The Village Markets

The Village Markets

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

Author: Marissa

Stall Preview :: Sunday 17 November ’19

TVM is on this Sunday and as we continue to witness the tragedy of the NSW and QLD fires, we’re looking forward to putting a smile on your dial and…

TVM is on this Sunday and as we continue to witness the tragedy of the NSW and QLD fires, we're looking forward to putting a smile on your dial and celebrating local makers and creators with over 100 boutique market stalls, as well as street eats, live music and pre-loved designer and vintage Rack Sales.

Find us at Burleigh Heads State School from 8:30am until 1pm for the Gold Coasts favourite boutique market and creative hub.

Relax in the shade and enjoy street eats by Alegna Woodfire Pizza, Baby It’s Cold Outside, Cuzzie Pies, Hungarian Food Factory, Jabbawocky Grind, Little Sprinkles Bakery, Monkey Magic, MySEN Sushi & Japanese Curry, Pressery Co, Raw Earth Organic, Smoothjuice, The Salty Turtle, The Weiner Haus and Wildflower Patisserie.

Stalls include A Happy Home, Alton Goods, Annette Daley Designs, Arvia Active, Attic Vintage, Au Fait, Bali Batik at Home, Bamboo Bungalow, Banksia Blue Studio, Barefoot Blonde, Billy Vintage, Blonde Bohemian, Byron Bay Bath Bombs, Classic Carlson Creations, CRUMPLE Eco, DESERT EDEN, DESERT WANDERER, Divine Creatures Jewellery, Drift Trading Co, dust, Forgotten Modern, Frankly My Dear, Frocktail Party, Funky Sock Co / Lewd, Gold Coast Longboards, Golden Sunrise Activewear, GROWING KIND, Gunes Swim, Haize the Label, HARVEST CLAY, House of Merak, Huckleberry Flowers, iChai2, Jbk, Jesselee Active, Kalai, KJH Surf, Lakiki, Lavender Grae, Leather Me Baby, Limbo Collective, Lionel The Label, Little Bear Collective, Little Leas, Little Loving Things, Lokoa the Label, Lotus and Luxe Jewellery, Mandy Collective, Manning Made, Minarga,
Muki, My Haven Swimwear, My Little Glass Jar, NIAS Handmade Jewellery, Nicotte, Nudes, Olas Supply Co., One Fable, Pass Around the Smile, Peached, People of the Earth, RBY STUDIOS, Rustic Peppermint, Sahara Blue Co, Sandinyapantz, Sista & Co., Sockielala, STEVIE JEAN, The Beige Studio, The Elements Co., The Lobster Shanty, The No Bake Company, The SunLounge, thrown., Uncultured Apparel, Vash Bags, Velvet Underground, Wolf & Clay, Zarpar Bebe, Zeffa & Fosse, Zoozap Eyewear and more.

Live tunes by Amy Roberts and Lily Budiasa.

To support the bush fire appeals, we'll be donating all of the profits made from our TVM tote bags on Sunday. So come and purchase a re-useable tote for a much needed cause.

 

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Live Tunes :: Sunday 17 November ’19

Catch smooth live tunes by two incredibly talented women this Sunday at TVM, Amy Roberts and Lily Budiasa. Gather your friends and some street eats, find a shady space under…

Catch smooth live tunes by two incredibly talented women this Sunday at TVM, Amy Roberts and Lily Budiasa.

Gather your friends and some street eats, find a shady space under the trees and enjoy live local music at TVM.

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

TVM | Sunday 17 November 2019 | 8:30am - 1pm | Burleigh Heads State School

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Amy Roberts

Amy John Roberts is a force to be reckoned with on the Gold Coast Arts scene. As a fan of many different genres of music, from acoustic folk and jazz to rock, her voice and style are uniquely sweet and captivating. Her distinctive original music, as well as her ability to put her own spin on songs that you know and love, is guaranteed to leave you wanting more.

Lily Budiasa

Read our full interview with Lily, here.

 

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TVM Startup Stall :: Pass Around The Smile

This weeks TVM Startup Stall recipient is Cleo Massey of Pass Around the Smile, read more about her journey below and find her very first stall at TVM this Sunday…

This weeks TVM Startup Stall recipient is Cleo Massey of Pass Around the Smile, read more about her journey below and find her very first stall at TVM this Sunday 17 November.

As an actor in the film and TV industry, Cleo Massey had experienced negativity, cyber bullying and rejection. She craved guidance and an injection of positivity in her life and was unable to find it in the online or via social media.

In 2015, she started a blog called Pass Around the Smile - to literally do just that!

Almost 5 years later, the blog has had 35,000 reads and has expanded into events and courses on the Gold Coast.

In January this year, Cleo decided that after years of using 'angel cards,' for guidance and positivity, she would design her own deck.

Ten months later and this dream has become a reality, introducing - Pass Around the Smile's, Positive Guidance Cards! These cards are hand drawn by local artist, Samantha Smith, and written by Cleo Massey.

What an incredible and uplifting story of turning a negative into a positive, congratulations! Tell us about your beautiful new cards, Cleo?

My goal when I started Pass Around the Smile was to inspire and encourage people to realise their full power and potential and this hasn't changed! Five years later, I'm trying to spread this message even further, with my cards and 12 new downloadable guided meditations on passaroundthesmile.com! I can't wait to have people feeling relaxed, guided, inspired and positive!

You’re an actress-turned entrepreneur, tell us about your creative journey?

I've been in actor in the Film and TV Industry since I landed my first big role on H20 Just Add Water.

I learnt so much being on set for four years and went on to study music and graduated with a Diploma. I felt so free with these creative outlets!

Acting, singing and playing guitar helped me feel positive and relaxed. For the last few years, I lived between LA and the Gold Coast, I studied at Groundlings and graduated their Improv course and began writing for Film and TV.

How do you juggle acting with your business?

I have a few side hustles! I get gigs every now and then on different TV and Film productions as an actor.

I'm currently co-writing my Mum's series, Stage Mums, which has been picked up by Network Ten and I work as an actor for the medical students at Griffith and Bond University!

I also do regular social media work as well as running Pass Around the Smile and everything that comes with it! What is sleep anyway?!

We all know coming up with a business name is a tricky task, how did you decide on Pass Around The Smile?

I sat for hours typing names into Google and all of them were already taken! I then thought, let's keep it simple? What do I want to spread? Smiles! Then it came to me - pass them around, Pass Around the Smile.

Tell us about the products offered?

My Positive Guidance Card Deck, this includes a beautiful hand drawn box, 42 different hand drawn cards and a guide booklet. These are written by myself, and illustrated by local artist, Samantha Smith.

