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The Village Markets

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

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Tunes at TVM :: Sunday 16 December ’18

Come and join us for live tunes at TVM this Sunday 16th December as we celebrate the final Burleigh Heads event for 2018 at The Village Markets. Grab your friends…

Come and join us for live tunes at TVM this Sunday 16th December as we celebrate the final Burleigh Heads event for 2018 at The Village Markets.

Grab your friends and fam, shop 110+ boutique market stalls, load up on street food and refreshing brew and then head to the shaded area amongst the trees where you can kick back on a blanket and enjoy live tunes by two of our faves:

8:30am - 10:30am Adam Harpaz
11am - 1pm Lily Budiasa

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Lily Budiasa by Nat McComas

Adam Harpaz

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Partner with Australia’s most loved market!

We love nothing more than connecting with like-minded businesses to form partnerships – whether it be brand awareness, community connection, growing your social media following, brand alignment or a product…

We love nothing more than connecting with like-minded businesses to form partnerships - whether it be brand awareness, community connection, growing your social media following, brand alignment or a product launch at our events. As an innovative business, we're always open to new ideas!

We're on the look-out for brands to collaborate with on some exiting new projects on the Gold Coast and in Brisbane in 2019, as well as online - if this is you, we'd love to hear!

Contact us, here.

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Stall Profile :: My Qi Aromas

There’s a new stall in town this Sunday 9 December at TVM – meet Katie Bernays and Bianca Baker, cousins and creators of My Qi Aromas. We are cousins that…

There’s a new stall in town this Sunday 9 December at TVM - meet Katie Bernays and Bianca Baker, cousins and creators of My Qi Aromas.

We are cousins that have a love for natural living and low tox options. Katie, a Chinese Acupuncturist and Bianca, the blender extraordinaire! My Qi Aromas was a long time in the making and we were so excited to finally launch in August 2018.

TVM: What made your pursue your creative passion?

We both have young families and husbands who own/run their own businesses so we were craving a “creative outlet” to add to our busy lifestyle that really filled our cups and created more balance - something that gave back to our hearts and our souls, but that also served others. Creating and blending natural perfumes, infant roller blends and grown up roller blends that provided a natural option to common ailments seemed the most obvious, as we were doing it anyway, but now we could share our passion with others.

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

August 2018 we launched, My Qi Aromas was over 18 months in the making.

What does your brand consist of?

My Qi Aromas ha there ranges:

Natural Perfume Oil (My Empowerment Qi, My Love Qi, My Balanced Qi)
Infant Roller Blends (Mini Sleep, Mini Airways, Mini Peaceful, Mini Immune, Mini Teething, Mini Tummy, Mini Growing, Mini Warrior, Mini Focus)
Grown-Up Roller Blends (Relax, Happy, Immune, Sleep, Headache, Pain Free, Sinus)

What inspires you?

Helping others to add chemical free options into their homes and daily living - especially for the little ones! The less chemicals we are exposed to the better our health can be.

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

We are currently in the process of getting Australian Certified Organic and would love to reach people Australia wide.

What were the biggest challenges when launching your brand?

Deciding on a name (Qi - pronounced “Chee” means ‘life energy’ in Chinese)

We are still working on best ways to market our brand as we are not experienced in this area at all!

What is the best thing about having your own business?

The chance to be creative and also the flexibility with a young family is great!

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Scott Dalton & Hannah Campbell this Sunday at TVM

Catch live tunes by Scott Dalton and Hannah Campbell at TVM this Sunday 9th December. Bring your posse, grab a coffee, stroll the boutique market stalls and then settle in…

Catch live tunes by Scott Dalton and Hannah Campbell at TVM this Sunday 9th December. Bring your posse, grab a coffee, stroll the boutique market stalls and then settle in under the trees for some killer live tunes.

