The Village Markets

The Village Markets

Boutique Fashion & Lifestyle Market for Creative Entrepreneurs - Burleigh Heads, Gold Coast & Stones Corner, Brisbane Queensland

Stall Profile :: Coral + Brass

This week we chat to new stallholders Amber Papenfus and Jenna Hattingh of homewares label, Coral + Brass. You guys are best friends, how and why did you decide to…

This week we chat to new stallholders Amber Papenfus and Jenna Hattingh of homewares label, Coral + Brass.

You guys are best friends, how and why did you decide to go into business together?

We are both teachers and on the first day of our December holidays we decided to holiday in Bali, with the hope of relaxing but also to feed our love of homewares. We hoped to bring home some coastal beauties from the Indonesian workshops.

It was there that we stumbled across a brasserie which made beautiful hooks, drawer pulls and statement pieces that we couldn't resist. We ended up buying a whole heap of goodies for our own home. But, that afternoon we got chatting poolside, and decided that so many other Gold Coast homes would love these too! We went back and are now in the process of designing our own designs as well as bringing back their unique designs.

Do you both have a creative background?

We both met at University in 2009 whilst studying art. Jenna was studying a business degree with electives in Fine Art, while I (Amber) studied a bachelor of Digital Media, majoring in Fine Art.

Since then we have shared a love of being creative. We spent our university days styling wedding shoots, creating art and playing with a bit of photography. We now use teaching as our creative outlet.

Jenna teaches Art in High School and I incorporate art into my lessons as a Primary School teacher, which we both love!

Tell us about your brand name, how did this come about?

We were sitting in a Balinese hotel room brainstorming names while staring at our beautiful brass. We really wanted to incorporate brass into our name as they are our staple pieces, but we wanted to allude to our love of the Coast and seaside interiors. We decided to choose Coral + Brass because a lot of our designs are inspired by the ocean (and my sisters name is Coral haha).

What can we expect to find at your stall this Sunday at TVM 16 February?

We are currently stocking brass hooks and drawer pulls in a range designs such as pineapples, palms and sea shells. We have also just had some beautiful palm door plaques, pineapple door knockers and stunning brass bottle openers arrive! Our items come in an antique brass colour or brushed gold, which is just beautiful!

 

What inspires you creatively?

We go through creative phases. We started being obsessed by wedding decor, floral arrangements and stylised photography. As we moved to being homeowners, we found a new infatuation with homewares, renovations and beautifully designed spaces.

We both have different styles. Jenna loves French and Hamptons inspired living, while I love more coastal, relaxed beach house designs.

One thing we both have in common is our appreciation of a beautiful brass statement piece!

Do you work from home, an office or creative workspace? 

Currently we work from both our homes. Jenna does all our marketing and social media and I work on the logistics, stocking and shipping.

Do you implement any sustainable practices within your company, if so tell us about this?

We are currently sourcing recycled postage packaging and gift bags, as well as recycled business cards.

Do you collaborate with any other local businesses?

We are in the process of talking with some local businesses on the Gold Coast. Stay tuned!

Why did you choose TVM as a platform for your business?

I have been a Burleigh/Miami local for over 20 years and have spent many weekends strolling through TVM on the hunt for my next original purchase.

We love that TVM values innovation, and supports local, small business.

We also know that the people of TVM will just love our curated collection as much as we do!

Where’s your favourite local coffee haunt?

Barefoot Barista or Canvas

Favourite book?

The Barefoot Investor - so easy to read and so practical!

Favourite podcasts?

Joe Rogan is a goody!

Favourite way to unwind?

Beachside, with a coffee in hand or homewares window shopping.

Websites or profiles you’re loving for business inspiration right now?

Three Birds Renovations is our ultimate fave!

What’s your favourite TVM stall, if you have one?

Brother Nature - because he is my brother, ha.

Find the girls from Coral + Brass at TVM this Sunday 16 February and you can also find them online, here.

 

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TVM Preview :: Sunday 16 Feb ’20

The forecast for market day is looking good! We’re excited to be bringing you an epic line-up of boutique market stalls by local creatives, street eats, live tunes, Rack Sales…

The forecast for market day is looking good! We’re excited to be bringing you an epic line-up of boutique market stalls by local creatives, street eats, live tunes, Rack Sales and good vibes again this weekend.