At TVM I will be giving out readings, which is something I absolutely love doing!

On my website I sell four different meditation albums with 3 different meditations on each! Each meditation is written and guided by myself, over calming music and sounds.

I will also be offering prints of a few of my favourite cards!

What inspires you creatively?

People who do what they love, because they love it! Seeing people happy inspires me to work hard and get creative. Also being by the ocean inspires me.

Do you collaborate with any other local Gold Coast businesses?

I love to support local businesses. I held my first two events at Drift Trading Co, and have previously collaborated with The Luxe Social, Bloom Jar, KX Pilates, Limber Therapies and Hand Coffee.

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

I absolutely love the vibe at TVM. It's friendly, fun and energetic! I think the crowd will really resonate with my products.

Where’s your favourite local coffee haunt?

HAND Coffee at Broadbeach for sure!

Favourite book?

Super Attractor or the Secret!

Favourite podcasts?

Oprah's Soul Sessions

Favourite way to unwind?

Walks on the beach and meditation!

Websites or profiles you love for business inspiration right now?

Pip and Beau - So much good business tips and tricks.

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

Drift Trading Co.

Connect with Cleo at TVM this Sunday 17 November or on Instagram, here.

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Stall Profile :: Lionel the Label

This week we chat to Chloe Murphy, founder of Sunshine Coast based swimwear brand Lionel the Label. ‘My business started as a self taught hobby, my school friends loved what…

This week we chat to Chloe Murphy, founder of Sunshine Coast based swimwear brand Lionel the Label.

'My business started as a self taught hobby, my school friends loved what I was creating and there was a demand for the products I was making. I started social media profiles and a few years later a website. It wasn't until I had started my brand that I realised wanted to work for myself. Lionel the Label has organically grown into what it is today out of passion, long hours and hard work.'

What is your creative background/qualifications?

From a young age I have always been creative from jewellery making, colouring in, drawing, painting and all things DIY.

While I was in school I selected Sewing as a subject. Before the subject began I got out my mums sewing machine that she was gifted on her 21st Birthday and taught myself to sew. I have literally never stopped sewing since! In year 11 and 12 I studied a Certificate 3 in Applied Fashion Design and Technology and then went on to study an Advanced Diploma, which I didn’t actually complete, however I learnt so much from the time I was at TAFE and many wonderful opportunities were presented.

As a start-up, is Lionel the Label now a full-time gig for you?

Lionel the Label is now my full-time job, I feel incredibly lucky to wake up every day to do something I am truly passionate about.

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

I rebranded my Business in 2013 as I wanted my brand to have 'the Label'.

Lionel is my Grandfathers name, although I did not learn this until his passing because he actually preferred and was known by his middle name.

Tell us about your swimwear collections?

Every year in September I release a new swimwear collection. I also create a festival collection with many one off pieces included in the range. Some of these garments are available to purchase online, but many are sold at festivals and events all around Australia.

What inspires you creatively?

I am inspired by a coastal lifestyle and festival culture. I often find myself inspired by my travels and exploring new unfamiliar places.

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

I work from home on the Sunshine Coast. I have an office/stockroom and a studio with all of my industrial sewing machinery.

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

Yes we do, we offer brown paper bags to our customers and package all online orders in recyclable materials. I create hair scrunchies out of off-cuts of fabric and operate our online store with all swimwear and festival clothing made to order. This reduces waste and excess stock.

I am constantly learning and implementing new ways of creating a more sustainable brand, for example at the moment I am sourcing compostable postage satchels.

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

Occasionally I collaborate with creatives such as photographers, videographers, hair and makeup artists, models, brands and Airbnb's to create Instagram content. I love collaborating, its a great way of seeing my products through the eyes of other creative, whether that’s the style of image that is produced or the way the garment is styled. I love and appreciate work from all of the creatives involved in a big collaborative shoot.

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

I had heard wonderful things about TVM so I went one Sunday and loved the vibe of the market as well as all of the other brands showcasing their products. With a large following on Instagram from the Gold Coast and leading into Summer I couldn't have joined TVM at a better time of year.

Favourite podcasts?

The Mentor

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

I love Pinterest.

Connect with Lionel the Label online, here, on Instagram here and at TVM.

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TVM Startup Stall :: Emma & Vincent

Meet our TVM Startup Stall recipient for this week – classical musician and teacher turned entrepreneur, Emma Di Marco of Emma & Vincent. Congrats on receiving the TVM Startup Stall,…

Meet our TVM Startup Stall recipient for this week - classical musician and teacher turned entrepreneur, Emma Di Marco of Emma & Vincent.

Congrats on receiving the TVM Startup Stall, we're looking forward to having you join us for the first time this Sunday, what can customers expect to find at your stall for your debut?

Thank you so much! My first product range for Emma & Vincent has focused primarily on helping people be more productive and work more efficiently towards their goals. Customers can expect to find our range of uniquely-designed Planners and Diaries. We have the classic 2020 Diary (can you believe it's almost a new year, again?) but also some very different undated planners that people haven't seen before. Think planning pages that focus more on what you can "do" in a day rather than just listing when you have items in your schedule. For us, a Planner should be about managing and tracking your time and staying accountable to yourself. Why? Because that's how you hit the big, long-term goals!

We have two different colour designs - Pastel Mix and Animal Print - and it's always really interesting to see which is more popular. Pastel Mix has definitely been the favourite lately but, you never know!

You're a classical musician and teacher by trade, tell us a little bit about how your creative business Emma & Vincent came about?

The idea for my business had been rumbling around in my head for a long time. My grandfather, Vincent, was a businessman when he immigrated to Australia after WWII and had such a strong community focus in both business and life. He was a massive influence for me and it was through him that I knew I one day wanted to help people through business too. I've always been encouraged to follow my own talents (which lead me to classical music) and reminded regularly by my family that we each have our own unique gifts through which we can help people.
My experiences in classical music and being an educator made me aware that so many people have big goals and dreams for themselves but are leaving these on the back burner because of the daily grind. As someone who has had a 5-year-plan for my life since I was 18, this seemed like so many missed opportunities and life paths! I truly believe that we continually grow into the best versions of ourselves day by day on the road to our goals. So, I got an Adobe subscription and I started designing a planner that would help you set goals and be accountable to yourself on a daily, weekly, and monthly basis. This is how I created our Action Planner. From there, my passion was ignited and I knew I could create a range of diaries and planners that could help people. Once the first range launched in September, I realised how much more the business could grow and I've been working away behind the scenes on some new things for 2020 - stay tuned!

