The Village Markets

The Village Markets

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

Shop Local Today at the BIGGEST TVM of the Year

Today is the biggest TVM of the year and it’s bursting with local goodness! Make Christmas shopping FUN and come shop to the sounds of Felipe Baldomir and Nick Cunningham,…

Today is the biggest TVM of the year and it's bursting with local goodness! Make Christmas shopping FUN and come shop to the sounds of Felipe Baldomir and Nick Cunningham, enjoy street eats made on-site and get behind your local labels.

Parking is available on the oval, in surrounding streets or in the large council carpark on Connor Street. Better yet, why not carpool, ride your bike or use one of the public transport options available?

Sunday 15 December 2019 at Burleigh Heads State School 8.30AM-1PM

Can't make TVM today? We're at Stones Corner next Sunday 22 December for your last to shop before Christmas

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Stall Profile :: MITTSU

British designers Christie and Karoline first met 10 years ago while studying fashion in High School. They have always had a shared passion for design and a dream of owning…

British designers Christie and Karoline first met 10 years ago while studying fashion in High School. They have always had a shared passion for design and a dream of owning their own clothing label. After high school they both went on to study at University, before graduating and deciding to take the plunge into starting their own clothing line in April 2019 - MITTSU.

What is your creative background/qualifications?

Christie grew up in Scotland and has a BA (Hons) in International Business from the University of Edinburgh & also studied for a year in Berlin during her degree. She has always had a strong interest in sustainable fashion and started buying & selling vintage clothing in 2010. Whilst studying at University, Christie started her own second-hand clothing company ‘Christie’s Cupboard’ on an online platform called Depop.

Karoline originally from Norway, moved to Scotland at the age of 10. Having grown up in a country full of rich textile and fashion traditions has strongly influenced her interest in fashion & design. Karoline has a BA (Hons) degree from The Glasgow School of Art and experience working in the industry.

With a shared passion for design and sustainability, they are excited to see what the future holds for Mittsu.

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

We both work part-time at the moment as well as working on Mittsu. We hope in the future for it to be our full-time job.

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

We wanted our brand name to be short, snappy and exotic. We researched different word options and wanted something unusual - choosing MITTSU.

What products or services are included within your range?

Our initial collection consists of seven pieces all made in the UK; three pieces of swimwear, three pieces of clothing and a bag - which launched in April 2019. We will also be selling handpicked vintage pieces to complement our MITTSU collection.

What inspires you creatively?

The inspiration behind MITTSU'S first collection is strongly influenced by our European travels; from the sparkling coastline of the Côte D’Azur to the charming hilltop villages of Italy. Each piece in our collection has been carefully considered so they can be mixed and matched together.

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

We work from a mixture of home and away - we take inspiration from our surroundings, going to different cafes and countries, which also allow us to photograph our collection while on the go in new and exciting places.

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

All of our items have been designed in Glasgow and ethically made in London using locally sourced fabrics in very small limited edition batches to avoid waste. We have a strong focus on sustainability, taking inspiration from vintage photographs and films we make each item focusing on quality and flattering silhouettes seen in the 1950-80s.

Each one of your orders are lovingly packaged in 100% re-usable or recyclable packaging, using no plastic whatsoever. We will always strive to do the best we can and aim to be 100% sustainable, working on our future collections being made from recyclable yarns made from plastic bottles or waste from the sea.

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

We were recommended by friends from Brisbane and then through our own research it looks like the perfect place to showcase our designs and meet other creatives.


Where’s your favourite local coffee haunt?

King Arthur

Favourite book?

The Pw

Favourite podcasts?

The High Low, How to Fail with Elizabeth Day

Favourite way to unwind?

Reading, yoga, going for a walk

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

Artist, Isabelle Feliu and photographer Slim Aarons

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

Thrown Pottery.

Connect with Karoline, Christie and MITTSU this Sunday 15 December at TVM, or online here:

Website: https://www.mittsu.co.uk

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/_mittsu_/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/mittsuthelabel/

 

 

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Stall Profile :: By Shyanne the Label

A student budget, the gift of her Aunty’s 30-year-old sewing machine and clothes that just never really fit correctly were the catalysts that led Shyanne Mirabelli to start By Shyanne…

A student budget, the gift of her Aunty’s 30-year-old sewing machine and clothes that just never really fit correctly were the catalysts that led Shyanne Mirabelli to start By Shyanne the Label, in 2016.

