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

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See you Sunday Stones Corner!

TVM Stones Corner is happening this Sunday 23 December and as well as an incredible lineup of boutique market stalls, street eats and live tunes, we have some fun workshops…

TVM Stones Corner is happening this Sunday 23 December and as well as an incredible lineup of boutique market stalls, street eats and live tunes, we have some fun workshops and entertainment lined up for all ages.

TVM Stones Corner :: Sunday 23rd December :: 10am - 2pm :: Logan Road, Stones Corner

ACTIVITIES

LIVE TUNES

10am - 11:30am @jacksonjamessmith
12noon - 2pm @jeromewilliamsmusic

Come hang and shop small and local this Christmas!

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This is it! The BIGGEST TVM of the Year!

It’s your last chance to shop small and local at TVM Burleigh this year today (unless you’re planning on joining us at Stones Corner next Sunday 23rd December!). Browse the…

It's your last chance to shop small and local at TVM Burleigh this year today (unless you're planning on joining us at Stones Corner next Sunday 23rd December!).

Browse the biggest lineup of locally made and designed gifts on the Goldie, chill out with live tunes and fill that post-shopping belly with our street eats.

Sunday 16th December 2018 8.30AM-1PM at Burleigh Heads State School

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Shop Small & Local Today at TVM

Your Christmas shopping just got a whole lot easier, with an extra TVM today at Burleigh Heads State School where you can shop our local lineup, enjoy lives tunes and…

Your Christmas shopping just got a whole lot easier, with an extra TVM today at Burleigh Heads State School where you can shop our local lineup, enjoy lives tunes and street eats.

Sunday 9th December 2018 8.30AM-1PM at Burleigh Heads State School

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Destination Gold Coast :: Industry Storyteller of the Year #DGCCA

This week, we we’re thrilled to be award Industry Storyteller of the Year at the Destination Gold Coast Content Awards. The inaugural awards celebrates Gold Coast businesses that have embraced…

This week, we we're thrilled to be award Industry Storyteller of the Year at the Destination Gold Coast Content Awards.

The inaugural awards celebrates Gold Coast businesses that have embraced the best of digital and social storytelling.

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When Frankie the Creative Comes to Visit…

Last Sunday we were lucky enough to host Adelaide photographer Frankie Smith from Frankie the Creative. Expect to see loads more of her vibrant market snaps over the next little…

Last Sunday we were lucky enough to host Adelaide photographer Frankie Smith from Frankie the Creative. Expect to see loads more of her vibrant market snaps over the next little while...

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Extra Christmas TVM this Sunday!

There’s only three markets left prior to Christmas and we’ve added an extra one this Sunday to ensure you can spoil your family and friends with locally made and designed…

There's only three markets left prior to Christmas and we've added an extra one this Sunday to ensure you can spoil your family and friends with locally made and designed gifts.

See you this Sunday 9th December at Burleigh Heads State School 8.30AM-1PM

 

Image - Frankie Smith @createwithfrankie

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Shop Small, Shop Local, Today at TVM

The first of our four December markets is ON today, so gather your crew and make your way to Burleigh for epic pre-Christmas shopping, live tunes, the Rack Sale and…

The first of our four December markets is ON today, so gather your crew and make your way to Burleigh for epic pre-Christmas shopping, live tunes, the Rack Sale and loads of good vibes.

Sunday 2nd December at Burleigh Heads State School 8.30AM-1PM

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Stall Profile :: Amber Days

Crafting ethical and non-toxic childrenswear was a top priority for new Mama Corina Muir when she launched Amber Days after the birth of her daughter. Combining her background in photography…

Crafting ethical and non-toxic childrenswear was a top priority for new Mama Corina Muir when she launched Amber Days after the birth of her daughter. Combining her background in photography with a scholarship to Billy Blue College, Amber Days was born in 2018 and debuts at TVM this Sunday as our StartUp Stall recipient.

Tell us about your background?
Prior to launching Amber Days, I worked in environment and community organisations. I love this kind of work but after 10 years it can really wear you down and it is definitely an area where you do have to sacrifice a lot.

After leaving high school, I studied photography. Motivated by environmental justice and inspired by ethical fashion I shot my final folio mostly using vintage clothing or ethical brands. I then moved to Sydney after receiving a scholarship to Billy Blue College for fashion design. After 5 months in Sydney, I missed my family too much so I moved back to Melbourne.

