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The Village Markets

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

Tunes at TVM :: Sunday 15 April

Hey there, what are your plans this Sunday? Come and hang at TVM, for live tunes by Izzy Dayman and Rob Edwards, plus boutique market stalls, street eats and good…

Hey there, what are your plans this Sunday? Come and hang at TVM, for live tunes by Izzy Dayman and Rob Edwards, plus boutique market stalls, street eats and good vibes.

Main Stage:
8:30am - 10:30am Rob Edwards
11am - 1pm Izzy Dayman

TVM | Sunday 15 April 2018 | 8:30am - 1pm | Burleigh Heads State School | #thevillagemarkets

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Stall Profile :: F O R A G E D Byron Bay

Fresh new talent to grace TVM this Sunday is Nicole Jenner, with her beautiful eco and ethical homewares label F O R A G E D Byron Bay. “I have…

Fresh new talent to grace TVM this Sunday is Nicole Jenner, with her beautiful eco and ethical homewares label F O R A G E D Byron Bay.

"I have a varied background, after completing a Bachelor in International and Community Development I spent 10 years working in the Foreign Aid industry. I travelled the world, visiting disadvantaged communities, learning their culture and witnessing first hand their beautiful wares and their simple way of life."

What made your pursue your creative passion?           

I have always been interested in design and interiors, but travel gave me a real passion for supporting small producers and ethical products.  I then studied Interior Design at CATC whilst still working, in a hope to learn more about the homewares industry not really having any plans to pursue it, it was more just out of a genuine passion to be a more ethical consumer.

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

Just under two years ago, we made the big move from Sydney to the Byron Hinterland. After coming up on a short holiday we made an impulsive decision to move and only 8 weeks later we had purchased a small block of land. It is only 7 acres but still a HUGE change from our tiny 2 bedroom inner city apartment in Sydney. It was a big learning curve, but we have loved every minute of working the land and cultivating a garden and building a new slower way of life. Over time, and a lot of googling we have managed to plant out a growing herb garden and made efforts to live more simply and sustainable, including making a lot of our own household products.

What does your brand consist of?

Our label is based on my passion of Eco and Ethical homewares and consists of a full range of small batch, 100% natural and vegan cleaning products and an eco-linen range.

The F O R A G E D cleaning range includes kitchen, laundry and floor cleaning options. We are passionate about producing a high quality, low impact product and therefore use only the highest-grade essential oils and include home grown produce where-ever we can. All Foraged products come packaged in 100% recyclable materials, from the glass bottle to the waterproof label. We would also like to encourage the minimal use of plastics in our products so all our products are sold with a recyclable aluminium cap allowing you to  reuse your last plastic spray trigger or lotion dispenser should you wish.

We also stock a beautiful eco linen range made from 100% Belgian flax linen in a range of beautiful dusky pastel tones. This beautiful range of linen was awarded the 2015 GALA Gift & Life Instyle ‘ECO’ Award. A stonewashed linen, made in Belgium under the Masters of Linen Certification, which is a guarantee that the European flax is grown and processed in accord with strict environmental and labour standards.

Where is the label designed and made?

All our products are designed and handmade in Australia using ethically produced, low impact ingredients.

What inspires you?

I am inspired by people mostly, strong people carving out their own path through hardwork and being true to themselves. I love to travel and see how small communities work together to build beautiful things from skills passed down and simple materials. I want to use this thinking to give more options for people to still live beautifully but also tread lightly.

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

What began as a small roadside market a mere 10months ago is now being stocked in 8 beautiful outlets and showcased in the homes of some of the beautiful, stylish people that have inspired me throughout the years. I am already so grateful for what I have been lucky enough to achieve. Going forward I would like to expand the brand, the more I learn about the daily items we use the more opportunities I see to find better ways of doing things whilst still being luxurious and beautiful. I am always hunting for beautiful things, fabric, patterns, process etc.

What were the biggest challenges when launching your brand?

Having your own brand and business takes a lot of work and starting out means you have to put yourself out there which can be daunting. But I have found if you love what you are doing and are passionate about it you will find a community of people who love it too!

What is the best thing about having your own business?

So many things! Having a little one the flexibility is amazing! I probably work more hours a day than I would with a full time job but I have the flexibility to still get a lot of time with him, which is very important to me. It is also so rewarding! It’s true, when you buy from a small business someone does a happy dance!

One piece of advice for someone hoping to start their own small business that you wish you’d been told?

