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The Village Markets

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

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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.

Make sure you tag us @thevillagemarkets #thevillagemarkets

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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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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

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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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