What is your number one tip in staying organised, for other creative entrepreneurs?

Writing things down! It sounds so simple but it is so easy to overlook. Having everything you need written down in one place makes a huge difference to how you are able to use your time more effectively. We work on our phones, our laptops, our diary, different apps, services like Dropbox and Google Drive. It becomes impossible to marry everything up and manage your time when you're moving across different platforms like that. If you've always got one central portal where you copy everything down, you can't waste time.
For me, I use an Emma & Vincent Everyday Planner and, no matter what, I take time every day to copy down important emails, notes, and ideas into the Planner. This means when I get a spare half hour during the day, I can open it up and find a task to complete in that time with no hassles.

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

TVM has a wonderful feel around promoting and supporting local small businesses. I think that these markets understand that people are choosing to buy local and "slow" more and more often and are bringing together makers, creators, and entrepreneurs that each have their own unique vision. There's something really special about wandering a market and selecting beautifully made pieces that you know won't be found in the big stores. And with Christmas time coming, a marketplace like TVM is the perfect spot to go gift shopping. I just knew this would be the place I would meet like-minded business owners.
 
What are your fave:
Podcasts?
No Such Thing As a Fish, for sure! I can't stop laughing and I'm always sharing the facts and tidbits I learn.
Reads?
I'm actually trying to read 100 new books before my 30th birthday in 2020 so I've been through a lot lately. An all time favourite is '1984' but a new discovery that I enjoyed is 'The Institute' by Stephen King
Shows?
I'm a huge fan of 'The Good Place'! Any show that mixes Kristen Bell with moral philosophy was always going to be a hit with me.
Local eatery on the Gold Coast?
My absolute favourite spot to eat on the Coast is Cardamom Pod at Broadbeach. As a vegetarian, it is the perfect easy spot for lunch and is fresh and delicious.
TVM Stalls?
I've got my eye on some pieces from Golden Sunrise Activewear.
Connect with Emma & Vincent online here, Instagram here and shop it this Sunday 3 November at TVM!
Find out more about the TVM Startup Stall initiative, here.
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Stall Profile :: Flow

New to TVM this Sunday is Flow, art works by Abbey Butterfield. I discovered flow art a few years ago and loved it instantly. I bought my first supplies, which…

New to TVM this Sunday is Flow, art works by Abbey Butterfield.

I discovered flow art a few years ago and loved it instantly. I bought my first supplies, which sat, unused for almost two years, there was excuse after excuse as to why I couldn't do it. I have never characterised myself as a creative person, until now and struggled to work up enough courage to take the plunge.

When I finally did, it became my outlet and opportunity to do something I love doing. As a stay-at-home mum to two little boys, painting at night is my favourite 'me time' activity. After selling art to family members, I decided to start my own little business.

Have you always had a creative background?

Since having children, I have discovered I love being creative. I make and decorate cakes for special occasions for friends and family and I have always loved photography since I was a young teen.

Tell us about the name Flow, how did this come about?

Flow reflects the fluid nature of the medium I work with and how it moves on the canvas.

What products are included within your range?

I have ready made pieces of art available as well as being able to create commission pieces to suit the needs of the customer.

What inspires you creatively?

I am inspired by creating colour combinations to suit customers home. I love creating interesting, conversation pieces.

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

Having seen the quality of other local markets, TVM stands out. The customers appreciate handmade, one of a kind items.

Where’s your favourite local coffee haunt on the GC?

NoEgo Ormeau

Connect with Abbey and Flow, on Instagram and find Abbey at TVM this Sunday 3 November at TVM.

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TVM Preview :: Sunday 3 Nov ’19

We’re back at Burleigh Heads this Sunday 3 November and we can’t wait to showcase another incredible lineup of boutique market stalls in fashion, vintage, art, homewares and design, as…

We're back at Burleigh Heads this Sunday 3 November and we can't wait to showcase another incredible lineup of boutique market stalls in fashion, vintage, art, homewares and design, as well as street eats, Rack Sales and live tunes. Come and join us at the Gold Coasts favourite event and creative community!

Stalls include w e e t Child of Mine, a little Greta, AU FAIT LIVING, Baby Bird, Bam Loves Boo, Bamboo Bungalow, Chameleon Ink. Interchangeable Bags, Crawford & Co Handmade, CRUMPLE ECO, Desert Eden, divine creatures jewellery, Dolce Organico, Eco Sisters, Emma & Vincent, Flow, Frankly My Dear, Frocktail Party, Gold Coast Longboads, Golden Sunrise Activewear, Haize the Label, Huckleberry Flowers, Laender Grae Leisure Wear, Little Leas, LITTLE PALMA, Lotus and Luxe Jewellery, Louv, Mad Plant Ladies, manning made, Maple Organic Wear, Muki, My little glass jar, Nicotte, ohboyctre.com, Olas Supply Co, Peached, Queen Justine Vintage, RBY STUDIOS, Rustic Peppermint, Santography By Danny Santangelo, Sissy & Me, Spencer Ceramics, STEVIE JEAN, Ted & Patrick, The Beige Studio, The Lobster Shanty, The Milkmaid's Closet, The Miniature Treasury, VASH, VSolochildren, zeffa and fosse, Zoozap Eyewear, Sockielala, Limbo, Desert Wanderer and more.

Food by Alegna Woodfired Pizza, Baby It’s Cold Outside, Greens on Grains, Hungarian Food Factory, Jabbawocky Grind, Little Sprinkles Bakery, Matsu Shaved Ice, Monkey Magic, MySEN Sushi & Japanese Curry, Pressery Co, Raw Earth Organic, Smoothjuice, The Salty Turtle, The Weiner Haus, Wildflower Patisserie.

Enjoy live music by Sunday Lemonade and Katie Milae under the trees and rummage through over 15 stylish pre-loved designer and vintage Rack Sales!

You can pickup one of our re-useable TVM good vibes market totes (now 2 for 1!) from the TVM Info tent and we now also have Market Picnic Packs available, including re-useable straws, cutlery and chopsticks – perfect for your Sunday morning hangs.

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TVM | Sunday 3 November 2019 | 8:30am – 1pm | Burleigh Heads State School

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Live Music :: Sunday 3 Nov ’19

Sunday Lemonade are cruising by TVM as part of their East Coast tour this weekend. The fun, percussive duo hailing from the Mornington Peninsula in Victoria will be followed by…

Sunday Lemonade are cruising by TVM as part of their East Coast tour this weekend. The fun, percussive duo hailing from the Mornington Peninsula in Victoria will be followed by Sunshine Coast based, solo songstress, Katie Milae. Come and hang with us!

