THE Trader of the week this week is Wendy Hindley of Indico.

We took time out to ask Wendy about her business.

My name : Wendy Hindley

Business name : Indico (co not GO)

Business address:

Upstairs at Scissors

89b High St, Cricklade( please enter through salon).


(more items in shop that aren’t yet online).

Products I offer :

I sell beautiful, colourful handicrafts and wares from India made using traditional techniques, often recycled materials.

Accessories : jewellery, bags, scarves, clothing. Homewares: furniture, lanterns, cushions, throws, blankets, rugs, plus many gifts ideas, crystals, incense and essential oil products.

Best selling item: recycled sari bags

Strangest request: Will have to think and let you know! Somebody did ask if I could source half a dozen Bollywood costumes, does that count?

What’s Cricklade like to operate in? : As a small town, Cricklade is a nice place to live and work and I have some lovely regular customers who are very supportive of my small business. It’s also great to meet people passing through who are walking the Thames Path or visiting the area and the High St is becoming more vibrant with independent businesses, cafes and restaurants. Hayley Goggin who owns the salon downstairs and her team have been so lovely and helpful since I set up here in September 2019.

Anything else to add?: I began my business in 2017 after developing a passion for India and it’s beautiful, colourful, traditional handicrafts, after a few visits to the country. I source my products from small family businesses whom I’ve met, women’s charity organisations and larger businesses who are certified as Fair trade suppliers. The handicraft trade is vital to areas of rural India as it supplies much needed employment. I began on market stalls such as the Corn Hall in Cirencester before finding my small space on Cricklade High St. Many people say they didn’t know I was here as I’m upstairs above the salon, but I’m lucky that I have use of the great window to display my wares. When they discover my shop, many people describe it as ‘an Aladdin’s Cave’ and love searching for unusual treasures. Many of my products are created from recycled materials which also means many pieces are unique.

I post regular news and updates on Facebook

and Instagram @indicoonline and try to get the word around about my business as much as I can.

I currently open on Thursday, Friday, Saturday from 10am - 2pm but am happy to book in other times if people get in touch.