Edmonton market traders star in Netflix film

Documentary highlights female market traders in London

Ameya John-Lewis
Edmonton Green market trader Ameya John-Lewis

A new Netflix film features market traders from Edmonton Green Shopping Centre.

As a part of the Netflix UK Documentary Talent Fund 2022, two market traders from Edmonton Green Shopping Centre have been given a taste of fame.

Markets tend to be very male dominated, but the film showcases women working at markets in London, highlighting their talents, stories, personalities and the market from their eyes.

Ameya John-Lewis, owner of Ameya World Professional Style, and Rakel Ewan-Boulyn, owner of Brothers Fruit and Veg Store, have been working at Edmonton Green Market for years. Throughout the film, both Ameya and Rakel show passion for what they do and the community they serve.

Ameya said: “I love what I do and all the customers I create clothes for. When I make them feel good in what they are wearing, it makes me very happy. I can’t wait to get to work every day.”

Rakel said: “I love it when customers visit as they get a taste of their home while they are here. Not only with the produce we sell but the people, the place and the food. It all just reminds them, as well as us, of being back home and that fills us with immense pride.”

The film, Women Of The Market: London’s Busiest Businesses, is available to watch now via the Netflix YouTube channel.

Rebecca Bird, retail manager at Edmonton Green Shopping Centre, said: “We are truly so proud of Rakel and Ameya. Watching them live was fantastic. They really are such a joy to know and be around and they bring a different element to the market.”