Our beautiful shop girls are well-rested and ready for 2016, so in time for the reopening of Shop Handmade on 15th January, we thought we’d tell you why Shop Handmade is such a good idea!
The very first Handmade Market was held in 2008 to fill a gap in the market that catered to handmade designers. With just 35 stalls and thousands of shoppers, the Handmade Market became an instant hit. By 2010 Handmade was showcasing over 150 designers but the demand for more Handmade shopping was still high, so the beautiful Shop Handmade was launched.
Nestled on City Walk Boulevard, between the Canberra Centre and the Casino, the Handmade Shop is now a large, beautiful attack on the senses. Friendly and knowledgeable staff, thousands of gifts and plenty of space to browse have made it the success it is today. The passion remains to support small, independent and creative businesses, so you can guarantee your purchase will be Australian made and unique.
Did you know that the market and shop have won multiple awards? Here’s a list of our accolades:
Canberra Business Point – High Growth – Winner
Tourism – Specialised Retail – Commendation
Telstra ACT Start up Award – Finalist
Canberra Business Point – Creative design – WinnerTourism – Specialised Retail – Commendation
Telstra ACT Start up Award – Winner
Telstra STATE Start up Award – Finalist
Canberra Business Point – Creative design – Finalist
Telstra ACT Micro Business Award – Finalist
So you can see, Handmade is a success because of good business, supreme customer service, carefully curated products and a great team.
And if you’re a designer looking for a shopfront, there’s no better place to launch. Contact Handmade to talk about what you have to offer and what we can offer you.