In between my work in community, I would plot away at working on my label which at the time was an ethical yoga wear label.

What made your pursue your creative passion?
I gave birth to my beautiful daughter in 2016, and Amber Days was also born. I have always been passionate about the environment and people so when falling pregnant with my daughter, finding clothing that didn’t use harmful chemicals in their processes was really important to me.

After doing some research into the fashion industry and the toxins and practices used, I was pretty terrified. This really reinforced the importance of transparency in the fashion industry and buying from designers that use organic fabrics that have been dyed with non toxic dyes and produced ethically.

When did you take the plunge and start your own business?
The real push was when I had my daughter and I went back to work. She came with me to work which I am grateful for but I found the whole work system not set up for mothers. It was then that I decided to take the leap and launch Amber Days.

What does your brand consist of?
Amber Days is a Melbourne based ethical children’s wear label that is inspired by the Australian bush, desert and sea. Amber Days is made for mindful, adventurous, free spirited little ones, who are the next generation of change makers.

Amber Days consists of ethical and sustainable hand made baby and children's clothing. We have essentials for everyday wear and a few seasonal pieces all made out of quality natural fibres. Our hand made garments are made to last and wear to their full potential. We believe that there is nothing more special than being able to pass down your favourite garment to your next child or generation to come especially when that garment holds onto so many beautiful memories.

Where is the label designed and made?
Amber Days is designed in Melbourne and hand made in Melbourne. I also source all my trimmings from a little shop in Melbourne and the essentials range is printed on GOTS certified organic cotton which is knitted and printed in Melbourne. Supporting local small business is really important to me.

The fabric used in our essential range are designed by different Aboriginal Women. This range we collaborated with the beautiful Lara, Worimi mother and artist behind Yukul Art.

What inspires you?
My daughter Sapphire is my biggest inspiration. Her creativity and love for life is just the most inspiring thing in the world. I am also constantly inspired by the bush, desert and sea, my family, friends and by my culture. These are things that give me the most inspiration.

What are your plans for the brand and where do you hope it takes you?
I hope that my business can grow to support a community of women and mothers and also inspire other women to follow their dreams! I really love creating beautiful, ethical clothing for little ones so I hope that my brand can continue to grow enough for it to be able to sustain me and my daughter <3

What were the biggest challenges when launching your brand?
The biggest challenge I found when launching my label was having the confidence to believe in myself and my brand. It is also just really challenging doing everything as ethically and as sustainably as you can. Fashion will never be sustainable unless we start shopping second hand and don't produce anything again which is so extreme so it's just working out the best way to do things with as little impact on the environment and supporting the people that are doing the right thing.

What is the best thing about having your own business?
The best thing about having my own business is the freedom it brings to be a present mum to my daughter. There is so many pressures in our modern world for mums to be a full time stay at home mum and to also work full time and this is obviously quite challenging as being in two places is impossible. It is really empowering to be a single mum, be able to financially support my child and be a present mum! And doing this in an ethical, sustainable way that supports other women to do so to, is just the best feeling.

Connect with Amber Days

amberdays.com.au
@amberdays

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Live Music :: Sunday 2nd December 2018

Two of our absolute faves return to TVM on Sunday… it’s always our pleasure to host them. Grab a coffee, pull up and rug and enjoy. 8.30AM – Ondre Soien @ondredavis…

Two of our absolute faves return to TVM on Sunday... it's always our pleasure to host them. Grab a coffee, pull up and rug and enjoy.

8.30AM - Ondre Soien @ondredavis

11AM - Lily Budiasa @lilybudiasa

Sunday 2nd December 2018 at Burleigh Heads State School 8.30AM - 1PM

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Preview :: Sunday 2nd December

It’s time to start the Christmas shopping and there’s no better gift than a locally designed and/or made piece from your favourite designer, creative or collector. Start that gift list!…

It's time to start the Christmas shopping and there's no better gift than a locally designed and/or made piece from your favourite designer, creative or collector. Start that gift list!

