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The Village Markets

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

TVM Preview :: Sunday 7 July ’19

Your favourite Sunday morning hang is on this weekend and we hope you can join us, at TVM. Stroll incredible boutique market stalls by local creatives, makers and curators, rummage…

Your favourite Sunday morning hang is on this weekend and we hope you can join us, at TVM. Stroll incredible boutique market stalls by local creatives, makers and curators, rummage pre-loved Rack Sales by local stylers, grab breakfast and lunch (and everything in-between) thanks to our lineup of street food stalls and listen to live local tunes under the trees.

You can pickup a Good Vibes re-useable market tote from the TVM info tent and be sure to BYO cups if you can.

There's nothing better than supporting local small businesses and buying directly from the makers, so get behind your local community and shop TVM-style.

Tag your pics @thevillagemarkets #thevillagemarkets

TVM | Sunday 7 July 2019 | 8:30am - 1pm | Burleigh Heads State School

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Tunes at TVM :: Sunday 7 July ’19

Catch us this Sunday 7th July at Burleigh Heads, with live tunes under the trees by Joe Conroy and Rob Edwards. 8:30am – 10:30am – Rob Edwards 11am – 1pm…

Catch us this Sunday 7th July at Burleigh Heads, with live tunes under the trees by Joe Conroy and Rob Edwards.

8:30am - 10:30am - Rob Edwards
11am - 1pm - Joe Conroy

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TVM | Sunday 7 July 2019 | 8:30am - 1pm | Burleigh Heads State School

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See you at Stones Corner Today!

We’re back at beautiful Stones Corner today with an epic lineup of stalls, live tunes and street eats. Come meander down Logan Road, shop small to support local creayibesj, devour…

We're back at beautiful Stones Corner today with an epic lineup of stalls, live tunes and street eats.

Come meander down Logan Road, shop small to support local creayibesj, devour street eats and bask in the sun to live local music.

Sunday 30 June '19 / Logan Road, Stones Corner / 9AM-2PM

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Stall Profile :: Tres Chic Shave Kit

In 2018 when Liza Michelle, a mother of three, took a trip to the supermarket with her young daughter in search of an appropriate women’s razor, she soon realised there…

In 2018 when Liza Michelle, a mother of three, took a trip to the supermarket with her young daughter in search of an appropriate women’s razor, she soon realised there was no such thing on the market.

As a passionate vegan and environmental advocate, the idea of purchasing a plastic, disposable razor for her young daughter just didn’t cut the mustard. The shaving creams on offer were not much better, filled with chemicals she struggled to pronounce and then there were the cosmetic bags, yet again, more synthetic fabrics.

After a discussion with her daughter about what she may want and need to commence her shaving experience, that would both benefit the environment and also be accessible for all women of any age – Tres Chic Shave Kit was born.

Meet Liza Michelle, mother of three and founder of Tres Chic Shave Kit – who will be joining us for the first time this Sunday 30 June at TVM Stones Corner.

When was it that you took the plunge and started your own business?

I did an online e-commerce course last October (2018) and it was Christmas last year, when I came up with my idea for the business.

I've been sourcing my fabric, designing and manufacturing my product since then.

What does your brand consist of?

My brand consists of, Eco-Audrey! She is our first Shave Kit.

It is a biodegradable, washable, cotton lined metal zipper vegan-friendly Kraft fabric cosmetic bag. It can be used as a shaving kit, makeup kit, clutch bag and pencil case. You name it!

A 3-blade Bamboo razor with a removal head for refills and vegan, homemade, coconut, Shea butter shave cream.

We use Hero Packaging (Australian owned) satchels for mailing, which are biodegradable.

Where is the label designed and made?

I make the shaving cream at home, using Australian natural products (Shea butter, coconut, oils, etc).

I buy my labels and jars in Australia, as I'm trying to use as many Australian businesses' as I can.

The biodegradable Kraft fabric comes from Germany and made in China along with the bamboo razors.

What inspires you?

Animal welfare and our environment. My heart breaks when I see what human beings are doing to such beautiful animals and our planet.

There are so many alternatives around, yet due to the cost of living, the big chain shops cut cost and make it so cheap that it's easy to buy any product these days, without really thinking about what it is that you're buying.

I do believe people want to make ethical choices yet it's not easy to find and they can be expensive.

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

I hope that my brand resonates with women and that they will tell their friends all about it. I'm keeping costs as low as I can, as I would like my product to be in the home of as many women and young women, as possible.