There is so much push and pull out there it can be easy to lose your way. Find your individuality, what it is you love, your image, write it down and stick with it. There will be trends they come and go and whilst it’s important to grow and develop, don’t lose what makes your brand yours!

Connect with F O R A G E D Byron Bay, here.

 

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Join the TVM Team!

TVM has an exciting position available for an Parking & Event Assistant to join our crew! We’re looking for a RELIABLE event assistant, on a casual basis to assist on market…

TVM has an exciting position available for an Parking & Event Assistant to join our crew!

We're looking for a RELIABLE event assistant, on a casual basis to assist on market day. You must be available Sundays.

1. Position Profile

This is a casual role as the Parking & Event Assistant for The Village Markets. The event is currently held on the first and third Sunday of each month.

2. About The Village Markets

The Village Markets (TVM) are one of Australia’s most loved markets and were voted the Gold Coast Best Market in 2016, operating since 2008 on the first and third Sunday of the month at Burleigh Heads State School, the event showcases 110 boutique market stalls, street food and live music.

3. About the Role

This role is responsible for undertaking duties on market days to assist Event Managers including the set up and pack down of the market (including lifting), directing traffic and parking, monitoring waste management, cleaning, manning the TVM information tent which includes greeting patrons and answering event specific questions.

Whilst experience is not necessary, the ideal candidate must be able to work as part of a team and have experience in providing friendly and enthusiastic customer service.

This physical role requires an individual who is extremely reliable, as well as positive, friendly, proactive and able to think on the go. This person will be joining a small team who are passionate and innovative and aren’t afraid of hard work.

The TVM Parking & Event Assistant is required on the first and third Sunday of every month, with tasks including:

  • Set up marquees and stalls
  • Set up parking areas (lifting required)
  • Set up signage
  • Conduct safety checks and reports
  • Take customer/patron enquiries
  • Cleaning and waste management
  • Greet patrons, direct traffic and monitor parking area
  • Pack down, final site clean and check

The job requires early starts in a busy environment. Must have full manual drivers license.

Apply by sending your one page introductory letter and resume to us by 5pm 13 April 2018.

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Designer Profile :: Amanda Monique

This week we chat to designer Amanda Yarsley, who launched her locally designed and made women’s fashion label Amanda Monique in July 2017. Tell us about your background, in a…

This week we chat to designer Amanda Yarsley, who launched her locally designed and made women's fashion label Amanda Monique in July 2017.

Tell us about your background, in a nutshell?

A: I was originally undertaking a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology whilst working casually in fashion retail, which was where I ended up finding my real passion. I decided to leave my current course to study Fashion Design and Technology and went on to work for a major Australian Swimwear brand.

What made you pursue your creative passion?

A: I’ve always enjoyed being creative. I love fashion and how there are no limits to what you can do with it. The support and encouragement I received from my fiancé helped push me to pursue my dreams too.

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

A: The creative process began in 2016, but a lot of the hard work was done last year before the launch in late July 2017.

What does your brand consist of?

A: Women’s casual clothing. I wanted to start with a range of functional and comfortable women’s dresses and go from there. I have just introduced a range of t-shirts now too, which is pretty exciting.

Where is the label designed and made?

A: My whole collection comes from right here on the Gold Coast. The design process takes place in my Burleigh studio and is made locally here as well.

What inspires you?

A: Creating unique and fun staple pieces. I like getting inspiration from my environment, different eras and cultures, and I love the idea of reworking different elements of fashion. I don’t want to make disposable pieces – I’m not into fast fashion.

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

A: My plans are to grow the brand into something amazing and unique, and I hope it takes me everywhere!

What were the biggest challenges when launching your brand?

A: Of course, taking the plunge financially was always in the back of my mind, but doing everything for the first time was the biggest challenge for me, especially as I was doing it all on my own. Each step was a learning curve, but I’m all the better for it.

What is the best thing about having your own business?

A: I love the freedom it gives me to pursue my ideas. Being in charge gives me a chance to explore creatively as well as being able to stick to my moral compass by using local companies in the production process and having the freedom to gather all of my materials from ethical sources.

One piece of advice for someone hoping to start their own small business that you wish you’d been told?

A: Start as soon as you can, and don’t listen to anyone telling you that you can’t. Figure out what you really want to do and don’t spend too much time trying to get it perfect before you start – you can always build and change things along the way.