Come and hang with us this Sunday 16 February from 8:30am until 1pm on at Burleigh Heads State School.

Bring your re-useable totes and cups, or you can pick-up some of our good vibes market merch at our TVM tent.

Street food this Sunday includes by Babyitscoldoutside, Hungarian Food Factory, Jabbawocky Grind, Little Sprinkles Bakery, Matsu Shaved Ice, Monkey Magic, MySEN, Pressery Co, Raw Earth Organic, The Weiner Haus, Wildflower and more.

New stalls include foodie Roaming Wild, plus Aora Voyage, CANNABELLA, Coral + Brass, P.S Phone Straps, Sonny & Evie Nursery and Bed Linen, The Boy and I and YAM Mala Beads.

Plus all of your faves including Coastal Coral Co, Danny Santangelo, DESERT WANDERER, Divine Creatures Jewellery, Drift Trading Co, emi, Forgotten Modern, Frankly my dear, Good Intentions Co., Huckleberry Flowers, Irla Bikini, It's Coco and Peach, Jbk, Krystella Australia, Limbo, Little Leas, Lotus and Luxe Jewellery, Louv, manning made, Nicotte, Olas Supply Co., Pass Around the Smile,, Petals & Cream, RBYSTUDIOS, Sand and Stone, STEVIE JEAN, SUNLOVERS & Co, Ted & Patrick, The Lobster Shanty, The SunLounge, thrown, Wolf and Clay, Zeffa and Fosse, ZELLA SWIM, Zoozap Eyewear and more.

Catch live music by Amy Roberts and Lily Budiasa under the trees.

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Tunes at TVM :: Sunday 16 Feb ’20

Catch live music by Lily Budiasa and Amy Roberts this Sunday 16 February at TVM Burleigh Heads. 8:30am – 10:30am Amy Roberts 11am – 1pm Lily Budiasa Plus busking by…

Catch live music by Lily Budiasa and Amy Roberts this Sunday 16 February at TVM Burleigh Heads.

8:30am - 10:30am Amy Roberts
11am - 1pm Lily Budiasa

Plus busking by Ella Belfanti and Saorise Harding.

TVM | Sunday 16 February 2020 | 8:30am - 1pm | Burleigh Heads State School

 

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TVM Startup Stall :: OnlyOne The Label

This weeks TVM Startup Stall recipient is Christina Cassaniti and her label, OnlyOne the Label. Christina started OnlyOne The Label out of a pursuit to find the perfect loungewear set….

This weeks TVM Startup Stall recipient is Christina Cassaniti and her label, OnlyOne the Label.

Christina started OnlyOne The Label out of a pursuit to find the perfect loungewear set.

At the time she was living with a male housemate who would often have his mates over without warning. She felt self- conscious about having to greet them in her ‘not so attractive sleepwear’ (cue, an old oversized t-shirt and shorts that were falling apart due to a thousand washes) it was in these moments that she thought to herself ‘there needs to be sleepwear accessible to women that allows them to still feel beautiful and on trend whilst being comfortable enough for lounging’ - Amen to that we say!

Christina set of on a mission to find the perfect loungewear set she could sleep in, lounge in and feel beautiful in for those un-expected visitor's. To her dismay she could not find anything that matched this description. It was then she knew she had to do something - other women would also need a product of this nature.

She began crafting OnlyOne The Label - which Christina says has become a go to product for women around the world, it's become the OnlyOne they want to take to bed.

Do you have a creative background and what were you doing prior to launching your own business?

Before starting my label I was a fashion buyer and designer for 6 + years working for some of Australia's largest fashion houses. I also have a degree in Business.

Tell us about your brand name, how did this come about?

It's actually a funny story, if you believe in destiny and receiving signs from the universe. I was out for a river walk one Sunday something I loved doing, I knew I was going to start my label, I had envisaged the product, the brand personality and the vision I had for creating a brand community however, was still stuck on a name. I was saying to my friend at the time I would love a sign from the universe and at that moment I saw a massive yacht coming down the river and it was the most beautiful thing I've ever seen, big white, luxurious, oozing lifestyle and class, I immediately could see my customer lying out the front in her loungewear and I caught the name on the side of the yacht it was called - OnlyOne the way it was written in cursive on the yacht I knew that was it, that was my sign and that was the start of my OnlyOne journey. Since that day that name holds so many different meanings for me - I love it!