8:30am Scott Dalton
11am Hannah Campbell

Make sure you tag your pics so we can share them @thevillagemarkets #thevillagemarkets

TVM | Sunday 9 December 2018 | 8:30am - 1pm | Burleigh Heads State School

Scott Dalton

When Scott Dalton was barely seven, he had abandoned bionicles, swapping Lego for Ludwig. A natural aptitude for the keyboard created a fierce passion for music unfulfilled by just one instrument. By 13, Scott had added guitar to his repertoire of skills, alternating between electric and acoustic. It was in his senior year that Scott realised the potential in his voice, honing his vocals into something of incredible power. Never the underachiever, Scott combined passion, an intrinsic knowledge of the music industry and undeniable talent into launching his singer-songwriter career.

Influenced by a mixture of Matt Corby, John Mayer, Dire Straits and Pink Floyd, Scott's unique sound is one that does not demand attention but entices it. Both intimate and emboldening, Scott's music resonates with his listeners, irrespective of numbers, and is not just a song but an experience.

Hannah Campbell

Hannah Campbell is a warm, discerning, and joyfully vulnerable storyteller, recently moved to the Gold Coast from Melbourne, Victoria. Her style of songwriting echoes of folky roots through stories of failings and hopefullness, desire, emotional vacancy and unspoken truths.

Hannah’s trademark honest humility is the undercurrent of her shows that keeps audiences enthralled.
Her latest single Run Like Wolves received high praise from Triple J’s Roots N’ All presenter Nkechi Anele, who said “Her voice is just one of those old timey voices that could be from any generation.”

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TVM Preview :: Sunday 9 December ’18

We’re popping up with an extra TVM date this Sunday to amp up that Christmas shopping buzz  – come and hang with us and support local small businesses this festive…

We're popping up with an extra TVM date this Sunday to amp up that Christmas shopping buzz  - come and hang with us and support local small businesses this festive season. Find 100 boutique market stalls, street food, live tunes and sweet Sunday vibes.

Here's a preview....

New stalls include My Qi Aromas, Auston Fox, Bindii, Bonnie and Dyed, stone, The Woven Store, bambii the label, swell and solis.

Plus all your faves including Akazi, Isabelle Quinn, Lotus and Luxe, a beautiful life, Alfie EST 2011, Frankly My Dear, Sissy and me, VASH, One Fable, Coastal Coral Co, DESERT WANDERER, Drift Trading Co, Huckleberry Flowers, Iron and Cub, Jacktars Locker, karasuccs, Lewd, Limbo Collective, Little Leas, Lokoa, Night Tiger Designs, Rustic Peppermint, TFPR and Co, The Miniature Treasury, Zeffa and fosse, ZYLO, Bam Loves Boo, byron bay bath bombs, Comfort &Calm, Eco Sisters, Frocktail Party, HARVEST CLAY, The Lobster Shanty, A Happy Home, ALESSANDRA et BRIDGETTE, Bali Batik at Home, Bones Society, Bonita Havana, Collect and Conquer, HAUS, Melon & Goliath, My Gold, Santography by danny santangelo, seamone, Shuturp, the Bondi Alchemsit, The Elements Co, manning made, Kippy Skateboards, zeffa and fosse and more.

Food by Flat Earth Organic, Koconut kid, Jardin Juice Co, smoothjuice, The Wiener Haus, Little Sprinkles Bakery and more.

Live tunes by the talented Scott Dalton and a second act to be confirmed.

Make sure you tag your pics #thevillagemarkets @thevillagemarkets

TVM | Sunday 9 December | 8:30am - 1pm | Burleigh Heads State School

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Stall Profile :: Shawnee Made and Found

A painting degree, teaching art and English in India and establishing a love for well-made fabrics and materials lead Shawnee Dean to create beautiful handwoven wall-hangings, cushion covers, pouches and…

A painting degree, teaching art and English in India and establishing a love for well-made fabrics and materials lead Shawnee Dean to create beautiful handwoven wall-hangings, cushion covers, pouches and accessories, with care and intention. Coupled with a 'found' collection of vintage ceramics and other curated vessels, the brand Shawnee Made and Found was born.

Tell us about your background, were you always creative?