Teaching herself how to sew, Shyanne made clothes purely for herself and it was through Instagram that she caught the attention of her friends who soon wanted the pieces for themselves.

Get to know Shyanne below and find her at TVM this Sunday 15th December!

Tell us about your creative background?

With no formal training in sewing or fashion it was pure determination that led me down the fashion label path.

Are you working on the business, full-time?

By Shyanne the Label is my full-time job.

What core pieces are included within your product range?

Women's sustainable fashion that channels resort vibes, year round.

What inspires you creatively?

I get most of my inspiration from the fabrics, this is what really drives the collection so I make it my mission to find and fall in love with fabrics that are both sustainable and uniquely stunning.

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

Currently I work from an at home studio.

Do you implement any sustainable practices within your company?

I always aim to use natural fibres due to their longevity and breathability and linen is definitely my go-to.

I pride myself on being a slow fashion Australian label and my made-to-order business model reflects this. I always design our pattern pieces so that I can get the most out of the fabric for minimal wastage.

On an average week, I fill one large plastic container with scraps, which I think is a pretty damn good effort. From these scraps I uses as much as possible within the label itself on garment details and accessories such as hair scrunchies. Anything left over is recycled.

I also use sustainable and minimal packaging, including organically made labels. All of the By Shyanne the Label courier satchels are certified home compostable and the garments are packaged without plastic.

During the day-to-day running of the business I try to work with natural lighting, my team and I work online only wherever possible and any other office supplies we recycle if we can. We also try to do everything business related locally to minimise our travel as much as possible.

Do you collaborate with any other local businesses?

I love being a small Australian business and I try to support as many local brands as I can with both By Shyanne the Label and personally. I work closely with Envy Lash Beauty and also with Minc Collections.

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

I think the neighbouring market stalls compliment By Shyanne and the vibe is perfect for our brand.

Where’s your favourite local coffee haunt?

Blacksmith, Mt Gravatt (Brisbane)

Favourite book?

You are a badass by Jen Sincero

Favourite podcasts?

Shameless

You can connect with By Shyanne the Label in person at TVM this Sunday 15 December and online, here.

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Stall Preview :: The biggest TVM of the year Sunday 15 December

The biggest TVM of the year and the final Gold Coast event for 2019 is happening this Sunday 15 December – you wont want to miss it! Shop 110+ boutique…

The biggest TVM of the year and the final Gold Coast event for 2019 is happening this Sunday 15 December - you wont want to miss it!

Shop 110+ boutique market stalls in local fashion labels and homewares, plus vintage, street eats, pre-loved Rack Sales and live tunes by touring artist Steve Cousins and Byron Bay based DJ's, In The Flowers (they are FUN!).

Stalls include A Little Greta, Alimc Ceramics, Alton Goods, Arvia Active, Au Fait, Bali Batik at Home, Basically Bare, Blonde Bohemian, Bonita Havana, Brother Nature, By Shyanne the Label, Byron Bay Bath Bombs, Crawford and Co Handmade, Crumple., Degoey Planet, DESERT WANDERER, Divine Creatures Jewellery, Dolce Organico, Drift Trading Co, Drift Trading Co, Eco Sisters, Emi, Forgotten Modern, Frankly My Dear, Frocktail Party, Golden Sunrise Activewear, Good Intentions Co., Haize the label, Harvest Clay, House of Merak, Huckleberry Flowers, ILEANA THE LABEL, Jbk design, Kaiz Studio, Kivari, Lakiki, Lavender Grae, Lewd, Limbo Collective, Little Leas, Little Loving Things, Lobo Workshop, Lokoa the Label, Lotus and Luxe Jewellery, Louv, Lowanna Collection, Mahiya, manning made, Merri,, Millenial k, Mittsu, Moss & Malibu,
Muki, My Little Glass Jar, Natarsha Alexandria, Nicotte Kids, NIKKE HORRIGAN, Seam the Label, Nostos, Nourished By, Nuna Jewelry, Olas Supply Co, Pass Around The Smile, Put It In The Post, Queen Justine Vintage, Queenies Beeswax Wraps, RBY Studios, Rustic, Peppermint, Salty Soul Surfwear, Sand & Stone, Savia Skincare, Scent of a Rebel, Seam the Label, Shawnee Made & Found, Stevie Jean, Sunday Rae, Sweet Child of Mine, The Elements Co., The Lobster Shanty, The No Bake Co, The Rare Tide, The SunLounge, thrown, Turlitava Creations, Wildflower Patisserie, Wolf & Clay, Yung Youth Cap Co, Zeffa and Fosse, Zella Swim, Zoozap and more.

