18th September. 11AM-10PM. 19th September. 11AM-7PM. PENINSULA SQUARE. GREENWICH PENINSULA.
Sample the coming season’s trends and discover your new favourite London brands and designers. As well as makers, crafters and curators, we’ll have food from Canteen, local produce, coffee, cocktails and some of the capital’s coolest DJ’s from Worldwide FM.
In celebration of the opening of the Design District, SAMPLE Autumn will also feature a programme of topical talks and workshops for all ages. Industry experts will explore the future of the creative industries, debate the role of purpose in design and offer advice for small businesses and freelancers.
This is a destination event for creative minds – by creatives.Download Map
Introducing the new elevated Elm Rd. experience with a retrained focus on delivering Wellness + Wanderlust through botanical alchemy. On the 12th September we are launching our new home fragrance range with a considered design aesthetic born out of collaboration with fellow artisans.
Jivan creates hand made, quality reed diffusers which last. Their diffusers are hand blended and created specifically to stir up some positive emotions. Crowd favourites include, Shangri-La and Peace reed diffusers.
Jetti is a contemporary womenswear brand focusing on modern shirts and cotton dresses. We recently introduced accessories into the collection made of fabric remnants to reduce our material waste.
Orris London offer luxurious, handmade chains and necklaces, upon which to hang your favourite spectacles and sunglasses. Choose from more than 30 shades, from neutral hues of classic tortoiseshell and mother of pearl to limited-run, candy colours released each season. Each piece is 100% natural and 100% biodegradable.
McKinley & Paget
McKinley & Paget creates plant-powered home fragrance. Founded in 2015 by two friends with the goal of making great smelling candles using only natural ingredients. Look out for their new fragrances, ceramic diffusers and an exclusive preview of our Autumn range.
We Act Company
We Act Company aim to inspire people to take notes and sketch in unique notebooks and send out postcards instead of a couple of lines typed in an e-mail. Their collections have bold, colourful designs and motivational messages by independent illustrators.
Minus Cloud Nine
Minus Cloud Nine is a band based around spreading awareness for better mental health, everything is completely sustainable and ethically made with 10% of profits going to mental health charities.
Kam Creates is a playful jewellery and accessories brand by London based artist, Kamilah Nasir. Each piece is laser cut from a mix of acrylic and bespoke glitter wood with a unique finish that shines like no other.
London based womens wear and punchneedle lifestyle products. New collection added to Chung-Rowe brand with punchneedle technics which offering home interior items like rugs, mats and cushions. I recently start to stock my clothing collection at ‘wonderous theatre’ which is located in heart of hackney.
Basil & Ford
Basil & Ford are a husband and wife screen printing super duo. Pairing bold, bright and engaging typography with original content including book plates, cigarette and post cards, maps, paintings, posters and more. No two are the same.
Ballonet Socks is a female-duo-powered socks brand based in London. They are on a mission to bring comfort, style and joy to your life. The high-quality brushed cotton also makes them thoughtful and luxurious gifts.
Edy and Bridge
We are an independent fashion brand, eco conscious. We design, make and sell all our own clothing. We will have our new autumn range at Sample as well as some one off sample pieces.
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Cakehole are a handmade cake and doughnut company based in North Greenwich, making delicious treats from scratch. Don't miss their custard donuts holes, traybakes, cupcakes, cookies and beautiful cakes.
Riverford Organic Farmers
Riverford Organic Farmers are mad about organic veg. They've been growing it for 30 years, choosing varieties for flavour and looking after their soil, wildlife and water sources. Enjoy some of their best veg straight from the farm.
Arapina is the award winning Healthy Lifestyle Bakery, that specailises in vegan, gluten free and sugar free baked goods, based on re-invented Mediterranean cooking, catering for a sophisticated clientele.
Little Sparrow Tea
Little Sparrow Tea is a boutique tea company based Greenwich. Their ethos is minimum fuss, maximum quality tea. Little Sparrow offer a range of herbal, flowering, green, white, black, Korakundah and OoLong teas.
