The ever-popular Finders Keepers Market kicks off today, 10 years after the first edition of the market wowed us with the talent of Australian makers.
Over the next three days, Carlton’s Royal Exhibition Building will be home to more than 250 independent art and design stalls, where you can grab gifts for loved ones – or just treat yourself.
There will also be plenty of food stalls to keep your energy levels up as you browse the creations.
Finders Keepers Autumn/Winter Market
- Royal Exhibition Building, 9 Nicholson Street, Carlton
- July 14 5pm–10pm, July 15 10am–6pm & July 16 10am–5pm
- Cost: $2
While you’re making your way around the market, keep an eye out for these five newcomers showing off the best of home-grown design:
Janelle Duff’s creations are throwbacks to a time gone by – pretty florals and classic shapes are the main attraction from this Tasmanian dressmaker.
Every piece is made from 100 per cent recycled fabrics, meaning that nearly every dress is a one of a kind as well as socially conscious.
This Melbourne brand is here to keep you smelling your best, with their line of bespoke home and body fragrances.
Each fragrance is made with top-quality essential oils and absolutes, without the need for harsh and harmful chemicals.
Inspired by patterns and shapes found in nature, Two Plums Design specialises in small runs of bespoke silver jewellery.
Clean lines and balance inform the style of the jewellery, which is all made with sustainability and minimal environmental impact in mind.
Made using traditional techniques of pinching and coiling clay, Daisy Cooper Ceramics is inspired by the wilderness.
Glazes result in different colours and textures coming through in individual pieces. The bespoke ceramics can be mixed and matched to create your ideal collection.
Tympan Ink Letterpress is great for those who like to put as much effort into finding the perfect card as they do finding the perfect gift. Each greeting card is printed on a vintage Heidelberg Windmill press, before being packaged by hand.
Personalised stationery is also available for the letter writers among us.