8:30am - 10:30am Sunday Lemonade
11am - 1pm Katie Milae

Find boutique market stalls, street food and Rack Sales this weekend alongside free our live tunes under the trees. Make sure you swing by and grab one of our TVM re-useable tote bags (currently 2 for 1!) or our market picnic packs, from the TVM info tent.

TVM | Sunday 3 November 2019 | 8:30am - 1pm | Burleigh Heads State School

Sunday Lemonade

Katie Milae

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Stall Profile :: Little Knot Studio

Like many small businesses, Little Knot Studio was born when founder Rachael Coonan couldn’t quite find the product she was looking for in the market place. The Toowoomba based Assistant…

Like many small businesses, Little Knot Studio was born when founder Rachael Coonan couldn't quite find the product she was looking for in the market place. The Toowoomba based Assistant Manager in the plumbing industry used creativity passed down from her late mother to try her hand at creating her own macrame wedding arbor and the rest, as they say, is history.

"My love of Macramé started in 2018 when I was planning our wedding and wanted something that would stand out, for our arbor, I started looking into macramé hangings to put on a timber arbor but couldn’t find the exact style I was looking for, so I decided to try my hand at making one. It was a bit of a challenge tackling such a huge piece straight up but I ended up making a Macramé arbor that was almost 3m long and absolutely fell in love with the craft! I have been making macramé since then."


Do you have a creative background?

My mum was always into arts and crafts when I was young so a lot of my memories as a child were doing craft with her. She passed away when I was young, I didn’t have a lot to do with arts and crafts after that, Since picking up macramé I fell as though I’m defiantly channeling that creative flair from Mum again. My dad has also told me he did a stint of making macramé plant hangers when he spent some time in hospital to pass time so maybe I got it from him also.

Is this a side hustle or are you pursuing Little Knot Studio on a full-time basis?

Macramé is my side hustle at the moment, I work a full time job as assistant manager in plumbing supplies.

What products are included within your range?

I make all things macrame - macramé wall hangings, bags, earrings, key rings, arbors, buntings, owls & table runners, just to list a few. My greatest loves are the large wall hangings. I also love making custom orders, as I love making new designs.

What inspires you creatively?

My mother has inspired my step-mother, she is extremely creative, she has also helped me with the sewing side of things when I make linings on my bags.

Also the amazing things which can be done with macramé, I love seeing what new creations everyone comes up with.

What's your creative space like?

I create from home. I have a set up in my lounge room but I also love to set up my station outside when it’s not too windy.

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

I live on a property so my natural timber dowels are sourced from around the farm.

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

I don’t live on the Coast but I have heard great things about TVM. I wanted to grow my following and experience the coastal markets.

Favourite way to unwind?

Making macramé of course. And spending time with my fur babies.

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

I am inspired by Jamie from JAC Home Heart and her growing business, this is where I get my natural cotton cord. I also love that she encourages other makers and brings everyone together.

Connect with Little Knot Studio at TVM, via Instagram or shop online, here.

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TVM Preview :: Sunday 20 October ’19

Get ready for a huge Sunday at TVM, as we showcase 90+ of the regions best creatives in fashion, vintage, art and design, as well as street food vendors, live…

Get ready for a huge Sunday at TVM, as we showcase 90+ of the regions best creatives in fashion, vintage, art and design, as well as street food vendors, live music and pre-loved Rack Sales.

Enjoy breakfast and lunch alfresco, courtesy of Alegna Woodfire Pizza, Hungarian Food Factory, Jabbawocky Grind, Little Sprinkles Bakery, Matsu Shaved Ice, Monkey Magic, MySEN Sushi & Japanese Curry, Pressery Co, Raw Earth Organic, Smoothjuice, The Weiner Haus and Wild Flower Patisserie.

Stalls include A Happy Home, a little Greta, Aneara, Au Fait, Baby its cold outside, Bamboo Bungalow, Bandikoot, Billy Vintage, Bluelu Daisy, Brother Nature, Byron Bay Bath Bombs, ClassicCarlson Creations, CRUMPLE ECO, DESERT WANDERER, Divine Creatures Jewellery, Drift Trading Co, Eco Sisters, Forgotten Modern, Frocktail Party, Gold Coast Longboards, Golden Sunrise Activewear, HARVEST CLAY, Honu Living, House of Merak, Huckleberry Flowers, Jbk designs, Lakiki, Limbo, Lionel the Label, Little Fisher Co., Little Leas, Little Loving Things, LITTLE PALMA, LOCASPORTSWEAR, Lotus and Luxe Jewellery, Lowanna Collection, mahiya, manning made, Melon & Goliath, My Little Glass Jar, Nicotte, Nostos, Olas Supply Co, One Fable, Peached, RBY STUDIOS, Rustic Peppermint, Sabaii Bohemian Apparel, Sahara Blue Co., Savia Skincare, SockieLala, STEVIE JEAN, Sweet Child of Mine, Ted & Patrick, The Handmade Collective & Co, The Lobster Shanty, The Milkmaid's Closet, The Rare Tide, The Sunlounge, Tusk Linen Co, VASH, VSolochildren, Wolf & Clay, YAM Mala Beads, Zeffa and Fosse, Zoozap Eyewear and more.

Plus a line-up of curated pre-loved designer and vintage Rack Sales, live music by In The Flowers and Lily Budiasa and the best Sunday morning vibes.

Be sure to bring your own keep cups, re-useable market totes and you can also purchase a TVM Tote or one of our brand new market picnic packs (re-useable cutlery, straws and chopsticks in a canvas pouch) at the TVM info tent.

Tag your photos so we can see them and share via our social media pages #thevillagemarkets @thevillagemarkets

See you on Sunday!

TVM | Sunday 20 October 2019 | 8:30am – 1pm | Burleigh Heads State School

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TVM Startup Stall :: Little Palma

This week we chat to entrepreneurial siblings Bianca and Tristan, founders of kids t-shirt brand Little Palma and recipients of this weeks TVM Start-up Stall. “My brother Tristan and I…

This week we chat to entrepreneurial siblings Bianca and Tristan, founders of kids t-shirt brand Little Palma and recipients of this weeks TVM Start-up Stall.

"My brother Tristan and I were the sole designers of our clothing label Lucid that went on to wholesale across Australia. Over 7 years we owned and operated two fashion retail stores in Brisbane’s Fortitude Valley and James Street precincts, called Lucid Laundry. Continuing on from this venture we dabbled in hospitality by owning a dumpling bar called Brunswick Social, but are now back to doing what we love."