Food by Alegna Woodfire Pizza, Baby It's Cold Outside, Jabbawocky Grind, Little Sprinkles Bakery, Matsu Shaved Ice, MySEN Sushi, Smoothjuice, The Salty Turtle and more.

We're excited to also be bringing you our very own range of market essentials, including our oversized tote bag (pre-order now), Good Vibes totes, t-shirts, Huskee coffee cups and re-useable market picnic packs. Shop them at the TVM info tent this weekend or online, here.

Parking is available on the oval, in surrounding streets or in the large council carpark on Connor Street. Better yet, why not carpool, ride your bike or use one of the public transport options available?

Be sure to tag your photos @thevillagemarkets #thevillagemarkets

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Extra Special Christmas TVM Today

We’re feeling super festive at TVM with our extra Christmas market kicking off today at Burleigh Heads State School. The lineup is super sweet, and perfect for gift shopping plus…

We're feeling super festive at TVM with our extra Christmas market kicking off today at Burleigh Heads State School.

The lineup is super sweet, and perfect for gift shopping plus there's tunes by Phil and Tiley and our gal Lily Budiasa.

Come hang!

Sunday 8 December 19 at Burleigh Heads State School 8.30AM-1PM

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Stall Profile: It’s Coco and Peach

A long time dream between friends Meg and Laura, It’s Coco and Peach are affordable beach accessories for the ocean lover. The newly launched label will be at TVM this…

A long time dream between friends Meg and Laura, It's Coco and Peach are affordable beach accessories for the ocean lover. The newly launched label will be at TVM this Sunday 8 December 2019.

What's your background?

We have dreamed of creating a business together since we were 8 years old and we are proud to say we have finally got here. It’s Coco and Peach has come along way, evolving from a conversation on the beach into something so much more.

We wanted to create affordable products that allow you to enjoy the beautiful world we live in while ensuring that you’re taking care of your peachy skin.

Tell us about your creative background?

To be honest we both can’t draw a stick man to save our lives however our incredible designer Ali Maclean works with us to turn our ideas into beautiful designs. 

Shout out to Al!

Is It's Coco and Peach your full time gig?

We both currently work full time with this being our passionate side hustle.

Laura works for a start up tech company and has a costumer centric role. 

Meg is a registered nurse who has a scrub/scout role in the operating theatre.

Tell us about the name It's Coco and Peach?

It’s Coco and Peach came about after weeks of deliberating between a number of names. 

We came to a final decision as we like to think of “Coco” as the coconut shell representing the umbrella and the “Peach” as your supple skin that needs to be protected. Which is why our products are UPF50+.

So what are you products?

Our first product range includes our designer beach umbrella’s. We currently have 3 styles but we plan to release more in the coming months. 

We are also currently working on a number of other products, so keep your eyes peeled.

What's your creative inspo?

Nothing gets the creative juices flowing more than being outdoors surrounded by the people we love. A perfect day for us is on the beach, funky tunes pumping and a note pad in our hands.

Where do you work from?

As this our side hustle we squish this in wherever we possibly can. Whether it’s throwing ideas around or answering emails after an early morning ocean dip or a mid week late night zoom chat to each other after work.

What are your sustainable practices?

We are extremely conscious of plastic use and have worked to eliminate plastic from any of our packaging. We are also currently working with our manufacturer in creating new products made from sustainable/recycled materials.

