Sir Gregory & Co. Greeting Cards

Here’s who is new at our July Winter Market in Canberra! 

If you are looking for something to do during the colder months, our July winter markets in Canberra are just the thing! With over 250+ stallholders from all over Australia showcasing their wares across three indoor pavilions (all with heating!) each Winter, we are sure you will find some new designers and producers to fall …

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Supporting Australian Made Designers & Producers at the Handmade Canberra EPIC Markets

There is nothing better than hearing the chatter of people as they move through the EPIC markets pavilions, the exclamations of delight from customers as they fall in love with a handmade product and, of course, the tantalising aromas of different cuisines emerging from our Gourmet Food Hall – all the things that make our …

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Gourmet food & drink at the Handmade Market

Discover an amazingly diverse range of gourmet food and drinks from our much-loved gourmet food hall in the Coorong pavilion at the next Canberra market. Whether you are looking for a gourmet food sweet treat, a savoury dish or a refreshing beverage, there’s something for everyone. To get your taste buds tingling, we have curated …

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Retrobub Children's Platypus Long Sleeved Shirt

Why should you buy made in Australia?

The Handmade Market in Canberra is one of Australia’s largest indoor markets, and is the only market in Canberra that is certified with the Australian Made Campaign.  We are champions of supporting products that are Made in Australia, as well as the designers and producers behind those products. We think our Handmade community is amazing …

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Critterarty Australian Made Campaign

4 Easy ways to Support Australian Made Week

The Handmade Canberra Market has been certified with the Australian Made Campaign (AMCL) for a number of years. It is something our team is super proud of given the amazing work that the AMCL do for Australian small businesses, and how passionate we are about all things Australian Made. One of the most amazing initiatives …

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The Best Certified Australian Made Products

By now you may know we are Retail Supporters of the Australian Made Campaign and our market now proudly displays the Australian made logo.  Partnering with the Australian Made Campaign was a logical next step in our mission to support and promote handcrafted Australian made products. We are certified on the basis that our market …

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Ashculme Textiles Scarf

Mother’s Day Last Minute Gifts

Finding gifts for mum can be a daunting task, especially if you’ve left it to the last minute! To give you a helping hand, we’ve put together a collection of talented Australian makers who are offering gift certificates in the lead-up to Mother’s Day. Show just how much your mum means to you this Mother’s …

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Alma Terra Pottery Ceramics Plates

Handmade Mother’s Day Gift Ideas

Mother’s Day is the perfect opportunity to show your mum just how much you love her, by showering her with amazing Handmade gifts. We’ve compiled a gift guide full of Handmade Mother’s Day Gift Ideas to make sure every mum is catered for, and what’s even better is that they are all from Australian Made …

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Introducing our Handmade 2024 Ambassadors

Introducing the Handmade Ambassador Program. This initiative is focused on highlighting those members of our Handmade stallholder community who are particularly passionate about Handmade and building our community. Each of these stallholders have joined us at the market for years (we call them handmade veterans!), and are passionate about all things Handmade. We have tasked …

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Last Minute Gift Ideas – Gift Cards for Him

No matter the occasion, a gift card for him from an Australian small business is bound to impress! With such a wide range of designers and producers in our midst making everything from gin to skin care, you are sure to find the perfect gift for the special men in your life. The designers and …

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Last Minute Gift Ideas for Christmas

If you have been looking for the perfect gift for a special person this Christmas and still haven’t found it, don’t panic! We have done the work for you and found a great range of last minute gift ideas for Christmas from makers that will deliver a gift voucher right to your inbox. Print it …

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Gift Cards Online – Give the gift of choice

If you’re stuck for gift ideas for that someone special in your life, why not give the gift of choice with a gift card online from one of our many talented makers? Gift cards offer the recipient the flexibility for them to choose something they truly love, and our Handmade Directory makes it easy for …

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Meet the Maker: Marrawuy Journeys

Marrawuy Journeys creates contemporary Aboriginal art in the form of paintings, prints, cards, calendars, jigsaw puzzles, and digital products. The owner, Sarah Richards, is a proud Ngiyampaa woman born on Gadigal land and has been living on Ngunnawal and Ngambri country since 2012. In 2015 Sarah was awarded ACT NAIDOC Artist of the year, and …