I'd like to launch my product worldwide via my online store - shipping is so expensive, I hope I will be able to use a logistic company overseas to help with that major problem - I'm not there yet.

I'd like it to expand. I wish to work with some local Brisbane artists (I have someone in mind!) to create a new cosmetic kit every couple of months. I love the Kraft Fabric. It feels like leather but of course, it is not.

What were the biggest challenges when launching your brand?

Money is always the biggest challenge. I can build websites and do graphics, so that was the fun part. The hard part is brand awareness and driving traffic to my site so people are aware I exist and buy the product.

What is the best thing about having your own business?

The best thing is being able to be at home and available for my children. I do work hard and sometimes forget to stop and eat.

I also get to walk my poodle after school drop off and not needing to rush to get to work is a blessing. My stress level has been lowered.

Connect with Tres Chic Shave Kit:
At TVM this Sunday 30 June at TVM Stones Corner
Instagram: @treschicshavekit
Facebook: @treschicshavekit
www.treschicshavekit.com

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Stall Preview :: TVM Stones Corner 30 June ’19

We couldn’t be more excited to be returning to Stones Corner this Sunday 30th June for another incredible TVM event! Logan Road will come alive with the best lineup of…

We couldn't be more excited to be returning to Stones Corner this Sunday 30th June for another incredible TVM event!

Logan Road will come alive with the best lineup of boutique market stalls in fashion, vintage, art and lifestyle stalls, plus street food, live music, Rack Sales, friendly faces and good vibes.

Local eateries, watering holes and boutiques will join in the village atmosphere which is shaping up to be a must-visit event on Brisbane's cultural calendar and a welcome addition to the Stones Corner precinct.

Boutique market stalls include a sweet lineup of creative businesses such as AKAZI, Art of Zig, Attic Collective, Au Fait, Bandikoot, Blu Sundaze Swim, Born The Label, Comfort and Calm, Desert Wanderer, Dolce Organico, Drift Trading Co, Dust, eLKa creative, Esther Shelley Studios, Forgotten Modern, Frankly My Dear, Frocktail Party, Gabsies Beads, Green Heart, Grotti Lotti, Haize The Label, Hello Hollie, Hello Lola, Huckleberry Flowers, inBLACK. the Label, JBK, Kaiz Studio, Kiki J Designs, Kita.Designs, Lava Living, Lewd/Funky Sock Co, Limbo, Little Leas, LOCA SPORTSWEAR, Lokoa the Label, mabel and moose, Mad Plant Ladies, Manning Made, McKenzie HOUSE, Melon & Goliath, Moggy Designs, Nicotte, Night Tiger The Label, Ohh De Naturale, Olas Supply Co, One Fable, Oxlade and Heart, Piggyback Friends, Prospere Vintage, Queenie's Beeswax Wraps, Racasa Designs, Raffia The Label, Rustic Peppermint, Sahara Blue Co., Salted Cure, Scent of a Rebel, Snoep, So Sew Sweet, Tahlee and Bench, The Essential Cleaner, The Heartbreak Club, The SunLounge, Tres Chic Shave Kit, Tusk Linen Co, VASH, Winki Zinc, Wolf and Clay, Zeffa and fosse, Zoozap Eyewear and more.

Street food vendors include Abbiocco, Iced Tea Co, Little Wahaca, Rustic Pastel, Taste of Saffron, The Weiner Haus, Vivente Pizza and Wild Flower Patisserie.

Catch live music under the trees by James Bennett, Katie Milae and Harry Phillips, as well as busking by Liam Johnston.

There is parking in surrounding streets or why not use the various modes of public transport available? Bring your own disposable cups and straws and you can pick-up a limited edition re-useable TVM Good Vibes market tote from our information tent on the day, to fill with your market finds.

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The Village Markets at Stones Corner | Sunday 30 June 2019 | 9am - 2pm | Logan Road, Stones Corner.

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Stall Profile :: Ohh De Naturale

Ohh De Naturale is the essence of natural beauty and cleaning products without the ‘nasties’, allowing customers to maintain a chemical free lifestyle for themselves and their loved ones. Since…

Ohh De Naturale is the essence of natural beauty and cleaning products without the ‘nasties’, allowing customers to maintain a chemical free lifestyle for themselves and their loved ones.

Since its inception three years ago, Tanya Turro has created an incredible range of perfume balms, essential oil blends, cleaning sprays and much more which use locally sourced ingredients, no chemicals, no parabens, are cruelty free and 100% vegan!