I graduated with a Bachelor in Fine Arts majoring in painting at Queensland College of Art in 2016, before this though I spent 3 months teaching art and English in India. I've always been drawn to well-made and handmade fabrics and materials, and India is so huge on textiles, so these inspirations coupled with my desire to constantly learn new ways of making things and share that with people I think led me quite naturally to fibre arts and hand-weaving.

When I learnt about the art of loom weaving and saw some of the things people were making with it I became obsessed and eventually made my own loom and taught myself to weave. It's been about 2 years since I started weaving now and I feel like I've evolved a lot but I am continually learning new things about this process and where it can take me.

What made your pursue your creative passion?

I think the biggest driving force was my own need to be doing something creative with my life, and then when I started making the things I am now, the comments I got from people about how much they liked it or how unique my products were really solidified my beliefs that I was on the right track with this and I could take it somewhere.

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

For about the last year I have been working on things that had a customer or audience in mind, rather than just making them for myself, but having a part-time job and studying full time at university was distracting me from really focusing on turning this creative outlet into a business and a way of life for me. So in October this year I was at a point where I felt like I was really happy with the things I was creating but didn't have the time to invest in it properly, so decided to quit my retail job and take the plunge into working on my business full time. So far it's been a great decision, but I still have so much more growing to do.

What does your brand consist of?

Handwoven goods and art pieces, fibre based earrings and other accessories, handmade baskets and original artworks.

I also have a found collection that I hand select items I feel resonate with and compliment the items I make.

Where is the label designed and made?

Everything handmade is designed and created by me (Shawnee) on the Gold Coast, Queensland.

Being a one-woman show means I limit the amount of things I can make and how quickly they are made, but I think it adds value to my products that they all have evidence of the hands that made them and are all original in their own way.

What inspires you?

I am extremely inspired by the Australian natural environment, so far as colours, shapes and materials. I use a lot of things from nature, and try to source as much of my materials as I can from within Australia, as well as hand dying some of my yarns and fibres with plants I can find locally. These processes of foraging and utilising the the environment around me continually inspires my work and design process.

Also, as weaving is such an ancient art form, I also get a lot of inspiration from textiles and tapestries from throughout history and across cultures.

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

My main goal for this brand was to prove to myself that I could support my way of life by making things with my hands and using my skills. I like the idea of sharing my creativity with the community to enrich it rather than keeping it to myself. Long term plans are to be creating bespoke woven art pieces for people's spaces all around the country, as well as teaching workshops to share my knowledge and skills.

I am currently in the process of making a website and an online sales point as well, so that is my short-term plans for the brand.

What were the biggest challenges when launching your brand?

I think my largest challenge is time, and the pressure of a consumer culture that wants things fast but still to an excellent quality. By choosing to pursue hand-weaving, the qualities that I value in my products can't be achieved quickly, and the idea of making enough products and on a frequent basis is daunting when thinking about the slow nature of my process. But I think more and more people are appreciating the extra time and often higher quality of hand-made and slow-made, artisan products these days, and I think are more willing to wait longer and pay more for something truly original and high standard that supports an individual artist, rather than a large corporation.

What is the best thing about having your own business?

I have only just begun the journey of owning my own business and being my own boss, and I have a lot of space to evolve and master the art of it, but so far I have found the work I do is so much more fulfilling and I am proud of what I am doing. Being able to dictate my work life and be in control of the direction I take is extremely satisfying.

Connect with Shawnee Made and Found online, here.

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TVM Preview :: Sunday 18 November

TVM is on this Sunday 18 November at Burleigh Heads – come and hang with us! Start your Christmas shopping early and escape the shopping centre craziness, while supporting local…

TVM is on this Sunday 18 November at Burleigh Heads – come and hang with us! Start your Christmas shopping early and escape the shopping centre craziness, while supporting local small businesses.