Why TVM?

We have always loved the vibe of The Village Markets and have seen so many other entrepreneurs succeed in this space. 

We are excited for the opportunity and couldn't think of a better place to kick our business off.

Fave coffee haunt?

Zephyr Coffee Co in Coolangatta

Fave podcasts?

Millennial Money & Deliciously Ella

Fave way to unwind?

A fresh salty dip in the ocean.

Websites or profiles you're loving right now?

Like minded b****** drinking wine

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Stall Preview :: Sunday 8 December ’19

We love the festive season and we’re so grateful for all of your love and support for our small business community, so thank you! We’re celebrating by bringing you an…

We love the festive season and we're so grateful for all of your love and support for our small business community, so thank you!

We're celebrating by bringing you an extra Christmas TVM this Sunday 8th December, followed by our last Burleigh event for the year next Sunday 15th December and wrapping it up with Stones Corner TVM on Sunday 22nd December.

This Sunday you can shop 100 boutique market stalls, street eats, and pre-loved Rack Sales and listen to live tunes by Lily Budiasa and Phil & Tilley.

Stalls include S W E E T Child of Mine, A Happy Home, , Alton Goods, Arvia Active, Bali Batik at Home, Bam Loves Boo, Bamboo Bungalow, Bonita Havana, Brother Nature, Byron Bay Bath Bombs, constanza.illustrates, CRUMPLE ECO, Danger Fox, Darling, DESERT WANDERER, Drift Trading Co, Duke of London, Eco Sisters, Emi, Esther Shelley, Frankly My Dear, Frocktail Party, Gold Coast Longboards, Golden Sunrise , Harvest Clay, Huckleberry Flowers, Jbk designs, KJH Surf, Krystella Australia, Laikiki, Lavender Grae, Lewd, Little Leas, Little Loving Things, Lobo Workshop, Lotus and Luxe Jewellery, manning made, Melon and Goliath, MOSS & MALIBU, My Little Glass Jar, NatarshAlexandria, Nicotte, Nourished By, Nuna Jewelry, Olas Supply Co, One Fable, Pass Around The Smile, People of the Earth, Piggyback Friends, Put It In The Post, Raw X Salt, RBY STUDIOS, Rustic Peppermint, Santography by Danny Santangelo, Silver and Cold Jewellery, Sissy and me Boutique, , Sockielala, Spencer Ceramics, STEVIE JEAN, Ted & Patrick, The Beige Studio, The Elements Co, The Lobster Shanty, The No Bake Company, Two Darlings, Uncultured, VASH, Wolf and Clay, Zeffa and Fosse, Zella Swim, Zoozap and more.

Mio Wrap is back this Sunday with their delicious buckwheat wraps! You’re your regular faves Alegna Woodfire Pizza, Little Sprinkles Bakery, Monkey Magic, MySEN, Pressery Co, Smoothjuice, Weiner Haus, Wildflower Patisserie and more.

We're excited to also be bringing you our very own range of market essentials, including our oversized tote bag (pre-order now), Good Vibes totes, t-shirts, Huskee coffee cups and re-useable market picnic packs. Shop them at the TVM info tent this weekend or online, here.

Parking is available on the oval, in surrounding streets or in the large council carpark on Connor Street. Better yet, why not carpool, ride your bike or use one of the public transport options available?

Be sure to tag your photos @thevillagemarkets #thevillagemarkets

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Tunes at TVM :: Sunday 8 December ’19

Catch us again this Sunday 8 December for our extra Christmas TVM event where you’ll be able to shop unique wares by 100 local creative small businesses, devour street eats,…

Catch us again this Sunday 8 December for our extra Christmas TVM event where you'll be able to shop unique wares by 100 local creative small businesses, devour street eats, rummage the pre-loved Rack Sales, soak in those summer vibes and listen to live tunes by Lily Budiasa and Phil & Tilley!

8:30am - 10:30am Lily Budiasa
11am - 1pm Phil & Tilley

TVM is this Sunday 8 December from 8:30am until 1pm at Burleigh Heads State School.