Shop online with Amanda Monique, here and find her at TVM.

 

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Epic Easter Sunday at TVM

Your Easter Sunday just got a whole lot better… put down the eggs and head to Burleigh Heads State School for a eggscellent market day. The lineup is amazing, the…

Your Easter Sunday just got a whole lot better... put down the eggs and head to Burleigh Heads State School for a eggscellent market day. The lineup is amazing, the tunes are cranking and the eats will make you forget about the chocolate! Grab the fam bam and head on down!

Sunday 1st April at Burleigh Heads State School 8.30am - 1pm

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TVM Preview :: Sunday 1 April ’18

Easter Sunday well spent – indeed! Join us at TVM this Sunday 1st of April for the best lineup of boutique market stalls, street eats, live tunes by Lily Budiasa…

Easter Sunday well spent - indeed! Join us at TVM this Sunday 1st of April for the best lineup of boutique market stalls, street eats, live tunes by Lily Budiasa and Ondre Solien, Rack Sales and good vibes.

Eats by CAPTAIN CROQUETA, Flat Earth Organic, Jardin Juice Co, Little Sprinkles Bakery, Little Wahaca, Smoothjuice, The Kitchen Garden, The Wiener Haus, Verace pizza mobile, Waikika Moo cow and more.

New stalls include ANKOA, Earth and Sage | Stass & Co, Nu Natives, Feather and Arrow Co and SMPL.

Plus all your faves a beautiful life, AKAZI, AuFait, Bali Batik at Home, barefoot blonde, Bones Society, Caz Creations, Comfort & Calm, Desert Wanderer, Diamond Dozen, Divine Creatures Jewellery, Drift Trading Co, Earth and Sage | Stass & Co, Eboniivory, Eco Sisters, Fern and the wolf, Forgotten Modern, Frocktail Party, Halo & Horns Company, Handmade Dreaming Co, HARVEST CLAY, Hatch 4221, Iron and cub, Jack Tars Locker, Jewellery By Kim, karasuccs, Knot Shibari Collections, Koconut kid, La Ciganna, Lakiki, Little Bonnie Dot, little drifters, Luxe Luna, Maginis Bikinis Australia, Magnolia Storehouse - Body & Home, Malu Le, manning made, Miss Brown Vintage Clothing, MOOI, Mossy , Night Tiger, Olas Supply Co., Reclaimed Diamonds Vintage, Rustic Peppermint, Salty Soul Surfwear, Sissy and me, the beeswax co, The Elements Co., The Kindness Collective, , THe Lobster Shanty, The Plastic Free Collective, The SunLounge, WILD HEART, Wood Sky Sage, Zeffa and Fosse, Zoozap Eyewear, ZYLO, Nikke Horrigan, Elkii and more.

Make sure you tag your pics and your favourite finds, so we can share them #thevillagemarkets @thevillagemarkets

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

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TVM Startup Stall :: Nu Natives

New to TVM and our Startup Stall recipient for this week is Nu Natives. Nu Natives is a vintage inspired kids label stocking old school threads and jewels for the…

New to TVM and our Startup Stall recipient for this week is Nu Natives.

Nu Natives is a vintage inspired kids label stocking old school threads and jewels for the minis. Their products currently consist of 100% cotton tees, shorts and kids sterling silver jewellery, plus a range of kids vintage sourced from around the world.

We love that Nu Natives pieces are ethically and consciously created, too.

Find founder Eliza and Nu Natives at TVM this Sunday 1 April and you can also shop online, here.

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Tunes at TVM :: Easter Sunday 1 April ’18

Join us this Easter Sunday, 1 April for live tunes and nothing but good vibes! The lineup: 8:30am – 11am – Ondre Solien 11am – 1pm – Lily Budiasa TVM…

Join us this Easter Sunday, 1 April for live tunes and nothing but good vibes!

The lineup:

8:30am - 11am - Ondre Solien
11am - 1pm - Lily Budiasa

TVM | Sunday 1 April 2018 | 8:30am - 1pm | Burleigh Heads State School | #thevillagemarkets

 

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International Women’s Day – Patron Award Ambassador

Earlier this month we were awarded the Patron’s Award on International Women’s Day. Celebrating many amazing women, the lunch saw a room full of smart, driven and creative women come…

Earlier this month we were awarded the Patron's Award on International Women's Day. Celebrating many amazing women, the lunch saw a room full of smart, driven and creative women come together to celebrate our achievements. It was such an honour to be awarded this award, by women and for women and we're now proud Ambassador's for this special day.