Come shop this Sunday and browse this epic lineup of stalls, including Sweet Child of Mine, Jbk, Olas Supply Co, Frankly My Dear, Aulieude, Yacca Stone, Reclaimed Diamonds, Isabelle Quinn, The Elements Co, Business & Pleasure, Forgotten Modern, House of Paloma, Drift Trading Co, Min Ceramics, Sahara Blue Co, Au Fait, A Happy Home, The SunLounge, Little Leas, Isabelle Quinn, Bowl de coco, Caz Creations, Iron and Cub, Lotus and Luxe Jewellery, Limbo Collective, the Bondi Alchemist, Huckleberry Flowers, Feather and Grant, Divine Creatures Jewellery, Tahlee & Bench, Lokoa, Lui the label, Comfort & Calm, Rustic Peppermint, Alfie EST 2011, The Miniature Treasury, Lowanna Collection, TFPR&Co, Coastal Coral Co, Sleep-in Society, Love St, Bandikoot kids, Always On The Run, My Gold, Akazi, Night Tiger the Label, Vash, Shawnee Made & Found, Harvest Clay, Little Fisher Co., Amber Days, Haus, Wild Heart,  Desert Wanderer, Zeffa and Fosse, wanderers co, Lakiki, Lewd, Bam Loves Boo, Hazel, SNRKLBR Swimwear, Succulents Gold Coast, Eco Sisters, manning made, seamone, Melon & Goliath, Zoozap Eyewear, Bonita havana, Dust and The Lobster Shanty.

Street eats by Little Sprinkles Bakery, Monkeymagic dumpling, Flat Earth Organic, The Hungarian Food Factory and Jardin Juice Co.

Sunday 2nd December 2018 at Burleigh Heads State School 8.30AM-1PM

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Come Hang at TVM Today

We’re on the Christmas countdown with only five markets left until Saint Nick makes his appearance. Get in early and stock up on  locally made and designed goods that are…

We're on the Christmas countdown with only five markets left until Saint Nick makes his appearance. Get in early and stock up on  locally made and designed goods that are bound to impress your family and friends this year. Plus you'll be supporting a small business owner and just make their day!

Today's lineup is epic, plus there's live tunes by Liy Budiasa and Ondre Solien and don't forget delish street eats.

Sunday 18th November 2018 8.30AM-1PM at Burleigh Heads State School

After a Good Vibes market bag to stash your haul? Shop here.

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Dive in :: Seamone Swimwear

We chat to local designer Simone Ainsworth prior to her debut at The Village Markets this Sunday, 18th November 2018, about her eco-luxe cozzie label Seamone, the inspiration behind the…

We chat to local designer Simone Ainsworth prior to her debut at The Village Markets this Sunday, 18th November 2018, about her eco-luxe cozzie label Seamone, the inspiration behind the brand and what makes her tick.

Tell us about your background?

I had a fantasy childhood, literally raised on the beaches of Sydney. Inevitably finding comfort in the salt and sand while learning life's greatest lessons from the sea. As a young girl I was able to understand the importance of nature and discovered I was a deeply visual person while traveling around Australia's entire coastline in a caravan my surfing father, beautiful gypsy mother and adventurous brothers. Our family then settled into a idyllic 70's beach house in Coolangatta, simply because the surf was consistent and the weather forever perfect. My late teens and early adulthood was an exploration in discovering new tropical destinations, traveling around Australia Solo, uncovering the layers of my spirituality, and experimenting with undeniable creative desires. Now with several years experience in the fashion industry... my free spirit, obsession with romance and strong sense of nostalgia plays the role of expressing the alluring femininity and sentimental emotion of the unique swimwear designs for Seamone. I am currently back living in my family's Coolangatta home, of now 20 years... Im very lucky and grateful to have the people I love around me and supporting me on this new chapter of my life... right now the world is my oyster and I'm so blessed to be in a position to welcome love and success into my life with arms wide open.

What made your pursue your creative passion?

After working in the fashion industry for different companies and labels for sometime, having studied Business and also gaining Fashion Design, Graphic Design, Web Design and IT qualifications, it just felt like the right time to put all my passions into one. It feels like all the pieces of the puzzle have finally come together to create the bigger picture. Now looking back on my life I can appreciate all the life lessons I have learnt and all the experience I've accumulated that has brought me here running an entire business completely on my own. Beacuse of my creative passion, I just woke up one day and just started working on Seamone and just haven't stopped since.

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

I began working on Seamone last year in 2017 and launched the label and website site just before Christmas last year, So the business is still within its first year being available to the public, it's still very small and new indeed. I have developed 2 annual collections so far 'Black Rose' and 'Surrender' and currently making plans to begin the design process of my third collection, that will include RTW apparel as well as swimwear.

What does your brand consist of?

