The Village Markets

The Village Markets

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

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TVM Startup Stall :: Bronte

Each market we give one start-up business that catches our eye the opportunity to launch their brand at TVM and introduce their creative business to our community, via our TVM…

Each market we give one start-up business that catches our eye the opportunity to launch their brand at TVM and introduce their creative business to our community, via our TVM Startup Stall initiative. We’re excited to introduce Bronte Cooper and her label Bronte to TVM this weekend, as this weeks recipient.

After growing up in Bali, Indonesia and going on to work in a manufacturing factory for a year, Bronte moved back to Australia and studied Fashion in Brisbane.

Inspired by the women in her life who were running their own businesses, she decided to take the plunge and create her own. Bronte designs elegant women’s clothing, designed to cultivate confidence, femininity and individuality.

Find Bronte at TVM this Sunday 15 July and you can also shop online via her website, here.

 

 

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TVM Startup Stall: Joe Weaven

New to TVM this Sunday is menswear label Joe Weaven. We chatted to the founder and recipient of our TVM STARTUP STALL initiative, Joe Weaven himself. Our clothing was created…

New to TVM this Sunday is menswear label Joe Weaven. We chatted to the founder and recipient of our TVM STARTUP STALL initiative, Joe Weaven himself.

Our clothing was created as a means to fill a gap in the market, affordable tailored menswear that maintains quality and creates a timeless style. It grew out of an annoyance I had when purchasing menswear, as I am quite slim, nothing was contoured to give a man’s body the shape it deserves. So when I turned 18 I got enough money together for a small collection and headed overseas and the rest is history! Joe Weaven.

TVM: What pieces are included within your range?

JW: We are a complete versatile menswear company so we produce shorts to polo’s and everything in-between. Our most notable pieces are our button up shirts and polo’s as they are made with quality and are timeless in style. They include subtle tailored details such as hand-sewn darts in the back to minimize billowing, higher arm holes for that tailored look and feel and much more!

What is your creative background?

When I was 16 I became an apprentice tattooist in my small town of Yeppoon. I was always into fashion and ended up moving to Brisbane to pursue a career in design and completed a Bachelors of Graphic Design but instead had the opportunity to create my own label and ran with it and never looked back.

Where is the label designed and made?

The clothing is designed in our Brisbane office and produced in our partner factories in Indonesia with fabric sourced from countries such as Spain, Japan and more.

What inspires you?

I draw my inspiration from places I have lived and visited from around the globe. From living in a small village in Tabubil, Papua New Guinea, to partying my way through the streets of Phuket, Thailand there is always inspiration to draw from.

Latest collection consists of?

Our latest collection is a perfect blend of nautical, European tailoring and subtle hints of vintage Americana.

What's on your mood board?

We always have our board full of nautical images, style icons like McQueen and Gianni Agnelli and a few too many pictures of our beautiful mascot Sassy our sausage dog.

What’s your creative space like?

My personal creative space consists of a giant mood board, sewing machine and a ton of fabric swatches scattered around the room with photos of my family, my partner Shanty and our dachshund Sass to keep me in good spirits throughout the day.

What music do you listen to while designing/creating?

I listen to either punk or chill, it honestly varies that much but it works depending on the mood I’m in when trying to get those creative juices flowing.

A day in the life of you consists of?

In the fashion world my day is never consistent. The start of each day begins with an early morning walk with my partner and Sass to clear the mind for what is to come, then from 8am till 5:30pm anything and everything can happen which makes each and every day interesting!

Favorite TVM stall (besides yours of course)?

Drift trading co. has a very unique set up that fits in perfectly with what The Village Markets are all about!

Favorite reads/blogs?

We are always reading the latest ‘GQ’ and ‘Esquire’ magazines but for non-fashion related ‘The Death of Cool’ by Gavin McInnis is a unique read.

What are we likely to find you wearing on market day? Any favorite labels?

All my own label of course! Maybe some sneaky Gucci shoes..

What can we expect from the next collection/what are your plans for 2017 and beyond?

We are beginning our expansion into stores both local and international whilst expanding our online presence with our social media accounts. We also have big news coming soon so keep an eye on our social channels!

Why TVM?

Since our first walk through the village markets I knew this is where we needed to show our presence, everything it stands for we are about so I believe this is a perfect fit.

What do you love most about attending TVM?

There is simply nothing better then strolling through the markets on a chilly Sunday morning, coffee in hand and on the prowl for some bargains, and what a perfect place to do such thing!

Find Joe Weaven at TVM this Sunday 16 July 2017 and connect with Joe Weaven online:

joeweaven.com

Instagram

Facebook

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Designer Profile + TVM Startup Stall: Bambita

We couldn’t be more excited to introduce you to the first TVM Startup Stall recipient for 2017 – Bambita. From the southern sleepy town of Murwillumbah, Tiffany Bell, founder of…

We couldn't be more excited to introduce you to the first TVM Startup Stall recipient for 2017 - Bambita.

From the southern sleepy town of Murwillumbah, Tiffany Bell, founder of Bambita tells us about the inspiration for her label and behind the scenes of running a small business.

Bambita

In a short paragraph, tell us about your background?