That is very uncanny! Tell us about the collection we can expect to find at your stall at TVM next Sunday 16 February in Burleigh Heads?

Our SS19/20 collection consists of 8 x styles a mixture of matching sets, nightdresses and a beautiful robe.

What inspires you creatively?

So much, I draw a lot of inspiration from my general surroundings, from art, homewares and architecture. I love getting texture and colour inspiration from homewares and of course I draw inspiration from books - I love reading fashion books, blogs and magazines.

Do you work from home, an office or creative workspace?

I have my own home studio it's a super light and airy space and provides a lot of creative inspiration and flow. When I feel like I need a change of scenery I work from my local cafe.

Do you implement any sustainable practices within your business, if so tell us about this?

Sustainability is something I'm really passionate about and I definitely try to implement a lot of small practices into my business.

Firstly, the fabrics I choose to work with, I'm really selective about working with the most sustainable fabrics. OnlyOne is a slow fashion label, we don't produce four collections a year we simply produce 2 x collections to reduce consumerism and slowly break the fast fashion cycle.

We also use compostable mailers with all orders as well as using less packaging, whilst still delivering on a beautiful product.

Sustainability for me is about making a choice, I can't claim to be 100% sustainable but OnlyOne is always evolving and taking steps in the right direction in order to have a more ethical and meaningful existence.

Do you collaborate with any other local Gold Coast or Brisbane businesses?

Not at this moment, however, watch this space.

Why did you choose TVM as a platform for your business?

I've been a local TVM market goer myself for years now. I love how much creativity and inspiration is prevalent in one place. I also have so much admiration for all of the amazing brands I have watched grow into powerhouses since starting their journey with TVM.

Where’s your favourite local coffee haunt?

Industry Beans in Newstead - Brisbane

Favourite book?

Ikigai

Favourite podcasts?

Super Soul Conversations, Goop & Offline with Alison Rice.

Favourite way to unwind?

Lounging around my house in a pair of OnlyOne's, diffuser going, a good book in hand or listening to a podcast and journaling.

Websites or profiles you’re loving for business inspiration right now?

Superwomen we aint with Janine Allis & Maggie Hartley podcast, loveee these two ladies!

What’s your favourite TVM stall, if you have one?

House of Paloma - what a vibe!! Love their style!

Find Christina and OnlyOne the Label next Sunday 16 February at TVM or online, here.

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Muse over Local Talent Today at TVM

Today’s market is literally bursting with goodness from local businesses across the Coast. Check out the lineup and plan those wishlists folks! There’s gourmet eats to devour, whilst listening to…

Today's market is literally bursting with goodness from local businesses across the Coast. Check out the lineup and plan those wishlists folks! There's gourmet eats to devour, whilst listening to dreamy live local music and raiding the rack sales. Make a morning of it and get down to soak up the good vibes.

Sunday 02.02.20 at Burleigh Heads State School 8.30AM-1PM

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Stall Profile :: Lunar Vibrations

A thoughtful gesture by a client prompted former Beauty Therapist Triss Clark’s passion for crystals and she hasn’t looked back. Find Triss and her ethically sourced crystal business Lunar Vibrations,…

A thoughtful gesture by a client prompted former Beauty Therapist Triss Clark's passion for crystals and she hasn't looked back. Find Triss and her ethically sourced crystal business Lunar Vibrations, at TVM this Sunday 2 February in Burleigh Heads and read on to find out more about her journey.

"Just before I started Lunar I was managing a Beauty Salon in North Brisbane. I was going through a really hard time and struggling a lot with anxiety. One of my staff members was really spiritual and would always be wearing crystal jewellery and have crystals in her bra. She would give me little tumbled crystals to keep in my bra throughout the day and I started to notice how they affected my mood in a positive way, I felt like my world and perspective began to completely change. In April 2017 I decided to start Lunar Vibrations as a side hustle. I wanted to be able to offer people these amazing creations from Mother Earth with the hopes they help others as much as they have helped me."

We're looking forward to welcoming you to TVM for the first time this Sunday Triss! Tell us more about what you were doing prior to Lunar Vibrations?