Eats by Coffee and me, Double zero mobile pizza, Hungarian Food Factory, Jardin Juice Co, Kokonut Kid, Lalah Bali, Little Sprinkles Bakery, Little Wahaca, Smoothjuice,

New stalls include Julia Jay Art, Khaki Carriers Australia, LOUV, Mahashe, Ocean Luxe, Okay Pretty, SEAMONE Swimwear, Stonemade, Succulents Gold Coast, Two Brides Presents.

Plus all your faves including Akazi, ALESSANDRA et BRIDGETTE, Astrocytes Label, Au Fait, Aulieude, Balibatikathome, bandicoot, barefoot blonde, Bonita Havana, Coco Lou the Label, Collect and Conquer, DESERT WANDERER, Divine Creatures Jewellery, Divine Creatures jewellery, Drift Trading Co, Dust, Eco Sisters, Feather & Grant, Forgotten Modern, Frankly My Dear, FREESOUL STUDIO, Frocktail Party, Ghost and Lola, Halo & Horns Company, Harvest Clay, HAUS, House Of Paloma, Huckleberry Flowers, Isabelle Quinn, Jack Tars Locker, Jbk designs, La Carolina Label, Layday, Leather Me Baby, Little Leas, Lotus and Luxe jewellery, LOUV, Malu Le, Manningmade, Maple Organic Wear, Melon & Goliath, Mermaid Collective, Nicotte, Night Tiger the Label, Olas Supply Co, One Fable, Reclaimed Diamonds Vintage, Rustic Peppermint, Sissy and me, Staple & Hue, Tahlee & Bench, The Elements Co., The Lobster Shanty, the pod.me, The SunLounge, Trance McShady, Tusk Linen Co, VASH, wanderers co, Weave and Willow, WILD HEART, Xandi Swimwear, Zeffa and Fosse, Zoozap Eyewear and more.

Tunes by  Ondre Solien (8:30am – 10:30am) and Lily Budiasa (11am – 1pm).

Tag your pics so we can see them #thevillagemarkets @thevillagemarkets and why not swing by the TVM info tent to pickup your very own TVM Good Vibes Market Tote!

The Village Markets | Sunday 18 November 2018 | 8:30am – 1pm | Burleigh Heads State School

 

 

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Tales from the Sea by Weave and Willow

We’re always inspired by creative entrepreneurs doing their bit for Mother Earth so when we were told about the latest campaign Tales from the Sea by our friends Michelle and…

We’re always inspired by creative entrepreneurs doing their bit for Mother Earth so when we were told about the latest campaign Tales from the Sea by our friends Michelle and Jess at Weave and Willow we had to share it.

Weave and Willow are the makers of a beautiful and conscious collection of 100% pure linen beach towels. The label has decided to highlight the importance of ocean conservation by encouraging all customers to ‘take the pledge’ to stop the use of single-use plastic bags and straws. They are doing so by gifting each customer with two bamboo straws and two organic cotton re-useable string bags with purchase. The brand also donates 1% of profits for the planet.

You can shop with Weave and Willow and make the pledge at TVM this Sunday 18 November 2018, and online here.

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Media :: Gold Coast’s Hidden Gems

TVM has recently featured on the worldwide Expedia webisite, in a piece titled Gold Coast’s Hidden Gems. We are in good company alongside some of our faves including Hellenika, Rick…

TVM has recently featured on the worldwide Expedia webisite, in a piece titled Gold Coast's Hidden Gems. We are in good company alongside some of our faves including Hellenika, Rick Shores and Greenhouse Bathhouse to name a few.Check it out, here.

Thanks to journalist Amy Mills for the feature.

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TVM Christmas dates for your diary!

We’re excited to be bringing you some extra TVM dates leading into Christmas and the holidays, including an extra date at Burleigh Heads, as well as our Stones Corner market!…

We're excited to be bringing you some extra TVM dates leading into Christmas and the holidays, including an extra date at Burleigh Heads, as well as our Stones Corner market! Support local small businesses this festive season at TVM.

Click on each event to join the FB group, where you can get all the event updates as well as inviting your friends to join you. See you there!