Tanya’s passion to introduce a beautiful natural option can help people lead a much healthier life change by eliminating the chemical overload. She aims to educate and create awareness on how everyday chemicals can lead to an array of issues, and other ways to smell great without chemical saturation.

What's even better is that Tanya makes every single item herself and everything down to the packaging is made in Australian shores. If you haven't yet experienced Ohh De Naturale then head to TVM this Sunday 30 June.

What made your pursue your creative passion?

My journey through 11 years of IVF and fertility struggles has lead me to combine my love for all things natural and the enjoyment of interacting with people and sales. I learnt a lot on my journey to motherhood and most importantly I want to share the importance of Natural choices for everyday living to limit the toxic exposure people have in their lives through day to day commercial body & cleaning products. I am extremely passionate about Ohh De Naturale and how it can offer people a much healthier life change with eliminating the chemical overload and introducing a beautiful natural option that will benefit all people including the family dog.

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

Ohh De Naturale is in its infancy but growing strong. I started out in early 2019 with the live website, social media presence & market stalls. All the research and testing started within the past 3 years. I have only ever tested on cool peeps and their offspring, ha.

What does your brand consist of?

Ohh De Naturale has a range of 11 Solid Perfume Balms, Luxury Clay & Salt Soaks, Luxury Raw Sugar Scrubs, Signature 100% Pure Essential Oil blends, foam wash and cleaning spray which all have amazing benefits.

Where is the label designed and made?

Absolutely every ingredient, packaging, labeling & product creating is done here in Australia, All my suppliers are Australian. I pride myself on keeping all aspects of this business within the family. All essential oils are sourced here in Australia. I physically make every single item myself here in Brisbane. Australia creates and supports amazing businesses and my little business is no different. NO money is sent off shore. I am very proud of this and want to support other local businesses.

What inspires you? 

I am driven by changing people, educating them on other ways to smell great without chemical saturation. Education and awareness on how everyday chemicals can really lead to an array of issues for every person. I am living proof of that. So so many people are completely unaware of how synthetics and harmful chemicals are in our everyday products. Even those products that say plant based are not always free from synthetics. This drives me to show people not just tell them. I am very excited to let the customers touch, feel, smell and try Ohh De Naturale's products. I have complete faith in my range and I know that people love it as much as I do. Being aware of something allows people to make the right choices.

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

My dream and goal is for my products to be on the shelves at great health stores, Naturopaths clinic's, salon's, spa's and be supported by lovely people who can truly appreciate, be confident, benefit and continue to use my products and maintain a chemical free lifestyle for themselves and their loved ones. Being a mum of two little boys I am extremely proud that I am teaching them how to live a non toxic life and therefore they will live a healthier life.

What were the biggest challenges when launching your brand?

My biggest challenge has been gaining exposure through Social Media and reaching enough followers and customers to then direct towards the website. As we all know having a lot of followers doesn't necessarily reflect onto the amount of sales you make. Instagram and Facebook merely want to charge absorbent prices for your social media posts to reach more people. I have gone from 800 followers on Instagram to 588 overnight. This crushes me.

Ohh De Naturale seems to be gaining more exposure via our market stalls than on any other platforms.

I have found the social media exposure very difficult and really want to gain more sales through it. It really bugs me how we go from over 800 to 588 overnight. I find that insane. However I am remaining positive that we can change this.

Connect with Ohh De Naturale:
This Sunday 30 June at TVM Stones Corner.
Or online, https://www.ohhdenaturale.com/

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Live tunes this Sunday :: TVM Stones Corner 30 June ’19

You’ll find us throwing a little street party this Sunday in Stones Corner! Logan Road will come alive with boutique market stalls, street food and live music by three incredible…

You'll find us throwing a little street party this Sunday in Stones Corner! Logan Road will come alive with boutique market stalls, street food and live music by three incredible acts - come and hang with us at The Village Markets.

Stroll the best market stall lineup and then grab some street food and listen to live tunes under the trees.

The lineup:
9am - 10:30am - James Bennett
11am - 12:30pm - Katie Milae
12:45pm - 2pm - Harry Phillips

TVM | Sunday 30 June 2019 | 9am - 2pm | Logan Road, Stones Corner

James Bennett


Katie Milae


Harry Phillips

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Stones Corner 30 June ’19

We’re back at Stones Corner next weekend on Sunday 30th June and will be lining the leafy street with a handpicked selection of 90+ boutique market stalls, a range of…

We're back at Stones Corner next weekend on Sunday 30th June and will be lining the leafy street with a handpicked selection of 90+ boutique market stalls, a range of delish street eats and live tunes.

