After the super successful Mexican Christmas Market at El Pastor – Coal Drops Yard in London last year, we had to take this year’s market online, to be closer and safer to everyone in the UK, bringing the true Mexican Christmas spirit with unique gifts and treats from Mexican small businesses based in the UK.
Taking part in this year’s celebrations:
‘I am a Graphic Designer/Illustrator running my tiny studio at home Designs & Creations Studio, where I illustrate and put my colourful illustrations alive in products such as coasters or bags to name a few, inspired by my Mexican culture in the way my eyes and heart see it. Besides illustrations I also do logo design and I offer screen printing services as well as custom rubber stamps.’
Nury: ‘I’m a pharmacist by profession and I have lived in London for almost 4 years. Although I’m fully dedicated to my 3 1/2 year old daughter, I have now found a passion in crafts, mainly crochet. My passion has taken me to create things such as amigurumis, ponchos, baskets, coasters and more. My plan is to continue to widen my portfolio of crafts whilst handcrafted work from Mexico. This with the sole purpose of promoting Mexican art and Talent”
Casa Orozco is a small business that grew from the love of creating chic and accessible artisan jewellery with high end beads and high quality material inspired by the vibrant colours and culture of the founders beautiful home country, Mexico.
Alexis: ‘I am Mexican-American born in the heart of San Diego, just 15 mins from the border of Mexico. My family and I moved to the UK when I was 9 years old in 1998 (if you are trying to work out my age- DON’T). If you were around in 98, you are also very aware there was no “Authentic” Mexican food in London. Therefore to survive, my family and I would smuggle all the main essentials with us into the U.K (even if that meant bribing a few people at LAX with a tamale or two – Fun fact: they never said no) We would bring with us Corn Tortillas, grandma’s tamales and a hell of a lot of Beans! If you know me, you know I love all things Frijoles!
This sweet tooth company was founded by a young enterprising Mexican Chef who loves her “Sugar Dose” since August 2011. After going round and round in her head its philosophy “The Best Time Of The Day” and checking it under the menu tests of each of your desserts at home. She decided to start distributing “Doses of joy” made desserts to your dearest ones and little by little acquiring their customers by word of mouth.In the quest to find the perfect formula of which Sugar Dose reaches more people every day, we set out to find the most avant-garde recipes, high-quality products, techniques and presentations. Since, we have managed to gather all the necessary ingredients, we have turned on the oven to share a Dose of Sugar and turn this experience into the best time of day … dessert! Sugar Dose is a comfortable and innovative concept of grand pastry that promises to offer diners a unique option to relax and feed their good humour with a line of unique desserts.
A home business born our of the pandemic out of founder Gina loosing work due to the situation, she found some materials at home and started to tackle her own anxiety making bracelets and necklaces, friends began to buy and encouraged her to sell to others too. Gina started to sell her personalised bracelets amongst young people on King’s Road which give her the idea to create a series with Mexican phrases. ‘My next step is to find more people like me who suffer from anxiety, maybe a charity , once the brand is established.
Mamá Reyna Ltd is 6 years old and was born in the heart of Britain. The simple wish of enjoying true Mexican chilli sauces started it all. We offer the most popular traditional chilli SALSAS: chipotle, guajillo, pasilla, verde, mole poblano, jalapeño pickles with veggies, and soon to arrive is SALSA MACHA!!
MexArt brings the best Mexican arts and crafts to the UK – in particular the colourful wood-carvings known as “alebrijes” that are made in Oaxaca, and the Huichol bead and yarn art of the Nayarit region.As well as selling online, some of our pieces are on display and available for sale at Mestizo Mexican Market in London.
In 2015, Fraser travelled from London to Mexico City for the first time to visit his girlfriend, Natalia. Impressed and passionate about the sheer diversity in the capital, he returned to London hoping to add a little bit of Mexican culture to his everyday life. MEXI. Clothing was born out of love. Natalia and Fraser started working on the brand to bring together what they both held so dearly: their countries. The colourful textiles of traditional Mexican fashion and the street style of historic London have never looked quite so good together. The brands we work with, the styles we curate, all come from a place of the tradition of Mexican design. Be it vibrant socks or a pocket tee sewed by an artist in Oaxaca, everything you find on MEXI. Clothing has been carefully curated for those seeking something unique.
Mexican Mama was formed in 2018 with the aim of sharing everything we love about our home with our new friends in the UK, Europe and around the world. We pride ourselves on being able to provide you with new experiences in food, drink
and handicraft (as well as helping our Mexican amigos get a little taste of home!). So, whether you are looking for a spicy sauce or a costume for your themed party, everything we stock from the kitchen cupboard to the wrestling ring is 100% Mexican and we can’t wait to share it with you, bringing mi casa to yours!
We – Erika and Ezequiel – are a couple of Mexicans with an almost three-year-old “mexicanito”. We are truly passionate about our culture, when moved out to England about two years ago we wanted our little one not only to speak Spanish, we were determined to make him proud of his roots and heritage, to identify himself as Mexican. Papatxoa was born out of love, everything you see is handmade with true passion and made of dreams. Everything is inspired by all the colours, flavours, smells and sounds of Mexican culture.
Pinata Books specialises in books in Spanish for children, it has just started this journey but it has been a long time dream and has stating to materialise. We have a very good selection to offer, we have books for babies, educational books, picture books and newly added series that specialises in books for children that are learning to read in Spanish. We have books that cover an age range of newborns to 12 years old. As we continue our journey, we will be looking to make contact with Mexican editorials, so that we can provide more books that talk more about Mexican culture.
Danielle from El Paso, Texas is an artist living in Bristol, England. Creating art and accessories influenced by Mexican culture. Everything is handmade with love! ‘I like to experiment with many types of mediums and most of my art is created from up-cycled resources. I give old, bland frames a new lease of life then turn them into boxes with an antique gilded style (my unique versions of nichos).
Dory: ‘Here in WaxacaMx we get inspired by innovating constantly with our new products. We offer a diverse range of items, from hand embroidered blouses and dresses to hand woven napkins and table runners, Alebrijes & our latest addition of bead accessories with the iconic Style of Frida Khalo Style’
Read more about our Mexican Christmas Market traders on our NEWS section and make sure you check out our instagram daily for your chance to win a prize by the market traders in our daily Advent Calendar.