Tag us @thevillagemarkets #thevillagemarkets

Lily Budiasa

Phil and Tilley

 

 

 

 

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A Day in the Life :: Jewellery by Kim

To celebrate kicking off the festive season by shopping small and supporting our local creative community this Christmas, we’re chatting to the creatives behind some of your favourite TVM brands….

To celebrate kicking off the festive season by shopping small and supporting our local creative community this Christmas, we're chatting to the creatives behind some of your favourite TVM brands.

Next up, Jewellery by Kim.

If you're not familiar with Jewellery by Kim then let us introduce you. Kim Hurst - otherwise known as Kimmy, Karaoke Queen and life of the party - has been part of the TVM community for close to ten years now. She designs and makes beautiful bohemian jewellery and her friendly, lovable nature and passion for community and all things TVM is infectious.

Get to know Kim below and find her at TVM this Sunday 8 December.

Kim, take us back to the beginning - were you always creatively inclined?

I've always been creative, I dabbled in jewellery design before I got married, as well as art, pottery and photography.

When did you decide that perhaps your passion for making jewellery could turn into a business?

I started jewellery design again about 12 years ago. I started making my own pieces, creating large statement pieces and one thing led to another.

Tell us about your pieces?

My brand consists of an eclectic mix of sterling silver pieces designed by me.  I use semi precious stones and shells. I select each stone and shell for each piece, which is an important part of my design process.  I also design and make myself statement pieces using semi precious stones.  If I have a spare minute, I also still love to do a little pottery.

Where is your label designed and made?

My label is designed here on the Gold Coast by me.  It is made by artisans in both Bali and India. All beaded jewellery is made by me.

What inspires you creatively?

I love this question! Everything inspires me. From the ocean to the desert.

I love designing differently, I love designing something that means something to the person who wears it.

What are your plans for JBK in the future?

My plans are small, just to carry on doing what I'm doing for as long as I can. I seriously just love creating beautiful pieces for beautiful people.  I love doing TVM, I have been there from the beginning and have no plans to give it up.

What is the biggest challenge of having your own small business?

Mmmm, I think with my age at the time of launching my brand, I was just happy to be able to do it, I have never really experienced any challenges.

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Stall Profile :: Moss & Malibu

Moss and Malibu was born on the West Coast, inspired by a vacation on the shores of Malibu – sun-drenched babes, hot bikinis and nostalgic bohemian vibes. Designer Vesna Trivuncevic,…

Moss and Malibu was born on the West Coast, inspired by a vacation on the shores of Malibu - sun-drenched babes, hot bikinis and nostalgic bohemian vibes.

Designer Vesna Trivuncevic, says she was tired of garish styles, boring cuts and - worst of all - under developed tropical prints, so she set out to create island inspired swim that was beautiful.

“We live by the beach and love all things swim, salt, and surf. We're a small team with big dreams and wouldn't have it any other way.

We design premium swimwear with our own unique prints you won't find anywhere else. Handmade in Bali using the highest quality fabric, sexy cuts and zero short cuts.”

What is your creative background/qualifications?

Dip Fashion Design - Whitehouse Institute of Design

Tell us about the name Moss and Malibu, how did this come about?

Moss & Malibu - I have long been obsessed with California and the laid back but exciting, LA vibe.

The name came about after many, many weeks of looking for influences, playing with word clouds and making up mood boards. Once I settled on Moss & Malibu, it just felt right.

What is your core product?

Ethically produced swimwear & Organic Cotton Tees.

What inspires you creatively?

A few things:
California.
Travel.
Island life.
Retro Hawaiian vibes (think the Royal Hawaiian Hotel)

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

We limit the use of single use plastics - orders are shipped in custom made boxes that are so pretty you'll want to keep them forever!

We hope to exclusively use recycled nylon (made from discarded fishing nets) by 2022.

We are also a "slow" fashion label, focusing on quality and more timeless shapes, that will ensure many wears. We are NOT a fast-fashion label. Our goal is to have you love your bikini SO much you can't wait until the next summer to pull it out again.

Our factory workers are paid well. We want their work to be sustainable and adequately compensated, so they can grow with us too.

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

Le Salty Label (wholesale and a BIG giveaway coming in December).