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Mona-Lisa Ceramics Handmade Cups

Handmade Christmas Gift Ideas for Everyone on your List

T’is the season of giving and we are here to help with Handmade Christmas gift ideas. Nothing beats finding the perfect Handmade gift for family, friends or even yourself (you’ve been good all year so why not treat yourself). We’ve made shopping super easy by gathering together a list of new designers that attended to …

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Albatross Ceramic Handmade Vase

12 Unique Australian gifts you’ll find at the Handmade Market

If the thought of buying gifts leaves you overwhelmed and wondering what you are going to buy for your loved ones, don’t worry, we have you sorted! Our upcoming Canberra Markets are always bursting at the seams with over 260 designers and producers showcasing unique Australian Gift ideas. Your biggest problem will be stopping at …

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The Leather Trading Co. Duffle Bag

New designers at the Handmade Canberra Christmas Market

The Handmade Canberra Christmas Market is the biggest of our four markets and is the perfect way to get your Christmas shopping sorted. Last year our Christmas Market ran over three big days – 8, 9 & 10 December, 2023 – and over 260 stallholders showcased their products. Our Christmas market is an event each …

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DM Pottery Ceramic Flannel Flower Range

The Best Handmade Gifts in Australia

The Handmade Market is THE place to go for Handmade Gifts in Australia. With such a diverse range of products being made across our thriving community of over 600 Australian makers, you are bound to find something for everyone. As you stroll through our Christmas market each year, you’ll encounter a curated selection of gifted …

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Shannon Dwyer Artist Gifts

18 Handmade Christmas Gifts from Australia that you can send

Finding the perfect Christmas gift to send to loved ones, whether overseas or across our wonderful country, can be tricky but don’t panic. We have you covered each year at our Christmas market, where you’ll find over 260 designers and producers showcasing their Australian Made product. Finding the perfect Christmas gift is easier than ever. …

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Meet the Maker: Sarah Munnings Jewellery

If you’re looking for sustainable and ethical jewellery in Australia, then look no further than Sarah Munnings Jewellery. Sarah hand-makes each piece with recycled materials that are inspired by her customers. She believes everyone has a story to tell and that jewellery can be a powerful way to express oneself. Her jewellery is designed to …

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Zenti Designs King Parrots Print

Celebrating National Bird Week

Australia is home to many amazing bird species, which is why Birdlife Australia organises National Bird Week each year, with the goal of inspiring Australians to take action and get involved in bird conservation efforts. This year, National Bird Week took place between Monday the 16th through to Sunday the 22nd of October, 2023 Each …

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Creating the perfect Spring picnic

Is there anything more beautiful than seeing the buds blossom begin to form and flowers starting to bloom, letting us know that Spring is here and better weather is just around the corner? What better way to relish the change of season than by getting outside in the clean, crisp air, and enjoying a good …

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Chalk n Cheese Clothing

Spring Fashion : Handmade Clothing in Australia

Now that the cold days are behind us, it’s time to pack away your winter woollies because Spring is here! With the arrival of warmer weather, it is the perfect time for a wardrobe refresh, which is why we have created the ultimate Handmade Clothing in Australia guide for you this Spring. Handmade is a …

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Hey Laidy Guitar Strap Australian Made Fathers Day Gift

Australian Made Father’s Day Gifts

With Father’s Day right around the corner it’s time to start thinking about how to spoil your dad this year, and nothing says ‘I love you’ than an Australian Made Father’s day gift. We all know how hard it can be to come up with the ultimate gift for the dad who has everything, but …

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Photo of Fiona from Ashculme Textiles hanging up one of her items on a coat hanger

Meet the Maker: Ashculme Textiles

Step into the world of Ashculme Textiles, where the bond between a mother and daughter fuels their love of sustainable and ethical fashion made from alpaca wool. This duo weave creativity, love, and respect for nature into each handmade piece they make. From cosy cowls and scarves to elegant ponchos and wraps, their collection fuses …

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Salvation Army Blanket Drives Winter Blankets

Donating to the Salvation Army

Helping the homeless by Supporting the Salvation Army Blanket Drive at the Handmade Canberra Market Handmade Canberra are pleased to partner with The Salvation Army each year for the annual Handmade Blanket Drive at their Canberra market, helping them support people suffering hardship. As the temperatures drop, essential winter items such as blankets and warm …

