The Inspire Market, which took place on Saturday at the Old Power Station in Windhoek, offered the perfect platform for small merchants, designers, speciality-producers and alchemists to showcase and sell their products.
This was the second edition of the event, held under the Inspiration Tables umbrella, which has been taking place since 2017 and presents a true feast of creativity, entertainment and lifestyle experiences.
Frans van Wyk, creator of the market, says the Inspire Market was introduced to meet Covid-19 regulations.
“We did not want the idea to fade, so we looked at the circumstances we find ourselves in and decided to use the platform of Inspiration Tables to create a smaller-scale platform where goods and currency can be exchanged.
“We looked at the template we used to make Inspiration Tables a reality and coupled that with the rules and regulations provided by the Ministry of Industrialisation and Trade to create a space where locals can come together and showcase their products,” he said.
“We saw there were so many businesses that were effected in the same way we were, or even worse.”
Van Wyk said all those who attend the market must adhere to the government-mandated rules and regulations.
“We make sure we sanitise all our shoppers. We check temperatures and we give all shoppers number tags to control the number of people going into the retail space. As long as every shopper and every exhibitor maintains social distancing and wear masks there is nothing to be scared of,” he said.
The next event will be held on 4 July at The Old Power Station in Windhoek. Follow Inspiration Tables on Facebook for more information.