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

It was so clear that this was not your ordinary market. We have high standards for our business and felt our values aligned with those of TVM.

Quality. Unique product. Energetic vibe.

Why is it important for people to shop small and support local businesses this festive season?

The world is moving towards a corporate-consumer world, where so many brands are owned by the same few companies. This has led to products being mass produced for the lowest common denominator, where profits and mass appeal are more important than creativity and product quality. 

“Shopping small” is your vote against this model. It’s your vote for a world where products are unique and created by talented individuals with sustainability and longevity in mind. 

At the end of the day, we are always voting with our actions. 

Where’s your favourite local coffee haunt?

Down in Nelson Bay (where we are based) it is The Little Nel. Perfection!

Favourite book?

So many to choose from, but I always loved The Kite Runner.

Favourite podcasts?

Joe Rogan Podcast - what an eclectic mix of guests. You'll always learn something.

Favourite way to unwind?

Beach. VITAMIN SEA.

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

I'm a long time follower of Sofia Amoruso #GIRLBOSS

Find Vesna and Moss and Malibu this Sunday, 8th December at TVM.
Connect on Instagram, here.
Website, here.

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Extra TVM This Sunday 08.12.19

We’re bringing the GOOD VIBES this festive season with an extra TVM this Sunday so you can shop small and support local. Don’t miss it friends! Sunday 8 December 2019…

We're bringing the GOOD VIBES this festive season with an extra TVM this Sunday so you can shop small and support local.

Don't miss it friends!

Sunday 8 December 2019 8.30AM-1PM at Burleigh Heads State School

Plus we're back at Burleigh on 15 December then at Stones Corner on Sunday 22 December for our last market for 2019.

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Shop Small & Feel Good Today at TVM

Shopping for friends and family has never been so fun and when you shop small, your support local business! Head to TVM to shop over 100 boutique market stalls, have…

Shopping for friends and family has never been so fun and when you shop small, your support local business! Head to TVM to shop over 100 boutique market stalls, have a boogie to our live tunes or hit the Rack Sales for your party outfits. What ever it is, we've got you covered!

Sunday 1 December '19 at Burleigh Heads State School 8.30AM-1PM

Shop our full range of market essentials at the TVM info tent.

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Gift Picks for your Sis, BFF or Mama

We love nothing more than a gift with heart so this year, make shopping small high on this years agenda with these local designed gifts available at TVM this Sunday….

We love nothing more than a gift with heart so this year, make shopping small high on this years agenda with these local designed gifts available at TVM this Sunday.

Eco Sisters

This Eco Sisters Traditional Beauty Set is - Stone Beauty Roller and Gua Sha (Jade, Rose Quartz, White Jade and Obsidian)

Beauty Roller 

The Beauty Roller may assist with:

  • improving blood circulation and skin tone
  • improving elasticity of the skin
  • promoting lymphatic drainage
  • reducing puffiness and wrinkles
  • improving dark under eye circles
  • eliminating toxins
  • tightening pores
  • reduction of cellulite

The Gua Sha, typically a small hand held stone or crystal is the close relative to the beauty roller. The Gua Sha is used to perform a massage technique designed to relieve tension in the muscles of the face, boost blood circulation and encourage lymphatic drainage. It helps break up fascia — the connective tissue that attaches to muscles but can sometimes interfere with optimal circulation. This can help to tone the muscle and firm the skin. Due to the boost in circulation it has the ability to ward off headaches, jaw pain and brighten the skin.

 Just as exercise can tone your body, the Beauty Roller and Gua Sha can tone your face.

 Each pack includes the 5g Eco Sisters Nourishing Face Balm. Price $65.00

Golden Sunrise Activewear

Stunning locally designed activewear ticks all the boxes for the leading lady, BFF or sister in your life. The fresh hibiscus print is high on our wishlist, so swing past Golden Sunrise Activewear on Sunday.

Hibiscus high waisted leggings with pockets: from $79.00 to $55.00
Hibiscus clasp back sports bra: from 69.00 to $45.00

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Stall Preview :: TVM 1 Dec ’19

Here it is! Get ready for one of the biggest TVM events of the year, this Sunday 1 December at Burleigh Heads. You’ll find 110+ boutique market stalls, street food,…

Here it is! Get ready for one of the biggest TVM events of the year, this Sunday 1 December at Burleigh Heads.