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Sunny Sundays at TVM

It’s on! Your fave market day at Burleigh Head State School bursting with local goodness from talented designers, artists and creatives, stacks of street eats to fill your belly, live local…

It's on! Your fave market day at Burleigh Head State School bursting with local goodness from talented designers, artists and creatives, stacks of street eats to fill your belly, live local tunes and loads of good vibes.

Sunday 18 March 2018 at Burleigh Heads State School 8.30am - 1pm

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TVM Preview :: Sunday 18 March ’18

It’s that time again and we’re super excited to spend our Sunday with you! Get set for a super sweet lineup of boutique market stalls, street eats, live tunes and…

It’s that time again and we’re super excited to spend our Sunday with you! Get set for a super sweet lineup of boutique market stalls, street eats, live tunes and good vibes.

Food by Hungarian Food, Jardine Juice Co, Flat Earth Organic, Little Bonnie Dot, Little Sprinkles Bakery, smoothjuice, Spud The Food Truck, Verace pizza mobile, Waikika Moo Cow, Wiener Haus

New stalls include Ace of Swords, Ajie, Andean Collective, Cascade Swimwear, karasuccs, Koconut Kid, Lee Caldwell - Ocean Photographer, Scribbles And Scribes, Theodore + James, plus Two Tykes returns to TVM.

Our epic lineup also includes AKAZI, Alpine + Sea, Amanda Monique, AuFait, Baby Bird, Bam Loves Boo, Bandikoot kids, CARLABELLA DESIGNS, Desert Wanderer, Divine Creatures Jewellery, Drift Trading Co., Drifter Girls, Eco Sisters, Forgotten Modern, Frankly My Dear, Germ & the Wolf, Handmade Dreaming Co, HARVEST CLAY, Iron and Cub, Jack Tars Locker, JBK, , knot shibari collections, Lakiki, Limbo Collective, Little Leas, manning made, Mermaid Collective, Miss Brown Vintage, MOOI, MOSSY, Ms Mel, My little glass jar, NIAS Handmade Jewellery, Night Tiger, Olas Supply Co.,  One Fable, Palm Island Collective, Reclaimed Diamonds Vintage, Rustic Peppermint, Salty Soul Surfwear, Sol Soya, Son + Moon, Staple & Hue, The Kindred Kind, The Lobster Shanty, The SunLounge, The Travelling Kimono, WILD HEART, Wood Sky Sage, Zeffa and Fosse, Zoozap Eyewear and more.

Live tunes across two stages by Rob Edwards, Izzy Day and Elska and Ella Belfanti.
Check here for times.

Bring your friends and your fam, we’ll see you there!

TVM | Sunday 18 March 2018 | 8:30am – 1pm | Burleigh Heads State School | #thevillagemarkets

Image by Mel Carrero

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Tunes at TVM :: Sunday 18 March ’18

Live tunes at TVM this Sunday across two stages, check out the lineup: Main Stage 8:30am – 10am: Izzy Dayman 10am – 1pm: Rob Edwards Stage 2 8:30am – 10am:…

Live tunes at TVM this Sunday across two stages, check out the lineup:

Main Stage
8:30am - 10am: Izzy Dayman
10am - 1pm: Rob Edwards

Stage 2
8:30am - 10am: Elska
10am - 11am: Ella Belfanti

TVM Sunday 18 March 2018 | 8:30am - 1pm | Burleigh Heads State School | #thevillagemarkets

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TVM x The Delivery Mag

TVM co-founders Marissa and Sarah recently chatted with the wonderful gals from The Delivery Mag about all things business and motherhood. ‘They say it takes a village to raise a…

TVM co-founders Marissa and Sarah recently chatted with the wonderful gals from The Delivery Mag about all things business and motherhood.

'They say it takes a village to raise a child, but friends Sarah Schoeller and Marissa Bowden have instead raised a village to call their family. The dynamic duo created The Village Markets, an inspiring home for emerging creatives on Australia’s Gold Coast and are credited with raising the cultural bar in the region and uniting a community.  With four spirited girls between them, the mothers have a deep passion for nurturing other people’s talents as well as their children’s. '

If you feel like reading more about us or hearing from inspiring women such as Lindy Klim and Magdalena Roze, grab a cuppa and you can find the full interview, here.
Images by Alice Wint of @shecriedwolf

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