The second swimwear collection SURRENDER, Crafted in premium Italian fabrics and introducing an exciting new technology that microencapsulates skin-nourishing antioxidants including Vitamin E and Aloe Vera.... works as the body activates the material, allowing the skin to be hydrated, soft and luminous. SS19 Is a simple collection with thoughtfully placed panels, quality handmade trims and romantic lingerie inspired tailoring. These limited edition separates spread over a romantically luxe palette including our new Antioxidant Infusion 'Sea Black', our gorgeous 'Sea Blue' magically made from recycled fishing nets and of course our much anticipated exclusive print 'Sea Jungle' that visually depicts our story of Surrender. Designed for those in an uninhibited and fearless pursuit of liberation and love.

Where is the label designed and made?

Seamone Swimwear is designed on the glorious Gold Coast. The patterns are all original and expertly cut in-house, fitted and refitted until the most superior shapes are achieved. The exclusive prints are either designed by myself or commissioned through artists I personally admire the most. The collections are then meticulously handmade in the peaceful, nature based island of Bali. Committed to ethical business practices, I truly value my role in the employment and well-being of my team and artisans. It is my goal to contribute positively to the staff and the communities in the area so that I can be involved personally as well as professionally in Bali when I am there. The journey to create each Seamone piece defiantly takes patience and dedicated ‘island time’.

What inspires you?

This is defiantly the hardest question. Because if I say 'everything', it still won't feel like enough...maybe its limitless topic on what inspires me. I guess all the usual suspects on the surface... art, culture, religion, nature, music, fashion are always fluctuating with offerings. I always try to widen my perspective on a lot of things... knowledge, understanding and appreciation must always come first. Right now in life I'm inspired by people who are brave, I'm totally inspired by technology and for some reason lately I'm finding myself completely obsessed with swimming pools! ( I even had to start a private "pools" moodboard on Pinterest to fuel this... ha!)

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

I have only just embarked on this remarkable journey and I'm so inspired to learn more about this industry and continue to slowly grow. I founded Seamone only after I had researched and sourced the worlds most eco-conscious fabrics, eco-conscious operations and eco-conscious team of people. I hope to collaborate with like minded businesses and individuals to make a positive change in the fashion world. The plans for the label are to stay slow, exclusive and boutique, create beautiful, luxury, timeless resort wear pieces for women around the world... 'sustainability', not just in an environmental sense but also in regards to longevity of the label. Personally I hope this all leads me to a place where I'll meet my mystery forever person, I'm single and my dream is to have my own family to come into my life soon. Everything I am doing now with Seamone is for them, with the future in mind. Maybe I'll meet the man of my dreams at the markets! 😉

What were the biggest challenges when launching your brand?

The biggest challenge for me is defiantly the emotional roller-coaster, I'm naturally a very soft/watery person...very sensitive, very shy. I run the label completely solo, so to stand up and take the role as a boss woman is a huge 180 for me to step out of my comfort zone. I have also felt this struggle to keep the fashion and my spirituality seperate... I've felt a collision, and been on a quest to find balance and merge the two... I have to mediate alot on certain things, the intention for what I am doing has to be from the heart. I like to be a very private person in all aspects of my personal life... so putting something out there to the world that deeply reflects who I am... has been a really scary thing to do.

Seamone Swim

What is the best thing about having your own business?

The best thing about having my business, is the creative control and having the freedom to express what I think is beautiful. Combining all my passions into one. My favourite part is shooting the content, that's when I push myself and can let my imagination run wild. As a start up its hard to know if your on the right path or not, and I'm really just trying to let go and enjoy the lessons and the process as much as I can. I think the most positive thing I have noticed... are the changes with in myself... I've become stronger in the sense of my values, using my voice and taking control in reaching my goals.

Connect with Seamone Swimwear

@seamone.swimwear

seamone.com.au

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Spend your Sunday at TVM

Today grab your gang and get to TVM. Bursting with a stellar lineup of local goodness, live local music, street eats and the original Rack Sale, you’ll find everything and…

Today grab your gang and get to TVM. Bursting with a stellar lineup of local goodness, live local music, street eats and the original Rack Sale, you'll find everything and more at your fave  Sunday hangout.

Sunday 4 November 2019 8.30am - 1pm at Burleigh Heads State School

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See you at Burleigh Today!

We’re back at Burleigh today with an all round amazing lineup of local talent, delish street eats and live tunes. Come hang! Sunday 21st October 2018 8.30am – 1pm at…

We're back at Burleigh today with an all round amazing lineup of local talent, delish street eats and live tunes. Come hang!

