Handmade is the best place to find a unique piece of design. This weekend (20 & 21 October), the Budawang Building and Conference Centre at EPIC will be displaying the best of Australian design artisans from the Canberra region and around the country. These designers have spent months putting collections together, selecting materials, handcrafting their products and planning their beautiful stalls so you can find the perfect treasure when you shop at the market. When you arrive, you will find a curated selection of beautiful stalls displaying homewares, fashion, accessories, children’s products, scented indulgences and gifts.

One of the best things about our designers is that they are ready to chat with you about their inspiration, products and experience, so you can find out all about your unique find and take it away in the knowledge that you have supported an Australian artisan. From Spring fashion to jewellery of all styles and tastes, your new wardrobe will  be enhanced by the purchases you make at the market. Your home will also benefit from the textiles, ceramics and accessories that will help you to transform your home from cosy cocoon to open space. Ethical nutritious skincare will also be on display, with a potion for every skin type, all with a story behind them.

And when your bags are full, head to the Coorong Pavilion for a delicious drink, reviving coffee or street food snack. Then you can wander around our Gourmet Food Hall, and try all manner of drinks in the Handmade bar area, taking home luxury pantry items, made and displayed by the producers themselves for your Spring menu. More about the food and drink offerings in our next article so keep reading.

For something truly unique, there are ten limited edition products to celebrate Handmade’s tenth birthday. Scattered among the stalls and also on show on our Handmade stage in the Budawang Building, these products have an Australian theme. You can read more about them HERE. And please don’t forget that to celebrate our birthday, we’re giving away a $100 gift card every hour of the market! All you have to do is make a purchase at any stall of $20 or more in one transaction (limit one per transaction). Write your details on the ticket you receive, place it in the competition barrel on the stage and keep your fingers crossed. See HERE for details.

So, make sure you include Handmade in your plans for this weekend – 10am until 4pm on Saturday and Sunday. Entry is free and parking is free. We’ll see you there!