I am a qualified Beauty Therapist and I worked in the industry for 7 years. Which is a completely different path to what I am now on!

Is this business your full-time gig, or a side hustle?

Lunar is my full time job, I took the leap in August 2019 to quit my 9-5 job to follow my dreams!

Is there a particular meaning behind the business name?

It took me a while to decide on a business name. I knew I wanted a reference to the energy and the vibrations that the crystals hold in the name, then one night I had a dream and was told I need to also reference the moon. Then I decided on Lunar Vibrations. I feel very connected to the moon and crystals, so I thought it was a perfect name to represent my business and also me.

What can TVM goers expect to find at your stall on Sunday?

Crystals, crystals and more crystals!

We have pieces ranging from small pocket size to large statement pieces.

I love the idea that you can carry a small piece of magic with you throughout the day or style a bigger piece with a plant, candle and some coffee table books. My crystals look amazing as decor pieces, and you are also bringing that beautiful energy into your home.

What inspires you creatively?

Being out in nature.
When I'm struggling with inspiration I usually grab a crystal, head straight to the waterfall near my house and just reconnect with nature and clear my mind.

Do you work from home, an office or creative workspace?

I work from home, Lunar HQ is a small room filled with my crystals and plants!

Do you implement any sustainable practices within your company, if so tell us about this:

Our pieces are ethically sourced directly from the mines and wells in India. It is really important to me to know exactly where my crystals are coming from and that I am not supporting child labour or unfair working conditions for the miners, which is unfortunately quite common in the crystal world.

Do you collaborate with any other local GC/Brisbane businesses?

I don't, however that is something I would love to do!

Why did you choose TVM as a platform for your business?

"I was doing a lot of research on different markets around the coastal areas and when I came across TVM's Instagram, I decided to make a day trip to the Gold Coast to check it out. It was exactly the type of market I have been looking for to fit my brand and I absolutely loved the vibe and the people."

Favourite book?

I am currently reading Super Attractor by Gabrielle Bernstein, such a great book and simple and easy practices to help change your mindset!

Favourite podcasts?

I don't actually listen to podcasts, something I wanted to get into in 2020.

Favourite way to unwind?

Sitting outside in the afternoon watching the birds in my yard or hanging out with my cats watching Netflix.

What’s your favourite TVM stall, if you have one?

Lakiki Jewellery

Connect to Lunar Vibrations online, here and on Instagram, here.

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Tunes at TVM :: Sunday 2 February ’20

Catch live tunes by this Sunday at TVM under the trees by touring artist James Bennett and local lady legend, Lily Budiasa. 8:30am – 10:30am – Lily Budiasa 11am -…

Catch live tunes by this Sunday at TVM under the trees by touring artist James Bennett and local lady legend, Lily Budiasa.

8:30am - 10:30am - Lily Budiasa
11am - 1pm - James Bennett

TVM is on Sunday 2 February from 8:30am until 1pm at Burleigh Heads State School.

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James Bennett by Emma Jade Photography

Lily Budiasa by Natalie McComas

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Stall Preview :: Sunday 2 February ’20

TVM is hitting Burleigh Heads this Sunday and we’re excited! On Sunday 2 February, shop to the sound of epic live tunes by two very talented musicians, including touring artist…

TVM is hitting Burleigh Heads this Sunday and we're excited!

On Sunday 2 February, shop to the sound of epic live tunes by two very talented musicians, including touring artist James Bennett and local lady legend Lily Budiasa.

Food stalls include Baby It’s Cold Outside, Cuzzie Pies, Greens on Grains, Jabbawocky Grind, Little Sprinkles Bakery, Matsu Shaved Ice, Monkey Magic, Raw Earth Organic, Smoothjuice, The Weiner Haus, Wildflower and more.

Stalls include S W E E T Child of Mine, A Happy Home, Arvia Active, Billy Vintage, Blonde Bohemian, Bracewell, CRUMPLE Eco, DESERT WANDERER, Dolce Organico, Drift Trading Co, Duke The Label, Forgotten Modern, Golden Sunrise Activewear, House Of Casablanca, Irla Bikini, Krystella Australia, Lavender Grae, Liineage, Limbo, Little Leas, Lotus and Luxe Jewellery, Lunar Vibrations, Nicotte, Olas Supply Co., Petals & Cream, Queen Justine Vintage, RBYSTUDIOS, Rustic Peppermint, SUNLOVERS & Co., Sunstained, The Beige Studio, the no bake company, thepod.me, thrown., VASH, Wolf and Clay, Wolf and Clay, Zeffa and Fosse, ZUZU & CO and more.