You'll find 110+ boutique market stalls, street food, live music by Ondre Solien and Lily Budiasa, Pre-loved Rack Sales and good vibes.

Shop small and consciously this festive season by supporting our community of local creative businesses and artists.

Food stalls include Alegna Woodfired Pizza, Baby It’s Cold Outside, Greens on Grains, Little Sprinkles Bakery, Matsu Shaved Ice, Monkey Magic, MySEN, Pressery Co, Raw Earth Organic, Smoothjuice, The Weiner Haus, Wildflower Patisserie and more.

Stalls include A little Greta, Alton Goods, Arvia Active, Au Fait, Bam Loves Boo, Blonde Bohemian, Brother Nature, Crawford & Co Handmade, CRUMPLE Eco, Desert Wanderer, Divine Creatures Jewellery, Dolce Organico, Drift Trading Co, Eco Sisters, Forgotten Modern, Frankly My Dear, Frocktail Party, Funky Sock co/ Lewd, Gold Coast Longboards, Golden Sunrise Activewear, Haize the label, HARVEST CLAY, Heart Terapeutics Boutique Apothecary, Huckleberry Flowers, Jbk, KJH Surf, Krystella Australia, Lakiki, Limbo, Little Leas, LITTLE PALMA, Loca Sportswear, Lokoa the Label, Lotus and Luxe Jewellery, manning made, Mad Plant Ladies, MAHIYA, Mianrga, MUKI, My Haven Swimwear, My Little Glass Jar, NADERA, Nicotte, Nudes, Nuna Jewellery, Oh Boy Crew, Olas Supply Co, One Fable, Pass Around the Smile, Paulina Sabioncello Surfsuit and Yoga Outfit, Peached, People of the Earth, RBY STUDIOS, River And Wood, Rustic Peppermint, SAHARA BLUE CO, Scent of a Rebel, Sockielala, Spencer Ceramics, STEVIE JEAN, Sweet Child of Mine, Tai & Co., Ted & Patrick, The Elements Co., The Lobster Shanty, The No Bake Company, The SunLounge,
thrown., Uncultured, Wolf & Clay, Zeffa and Fosse, Zella Swim, Zoozap Eyewear and more.

We're excited to also be bringing you our very own range of market essentials, including our oversized tote bag (pre-order now), Good Vibes totes, t-shirts, Huskee coffee cups and re-useable market picnic packs. Shop them at the TVM info tent this weekend or online, here.

Parking is available on the oval, in surrounding streets or in the large council carpark on Connor Street, Better yet, why not carpool, ride your bike or use one of the public transport options available.

Be sure to tag your photos @thevillagemarkets #thevillagemarkets

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Tunes at TVM :: Sunday 1 December ’19

Catch live tunes by Ondre Solien (8:30am – 10:30am) and Lily Budiasa (11am – 1pm) this Sunday at TVM, plus shop 100 boutique market stalls, rummage pre-loved Rack Sales and…

Catch live tunes by Ondre Solien (8:30am - 10:30am) and Lily Budiasa (11am - 1pm) this Sunday at TVM, plus shop 100 boutique market stalls, rummage pre-loved Rack Sales and enjoy delicious street eats.

TVM is this Sunday 1 December from 8:30am until 1pm at Burleigh Heads State School.

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A Day In The Life :: Drift Trading Co.

This month we are celebrating all things small business in support of the local creatives bringing you some of your favourite TVM brands this festive season. First up, husband and…

This month we are celebrating all things small business in support of the local creatives bringing you some of your favourite TVM brands this festive season.

First up, husband and wife duo Lou and Paul behind, Drift Trading Co.

I was at the local fish and chip shop in Currumbin last week and decided to pop down the laneway next door, straight off the beach with sandy feet and wet children (sorry guys!) to check out the humble workspace of Drift Trading Co, to see for myself where the candle making magic happens.