TVM Christmas Dates:

Sunday 18 November 2018 - Burleigh Heads
Sunday 2 December 2018 - Burleigh Heads
Sunday 9 December 2018 - Burleigh Heads
Sunday 16 December 2018 - Burleigh Heads
Sunday 23 December 2018 - Stones Corner
Sunday 6 January 2019 - Burleigh Heads
Sunday 20 January 2019 - Burleigh Heads

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Stall Profile :: Halcyon Daze

Meet Sally and Elke, mothers to a tribe of boys, surfers and creators of Halcyon Daze – the brand new swimwear label you need this summer. As well as being…

Meet Sally and Elke, mothers to a tribe of boys, surfers and creators of Halcyon Daze – the brand new swimwear label you need this summer.

As well as being a mother to three young boys, Sally has an environmental science background as well as working as a town planner and project manager for the last 10+ years. She was very much in need of a creative outlet when the idea to create Halcyon Daze came about.

Elke is a mother of two young boys and has a background in fashion and design, having worked in sewing and alterations for years.

What made your pursue your creative passion?

The story of Halcyon Daze is one that begins with friendship. Two women connecting over a shared love of the ocean, a passion for surfing, avid bikini collecting and motherhood.

We are the type of women that seem to live in our swimwear year round, as you never know when the opportunity to sneak in a surf or a quick dip in the ocean may present!

Born from a desire to create unique, comfortable, flattering and functional swimwear......it seemed like a no brainer that we put our creative passion into use creating our own swimwear range.

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

We took the plunge mid 2017, learning the ropes along the way. Our first range "Love Song" was launched in October 2018.

What does your brand consist of?

Our swimwear embodies the slow fashion ethos in the swimwear landscape, focusing on using Vita lycra- a high-quality Italian lycra made from recycled post-consumer plastics, making this beautiful swimwear not only environmentally conscious but more durable and longer lasting to ensure that you can wear your favourite pieces for many summers to come. Our styles and prints are vintage inspired and include one pieces, mix and match bikini sets and surf suits.

We also have capsule collections of resort wear, including 70's style jumpsuits and slip dresses on their way.

Where is the label designed and made?

Our clothing and swimwear is designed by us, in Byron Bay. We have also designed our own prints too.

Our manufacturing is done in Bali.

What inspires you?

Our daily life in Byron is a constant source of inspiration. We are surrounded by incredibly talented and creative friends who help drive our startup business and inspire us to chase our creative passion. They have shown us that running a successful business and juggling a family life can be done with style and grace.

Our love for everything summer, surfing and our environment are our main source of inspiration.

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

We hope to be running a successful swim and resort wear label, scouring the world for exotic tropical locations to shoot (& surf) and seeing women around the world in our swimmers.

What were the biggest challenges when launching your brand?

Our biggest challenge has been learning the production process and time-frames, however we have a great team and loads of support, so this will get easier.

What is the best thing about having your own business?

The best thing about owning our own business has been working together as friends and creating a product that we both love and are passionate about. Work has never felt like a chore, as we are doing something we both love.

The other perk would be our never ending bikini supply!

Find Halcyon Daze at TVM this Sunday 4 November and check them out online here.

@halcyondaze_byronbay

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TVM Preview :: Sunday 4 November ’18

We’re on this Sunday – come and join us at the Gold Coasts fave Sunday hang! Start your Christmas shopping early with an incredible lineup of boutique market stalls including…

We’re on this Sunday – come and join us at the Gold Coasts fave Sunday hang!

Start your Christmas shopping early with an incredible lineup of boutique market stalls including local small businesses, makers, designers, curators, collectors and artists. Come for breakfast and stay for lunch with food stalls and live local tunes, plus our monthly Rack Sales are on.

Food stalls include Coffee and Me, Double Zero Pizza, Flat Earth Organic, Garlic and Spice, Hungarian Food Factory, Jardine Juice Co, Koconut Kid, Little Sprinkles Bakery, Little Wahaca, Smoothjuice, The Wiener Haus and more.