Plus don’t miss our famous pre-loved Rack Sales and live music by Lily Budiasa (8:30am – 10:30am) and James Bennett (11am – 1pm).

Pickup your Good Vibes merchandise at our info tent for all of your ‘kind’ market morning essentials.

TVM is on Sunday 2 February from 8:30am until 1pm at Burleigh Heads State School.

Tag your photos, we’d love to see them @thevillagemarkets #thevillagemarkets

Image - a 'vintage' TVM shot by Nat McComas x

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Summer Sundays Shopping at TVM

We’re back at Burleigh for the second market of the year with a lineup of local talent, live tunes and plenty of good vibes. A morning at TVM is the…

We're back at Burleigh for the second market of the year with a lineup of local talent, live tunes and plenty of good vibes. A morning at TVM is the perfect place to meet your mates or hang with the fam. See you soon!

See you today Sunday 19 January at Burleigh Heads State School 8.30AM-1PM

 

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TVM Preview :: Sunday 19 January ’20

Come and join us for another Sunday well spent at TVM, this weekend! You’ll find us at Burleigh Heads State School this Sunday 19 January with boutique market stalls in…

Come and join us for another Sunday well spent at TVM, this weekend!

You'll find us at Burleigh Heads State School this Sunday 19 January with boutique market stalls in fashion, vintage, art, homewares and design, delicious street food stalls, pre-loved Rack Sales, live music and good vibes.

Food stalls include Alegna Woodfire Pizza, Baby It’s Cold Outside, Greens on Grains, Hungarian Food Factory, Jabbawocky Grind, Little Sprinkles Bakery, Matsu Shaved Ice, Mio Wrap, Monkey Magic, MySEN, Raw Earth Organic, Smoothjuice and Wildflower Pattiserie.

New stalls this Sunday include Bracewell, EMI, Friday At Five Apparel, House Of Casablanca, Prickle Free and Sunstained.

Plus all your fave stalls including Arvia Active, Attic Vintage, AU FAIT LIVING, Australiana the label, Azolla Lifestyle, Bali Batik at Home, Blonde Bohemian, Crawford & Co Handmade, CRUMPLE Eco, DESERT WANDERER, Divine Creatures Jewellery, Drift Trading Co, Dust, Forgotten Modern, Frankly my dear, , Golden Sunrise Activewear, Good Intentions Co, Haize the label, Huckleberry Flowers, It's Coco & Peach, Jbk, Krystella Australia, La Carolina, Lakiki, Limbo, Lobo Workshop, Loca Sportswear, Lotus and Luxe jewellery, manning made, Max and Koda, My Little Glass Jar, Nicotte, Nomad, Palmah, Petals & Cream, RBY STUDIOS, Rustic Peppermint, Scent of a Rebel, STEVIEJEAN, SUNLOVERS & Co., The Lobster Shanty, The Milkmaid's Closet, thrown., Wolf and Clay, Zeffa and Fosse, Zoozap Eyewear and more.

Lifeline Retail Stores will be joining us for a huge pop-up vintage shop this weekend. Lifeline is a national charity providing Australians with 24 hours crisis support and suicide prevention services.

Climate Wave will also be back this Sunday helping us achieve our zero waste goal, by monitoring our waste stations.

Be sure to reduce your waste by bringing your own keep-cup, water bottle, re-useable cutlery and tote bag, or you can purchase all of these items from TVM this Sunday at our info tent (or online, here)

Tag your pics @thevillagemarkets #thevillagemarkets

TVM | Sunday 19 January 2020 | 8:30am – 1pm | Burleigh Heads State School

All images by Create with Frankie

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TVM Startup Stall :: Sunstained

Prior to every market, TVM offers a Startup Stall package to one new business that catches our eye. It’s our opportunity to ‘give back’ and support the up and comers,…

Prior to every market, TVM offers a Startup Stall package to one new business that catches our eye. It’s our opportunity to ‘give back’ and support the up and comers, the locals doing great things with heart, in the creative industry.  