Lou and Paul welcomed me (and my two daughters who love to touch glassware and ask plenty of questions - again, sorry guys!) into their space with open arms. It was so lovely to view the gorgeous space they have created, filled with recycled timber, antique frames and a cute veggie patch.

You could just feel the love that goes into creating their beautiful candles and various other products.

Here we chat to Lou to find out more about their growing business and what it means to them to shop small, this festive season.

What made your pursue your creative passion?

I have always loved making and creating, from a very early age I was the kid crafting, designing, making things and playing ‘shop’.  I never really knew what I wanted to be when I grew up and just kinda ended up working in office jobs in the legal and then in the property development industry. 

Pursuing my creative passion came about when I realised that my days spent sitting in front of a desk were no longer fulfilling – I wasn’t able to be creative and I had this feeling that there was something else I was meant to be doing.  I wanted to wake up in the morning and jump out of bed excited and motivated about the day ahead.

When did you take the plunge and start your own business?

I took the plunge after resigning from a corporate position in property development. I had no idea what I was going to do but I kinda always knew that I wanted to have my own business and to be creative.  Our family went on a little camping road trip shortly after I resigned and it was travelling on the open road in our van when the idea to start Drift came about.

Originally Drift started out primarily to promote my hubby Paul's recycled timber furniture business and the candles were just a sideline – something else to offer our customers. Hubby and I both have a love of style and design and we wanted both the furniture and candles to reflect our sense of style – earthy, natural and paired back.  

What does your brand consist of?

100% hand poured, handmade scented soy candles, reed diffusers, soy melts and room sprays.  Our scents have been carefully curated to enhance a wide range of moods, moments and settings – from everyday home life, to the office, weekend gatherings, sunset drinks and everything in between.  We love the ambience and atmosphere a beautiful, scented candle can create – the soft flickering light combined with an intoxicating scent – enhancing moments and creating memories.

Where is the label designed and made?

The label was actually designed by us.  We wanted a natural, paired back design that would complement a wide range of style aesthetics.  We didn’t want any colour or loud design features – the brief was for the label to have a natural, earthy feel – we wanted it to blend seamless into any home décor and to complement other style elements whether it be flowers, indoor plants, artwork, furniture, bedroom or bathroom.

What inspires you?

So many things inspire us… we are lucky enough to live in a truly beautiful part of the world – the incredible lifestyle here on the Gold Coast is a huge inspiration for us.  Our Summer Blends collection (including ‘Coconut & Tahitian Lime’, ‘The Beach House’ and ‘Thai Lime & Mango’) is inspired by long days at the beach, outdoor gatherings and sunset drinks – blends designed to evoke an endless Summer.  Our earthy blends collection is for nature lovers – ‘The Hinterland’ is one of our more popular blends and is inspired by the aromas of the Gold Coat hinterland – eucalyptus, wattle, lemon myrtle and pine.

What are your plans for the brand and where do you hope it takes you?

First and fore most Drift candles are about quality – this was always number one on our priority list, we’re a boutique hand poured candle company with a focus on producing a quality product. Hand made takes time - we are not about mass production and we have no massive plans for upscaling – we want to continue to produce a quality, handmade product that our customers fall in love with – quality over quantity every time!  We usually release a new blend each season which takes up a lot of time testing and blending as we’re super particular about our fragrance blends. We are actually working on a variation of our product range at the moment which we hope to release within the next month - just in time for Christmas gifting.

What were the biggest challenges when launching your brand?

Ah, where do I start… lol!  Becoming noticed was probably one of our biggest challenges – we wanted to stand out and for our brand to become known for its quality and natural, earthy style / design features. Building our online business was a little tricky - trying to describe a scent verbally and to sell something that relies heavily on the senses is quite a challenge.  Social media relies heavily on image so capturing the essence of Drift with lifestyle photography has been paramount for us – relaying the Drift lifestyle aesthetic/feel to our audience. Markets have been incredible for us – they’re a great way to get your product directly in the marketplace. Customers can physically pick up our product, touch and smell plus they get to ‘meet the makers’ – the real people behind the brand.

Find Lou and Paul at TVM this Sunday 1 December (and every other TVM event, always!).


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