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Headshot of Jewellery Designer Debra Fallowfield

Meet the Maker: Debra Fallowfield

Like many small businesses seem to start, Debra Fallowfield from Fallowfield Jewellery began creating jewellery as a hobby. It was only after moving back to New Zealand as a 32-year-old pregnant, single parent that she kicked off her career as a jeweller – and after nearly 23 years, she’s never looked back. She now works …

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Photo of Cheyenne from the Little Flame Co holding a jar full of candle wax

Meet the Maker: The Little Flame Co

On the surface, The Little Flame Co is a handmade candle and fragrance business that creates coconut soy candles and home fragrance products that fit into any space, with an abundance of fragrances for any mood. But go a little deeper and you’ll find that The Little Flame Co is for home-lovers of all shapes …

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Bandicute's Personalised Easter Egg Hunt Stakes displayed in a garden with Easter eggs.

Celebrate Easter with Handmade Goodies

Our stallholders love preparing for Easter and making sure you don’t miss out! From personalised Easter Egg Hunt signs to Chocolate Bilbies, our stallholders have you covered with handmade Easter gifts, for however you celebrate Easter each year. Who else is egg-cited?! If you’re looking for more Australian made Easter products you can browse from …

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Rise Above Canberra

Rise Above – Capital Region Cancer Relief is an organisation that shines as a beacon of hope for individuals and families facing the daunting challenges associated with a cancer diagnosis. Founded with a vision of alleviating the financial and emotional burdens that accompany a cancer diagnosis, Rise Above has been making a significant impact in …

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The Canberra Distillery Gin

Meet the Maker: The Canberra Distillery

The story of The Canberra Distillery is a tale of years of dedication and continual iteration to perfect a craft.  Tim, the founder of The Canberra Distillery, began distilling as a hobby and tweaked his distilling process over the years through a lot of trial and error. Once he was happy with the results he …

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Nicola Bannerman handmade jewellery canberra

Meet The Maker: Nicola Bannerman

If you were looking for one word that encapsulates the exquisite work of Nicola Bannerman, it would be ‘timeless’.  Her handmade jewellery designs are original and elegant with a contemporary twist. Both her attention to detail and the quality of her work ensure that each piece she makes will last for years to come.  The …

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Gift Me Again Cockatoo Gift Bag

New Designers to find at our October Spring Market in Canberra

We can’t believe we are already getting ready for our Spring market in Canberra on October 28 & 29, 2023. As the sun (hopefully) starts to emerge more frequently, it’s time to shop new season products from our amazing designers. You’ll see brighter colours starting to pop up, as well as items with a more …

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Meet the Maker : Sitting Pretty Designs

Sitting Pretty Designs is an accessory label owned & operated by Melbourne based designer Lesley Curnow. Each piece is crafted by hand, with an emphasis on quality, a unique combination of leather & locally designed textiles, and a little quirkiness! Lesley hand picks every leather hide and textile, the majority of which are made by Australian designers. She works …

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Aya O'Connell wooden Jewellery

Meet the Maker: Aya O’Connell Wooden Designs

Aya O’Connell‘s love of wood lead her to want to showcase it’s warmth and authenticity by producing hand-crafted jewellery. Using ethically sourced Australian wood in her designs, Aya loves to show off the hidden beauty she believes wood holds. The Earrings and Pendants Aya crafts feature Australian botanical designs such as gum leaves, nuts and …

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Upcycled Bottle Art Platter

Sustainable Shopping Made Easy

We are excited to have so many makers in our midst, who have sustainability at the forefront of all they do. Their number one goal is reducing their business’ environmental footprint while creating amazing, high quality products to help make sustainable shopping easier for you! Items destined for landfill are given a magical makeover and …

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Comfy Tails International Dog Day

International Dog Day

As dog parents, we want to give our fur babies the best, and International Dog Day is the perfect occasion to celebrate our four-legged best friends. If you’re excited to spend the day showing your dog just how much you appreciate having them, we have some great ideas on how to celebrate International Dog Day …

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Eggpicnic Wall Art Australia

Australian Made Artwork for your Home Office

​If you have been looking for the perfect piece of Artwork for your home office, look no further. Our directory is filled with a variety of amazing Australian Made artists. Here are a few to get you started: To browse more Australian Made Artwork for you Home Office, be sure to visit our online Directory.

