Here’s what to expect at our Mama Marketplace event!
As we hope you already know, for one day only on Saturday, 25 May, we will be popping up at the Hive Spring in Wong Chuk Hang from 11am to 5pm for our family-friendly Mama Marketplace event. We’ll be joined by a host of Hong Kong brands and entrepreneurs, who’ll be selling everything from clothing and accessories to homeware and eco products (keep reading to get an idea of what brands you can expect to see there).
There’ll be plenty of fun and games for the kids as we’ll be joined by Minisport HK, whose early year sports coaches will be running the mini sport free play zone, fantastic for children who like to experiment with sports equipment and make up games with their friends! Plus, there’ll be lots of opportunities for the little ones to get creative with free colouring and crafts activities, and Karen from Avatar Facepaint will also be there throughout the day. Make sure you check out her designs in advance on her website!
Supporting local businesses and bringing the Hong Kong community together is one of the things we strive to do here at Sassy Mama, so not only is Mama Marketplace going to be a great family day out (and just ten minutes on the MTR from Admiralty), but it’s totally free to attend.
As an added bonus, the first 100 registered attendees who turn up on the day will be given a goody bag, packed full of treats from some amazing businesses (the early bird catches the worm and all that!). And because we love to give back to our loyal readers, there will also be lots of great raffle prizes to win throughout the day from brands including Gift Something HK, Discover Wines Asia, Oaks of Acorn, Sempimimi, Merci Dandy and more! Make sure you’re there on the day for a chance to win.
Here is a selection of just some of the vendors you can look forward to meeting at Mama Marketplace.
Finnly’s Fine Jewellery – Inspired by the vibrant colours of the Mediterranean, Finnly’s creates happy, feel-good jewellery with a sophisticated touch capturing the endless feeling of summer. Beautiful bangles, earrings, pendants and rings are made with a handpicked gemstone. You can also choose your gemstone and design to create a unique piece of jewellery.
BOMSHBEE – BOMSHBEE’s philosophy is “the little matters.” It creates thoughtfully designed tableware celebrating the everyday in dinnerware, drinkware, serving ware, storage and home fragrances. Using Hong Kong design, BOMSHBEE items are meant to be appreciated by those gathered round a table sharing laughter and joy.
Merci Dandy – Merci Dandy is a premium online clothing service for men that helps the males in our lives to look good and dress well, without any effort or time wasting. No more crowded malls, just answer a quick online questionnaire or chat directly with one of its style advisors and then a personalised clothing selection from premium brands will be delivered directly to your door.
The Jewel Fix – The Jewel Fix is a multi-branded online boutique, offering a curated selection of stylish and accessible fashion jewellery from independent designers around the world. Its growing list of brands spans from eco-conscious designers and artisans from Beirut and Africa, to the world’s top fashion capital New York.
VeryVerySticky – VeryVerySticky provide personalised name labels that allow you to label your children’s belongings in no time. Simply choose your design in 3 clicks, stick it and go with no need to iron on. VeryVerySticky labels are guaranteed to be washing machine and dishwasher friendly.
Anthea Cooper Jewellery – Contemporary jewellery designed with love.
Little Islanders – An ethically conscious kidswear brand inspired by both modern city life and island living.
Paper-Roses – Beautiful and eco-friendly illustrated greetings cards, stationery and gifts.
Oolive Jewelry – A French boutique jewellery brand, specialising in natural gemstones.
Lavulous Workshop – Design your own pair of flip flops that are as unique as you.
The Wee Bean – Playful yet practical baby essentials and gifts made from premium materials.
Sempimimi – High quality, affordable, semi-precious statement jewellery designed to dazzle.
ZeroYet100 – A natural skincare and deodorant brand.
Meow Moo – Sustainable and organic Scandinavian childrenswear and lifestyle accessories.
DNA Diversity – Genetic tests and gene-personalised products.
TinyBitz – Personalised blankets, clothing and toys for babies and young children.
feloSophie – The best activewear for every woman.
CAYA – An eco-lifestyle brand that celebrates the spirit of India with hand-made, sustainable clothing and home furnishings.
Lil’ Souls – Baby shoes lovingly hand made using the highest quality, breathable, vegan leather
KBEN & HOL – Handcrafted artisanal home decor, accessories and giftware.
Coconut Matter – Cosmetics handcrafted from nature.
Oaks of Acorn – Stylish, tasteful and comfortable children’s clothing brand.
Kristin Green Collection – Handmade organic fabric baby products.
Wander Cubs – Travel gear, clothes and accessories for the whole family.
Discover Wines Asia – Wines from boutique and family-owned wineries, including premium sparkling from Chile.
Cross your fingers for good weather, because there’s a beautiful terrace where you can take a breather from all that retail therapy and chill (dads we’re looking at you!). Of course, there will also be some excellent food and drink vendors, including our friends at Peroni, on hand to satisfy your cravings and quench your thirst, any time you need an energy boost. So spread the word and we hope to see you there! Just make sure you register in advance and bring your friends and family!
Where: the Hive Spring, 3F, Remex Centre, Wong Chuk Hang, Hong Kong
When: Saturday, 25 May, 11am to 5pm
How much: Free to attend – don’t forget to RSVP here!
Thank you to our partners who we’ve worked with to pull Mama Marketplace Spring 2019 together – we couldn’t do it without you!
Venue partner: the Hive Spring – A co-working space in the heart of up-and-coming Wong Chuk Hang, the Hive Spring is a home for Hong Kong’s creative communities.
Photography partner: Light Jar Photography – A fully integrated photography business based in Hong Kong who create delightful imagery and artfully capture all your best moments, while providing a positive and fun experience.
Charity partner: Enrich – An award-winning Hong Kong charity who promote the economic empowerment of migrant domestic workers through financial and empowerment education. Enrich’s workshops equip domestic workers with the tools to save, budget, and plan for a future with greater financial security here in Hong Kong.
Featured image courtesy of Sassy Media Group.