New to TVM this Sunday is Byron Bay Bath Bombs, CAPE CAPRI, Collect and Conquer, Alessandra et Bridgette, Halcyon Daze, Journier, La & Ko, Lewd., Okay Pretty Swim, Trance McShady.

Plus all your faves are back including A Happy Home, Akazi, Alfie EST 2011, Alton Goods, Au Fait, Baby Bird, Bam Loves Boo, Bandeaux, Bones Society, Caz Creations, DESERT WANDERER, Divine Creatures, Drift Trading Co., Eco Sisters, ELKII, Forgotten Modern, Frankly My Dear, FREESOUL STUDIO, Frocktail Party, HARVEST CLAY, House of Paloma, Huckleberry Flowers, Iron and Cub, Isabelle Quinn, Jbk designs, karasuccs, Lakiki, Limbo Collective, Little Leas, Lokoa, manningmade, Olas Supply Co, One Fable, Rustic Peppermint, Sweet Child of Mine, Tahlee & Bench, The Lobster Shanty, The Salty Merchants/ Business & Pleasure Co, The SunLounge, Tusk Linen Co, Two Tykes, wanderers co, WILD HEART, Xander and Lou, Xandi Swimwear, Zeffa and Fosse, Zoozap Eyewear and more.

Tunes by Jackson James Smith (8:30am - 10:30am) and Nick Cunningham (11am - 1pm).

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TVM | Sunday 4 November 2018 | 8:30am – 1pm | Burleigh Heads State School

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People of TVM :: Sunday 21 October ’18

We adore our TVM community and love having a chat on market day, here’s some street style snaps from last market day on Sunday 21 October 2018 – were you…

We adore our TVM community and love having a chat on market day, here's some street style snaps from last market day on Sunday 21 October 2018 - were you snapped?

#thevillagemarkets @thevillagemarkets

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TVM Preview :: Sunday 21 October ’18

We’re well-rested after our 10th birthday bash and damn keen for a sunny TVM Sunday following some hectic rain – bring on those good vibes baby! We can’t wait to…

We're well-rested after our 10th birthday bash and damn keen for a sunny TVM Sunday following some hectic rain - bring on those good vibes baby!

We can't wait to share another Sunday with you this weekend, featuring food by Coffee & Me, Double Zero Pizza, Flat Earth Organic, Girls with Balls, Hungarian, Jardine Juice Co, Koconut Kid, Little Sprinkles Bakery, Smoothjuice, Stix & Stone, The Winer Haus,

New stalls this Sunday include Alton Goods, The Blonde Republic and Xander and Lou.

Plus a fab lineup including AKAZI, Alyssa Fairclough, Attic Collective, Aulieude, Bandikoot kids, Comfort and Calm, DESERT WANDERER, Divine Creatures Jewellery, Drift Trading Co., dust, Eco Sisters, Forgotten Modern, Frankly My Dear, Frocktail Party, Ghost and Lola, Harvest Clay, Heather Macrame,Huckleberry Flowers, Iron and Cub, Jbk designs, Lakiki, Little Leas, Lokoa, Lotus and Luxe jewellery, Love St, Mahiya, manning made, Melon & Goliath, Mossy, NIAS Handmade Jewellery, Nicotte, Night Tiger the Label, Olas Supply Co, ONE FABLE, Reclaimed Diamonds, Rustic Peppermint, Sweet Child of Mine, The Lobster Shanty, The SunLounge, Tusk Linen Co, Two In The Sun, wanderers co, WILD HEART, Zeffa and Fosse, Zero Waste Earth Sisters, Zoozap Eyewear and more.

Live tunes by Ondre Solien (8:30am) and Byron Knott (10:30am) on the main stage.

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Stall Profile :: Zero Waste Earth Sisters

Meet sisters, earth warriors and founders of Zero Waste Earth Sisters, Zoe and Jasmine. What made your pursue your creative passion? We found it was difficult to find affordable products…

Meet sisters, earth warriors and founders of Zero Waste Earth Sisters, Zoe and Jasmine.

