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.

Time Out (Sydney) - - THINGS TO DO - By Emma Joyce

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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