This week, our Start-up Stall recipient is Lisa Hu and her label Sunstained. Read on to find out more and you can find Sunstained at TVM this Sunday 19 January.

Hi Lisa, congrats on receiving our TVM Standout Stall initiative for your first TVM this Sunday! We’re looking forward to meeting you. Tell us about how Sunstained was born?

Sustained came about from my passion for girl's empowerment, specifically in third world countries. I wanted to create a brand that supports our fellow superstars, no matter how far they might be from us. Educating girls has been proven to be one of the best ways to improve economies, fight climate change, and create a more fair and equal world.

I wanted a brand that was more than just fashion, but wearable art, if you will. The sun, the beach and the wonderful array of talented women that roam this planet inspire all of the designs!

Have you always been creative?

I have a background of illustration and graphic design, which I have only just begun to translate onto textiles. I also specialise in watercolour painting, and spend a lot of time painting dog ‘pawtraits’!

Is this business your full-time gig?

I also host watercolour workshops at The Craft Parlour on the GC and pick up freelance design projects on the side.

Tell us about your brand name, how did this come about?

I played around with the word “sun” for ages, because I knew that was the best reflection of my style, aesthetic and vision.

Then I happened to be listening to a song called “Lovestained” by Hope Tala. I knew straight away that Sunstained was perfect for me. I never looked back!

We have our eyes on your beautiful headscarves, tell us more about the products you offer?

Currently I sell silky headscarves illustrated by me, as well as enamel pins, and 100% cotton tote bags dyed using turmeric and hand printed with linoblocks.

I made some jumbo scrunchies from the offcuts of the headscarf fabric and also from thrifted fabric.

Soon I’d like to start designing clothing, specifically comfortable dresses made of sustainable materials such as recycled cotton, hemp, bamboo, and Tencel.

What inspires you creatively?

My biggest inspiration is definitely nature; I find that a walk on the beach always leaves me buzzing with new ideas, as well as travelling and seeing cool new places. I’m constantly inspired by the different colours and patterns different cultures use, and my Asian background has really helped me appreciate that.

Do you work from home, an office or creative workspace?

I work from home mostly, in a room decked out with prints and artworks from floor to ceiling!

Do you implement any sustainable practices within your company, if so tell us about this?

My products are packaged in 100% biodegradable compostable plastic, hand sewn on the GC, and printed locally using water based pigments and dyes with minimal waste.

Like TVM, I’m working toward zero waste and for this reason you’ll find pretty minimal packaging on my products. But it’s what’s inside that counts!

Favourite podcasts?

My favorite podcast has to be the Deliciously Ella podcast, which covers a range of interesting topics like nutrition, sleep, and psychology.

A close second would be Girlboss Radio by Sophia Amoruso; anything that includes women killing it in business has my attention!

Thanks so much Lisa!
You can shop Lisa’s products and say hello this Sunday 19 January at TVM, or visit the online shop, here.

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Stall Profile :: Friday at Five

Growing up in the same small coastal town on the NSW South Coast, Andy and Eva fell in love 15 years ago and their life since then has included road-tripping…

Growing up in the same small coastal town on the NSW South Coast, Andy and Eva fell in love 15 years ago and their life since then has included road-tripping around Australia, working, buying a home and raising their three young daughters. Four years ago, amidst wrangling a 2 year old with another baby on the way, they decided to start their new side-hustle a men's apparel clothing company, Friday at Five.

What prompted you to start your men's apparel company, Friday at Five?

Andy was a casual employee of a contracting company as an operator for a local coal mine. At the time there was a lot of uncertainty within the coal industry, we decided it was time to think about the future. Also around the same time Andy had an interest in independent clothing brands, following a lot on social media, we fell in love with the idea of creating our own label, something unique that was ours.

With Eva being an artist and able to create our designs, we though this was an achievable small business we could successfully run from home. We didn't tell anyone of our plans, friends and family weren't in the know purely because this was our plan that we believed in, we didn't want to be influenced in anyway, be it positively or negatively, by those closest to us. We had to back ourselves and trust our gut.

Friday At Five was born!