You won't want to miss TVM back in Brissy!

Sunday 30th June 2019 at Logan Road, Stones Corner 9AM-2PM

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Shopping Small has never looked better!

There’s nothing we love more than shopping small and supporting local talent. Shop the Coast’s best creatives stalls, enjoy live tunes and devour delish street eats today Sunday 16th June…

There's nothing we love more than shopping small and supporting local talent. Shop the Coast's best creatives stalls, enjoy live tunes and devour delish street eats today Sunday 16th June 2019 at Burleigh Heads State School 8.30AM-1PM.

The Village Markets Shop Small

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Stall Preview :: TVM Sunday 16 June ’19

The best shopping is done in the sunshine, with a good coffee in hand, browsing local creative brands and avoiding shopping centre crowds – come and hang with us this…

The best shopping is done in the sunshine, with a good coffee in hand, browsing local creative brands and avoiding shopping centre crowds - come and hang with us this Sunday at TVM Burleigh Heads! Support your local small business community, listen to live music, rummage our Rack Sales and choose from our selection of street food stalls.

Enjoy eats by Jabbawocky Grind, Jardin Juice Co, Lalah Bali, Little Sprinkles Bakery, Monkey Magic, Raw Earth Organic, Smoothjuice, Vivente Pizza, Wiener Haus, Wildflower Patisserie and more.

Boutique market stalls include Sweet Child of Mine, A Happy Home, Alona Alt Apparel, Alton Goods, Attic Collective, Au Fait, Bali Batik at Home, Bam Loves Boo, Bones Society, byron bay bath bombs, Clive Street, Coastal Copper Designs, DESERT WANDERER, Divine Creatures Jewellery, Drift Trading Co, Dust, Forgotten Modern, Frocktail Party, Green heart, HARVEST CLAY, Huckleberry Flowers, Jbk, Julia Jay Art, La Carolina, Lewd, Limbo, Little Leas, Little Loving Things, Lokoa the Label, Lotus and Luxe, Louv, Love of Lola, Mandy Collective, manning made, Melon & Goliath, NIAS Handmade Jewellery, Nicotte, Night Tiger The Label, Nostos, Olas Supply Co, One Fable, Ora Skincare, Rustic Peppermint, Salted Cure, Scent of a Rebel, SockieLala, The Line Letterpress, The Lobster Shanty, Tusk Linen Co, Two In The Sun, Vera Pelle, wolf and clay, Zoozap Eyewear and more.

Live tunes by Lily Budiasa and Nick Cunningham.

Don't forget to bring your re-useable cups, cutlery and straws if you have them, let's look after this beautiful planet of ours. You can pick-up a reuse-able TVM good vibes market tote from the TVM info tent too.

Tag your pics so we can share them @thevillagemarkets #thevillagemarkets

TVM | Sunday 16 June 2019 | 8:30am - 1pm | Burleigh Heads State School

Image by Soda Photography, styling by Nat at The Stylist Co, clothing from TVM designers.

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Tunes at TVM this Sunday :: 16 June ’19

Where else can you go shopping for unqiue wares by local small businesses listening to the sounds of talented musicians in an open-air environment? TVM is on this Sunday 16…

Where else can you go shopping for unqiue wares by local small businesses listening to the sounds of talented musicians in an open-air environment? TVM is on this Sunday 16 June at Burleigh Heads and we have to amazing acts for your listening pleasure.

8:30am - 10:30am: Nick Cunningham
11am - 1pm: Lily Budiasa

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TVM | Sunday 16 June 2019 | 8:30am - 1pm | Burleigh Heads State School

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Sunny Sunday’s at TVM

Come hang in the winter sun at The Village Markets today and shop local creatives, small business and designers. Burleigh Heads State School Sunday 2 June 2019 8.30AM-1PM

Come hang in the winter sun at The Village Markets today and shop local creatives, small business and designers.

Burleigh Heads State School Sunday 2 June 2019 8.30AM-1PM

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Locals we Love :: Anvil + Essence

We love nothing more than welcoming new homegrown businesses into our community. Allow us to introduce Ben and Nicole Braithwaite and their business, Anvil + Essence. Anvil + Essence was…

We love nothing more than welcoming new homegrown businesses into our community. Allow us to introduce Ben and Nicole Braithwaite and their business, Anvil + Essence.

Anvil + Essence was created In Burleigh Heads, Australia by husband and wife team Ben and Nicole Braithwaite. A shared passion by two different backgrounds, merged to bring a unique, modern perspective on traditional health and well-being.

