250 designers and producers will be arriving at EPIC this week to set up their beautiful stalls in time for the beginning of the March Handmade Market. Yes, it’s time again and we can’t wait to welcome them, and you, to the market on Saturday and Sunday from 10am until 4pm. (Please note that the doors will not be open until 10am.)
As usual, two halls will be packed with beautiful designers and producers, showing off the best in Australian homewares, gifts, children’s products, fashion and food. In Part 1 of our tour around the market, we will be looking at Handmade’s designers.
Handmade homewares will not only make a great gift, but they will also take pride of place in your own home. Have a look at regulars LouiseM and Hayden Youlley for ceramics, Lumi, Mi Amor and The Little Flame Co for candles, textiles from 4Leaf Clover and Bob Window and accessories from Crayon Chick and Two Fox Creative. If you’re looking for something brand new, try Li’l Gas for accessories made out of upcycled gas bottles, and Upswitch for upcycled homewares. Turner + Turner will be bringing wood and leather accessories, while Nanna Woo have bowls and plates (and jewellery) in resin. Artwork from newcomers Flora Domestica and Sam Clark Photography will complement our stable of regular artists.
Classical fashion labels will help you to complete your workwear wardrobe with labels such as EllA, Evyie and Eva Cassis providing the basics. If you’re after something bohemian, try Jude or Sheesh and for something totally original, try the beautiful pieces made from photographic fabrics from Zilpah Tart and Harriet Jane. Casual pieces from Zoe Georgiou will set you up for Autumn. And for that truly special occasion, head over to Rockstars and Royalty for stunning gowns.
The little ones in your life will be thrilled by the colour and fun at Handmade. And you’ll be spoiled for choice for items for their rooms, their toy boxes and wardrobes. Teepees from JillyJunior will give them a hideaway. Natural play dough from Happy Hands Happy Heart and cute soft toys from What I Made will keep them occupied. Wombat & Poss will provide the clothing and accessories and Seriously Milestones will add the humour to everyday disasters.
We challenge you to walk away from the Handmade Market without a special treat from one of our amazing artisans producing jewellery, bags and accessories. Hand crafted, artisan and stylish, you won’t be able to resist. Heavenly bags, wallets and purses from new designer, Farrah and intricately crafted hats from Maya Neumann will take care of your accessories. Statement jewellery from K Mueller, Frank Ideas and Time Flies contrasts with delicate pieces by Jane Brown Pearls and Anthaus and quirky embellishments by Crankybot and Tread & Pedals.
SKINCARE & GROOMING
With more scented products, body care, cosmetics and grooming products than ever before, Handmade will have you perfumed and shiny in no time. Pick from the room scents and essential oils by The Essentials Lab and Buddha Bodycare, the make up from Just Lippy and the natural soap from Aedel and Byanne. Men will benefit from The Mister Brand‘s balms and the range by L’Ascari and Honey & Glow will be on hand with honey based skincare.