Months of planning, learning on the run, sourcing manufactures, printers, brainstorming design concepts, logo's, building websites, all while Andy was working overtime shifts to cover the costs involved with starting a new business.

We also welcomed the birth of our second daughter, Layla, in this time. To be completely honest we were out of our depth and had no clue what we were doing. But we were having fun, embracing the challenge and enjoying the journey.

Our first tee's went to print in February 2016 and since, thanks to all of our customers who have trusted in us and purchased our products, we now have and continue to sell Australia wide to every state and territory. Tasmania was the last to come on board in 2018.

We now have created over 40 different limited release designs over a range of products! We are continuously learning and evolving.

The journey continues!

What is your creative background/qualifications?

I (Eva) am our artist (self taught).

I have always loved art (drawing/painting) but when it comes to the digital side of art I was completely in the dark, so I learnt on the go how to use Adobe Illustrator, so that our designs could be ready to print, I'm getting better and more confident with the program and have improved dramatically in these last 4 years!

Andy is the ideas man, his mind is constantly ticking and he is always shooting ideas at me and things he wants me to get down on paper because he has a strong feeling that they will go well! So far he has been pretty spot on and all our art inspired gear has been really well received!

Four years on, is this business your sole income or do you still have a full-time gig?

Andy has still got a full-time job in the mines, I'm a stay at home mum to three kids, so I fully run the business from home. Our aim is for this to be our full-time gig! Hopefully in the not too distant future.

Tell us about the name Friday at Five, how did this come about?

The name represents the weekend, yes, but more than that it's the feeling you get when you're no longer working, you're on your own time, free to do what ever it is you love, be with whoever you choose!

Tell us more about the products you are currently offering?

Our apparel is art inspired limited run designs, we never reprint designs keeping them unique!

We have tees, muscles, singlets, hats, long-sleeve tees, hoodies, crews, button up 'flanno' and beanies.

We also sell original artwork, hand painted one of a kind skateboard deck art coated in resin so it can be used as an art-piece or as a functional board.

What inspires you creatively?

I just love art!

It's always been a part of my life and even if we did not have FAF, I would still be drawing or painting!

Do you work from home, an office or creative workspace?

From home. A lot of the time on the floor, on the lounge, kitchen table, occasionally while in bed. Always surrounded by our kids.

Do you implement any sustainable practices within your company, if so tell us about this?

We use recycled paper bags and we are moving into 100% biodegradable and compostable mailers in place of plastic.

Do you collaborate with any other local GC/Brisbane businesses?

Our screen printers are PSI Screen Printers located on the Gold Coast

Why did you choose TVM as a platform for your business?

We have family that live in Byron Bay and we have herd really great things about the stalls and overall vibe of the market. We have a really strong customer base in QLD (Gold Coast/Brisbane area especially). We wanted to expand our markets outside of NSW and TVM seemed like a great way to do that!

Where’s your favourite local coffee haunt?

Asser House in Scone NSW do one of the best Dirty Chais!

Favourite book?

So hard! I love so many but one of them is - Ivory by Tony Park

Favourite podcasts?

The Joe Rogan Experience and The Basement Yard

Favourite way to unwind?

Outside with my family, music, BBQ and a few drinks.

Thanks Eva and Andy!
You can find Friday at Five at TVM this Sunday 19 January 2020 and online, here.

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Tunes at TVM :: Sunday 19 Jan ’20

Join us for live tunes by three talented songstresses this Sunday 19 January at TVM Burleigh Heads. 8:30am – 9:30am Georgia Grace Knight 9:45am – 11:15am Sam Buckingham 11:30am -…

Join us for live tunes by three talented songstresses this Sunday 19 January at TVM Burleigh Heads.

8:30am - 9:30am Georgia Grace Knight
9:45am - 11:15am Sam Buckingham
11:30am - 1pm Amy Roberts

Make sure you bring your own keep cup and re-useable bags, or you can purchase some TVM merchandise at our information tent on Sunday, or online here.