Nicole and Ben

A compassionate Naturopathy student with a creative flair, Nicole began regularly crafting tea blends for her then fiancé Ben to support his mental clarity, stamina and recovery while working labor intensive shift work as a commercial Refrigeration Mechanic.

The beginning of an idea formed during that time as the benefits became a way of life. What started as studied relief, naturally formed into an exciting opportunity to bring the same level of care and support to others.

A new concept was formed to celebrate the ongoing study, skill and experience in the creation of innovative health, well-being and lifestyle products.

The duo say their passion comes to life by ensuring they provide an exceptional level of service, craftmanship and quality organic, cruelty free and sustainable products, with their clients highest well-being and satisfaction in mind.

They believe in satisfaction, sustainability and a great tasting cup of tea. Which is why they have created their hand blended teas that are designed for both taste and wellbeing. They only use 100% organic botanical ingredients throughout their product range. That means a well-rounded, vibrant taste with no nasty chemicals, additives or pesticides.

Every single ingredient and blended tea has been thoughtfully crafted to enhance and assist in the body’s healthy function. Chosen from a variety of ethically sourced Australian based suppliers, then carefully packaged within their sleek, modern violet MIRON glass containers.                

Growing health, wellbeing and sustainability awareness, means people are more interested in enjoying organic products that provide a better taste with more benefits.

"When Nicole and I started Anvil + Essence, we always maintained that we would use the highest quality in every aspect of our journey to provide a modern-day solution to traditional, organic tea. Each product is delicately hand blended under our strict level of quality control, ensuring each product is beautiful in taste and appearance," says Ben.

"We love making tea and we plan on making them for a long time to come, which means we are here to provide long term sustainable solutions with a great quality product."

Congratulations to Ben and Nicole, who have launched their organic tea and wellness space online today. Head on over to take advantage of their generous launch discount!

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TVM Preview :: Sunday 2 June ’19

We’re bringing you the best in boutique market stalls this Sunday at TVM, with an incredible lineup of local small businesses in fashion, vintage, art, beauty and lifestyle products.

We're bringing you the best in boutique market stalls this Sunday at TVM, with an incredible lineup of local small businesses in fashion, vintage, art, beauty and lifestyle products.

Stalls include Attic Collective, Blu Sundaze Swim, Byron Bay Bath Bombs, Crawford & Co Handmade, Danny Santangelo, DESERT WANDERER, Divine Creatures, Dolce Organico, Drift Trading Co, Dust, Earthdrawn Studio (prev Caz Creations), eLKa creative, Elke the Label, Forgotten Modern, Frankly my dear, Frocktail Party, Funky Sock Co/Lewd, HARVEST CLAY, Jbk, Kaiz Studio, Lakiki. Limbo, Lokoa the Label, Lotus and Luxe, Louv, Love of Lola, Lubajo Apparel, Mad Plant Ladies, Manning Made, Nicotte, Night Tiger The Label, Ocean Luxe, Olas Supply Co, Oxlade & Heart, Piggyback Friends, Rustic Peppermint, Salted Cure, Savia Skincare, Scent of  a Rebel, STEVIE JEAN, The Lobster Shanty, the pod.me, The SunLounge, wanderers co, zeffa and fosse, Zoozap Eyewear and more.

Blooms by Huckleberry Flowers and street food by Alegna Woodfire Pizza, Greens On Grains, Hungarian Food Factory, Jardin Juice Co,  Lalah Bali and Jamu Jawa, Little Sprinkles Bakery, Little Wahaca, Monkey Magic, Raw Earth Organic, Raw Earth Organic, Smoothjuice, Weiner Haus, Wildflower Patisserie.

Plus shop our huge lineup of pre-loved designer and vintage Rack Sales by local folk with great taste.

Pickup a TVM good vibes market tote to fill with your market finds, then recycle and re-use, baby! Don't forget your re-useable cups and why not bike it down, this Gold Coast winter weather is perfection.

Be sure to tag your photos @thevillagemarkets #thevillagemarkets

See you there.

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Sundays at TVM :: Good vibes with Soda Photography

We recently teamed up with local photographer and Hotel Miami co-working buddy, Liz from Soda Photography, to capture a typical Sunday morning at TVM. With the impeccable styling expertise of…

We recently teamed up with local photographer and Hotel Miami co-working buddy, Liz from Soda Photography, to capture a typical Sunday morning at TVM.