What made your pursue your creative passion?

We found it was difficult to find affordable products that were supplied by a company who held the same values as us. Earth Sisters was ignited through a combination of Zoe's entrepreneurial attitude and Jasmine's immense passion and drive.

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

We started designing, planning and creating about 6 months ago! On the 15th September we launched our website and on the 16th of September we held our very own stall at TVM! We couldn't be more honoured.

What does your brand consist of?

We sell zero waste products that promote the methods of reducing, reusing and recycling! Think beeswax wraps, reusable material snack bags, produce/bread bags, bamboo cutlery and much more. We are more than our products page, we are a community hoping to provide people with the power, knowledge and tools to make sustainable choices and reduce their waste.

Where is the label designed and made?

Our products are sourced locally and internationally. We love that all of our products have a story. For example our bags are made in a small country town, near where we grew up, by people with disabilities. By using this small business we are providing disabled people with a fair paying job and safe working conditions.

What inspires you?

Our enormous passion for the environment! I truely believe the quote "be the change you want to see in the world".

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

Our plans are to spread our message far and wide! We hope to inspire people to make small changes that make will add up to make huge differences. We would love to travel and teach courses, speak on behalf of the earth and create a #newnormal!

What were the biggest challenges when launching your brand?

A lot of things to be honest! We are just two small town gals that had an idea and went all in! We didn't have any experience in business, web design, marketing etc., however that didn't matter to us. We are both extremely hard workers and we took something our Dad used to say into our stride, there is no such things as challenges, just new approaches.

What is the best thing about having your own business?

Being able to work on my laptop while soaking up some vitamin D!

Connect with Zero Waste Earth Sisters, here and find them at TVM this Sunday 21 October 2018.

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We’ve got News! TVM is coming to Brisbane

We are so excited to announce that The Village Markets is expanding and we’’ll be bringing the good vibes North to Brisbane at Stones Corner on a quarterly basis! You…

We are so excited to announce that The Village Markets is expanding and we’’ll be bringing the good vibes North to Brisbane at Stones Corner on a quarterly basis!

You can find us at our first event on Sunday 23rd December from 10am until 2pm, for a huge Christmas market event.

We’ll be bringing our fave creative community and hoping to connect with a whole bunch of talented new folk - so muso’s, foodies, creators, collectors, designers, artists and small creative biz owners, head to our website to apply for a spot.

We’ll be lining Stones Corner Village with a boutique lineup of market stalls, live music, creative workshops, family fun, pre-loved designer and vintage Rack Sales and good vibes. Alongside this is a beautiful street filled with boutiques, eateries, eclectic establishments and more.

TVM | Stones Corner | 10am - 2pm | Sunday 23 December 2018 | #TVMStonesCorner #thevillagemarkets

We're also hosting an extra TVM at Burleigh for Christmas so lock in these dates for your Christmas shopping:

Sunday 2nd December, Burleigh Heads
Sunday 9th December, Burleigh Heads
Sunday 16th December, Burleigh Heads
Sunday 23rd December, Stones Corner Village Brisbane

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Tones & I – TVM Turns 10

Live tunes on the Gold Coast MINI Garage Stage this Sunday are set to be epic, kicking off with independent Australian solo artist Tones & I. TONES AND I is…

Live tunes on the Gold Coast MINI Garage Stage this Sunday are set to be epic, kicking off with independent Australian solo artist Tones & I.

TONES AND I is Toni “Tones” Watson, an independent Australian solo artist from the Mornington Peninsula, Victoria. Tones began her musical journey in 2016 with a broken keyboard and a cheap loop pedal. After locking away for a year to master the art of looping, she ventured up to Byron Bay in late 2017 in her old van to try her hand at busking. On the first night, she made more money than she’d been making in a week of her day job. On the second night, she was shut down by the cops because her crowds were spilling onto the road. It was then that she realised she needed something on record, so jumped back on the road to Melbourne and quit her job. A few huge hometown busking sessions on Melbourne’s infamous Bourke Street secured her enough goldies for a plane ticket and confirmed it wasn’t just beginner’s luck. Tones then flew back up north and recorded a live demo in a friend’s studio up in the hills. By the 5th night of captivating massive crowds with her genre-diverse style and BIG effects-laden vocal, she’d sold 500 copies of the demo. Her debut single ‘Johnny Run Away’ dropped in March 2018.
(copy, Tones & I).

