Makers and Shakers Market
Sydney’s getting a new ethical homewares market thanks to the people who brought us preloved fashion market Round She Goes.
Marrickville Town Hall has been home to the quarterly vintage fashion market Round She Goes for three years. Founder Emma Morris says Sydney has really embraced the concept, which originally started in Melbourne and has grown to include events in three major cities. Now Morris is adding another market to our calendars, this time focusing on ethical homewares.
“I’m a fairly conscious consumer and I appreciate workmanship and quality,” says Morris, who tells us she’s motivated by ethical shopping, but that it wasn’t a deliberate theme for this market. “I’m interested in that alternative experience. Rather than going to a shopping centre where everything is the same, made in the same factories, this market is for new homewares that are made locally.
Stallholders for the Makers and Shakers Market must either produce the items themselves or source those items ethically and locally. There’ll be blooms by Sydney florist Etsu, paintings from Marrickville-based artist Maria Harding, organic and fair trade chutneys by Eat Me Chutneys and oversized statement earrings by Indigenous jewellery designer Kristy Dickinson (Haus of Dizzy).
Plus, there’ll be plenty of whimsical illustrations and artworks by frequent Round She Goes stallholders Kellie White (of the Storybook Rabbit) and Kirbee Lawler. “They’re both very talented illustrators from Newtown store Made590, so it’s exciting to be able to give them a new audience at these markets.”
Marrickville Town Hall 303 Marrickville Rd, Marrickville 2204. themakersandshakers.com. 10am-3pm. $2. Sat Apr 2.
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