With the impeccable styling expertise of our friend Nat Owens of The Stylist Co, who used labels from TVM to style our gorgeous models Aria and Larissa. It was one damn fun morning!

You'll find us at Burleigh Heads this Sunday 2nd June from 8:30am - 1pm. Grab your bike and your besties and head on down.

#thevillagemarkets @thevillagemarkets

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Live tunes at TVM this Sunday :: 2 June ’19

Shake it to TVM this Sunday 2 June for sweet live tunes in the sun, as our girl Lily Budiasa is back along with another fave Ondre Solien. Plus you’ll…

Shake it to TVM this Sunday 2 June for sweet live tunes in the sun, as our girl Lily Budiasa is back along with another fave Ondre Solien.

Plus you'll find boutique market stalls, street food, pre-loved Rack Sales and epic Sunday vibes.

8:30am - 10:30am Ondre Solien
11am - 1pm Lily Budiasa

TVM | Sunday 2 June 2019 | 8:30am - 1pm | Burleigh Heads State School

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Stall Profile :: Dolce Organico

This one is for the sweet toothed folk amongst us who appreciate organic, ‘no nasties’ ingredients – with cute packaging to boot. If you haven’t yet experienced Dolce Organico then…

This one is for the sweet toothed folk amongst us who appreciate organic, 'no nasties' ingredients - with cute packaging to boot. If you haven't yet experienced Dolce Organico then head to TVM this Sunday 2 June.

Dolce Organico was founded by Nutritionist and food enthusiast, Dianne Doyle in 2017.

Dianne has a passion for creating food that is wholesome and inclusive for all dietary types. She found that finding 'guilt-free' treats that were allergy friendly and not full of 'nasties' was really hard for her clients so she decided to try some recipes out herself.

After trialing many different recipes Dianne perfected her Plant-Based Meringues, her clients loved them. Her organic vegan meringues are free from gluten, lactose, egg, animal products, nuts and fat. Dianne's meringues are designed to be a guilt-free treat and only have 1 teaspoon of raw organic sugar per serve of 3 meringues.

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

As a nutritionist, I wasn't sure about starting another brand but my clients (and family, friends, neighbours and pretty much everyone I knew) kept raving about my meringues. So in November 2017, I finally made the plunge and launched Dolce Organico!

What does your brand consist of?

Dolce Organico has 5 core flavours; vanilla, hazelnut, coffee, bubblegum and raspberry, that come in two sizes (large & small), currently there are 2 'special flavours', Pink Champagne and Bake-A-Wish Unicorn.

All of the ingredients in our meringues are cruelty-free and sourced naturally. Our meringues contain no artificial colours + our colourings are sourced from organic superfoods such as; Blue Spirulina, Pink Pitaya, Black Goji Berry and Cacao.

Where possible our flavourings are naturally derived from their original source.

It's important to us that each ingredient is ethically sourced.

Where is the label designed and made?

Dolce Organico is a Gold Coast business that's worked hard to try and source it's ingredients and packaging locally. All of our products are made and packaged on the Gold Coast.

What inspires you?

I draw inspiration from foodies such as Jamie Oliver, Sarah Wilson & Lola Berry. Each of these amazing foodies are trying to change the way we look at eating healthy, real food and make cooking (and eating right) 'sexy' again.

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

I would really love Dolce Organico to become a go-to food for people with and without allergies to make eating and sharing more inclusive for everyone.

I would also like to keep adding new flavours and, down the track, new products to the Dolce Organico line and eventually use the brand as a platform to help educate others on how eating real foods doesn't have to be boring.

What were the biggest challenges when launching your brand?

One of the biggest hurdles that I had to overcome is the perception that organic and vegan food is bland or tasteless and not as good as the 'real thing'.

Another challenge has been sourcing and learning more about sustainable packaging. And what the pros and cons (and true impact) of various preparing, shipping and packing methods actually are.

What is the best thing about having your own business?

One of the best things about running Dolce Organico, has been being able to meet and work with some of our favourite brands, such as a recent collab with Edible Beauty and Soulara.

Another amazing opportunity that's come from running a business, has been having the opportunity to make a real impact on things that matter. For example, I have recently teamed up with the Make a Wish foundation for her Bake-a-Wish Unicorn meringues ($1 of each jar sold gets donated), which has been really cool.

But the absolute best thing is having the ability to invent and create new flavours and 'play' in the kitchen!

Connect with Dolce Organico online, here.
Or find them this Sunday at TVM 2 June 2019, Burleigh Heads.

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