WHAT’S NEW AT HANDMADE
We’re very excited about our finalised list of designers and producers for the October Market, 20 & 21 October at Exhibition Park. It takes a lot of time to curate the right balance of products, so we have a broad but not over-full range in each category, and there is something for everyone.
This time we have covered the categories of homewares (including ceramics and textiles), fashion, accessories (including jewellery, bags and shoes) and children’s products (including toys, clothing and nursery). We have things for your pets, a wealth of choice for men and a range of ethical and natural skincare. In the Food Hall you can find larder staples, delicious sweet and savoury snacks, a varied line-up of street food, and drinks to suit every taste from fresh juice and kombucha through to local wines and expertly distilled spirits.
Among our 260 stallholders will be over 40 who have not been to the Handmade Market before. Making their debut across all categories, our new designers and producers have some inspiring items to share and we can’t wait to introduce them to you.
Within the category of accessories, we have two new jewellers with pieces that have got the Handmade office excited. Love Astrid will be bringing bold and colourful jewellery for those with a statement to make, while Christine Batocchio’s subtlety of colour will appeal to those with a minimal aesthetic. And hold off from spending that shoe budget for the moment. You’ll want to save it for a pair from Pendragon Shoes.
For the children, new locals, Bandicute, combine illustration and printmaking to produce Australian inspired clothing for kids, and quirky wooden bow ties by Auswood will appeal to the guys.
Kittila, a favourite from the Handmade Shop days, will be making her debut at EPIC with stunning ceramics in a range of fresh colours and neutrals, along with artwork in similar designs.
In the Gourmet Food Hall newcomers, Cider Tonic, are bringing something that will pep you up – a super-charged apple cider vinegar that is packed full of superfoods & digestive enzymes. If you’re more into indulgence, head to new street food stall, Frank & Harry’s, who will be serving up delicious toasted sandwiches and irresistible ice cream. Bread lovers will be happy to see Remy’s Bakery – specialists in sourdough.
But please don’t just take our word for it. Head to the directory and read the profiles of our newcomers for yourself. All of the new designers and producers can be found HERE. Start making that shopping list – it’s going to be a long one!