Sunday 21st October 2018 8.30am - 1pm at Burleigh Heads State School

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TVM Turns 10 – Take Us Back!

We celebrated 10 creative years on the Coast on Sunday 7th October and what a party! Tunes on the Gold Coast MINI Garage Stage by Tones and 1, Lily Budiasa…

We celebrated 10 creative years on the Coast on Sunday 7th October and what a party!

Tunes on the Gold Coast MINI Garage Stage by Tones and 1, Lily Budiasa and an old fave Mitch King, returned to finish the day.

Thank you to our sponsors Stockland Burleigh Heads, Realty Blue, Centaur Financial Services, Concrete Nation, Three Balls Red, Atm2go, Parkway Insurance Australia and 1029 Hot Tomato

Epic workshops by Paper Rokk, The Craft Parlour // Gold Coast and Whole Beings, flower photo wall by Gather and Good Vibes Lounge by The Luxe Social.

Huckleberry Flowers

TVM Turns 1O

Tunes

Sure, the full-wide image can be pretty big. But sometimes the image is worth it.


Images by the talented Nat NcComas.

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Stall Profile :: ArchNOllie

When it comes to cute kids swim, there’s one brand you MUST know about… ArchNOllie. We chat to designers and founders Renea and Candice about the inspo for the label…

When it comes to cute kids swim, there's one brand you MUST know about... ArchNOllie.

We chat to designers and founders Renea and Candice about the inspo for the label and its humble beginnings as they prepare to join TVM for the first time this Sunday 7th October.

What's your background?
Both Candice and I had very different backgrounds. Candice was an event manager, travelled the world for international brands such as Rolex and Kia before she took on the role of Motherhood and then ArchNOllie.

Myself (Renea) was worked in creative arts in some form. Whether it was Drama, dance and later as a School teacher with an interest in performing arts and special education.

What made your pursue your creative passion?
ArchNOllie was created by sisters Renea and Candice, borne from a shared passion for creating things that are unique, beautiful and made to be loved. The brand was inspired by the arrival of Renea’s children Archer and Olive, who epitomise the vitality and spirit for life that exists in all of us. What started with custom design headwear has so quickly grown into so much more.

With the brand continually growing we hope you will always find that special something you are searching for. Always stylish, always different, whatever you choose you can be content knowing that ArchNOllie doesn’t follow trends. We always design from the heart, and hope you can find something that will bring some joy to yours.


When did you take the plunge and start your own business?
It never started as a business, we have grown organically from the beginning. After making items for my son and daughter people would ask to buy or 'where is that from' on my Instagram and when I saw other people were wanting what I made, I started as small big cartel website and we have been growing ever since that day.

What does your brand consist of?
Originally known for our headwear consisting of headbands and hair jewellery we expanded into hats and Summer apparel for both boys and girls. We have a huge following and love of our UPF 50+ rated reversible long sleeve swimwear.


Where is the label designed and made?
The label is designed in rural NSW behind the hills of Byron Bay (a 40min drive) Our manufacturer is in China.

What inspires you?
Our children and their love of play. So both colour and the environment inspire us daily.


What are your plans for the brand and where do you hope it takes you?
Our plans are the international market as we have lots of interest in.

What were the biggest challenges when launching your brand?
As sisters, working and living in two states of Australia can be a challenge. Also, no retail experience caused a lot of headaches in the infancy of ArchNOllie.

What is the best thing about having your own business?
Being able to work from home and around the needs of our very busy family lives

Connect with ArchNOllie

aerchnollie.com

@archnollie

Photo credit: Miller Roberts Photography.

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TVM Featured on Channel 7’s The Great Day Out

Did you catch us on Channel 7’s The Great Day Out with our friend Jess Skarratt and her adorable little family. Watch the episode here.  

Did you catch us on Channel 7's The Great Day Out with our friend Jess Skarratt and her adorable little family.

Watch the episode here.

 

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On Sunday’s there’s only one thing to do…

YAAASS for TVM Sunday’s… today’s lineup is looking rather epic and there’s live tunes all day by Loki Liddle and Rob Edwards. Make a day of it and come shop,…

YAAASS for TVM Sunday's... today's lineup is looking rather epic and there's live tunes all day by Loki Liddle and Rob Edwards. Make a day of it and come shop, eat and hang at TVM.

8.30AM - 1PM Sunday 16th September 2018 at Burleigh Heads State School

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