Tell us about your creative background?

The clothing industry is something both my brother and I are very familiar with given we were born into a family of rag traders. We’ve worked closely with our parents and they have taught us a lot about the industry - they constantly inspire us on many different levels!

Is this business your sole income or you do have a full-time gig?

I am currently mixing Little Palma with Mama Life!

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

We love all things beachy (including palm trees and ocean sparkles), and preserving the environment for the “little” ones – with a strong focus on being kind not only to the people but to the planet. Also “palma” means palm in Spanish, and colourful Spain/Africa is also a great source of inspiration.

Being a mother to little ones and then moving to the beach 12 months ago is how Little Palma came about.

What products or services are included within your range?

We have an amazing range of our own kid’s tees that we have collaborated on with our friend and Sydney artist - Daimon Downey. We also have a beautiful collection of African treasures including bolga hats, sisal baskets, kiondos , and handmade wooden animals. We’re also about to launch our adults tees which is very exciting!

What inspires you creatively?

Everything from travelling, colours, my children and this beautiful part of the world we live in, especially the southern beaches of the GC!

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

We use Better Packaging, which is compostable because it’s bio-degradable packing. Our African treasures are also made from recycled and natural products.

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

Not at this stage but we have a few exciting collabs coming up with some local artisans, and we will continue to work with Daimon Downey through this summer.

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

We have always been a fan of TVM and watched it grow and evolve over the years – as we live locally we see TVM as the perfect fit for Little Palma!

Where’s your favourite local GC coffee haunt?

Barefoot Barista in Palm Beach.

Favourite book?

Too many to list...

Favourite way to unwind?

Lazy days at the beach finished off with pizza and red wine always!

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

Loving Spencer Ceramics right now!

Find Little Palma at TVM this Sunday 20 October and check them out online, here.

 

 

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Live Tunes :: Sunday 20 October ’19

Get ready groovers! DJ duo In The Flowers are back with some sweet beats this Sunday at TVM. They’ll follow our girl Lily Budiasa – so grab a shady spot…

Get ready groovers! DJ duo In The Flowers are back with some sweet beats this Sunday at TVM. They'll follow our girl Lily Budiasa - so grab a shady spot amongst the trees and settle in for those good vibes.

See you there!

The lineup:
8:30am - 10:30am Lily Budiasa
11am - 1pm In The Flowers

Make sure you tag your photos so we can see them: #thevillagemarkets @thevillagemarkets

TVM | Sunday 20 October | 8:30am - 1pm | Burleigh Heads State School

 

 

In The Flowers

 

Lily Budiasa

 

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How to :: Lift your social game, with Stevie Dillon

From leading and launching digital site Stevie Says Social, to recently creating her own podcast series, Stevie Dillon’s career path has definitely been extraordinary. Here, our Intern Gemma Lyndon chats…

From leading and launching digital site Stevie Says Social, to recently creating her own podcast series, Stevie Dillon's career path has definitely been extraordinary. Here, our Intern Gemma Lyndon chats to the #ladyboss herself, to get the low-down on how to lift your social media game, for business.

Your website talks about relevant tips and tricks that empower many startups and entrepreneurs. What was the concept and idea behind Stevie Says Social?

There wasn’t a lot of thought put into it at the very start! I had decided to up-skill in all things social and digital in the job I was in, and I wanted a place to share what I was learning. I started writing epic, 3000 word blog posts documenting my social media and digital growth from the tactics I was applying and people started following along. Less than a year later, I had so many enquiries from businesses wanting me to get the same results for them that I was able to start my own business. The rest is history!

You interview many women of influence for your podcast, what are some key pieces of advice you have taken from women in this industry?

I love how passionate they ALL are about what they do. Honestly, I think that’s the secret sauce when it comes to small business success. Small business isn’t easy – but when you genuinely LOVE what you do, it makes things so much easier. I’m so passionate about people spending their lives doing what lights them up and having the opportunity to interview so many smart, capable ladies doing just that via the podcast is such a pleasure.

As a very influential and sought-after social advice expert how do you stay focused and centered?

I focus on producing GREAT work. There are so many people in my space, the only way to stand out is to focus on being the best. It means working harder than everyone else, coming up with offers and content that are different to what others are doing and always staying a step ahead.

What tips do you have for women getting into this industry?

Just start! So many people spend years following a traditional corporate path and ‘thinking’ about starting a business, doing something more creative or diving into something they are more passionate about. My biggest piece of advice is just to START. Write a single blog post. Build a website. Open an Instagram account and start posting. Just do something - even if you’re not sure whether the ‘thing’ you start with is what you want to continue with forever. Taking action creates momentum, and you never know where it could lead.

What do you do when you are feeling uninspired?

I think it’s important to get inspiration from outside your industry. Social media and online business can be a bit of a fishbowl, with everyone writing about, doing and producing the same ideas and thoughts. Looking to other industries for inspiration is the BEST way to set yourself apart. It gives you unique ideas and perspectives. My Instagram account is full of creatives, businesses and people that aren’t in either social media or digital marketing, and I love it.

Top 3 tips for branding and design for your business:

1: Being professional doesn’t mean lacking personality. Too many businesses end up with a dry, ‘blah’ brand in an effort to be professional. Dry, bland, ‘me too’ brands don’t stand out – on social, or in business! Brainstorm three – five words that sum up the personality you want people to associate with your brand, and then think about ways you can reflect that in your colours, fonts, customer experience and more.

2 Think about what makes you different every other business in your industry, and then TELL people about it consistently. Being a little different or better to your competitors isn’t good enough – you need to know why people should choose YOU over every other [insert what you do here]. If you don’t focus on this, you end up competing on price and it’s a race to the bottom.

3 Design matters. Investing in brand early on allows you to really set yourself apart.

Top 3 tips for social media marketing

1 Tell stories. Small businesses in particular have the luxury of infusing personal stories into the things they post on social. The connection this create with your audience is second to none, and allows you to hold your own against the bigger players.

2 Quality over quantity. It’s no longer necessary to post multiple times a day. The Facebook and Instagram algorithms in particular prioritise relevant, engaging content when deciding what to display in the newsfeed of your followers. Spend your time on producing killer content, even if it’s less often.

3 Pillar content will set you apart. Build an audience by producing killer content, and then taking snippets of it to use on social. Whether it’s podcasts, Youtube videos, killer blog posts or something else, producing ‘pillar’ content is a great way to build your brand and feed your socials at the same time.