Ben's Bakery is committed to using locally sourced ingredients, to create lovingly crafted cakes, sweets and treats, many of which are gluten free and vegan friendly. Ben Knell (of Ben's Bakery) was also voted one of the top 10 pastry chefs in the UK.
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Jetti is a contemporary womenswear brand focusing on modern shirts and cotton dresses. They recently introduced accessories into the collection made of fabric remnants to reduce material waste.
Chung-Rowe is a London based hand-crafted clothing line and punchneedle lifestyle products. Her new punchneedle collection offers beautiful home interior items like rugs, mats and cushions.
Edy and Bridge
Edy and Bridge is an independent fashion brand, eco conscious. They design, make and sell all their own clothing. We will have our new autumn range at Sample as well as some one off sample pieces.
Artisan & Fox
Artisan & Fox is an ethical artisan marketplace connecting you to extraordinary craftsmanship by artisans across the World. Their timeless collections are all handcrafted by artisans in Kenya, Burkina Faso, and Afghanistan.
Chan Chan is a London based independent label producing handmade classic styles with a playful twist and unique prints. The focus is on sustainability with many items made from recycled fabrics.
No Shrinking Violet
No Shrinking Violet offers big, bright, bold and surprisingly light weight handmade jewellery. No piece of jewellery is exactly the same as they are all cut from a large designed piece of clay, making each piece unique, individual, wearable art.
From Belo turns materials destined for landfill into beautiful items that celebrate ethical craftsmanship while elevating impoverished communities. They create long-lasting yet timeless fashion accessories that carry kindness in every seam.
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COP26: Designers vs Climate Change – our power as a creative collective
With COP 26 on the horizon, we ask: how can designers come together to tackle climate change? We discuss how the creative industries have the power to tackle difficult issues head-on, push boundaries and become a catalyst for transformative change on a global scale.
No Progress without Design - Designing the future economy
Design skills are worth over £200 bn to the UK, and their value is growing at a faster rate than the wider UK economy. However, under investment and a lack of training puts the UK creative industries in danger of falling behind. How can government and creatives work together to put design and innovation at the heart of industrial and economic strategies?
You Don’t Know What You Got Till It’s Gone - When society lost culture
Covid-19 dealt a terrible blow to the creative industries, but the creativity, versatility and resilience shown has been quite extraordinary with new artistic outlets created and new audiences engaged. How can we harness this renewed appreciation for the arts to grow and innovate within the industry, carving out a new place for the UK on the global stage?
The SDGs and Me – how can creative businesses support the UN sustainable development goals?
The UN created the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) as a universal call to action to end poverty and protect the planet. The 17 SDGs are great goals – but how can we translate them into action in the creative industries? This practical session offers advice on what we can all do in the everyday activities of our businesses to support the UN’s SDGs.
Saturday 18th September | 7 to 10pm
For the first time ever, we’re extending our opening hours on Saturday 18th September until 10pm, for SAMPLE Lates. The evening will include an incredible line-up of DJs and radio hosts from Gilles Peterson’s Worldwide FM. Expect an eclectic mix of global underground music from across the world, as part of a free outdoor party in the new Design District spaces while Design District Canteen serves up delicious food and drink. We’ll see you there.
We're well connected
Tube (North Greenwich)
North Greenwich is in the heart of the Peninsula, operating 24 hours at the weekend and from early 'til late through the week.
Bus (North Greenwich)
North Greenwich bus station is connected to the tube station and is a major hub providing direct links to South East London, Stratford and Central London.
River Boat (North Greenwich Pier)
Travel the scenic route via Uber Boat by Thames Clippers riverboat services to North Greenwich Pier and arrive on The Tide, a new riverside linear park.
Cable Car (Emirates Greenwich Peninsula)
Take flight on The Emirates Air Line; connecting Greenwich Peninsula to the Royal Docks and ExCel London.