The Makers & Shakers is Australia's premier mid-sized makers market, held in Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide and Canberra. The event features a curated line up of both established and emerging creatives, and offers shoppers the very best in handmade: from beautiful homewares, stunning lifestyle products to delicious food. The Makers & Shakers Market is a fun day out for people who appreciate where things come from, how things are made and who made them.
Next Saturday, 30th April, Scrubba Body is heading down to Canberra for the Handmade Markets! It's been a long time since we've been able to make it down to be there in person (they also have online markets), and we are SOOOOO EXCITED! SO what are the Handmade Markets? Julie Nichols organised the first Handmade Market in 2008, which feels like a lifetime ago today. There were some fantastic marketplaces in Canberra, but none that specifically catered to handmade designers. Julie organised the inaugural market with an emphasis on local designers and only 35 stalls, despite having very little money but a strong business plan and vision. Thousands of people attended, making the Handmade Market a huge success.