Meet Stevie here:

https://steviesayssocial.com/

Follow Stevie Dillon here

https://www.instagram.com/steviesayssocial/

Thanks so much for sharing Stevie, much love xx

 

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Stall Preview :: TVM Turns 11 this Sunday!

TVM is turning 11 years old this Sunday 6th October – come and celebrate with us at Burleigh Heads! Wow, eleven incredible years of supporting creative small businesses, meeting like-minded…

TVM is turning 11 years old this Sunday 6th October – come and celebrate with us at Burleigh Heads!

Wow, eleven incredible years of supporting creative small businesses, meeting like-minded people, sharing in milestones, celebrations, connection, collaboration and soaking in those famous good vibes a Sunday morning at TVM is so well known for!

We are so grateful for this incredible community of ours and things are only looking bigger and better in the coming years.

Thank you for supporting our local creatives and being a part of it all!

This Sunday 6 October at Burleigh Heads you will find street food, boutique market stalls, live music and pre-loved Rack Sales.

Also don’t forget to bring your own keep cup and re-useable bags, or you can pickup one of our good vibes market totes and brand new picnic packs at the TVM info tent.

Eats this Sunday are by Baby It’s Cold Outside, Greens on Grains, Hungarian, Jabbawocky Grind, Little Wahaca, Matsu Shaved Ice, Monkey Magic, MySEN Sushi & Japanese curry, Pressery Co, Raw Earth Organic, Smoothjuice, The Salty Turtle, The Weiner Haus, Wildflower Patisserie.

Stalls include S W E E T Child of Mine, Ali Mc Ceramics, Arvia Active, Attic Vintage, Au Fait, Billy Vintage, Brother Nature, Crawford & Co Handmade, DESERT WANDERER, divine creatures jewellery, Dolce Organico, Drift Trading Co, Dust, Forgotten Modern, Frocktail Party, Funky Sock Co / Lewd, Golden Sunrise Activewear,
Haize the label, Halcyon Daze, HARVEST CLAY, Huckleberry Flowers, Jbk designs, Jimmy Browns, Limbo, Little Leas, Little Loving Things, Lotus and Luxe Jewellery, Louv, manning made, Minarga, Moni The Label, Muki, My little glass jar, Nicotte, Ocean Luxe, Olas Supply Co., Pre Loved Stall, Rustic Peppermint, Sandinyapantz, Santography by Danny Santangelo, Scent of a Rebel, Solis & Mare, Sunday Rae, Ted & Patrick, The Daily Bliss Studio, The Lobster Shanty, The No Bake Company, The Rare Tide, Tusk Linen Co, VASH, Wolf and Clay, Zeffa and Fosse, Zoozap Eyewear and more.

Live music by Phil and Tilley from 8:30am – 10:30am and then Jackson James Smith from 11am – 1pm.

Make sure you tag your images for your chance to win a TVM tote and picnic pack: @thevillagemarkets #thevillagemarkets

TVM | Sunday 6 October 2019 | 8:30am – 1pm | Burleigh Heads State School

Image by Natalie McComas

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Live tunes this Sunday :: 6 October ’19

Shop to the sound of two salty and talented musical acts this Sunday at TVM! You can come for breakfast and stay for lunch thanks to our street food stalls,…

Shop to the sound of two salty and talented musical acts this Sunday at TVM! You can come for breakfast and stay for lunch thanks to our street food stalls, then set yourself up on one of our blankets under the trees and enjoy our live music lineup:

8:30am - 10:30am: Phil and Tilley
11am - 1pm: Jackson James Smith

Don't forget to BYO keep cups and re-useable bags, or you can purchase one of our good vibes market totes and new market picnic packs from the TVM info tent.

Tag your picks, for your chance to win a TVM market picnic pack and good vibes tote: #thevillagemarkets @thevillagemarkets

See you this Sunday 6 October, 8:30am - 1pm at Burleigh Heads State School.

Phil and Tilley

Jackson James Smith, by Capucine Merlant-Pilonchery

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Celebrating 11 Years of TVM :: Meet the Founders, Sarah & Marissa

TVM celebrates 11 years in business this coming Sunday 6th October and to mark the occasion, our lovely Intern Gemma has interviewed founders, Sarah Schoeller and Marissa Bowden. For those…

TVM celebrates 11 years in business this coming Sunday 6th October and to mark the occasion, our lovely Intern Gemma has interviewed founders, Sarah Schoeller and Marissa Bowden.

For those of you who often visit the vibrant lanes of Burleigh or Stones Corner on a sunny Sunday morning, we would love for you to get to know the brains behind your favourite market and creative community, The Village Markets, founders & creators, Sarah Schoeller & Marissa Bowden.

Tell us about the inspiration behind The Village Markets? What made you pursue your creative dreams?

Marissa: Sarah and I were both working full-time as marketing professionals (this is how we met) and were always travelling and loved events such as the Portobello Road markets and flea markets in Sydney that showcased local creative businesses while also bringing the community together and adding cultural flair to the region.

Eleven years ago there was no regular creative event on the Gold Coast and many locals were moving interstate to pursue their creative passions in larger cities, so we wanted to create a platform to ensure they could remain on the Gold Coast, whilst creating a much needed entrepreneurial culture for the Coast and an event that would change the perception of the Gold Coast - it was about so much more than Surfers Paradise and theme parks.

We worked our corporate jobs full-time and TVM of an evening and on weekends, for a few years before deciding to quit our jobs and focus on TVM.

What does a typical day look like for you?

Marissa: Mum-life means weekdays include busy early mornings and mundane things such as uniforms and lunchboxes, the school run (we try to ride our bikes to school along the beach for a sweet start to the day!) and then either working from a co-working space on all things TVM, or working from home. I’ll add some yoga or meditation to this, when I can. Then, it's school pick-up, some kind of after school activity or we hit the beach for a surf (summer can’t come soon enough!) or a play down at our local beach with the neighbours. Work tasks for me include but are not limited to event prep such as blog posts, processing applications, emails, the live music schedule, PR, the event plan and newsletters. Market day is a different beast of course, we're both generally there all hands on deck.

Sarah: Awake around 6ish before my three children, a quick meditation before they wake then the morning is usually making toast or oats for breakfast, a coffee, getting dressed, walking the dogs and out the door for kindy. I drop off my two girls and then head home to work in between the naps of my youngest. I would normally then check emails, schedule socials and newsletters and get up to speed on anything else we’ve got on. Squeeze in another meditation session and before you know it, it’s time to pick the girls up. The afternoons are spent in our yard on the tramp before dinner.  On non-kindy days we hang at home and play or head to the creek.

Marissa filming at TVM, by Soda Photography.

Sarah with Posie, by Tracey Moakes.