TVM | Sunday 19 January 2020 | 8:30am - 1pm | Burleigh Heads State School

Georgia Grace Knight

Georgia Grace Knight is a 21 year old singer songwriter from the Gold Coast. Five of her original songs have been finalists in national songwriting contests including the prestigious Australian National Songwriting Contest and the Tamworth National Country Music Songwriting Contest. Her original song Runaway was a featured entry in the 2018 QLD Music Awards. This year she was a finalist in the Ekka Country Music Showdown as well as being chosen to take in the Big Sky Girls program which is a government funded initiative and creative mentoring program for young up and coming female artists from regional areas.

 

 


Sam Buckingham

Ex-Sydney, now local to the Byron Bay area, Sam Buckingham is gaining a reputation as one of Australia’s most compelling folk artists. Her album ‘I’m A Bird’ was long listed for the esteemed Australian Music Prize and, after touring the country to support it’s release, Buckingham sojourned to Latin America spending 18 months penning songs for her latest independent offering, “The Water”. She’s toured alongside the likes of Katie Noonan, Washington, Kasey Chambers and Lior and graced the stages of iconic Australian festivals such as The National, Peats Ridge and Blue Mountains Folk Festival.

 

 

 

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People of TVM :: Sunday 5 January ’20

We love our TVM community, here’s some folk happily shopping last weekend at TVM! Thanks to everyone who bought a tote bag to support our bush fire appeal donation -…

We love our TVM community, here's some folk happily shopping last weekend at TVM! Thanks to everyone who bought a tote bag to support our bush fire appeal donation - you guys are the best!

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Hello 2020! First Market of the Year Today at Burleigh

We’re kicking off 2020 with the first market of the year today at Burleigh. Come soak up the good vibes and enjoy street eats and boutique shopping in the sun….

We're kicking off 2020 with the first market of the year today at Burleigh. Come soak up the good vibes and enjoy street eats and boutique shopping in the sun.

We'll be donating 100% of Good Vibes Tote and Market Finds & Good Vibes Market Bag sales to the Red Cross Australia today in support of bushfire aid.

Sunday 5 January 2020 at Burleigh Heads State School 8.30AM-1PM

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Market Finds & Good Vibes

Our brand new giant Market Finds & Good Vibes bags will be available this Sunday 5 January at TVM! Come and check them out, along with our double insulated drink…

Our brand new giant Market Finds & Good Vibes bags will be available this Sunday 5 January at TVM! Come and check them out, along with our double insulated drink bottles, coffee cups and more! Find us at the TVM info tent near the music. Recycle and re-use in 2020!

TVM merch is also available to purchase via our website, here.

 

 

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We’re kicking off 2020 at TVM this Sunday!

Happy New Year, friends! We’re bringing you the first TVM of the year, this Sunday 5 January at Burleigh Heads State School where you will find a selection of boutique…

Happy New Year, friends! We're bringing you the first TVM of the year, this Sunday 5 January at Burleigh Heads State School where you will find a selection of boutique market stalls, street food vendors, live music, pre-loved designer and vintage Rack Sales and great Sunday vibes.

Stalls include 88 Fahrenheit, Annette Daley, Blonde Bohemian, DESERT WANDERER, Divine Creatures Jewellery, Dust, Forgotten Modern, Frocktail Party, Gold Coast Longboards, Good Intentions Co., Huckleberry Flowers, Jbk, Krystella Australia, Liineage, Limbo, Little Leas, louv, manning made, Max and Koda, Minarga, Moss & Malibu, Nicotte, Nomad, Olas Supply Co., Queenie's Beeswax Wraps, Rustic Peppermint, Sunday Rae, SUNLOVERS &Co, Ted & Patrick, The Lobster Shanty, thrown, TRES CHIC ECO SHAVE KIT, Uncultured, wolf and clay, zeffa and fosse, Zoozap Eyewear and more.

Food stalls include Alegna Woodfire Pizza, Baby It’s Cold Outside, Jabbawocky Grind, Little Sprinkles Bakery, Matsu Shaved Ice, Monkey magic, MySEN, Raw Earth Organic, Smoothjuice, The Weiner Haus, Wild Flower Patisserie and more.

Plus live tunes by Rob Edwards and Ondre Solien under the trees and our famous pre-loved Rack Sales are on.

You can pickup TVM merchandise including our new giant Market Finds & Good Vibes totes at the TVM info tent too.

Tell your friends, here.

TVM | Sunday 5 January 2020 | 8:30am - 1pm | Burleigh Heads State School

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