Help­ing hand

Canning Times - - NEWS -

ERIN Made­ley’s ef­forts to give peo­ple who make hand­made items a plat­form through the Perth Mak­ers Mar­ket have been recog­nised.

The Wilson res­i­dent was run­ner-up in the Hand­made Busi­ness sec­tion of AusMumpreneur Awards in Mel­bourne on Au­gust 31.

“As an en­tre­pre­neur, I call on the sup­port of my fam­ily as they all pitch in, es­pe­cially on mar­ket week­ends,” she said. “I’ve got more flex­i­bil­ity com­pared to my pre­vi­ous in­car­na­tion as an of­fice worker.”

Mrs Made­ley cre­ated the Perth Mak­ers Mar­ket to bring a spot­light on to the hand­made com­mu­nity.

“Our first mar­ket was in Fe­bru­ary 2016 when we had 75 stalls and about 1500 peo­ple at­tend but now we have over 150 stalls and 4500 peo­ple check us out each time,” she said.

“We run the mar­ket six times per year – three at the start of the year and three at the end. We sur­vey peo­ple who at­tend and peo­ple com­ment on the friendly vibe and the great lo­ca­tion.

“We have ev­ery­thing from wood­works, can­dles, rugs and home­wares.”

Pic­ture: Jon Hew­son www.com­mu­ni­typix.com.au d486754

Perth Mak­ers Mar­ket founder ErinMade­ley with artist Ma­rina Saker.

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