About

Megan, Founder of
Brown Paper Festival

Hi, I’m Megan!

And I’m the founder of Brown Paper Festival.
For the past 6 years I’ve either been running my own business or been part of the team running The Crafters Market. I’m hugely passionate about promoting and supporting small businesses and talented makers. I definitely have a bit of a shopping addiction or, as I like to look at it, ‘supporting the local economy’ !!

I am also a serial crafter ! I’ll try my hand at anything be it Macramé, Cross Stitch, Watercolours or Knitting … but my main love is sewing. Dressmaking is a huge part of my life and you’ll normally find me at my sewing machine or admiring my ever growing fabric stash!

Craft markets are one of my most favourite things as they bring together amazingly talented people and create a community. It’s also such a wonderful way for business owners to interact with their customers, an important part of growing a business! And on the flip side it is also lovely for customers to meet the makers behind their purchases… definitely one of the best things about buying handmade!

About Brown Paper Festival

Brown Paper Festival was started in July 2020, during the weird time that is lockdown! It is the place to discover an inclusive range of handmade businesses, creative inspiration and community spirit.
So whether you are a craft fanatic, shopping lover or enjoy the community feel of events, Brown Paper Festival is for you.

My dream is to create a community that encourages and welcomes, that will become a little family and a wonderful celebration of indie businesses. At the moment, whilst we are all still adhering to government guidelines, it will be taking place online. I’ll be holding online events as well as posting curated content on social media to introduce you to the faces behind the businesses!

Once we return to some sort of normality I can’t wait to start holding ‘in person’ events … they’ll be a bit different to your standard craft market. With indie businesses from in and around Surrey, entertainment, refreshments, workshops and more! I’m going to have lots of time to plan so can’t wait till we can have a wonderful time meeting each other!

So I hope that you’ll support and spread the word … lets make this a warm, friendly community of creativity !