Explain the rundown of the markets from bump-in to bump out?

Sarah:: Each event is different, but our day starts early around 6am with set up prior to the stall holders arriving. This includes marking out the site, setting up tents and equipment, signage and theming.

Then the stall holders begin arriving and its go time! We greet each vendor on arrival and then it’s pretty fast paced during set up. Once everyone's ready to go, managing the event includes troubleshooting, socials, photographing, greeting musos, enquiries and everything in between (including cleaning and bins!).

Pack down starts at 1PM then it's time to do a site clean and the toilets (the glamorous side of running an event). The day flies and we rarely sit down but its our chance to connect with our community IRL so we make the most of it.

TVM, by Natalie McComas

When people are starting a business what aspect is most important and what advice can you give them?

Marissa: We have learnt so much about this since starting our business 11 years ago! This is what prompted us to create our eBook a few years ago, How To Launch Your Startup - so that we could share some of our key learnings with other small business owners in the creative industry.

Definitely make sure you have a clear idea of your objectives and why you are wanting to start a business in the first place. Secondly, if it’s a partnership, make sure you have clearly defined roles.

Sarah: Starting a business isn’t easy and its more work than you can ever imagine. But the rewards are great and make it all worth it.

eBook How To Launch Your Startup

 

Favourite thing to do on the Gold Coast?

Marissa: Beach time! We are so incredibly lucky to call this place home, we have the most incredible coastline and sometimes at our local, we can still have the beach (almost) all to ourselves. Big beach days in summer followed by a couple of drinks with friends, the kids running wild - those are the best days!

Sarah: Definitely spending time with my family outdoors. We love breakfast at the beach, followed by a swim. We frequent Rainbow Bay, Kirra, Tally and Currumbin a lot.

What do you expect for the Gold Coast in the next 60 years?

Sarah: I do see the Gold Coast coming into its own. With so many things in the pipeline like the new cultural centre and HOTA being finalised I feel like we’ll no longer be the poor cousin of Brisbane and our cultural scene will thrive. It’s exciting times!

Marissa: Let's hope they ease up on the number of high-rise developments in seaside suburbs! But on a positive note, with so many amazing creative businesses, eateries and the arts going on, the future is looking pretty bright for our city.

In this day and age we all have the opportunity to reach out from the normal 9 - 5 and delve into our passion project. What advice can you give to people to dig deep and find what they love to do and turn it into a career?

Sarah: Nothing beats a good old business plan. Nut out your offering, define your target customer and how you’ll market to them and get started! Seriously nothing beats working for yourself doing something you love.

Marissa: If you're passionate about something, just keep chipping away at it...Where your mind goes, energy flows! A few solid years of hard work and juggling multiple hats is well worth the investment, for sure!

You have won many awards including ‘Gold Coast's Best Market in 2015’ & the ‘Gold Coast's top 3 site by Lonely Planet in 2019’. What are your biggest achievements from the Markets so far?

Marissa: For us, it is the community we have created, it’s something so special. The thousands of small businesses that have been able to launch and trade at TVM over the past 11 years and watching them grow and evolve is truly rewarding. Some of the stallholders we have known since our first ever market all of those years ago and some have gone on to achieve international success - it’s truly rewarding to share this journey with them all.

Also on a professional level, when Sarah and I were finalists in Cosmopolitan magazine’s Women of the Year Awards a couple of years ago and travelled to Sydney for the event alongside women like Lizzy and Isabella from SPELL, that was incredibly humbling - and damn fun!

SS: I think last year was a big one for us. We were awarded the International Womens Day Patron Awards in March, then in November, were awarded Griffith University’s Outstanding Entrepreneurial Alumnus Award. It was such an honour to receive these awards for our contribution to the Gold Coast community.

We’ve also had 5 children between us in the last 8 years, which is pretty bloody amazing!

TVMs 10th Birthday, by Natalie McComas

Tell us about the first ever market you held and the major differences to now? 

Marissa: Our first market consisted of nine stallholders lined-up on the grassy oval and Sarah and I stood there with clipboards asking people (mostly our friends and family, ha!) to join our mailing list. We used MySpace to reach out to emerging designers. Now, 11 years later, we have up to 110 stalls, twice per month in Burleigh and once per quarter in Brisbane, as well as having established a strong brand and community.

Sarah: Well our very first market had just nine stalls and we simply just showed up and walked around with clipboards collecting email addresses! Now, we average 75-110 stalls per event, have two event staff and rarely sit down. How times have changed!

How did you see the markets as a platform for establishing face to face relationships with customers and stallholders.

SS: Market day is the perfect opportunity for vendors to connect with customers and our community IRL. In a digital world, this connection is crucial for everyone.

MB: This concept has actually evolved so much since we started, when I think about it. When we started, it was all about connecting small businesses with consumers because it was a tough gig opening a shop front and spending large amounts on advertising, particularly via traditional media.

These days, the essence is still similar but there's also the added component of sales and brand presence being so focused on social media and online for most businesses. Which can be quite impersonal. So for our shoppers, it's still that wonderful face-to-face connection they get, touching and feeling products, meeting the maker, the thrill of stumbling across a new brand or seller, those are the things people love about coming to TVM.

TVM, by Mel Carrero

TVM, by Mel Carrero

 

TVM, by SODA Photography

 

The Gold Coast is such a creative hub, the home of many awesome brands like yourself. How do you feel about the Gold Coast as a platform for creatives?

Marissa: It’s such an exciting time on the Gold Coast, there is a real energy and entrepreneurial culture and so much opportunity for small businesses. It seems as though the word is out and instead of locals moving away for opportunity, interstate folk are flocking to our beautiful city to start and grow their businesses - where else would you want to live and work, really?

Sarah: We’ve come a long way since we started in ’08. Where creatives used to leave the Coast to start their businesses, we’re now seeing designers travel to TVM from Sydney and Melbourne to have a stall. The Gold Coast is now known for its entrepreneurial spirit and startups.

Australian consumers are starting to favour brands who adapt an ethical green ethos. What sustainable practices does The Village Markets have in place?  

Sarah: We aim to be a plastic-free event and have been for several years and encourage vendors to use reusable bags. We also have market bags and picnic packs available for sale at TVM. We’ve been holding the pre-loved Rack Sale since we started and its really encouraged the reuse and recycle component of TVM.

What are your favorite local Gold Coast brands? 

