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The October Market


Our October Market is in its advanced planning stages. Hundreds of Australian artisan designers and producers have applied to be a part of the market and we have carefully curated a wonderful selection. 260 small businesses will represent fashion, jewellery, textiles, ceramics, children’s products, art, gifts and food and we can’t wait to share them with you.

Due to be held at EPIC on 20 & 21 October, it will be a celebration of many things. We will be well into the Spring season and our inspiration for the market theme is the season of new life, growth and greenery. As usual, we created a mood board to inspire us, with a colour palette that includes fresh greens, sunshine yellows and duck egg blues. Floral textiles, subtle ceramics, refreshing drinks and scented soaps all appear on the board to represent the market, along with flowers and succulents to ring in the new season. We staged a photoshoot to capture the market theme and our website has taken on this new look. Soon, you will start to see a selection of beautiful products designed by our October stallholders that tie in with the season.

But we have another reason to celebrate. It’s our tenth birthday this Spring and our October Market is our birthday party! We commissioned a pretty line drawing of the iconic Telstra Tower from Adrina at Little Noisy Miner and have adopted it as our birthday graphic. Now we are planning a host of promotions, collaborations and celebrations which we will be sharing over the coming weeks.

Put your party shoes on and head to Handmade on 20 & 21 October to join the celebrations!


Caroline Leevers is responsible for the Handmade brand, including the website, Handmade Style, the newsletter and the online magazine. When she's not hanging out with the lovely Handmade team, she runs Callie & Co Design, a Canberra graphic design studio that crafts brands for small businesses. Her favourite things about Canberra are the seasons (especially Autumn), the big sky, the coffee and the great events.


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  • 11*, 12 & 13DECEMBER 2020
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0402 247 532
EPIC Exhibition Park in Canberra
Flemington Road
Mitchell ACT 2602