Growing up, we lived in a few places from Cabarita to Hervey Bay , but always coastal. My brothers and I would spend after school and weekends in the back rooms of surf shops my mum owned or managed. After finishing high school in Hervey Bay, I moved with the love of my life, to the Gold Coast. I tried to avoid heading back into study, so I took on a marketing traineeship at a tourist attraction and then an apprenticeship with a top salon. Working in a salon where my job was to wear pretty dresses, blow dry 70’s inspired waves and read Russh magazines, I knew I never wanted to work away from a creative industry again.

After the arrival of my first born and inspiration behind Bambita, Ivy, I headed back to study a Bachelor of Communication by correspondence with the intention to always work for myself and never for the man. It gave me the confidence and inspiration to take a leap and put myself out there.

After following my partner through a few mining towns in country New South Wales for a few years, we’ve finally set up permanent residency in the Northern Rivers. After being away from the ocean and the green countryside for so long, we have a new found appreciation for god’s country.

What made your pursue your creative passion?

Being the vintage, crochet and floral dress addict that I am, I was always looking for cute mini me things to put Ivy in. I found that there was way too many glitter encrusted and mass produced fabrics so I went out on a limb, had some patterns and samples made, got such an overwhelming, positive response and evolved from there.

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

After many set backs, including another little headstrong female to the mix, Bambita finally opened in September of this year.

What does your brand consist of?

Bambita consists of 70’s inspired smock dresses, bell bottoms and pinafores in the softest of indian panel prints specifically made for little girls sizes 1 – 10.

Where is the label designed and made?

Designed in the Northern Rivers and hand made by Sue on the Gold Coast.

What inspires you?

I’m a huge collector of vintage dresses, specifically the 60’s and 70’s. I love the idea of recreating pieces, which are modern enough to wear for kids these days and could be kept for generations.

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

2017, I’m hoping to gain a few more stockists to spread the Bambita love across the country. Overall, I would love to have a storefront, that’s the ultimate dream.

Bambita

What were the biggest challenges when launching your brand?

I import all the fabric, because I find the indian cotton is magical. Not having fabric available onshore and underestimating the popularity some items would have has definitely been challenging. A few parcels are still lost in transit.

What is the best thing about having your own business?

1. Having 100% control over the creative process.
2. I can go from packing orders and negotiating with suppliers to jumping on trampolines and eating iceblocks in an hour flat.

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

I think everyone has the potential to have a small business, but the people you see putting themselves out there are the ones with the guts to follow their dreams. Life really is too short to do something you hate.

Find Bambita debuting at TVM this Sunday 1st January 2017.

Bambita

If you've started a small business within the last three months and are interested in joining TVM, apply for the TVM Startup Stall - We'd love to hear from you!

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Bones Society x AWL Pup Photobooth

This Sunday bring your furbaby to TVM and get snapped by Sam Gilmore at the Bones Society x AWL Pup Photobooth. Score a rad shoot of you and your besties…

This Sunday bring your furbaby to TVM and get snapped by Sam Gilmore at the Bones Society x AWL Pup Photobooth.

Score a rad shoot of you and your besties and raise much-needed funds for the Animal Welfare League of Queensland.

Sam Gilmore Photography

Sam Gilmore Photography

The ladies behind Bones Society provide so much support to AWL QLD and we're proud to be helping out this Sunday.

Sunday 6 November 16 at Burleigh Heads State School 8.30am - 1pm

Interested in TVMs initiatives for giving back to our community? Find more info here.

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Giving Back – TVM Startup Stall

We’re all about supporting local creative entrepreneurs and to foster this spirit on the Gold Coast, TVM now offers a cool little incentive for new brands to join our community…

We're all about supporting local creative entrepreneurs and to foster this spirit on the Gold Coast, TVM now offers a cool little incentive for new brands to join our community with the TVM Startup Stall.
Each month, one deserving new business will score their first TVM free (one 3x3m stall including PLI), a dedicated blog post and Instagram post, plus mention via our Facebook and is valued at $375.
There's a small to criteria to meet and you can apply just by completing the online application form and indicating that you'd like to be considered for the TVM Startup Stall.
 bones
Launching your business at TVM is a step to success, but don't take it from us... check out our testimonials or read on below about Kylie and Renee from Bones Society.

When design duo Renee and Kylie started their label @bonessociety there was one thing they were certain of...

"We knew if we wanted to be a part of the design community on the Gold Coast we had to be at The Village Markets".

Bones Society is now stocked globally and has been spotted on the coolest pups like @heygizmo 

If you're keen to join our community of creative entrepreneurs, apply NOW! We'd love to hear from you!

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Whole Beings Childrens Collective X TVM for Bravehearts White Balloon Day

We’re teaming up with Whole Beings Childrens Collective this Sunday at TVM to support Bravehearts White Balloon Day for Child Protection Week. Find the Whole Beings Childrens Collective located under…

We're teaming up with Whole Beings Childrens Collective this Sunday at TVM to support Bravehearts White Balloon Day for Child Protection Week.

Find the Whole Beings Childrens Collective located under the giant tipi next to the playground with rock and face painting for the bebes, plus all TVM tote sales for the day will be donated to Bravehearts.

Bring your fam and get amongst the good vibes this Sunday x

whole beings

TVM Sunday 4 September 2016 at Burleigh Heads State School 8.30AM - 1pm

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