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"My work is a rebellion against the high street's throw away fashion. REDUCE, REUSE, RECYCLE is an excellent motto to live by and if I can encourage people to rejuvenate an old favourite sweater or choose a clutch purse made from recycled fabric then I'll be very happy." Meet Rebecca, the designer behind psychedelic festival fashion brand Dakota Rae Dust, in this month's trader profile. Read more

Best Food & Farmers Market 2017

The Frome Independent has been named Best Food & Farmers Market at the 2017 Western Daily Press Food & Farming awards, beating nominees from across the South West. Read more


Our friends at FarmFestival will be joining us at May's Market to showcase some of their rather brilliant acoustic lineup ahead of their 2017 festival which takes place down the road in Bruton in July. Read more

Trader Profile-Denman & Gould

We chatted to designers Denman & Gould, who work together collaboratively, creating products that combine sculpture, cabinet making and fine art painting. Read more

From market trader to shop keeper

March sees the launch of an exciting venture from one of Frome’s favourite traders. Acclaimed designers Nick Fraser and Polly Bell will open Kobi & Teal - a shop, gallery and workshop - in time for the March market. Read more

December Roundup

It’s been a busy year here at The Frome Independent, and we can’t quite believe that 2016 is now drawing to a close. It’s a time of year when a lot of us take stock of what we’ve been up to over the past 12 months, so we’d thought we’d share our highlights of the year with you, before we get stuck in to planning 2017! Read more

TRADER PROFILE-Elisabeth Barry

We are big fans of Somerset maker Elisabeth Barry’s delicate and contemporary ceramics. Specialising in porcelain homewares and jewellery, Elisabeth can be found in our Designer Maker section on market days. Read more

Market Trader success for Frome butcher

Local farmers and Frome Independent market traders Penleigh Farm have launched a new butchers’ shop in the heart Frome, specialising in locally reared meat and stocked with produce sourced from the monthly market. Read more


After studying a BA in Fine Art Sculpture at Cardiff School of Art and Design where her degree show was a large installation in paper, Tess Wakeling began experimenting with different materials before deciding to set up a business in lighting design. Read more