Gold Coast MINI Garage Stage:
9am - 10:30am Tones & I
11am - 12:15pm Mitch King

Stage 2:
8am - 9am Lily Budiasa
10:30am - 11am Lily Budiasa
12:15am - 1pm Lily Budiasa

#TVMTurns10 | Sunday 7th October 2018 | 8:30am - 1pm | Burleigh Heads State School | #thevillagemarkets

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TVM Turns 10 – Preview!

Get ready for the biggest TVM in history – it’s our tenth birthday this Sunday 7th October and we’re celebrating with a bang! Stalls include Alfie EST 2011, Au Fait,…

Get ready for the biggest TVM in history - it's our tenth birthday this Sunday 7th October and we're celebrating with a bang!

Stalls include Alfie EST 2011, Au Fait, Children of the Tribe, Duke of London, F+H Jewellery, HAUS, Little Leas, Lotus and Luxe jewellery, Moni The Label, Sweet Child of Mine, Olas Supply Co, Reclaimed Diamonds, House of Paloma, A Happy Home, Akazi, Alton Goods, Annette Daley, ArchNOllie, Attic collective, BAM LOVES BOO, Bones Society, Caz Creations, Coco Lou the Label, Comfort and Calm, DESERT WANDERER, Divine Creatures, Drift Trading Co, Dust, Dusty Child, Eco Sisters, Feather & Grant, Forgotten Modern, FREESOUL STUDIO, Frocktail Party, Grotti Lotti, Gypsy and the Thief, Handmade Dreaming Co, HARVEST CLAY, Herb Homes, Huckleberry Flowers, Imogen Stone, Iron and Cub, Jack Tars Locker, JbK designs, KAISEA, Leather Me Baby, LUXE LUNA, mahiya, manning made, MOSSY, Night Tiger, Oak Meadow Kids, Olas Supply Co, Rustic Peppermint, Sandinyapantz, Santography bu danny santangelo, Serpentium, Silver and Cold Jewels, STADLER + Co., Staple & Hue, Studio wanderlust, Stump and Co, Style Pose Click Camera Straps, Tahlee & Bench, The Elements Co., The Miniature Treasury, The SunLounge, Tusk Linen Co, Two Tykes, Weave and Willow, WILD HEART, Yucca Stone, Zeffa and Fosse, Zoozap Eyewear and more.

Food stalls include Coffee & Me, Double Zero Pizza Mobile, Hungarian, Koconut Kid, Garlic & Spice, Jardin Juice Co, Little Sprinkles Bakery and more.

Live music by Mitch King, Tones & I and Lily Budiasa.

Creative workshops by The Craft Parlour and Whole Beings for the kids, plus there's face painting, a braid and glitter bar by Paper Rokk and a lounge area by The Luxe Social.

Get your photo taken at our official Gather Store #TVMTurns10 photo wall for your chance to WIN an amazing prize - $200 to spend at TVM and $200 to spend at the beautiful Gather Store.

This event is proudly sponsored by Stocklands Burleigh Heads, Realty Blue, Centaur Financial, Concrete Nation, Three Balls Red, ATM2Go, Parkway Insurance Group, Gold Coast MINI Garage and 102.9 Hot Tomato.

Some parking for the event is available on the school oval and in surrounding streets, as well as in the large carpark on Connor Street, just a short 400m stroll to the event. See map here. There is also parking along the beachfront. We recommend public transport and there are a number of bus stops within close proximity.

TVM Turns 10 | Sunday 7th October | 8:30am - 1pm | Burleigh Heads State School

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