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Delicious organic food and drink to tempt your taste buds

Welcome to the heart of mindful living, where the choice to embrace Australian-made food and beverages, crafted from organic produce, takes center stage. Delve into our online directory, a treasure trove of goodness featuring over 140 food and drink producers from across Australia, offering a delightful array of pure, and often organic delights. Here, you’ll …

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Honey & Glow Body Balm

Celebrating World Bee Day

Did you know that Australian Native Bees are vital for our food supply and are responsible for the pollination of approximately 80% of the food we eat!  Not only that, they also pollinate  one third of the World’s flowers.  That’s why this World Bee Day we are just buzzing with excitement to help spread the …

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Handmade Canberra Market Stallholder Homelea Lass

Join the Handmade Community

Here at the Handmade Canberra Market, we value our market stallholders and are passionate about helping our makers succeed.  We enjoy connecting our customers with Australian designers who provide the highest quality Australian-made products and we love fostering respectful relationships that help our stallholders grow, both personally and professionally.  We are big believers that when …

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Frankie-Emmett National Pet Day

Spoil your pet on National Pet Day

National Pet Day is celebrated every year on April 11 and is a great opportunity to celebrate just how wonderful pets are at bringing an abundance of joy into your life! Here at Handmade we know that pets need more attention than just food and water- they deserve special treatment too – and today we …

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Helen Ashley design

Unique Mother’s Day Gifts – Handmade gift ideas for mum

Handmade is a design paradise. At each of our Canberra Markets the best of Australian design artists from both locally and around the country will be displaying their wares.  Our designers have spent months putting collections together, selecting materials, handcrafting their products and planning their beautiful stalls, to help you find the best Australian Mother’s …

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Australian Homewares Designers

You are bound to find an impressive array of Australian Homewares Designers showcasing their products at each of our Canberra markets. Our homewares designers understand that when decorating our homes, we often seek out pieces that reflect both our styles and personal values. Therefore, they combine a unique blend of quality, sustainability and craftsman ship, …

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Sustainable Fashion and Makers

Handmade Canberra stallholders value ethical and sustainable fashion methods of production when creating their products. The following featured members of the Handmade Community have a strong focus on upcycling and re-purposing pre-loved items. Sustainable Fashion Sustainable Homewares Sustainable Gifts Sustainability is important to us at Handmade Canberra. To learn more about how were are making …

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Celebrating Canberra Day

Canberra is a wonderful city surrounded by mountains and filled with sweeping nature reserves and of course, is home to one of the best Canberra markets – Handmade Canberra!  Today we celebrate Canberra Day 2022 by showcasing some of our most favourite Canberra themed products that celebrate all of the things that make Canberra such …

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Sweet Decadent Desserts

Prepare yourself for an irresistible adventure that captures the very essence of Canberra’s sweet creations through a celebration of taste, art, and sheer talent. Explore a vibrant world where Canberra’s artisan makers transform ordinary ingredients into extraordinary culinary delights, crafting desserts that echo their profound love for inventive flavor combinations and their unwavering dedication to …

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Canberra Regional Tourism Awards 2022

Canberra Region Tourism Award Winner

Handmade Canberra Recognised For Their Resilience and Innovation at the Canberra Region Tourism Awards We are excited to announce that Handmade Canberra was awarded the winner of the Canberra Region Tourism’s Resilience and Innovation award for both 2021 and 2022. The award was first established in 2021 to recognise businesses that have been impacted by COVID-19, …

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Retrobub

Australian Made Children’s Clothes

If you’re looking for amazing Australian Made children’s clothing that are not only stylish but stand the test of time, then look no further! Our designers take the art of dressing your little ones seriously, ensuring that every stitch, every fabric, and every design choice is infused with both love and quality. The result? Amazing …

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Cinnamon and Clove Artisan Soaps and Skincare

9 of the Best Australian Made Natural Skincare Products

Australian Made Natural Skincare Products are taking the beauty world by storm, and for all the right reasons. When it comes to skincare, Australian makers are experts at harnessing the power of their local environment, sourcing potent, native ingredients like Kakadu plum, macadamia oil, and eucalyptus and blending them into Natural Skincare concoctions that nourish …

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