Marissa: Oooh it’s a bit hard to play favourites! However many of my personal favorite pieces, homewares and those of my childrens wardrobes are from local brands found at TVM. In my opinion, it’s the #1 place to discover incredible brands and know that you're supporting a local and not wearing mass-produced items. Some current go-to’s include Opia, Forgotten Modern, Nicotte, Bandikoot, Sweet Child of Mine, Halcyon Daze, Snoep, Harvest Clay and Drift plus many more.

Sarah:  Some of my favourites are Peony, Alfie, Kivari, Akazi, Annette Daley Designs, Drift Trading Co, Scent of a Rebel, Harvest Clay, Esther Shelley Designs, F+H Jewellery, Rustic Peppermint, Two in the Sun, Stevie Jean, Nicotte, I could go on all day.

What part of your job would people find most surprising? 

Marissa: When I tell people I own a market, to this day their response will still be ‘oh, what do you sell?’- it’s still a tricky one to explain! So I guess, the concept of actually starting a unique business such as ours is often surprising in itself!  And also, that we do attend every event ourselves and setup/packdown (along with two staff members).

Sarah: Between Marissa and I, we do almost everything, only outsourcing our accounting. Or cleaning the toilets after an event!

Who would you like to have a 30-minute meeting with?

Marissa: Kelly Muller (KMC Consulting) or Tess Robinson (Smack Bang Designs).
And perhaps the entire cast of Younger (Netflix series) - my guilty pleasure!

Sarah:  I’d love to sit down and chat with Lizzy and Spelly from Spell Designs. Their business model and sustainability practices are enviable.

What do you feel when you are feeling uninspired?

Marissa:Meditate, yoga or catch up with my girlfriends, that is always so good for the soul!

Sarah: A good chat to the friendly folk at TVM always help, or attend an event with inspiring business owners.

Who do you love to follow on Instagram?

Marissa: Travel accounts (I'm a sucker for travel! My sister and I share our personal travel features and interviews with like-minded families at @the_travelling_tribe_).

I also love to follow creative brands/people from around the globe and inspiring women doing like-minded things!

Sarah: My favourites are:

jasminedowling

nicolekingwellbeing

tessguinery

girlboss

Best advice you have ever received?

Sarah; Don’t ask for permission, beg for forgiveness. One of my bosses used to say this all the time and it’s always stuck with me.

Marissa: Be kind.

Come and celebrate 11 years with us at TVM this Sunday 6th October and make sure you say hey to Marissa & Sarah!

Sarah and Marissa, by Nat McComas

Sarah and Marissa, by Nat McComas

 

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Stall Profile :: Crawford & Co Handmade

After having her second son and becoming extremely sensitive to synthetic fragrance. Shae Turnor decided to ditch the chemicals and reduce her families plastic waste, by making her own natural…

After having her second son and becoming extremely sensitive to synthetic fragrance. Shae Turnor decided to ditch the chemicals and reduce her families plastic waste, by making her own natural products for the home.

This quickly expanded into creating products for family and friends and incidentally, the contract she was filling in for at work was coming to end.

Shae decided to take a leap of faith and hope that others out there would share her vision and love her products too.

Meet Shae Turnor, founder of Crawford & Co Handmade.

Did you have any previous experience in the industry, or business itself?

Creatively, my background is photography and professionally, it was a Travel Agent.

Is this business your sole income or is it a side project?

This is my sole income.

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

Crawford and Co Handmade came from wanting to incorporate my family into my business name. They are my main driver for doing this. To give us the freedom and flexibility to work from anywhere. My partner and our sons surname is Crawford. I am the " and Co" as we are not married yet. It’s a little tongue in cheek.

What products or services are included within your range?

We make a range of Aromatherapy Candles. Pure essential oils set in a natural soy wax. However, our main product range consists of Natural Soap bars, these are all plant based, with no nasties. We have Soap Bars and the extra large Kitchen Block; the eco alternative to commercial dish washing liquid.

We are also about to release a new range of both soaps and candles called Little Travellers. Designed for keeping in your campervan or taking on weekends away.

What inspires you creatively?

Nature, the elements, the smells, sounds and colours of being by the beach or in the bush and music also helps to amplify that.

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

I work from home.

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

Yes absolutely. We pride ourselves on our sustainability and commitment to the environment. Our soap bars are completely zero waste. Our candles all come in reusable jars and tins. We strongly encourage our clients to re use their jars.

As they come with an air tight seal, we use ours for food storage ( once cleaned out properly). All of our packaging is recycled or home compostable. Our labels are the only things that are not, and we are aiming to have home compostable labels by the end of the year.

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

Not at this stage, but I would love to.

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

TVM has a great reputation, everyone knows and loves it. I felt like it was a great fit for my products.

Where’s your favourite local coffee haunt?

Stable Coffee & Kitchen (at Cornerstone Stores).

Favourite book?

Shantaram

Favourite podcasts?

I’m yet to jump on this bandwagon!

Favourite way to unwind? 

Walking on the beach.

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

Lisa Messenger & The Collective Hub 

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

Really needing to get myself a piece of Laikiki Jewellery.

Connect with Crawford & Co. Handmade online, here and find Shae at TVM this Sunday!

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International Podcast Day!

To celebrate International Podcast Day, we asked our team to share their top six picks with you! Marissa, Co-founder Offline the Podcast – I practice Vedic meditation, so I particularly…

To celebrate International Podcast Day, we asked our team to share their top six picks with you!

Marissa, Co-founder

Offline the Podcast
- I practice Vedic meditation, so I particularly loved the episode with Matt Ringrose from Bondi Meditation Centre.
- Kelly Muller, #ladycrush.

- Gwyneth is great. Her interview with Julia Roberts is pretty fun and real.
- I also loved the interview with Brene Brown.
- Because, Brene Brown.
Tess Robinsons from Smack Bang Designs.
The interview with Lizzy Abegg from Spell & The Gypsy Collective.
The Tim Ferris Show
LOVED Arianna Huffington.

Sarah, Co-founder

Your Creative Start
Emma Henderson & Victoria Beattie from The Beach People, Tess Robinson and Jasmine Dowling.

Offline the Podcast
Loved the Rachelle Rowlings episode, talk about keeping it real and Pip Edwards

Lady Startup
Samantha Wills

Tribe of Mentors by Tim Ferris

Fierce Girls
Turia Pitt and Margaret Olley (most likely to be listening to this as opposed to anything else at the moment! #mumlife)

Gemma, Intern

Seize the Yay
Gary Vee

Lady Start Up
Showpo Jane Lu

Healthy Hustlers
Loni Jane

Start Up Creative
Marketing 101

Stevie Says Social
Why no one cares about your business.

Sarah and Marissa, by Carly Brown for Surfstitch

 

 

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