and ReStart brings a team of volunteers to try to fix things and at the same time show people how to do it themselves.

Alongside this Ilford Recycles sold their bikes – 5 sales and 3 interested people. TCL Re-Use Centre were promoting their furniture store and selling some bits.  Small start-up Lynette sold her home made, natural cosmetics.  Ritah from Salvation Army sold newly designed upcycled bike parts crafts, including a bracelt. And a brand new start-up selling wonderful crafts from African textiles Afroccessories (not got a website yet) had some good sales and were delighted that Redbridge celebrity, 100 year old Fauja Singh, was captivated by the colourful ties and bought one.

To read about the economic potential of green businesses take a look at our ‘green’ page.

To see a video of Fauja Singh’s tie click below. 


To see a video about the Restart party at the market see video below

See below for information on the Ilford green pop up market dates/venue/booking. 🙂 And Like the Redbridge Transition Town facebook page for updates on ReStart parties.

Ilford green pop up market flyer

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