As in previous years, our 2016 show will also include a beautiful gift shop. Items will include homewares, skin care products, clothing, jewellery, children’s items, sweet treats, stationery and much much more!
Some of our 2016 suppliers include the following;
Barrel Art Designs
Based in Melbourne, Australia, Barrel Art Designs create handcrafted, unique furniture and functional art from the recycling of used French and American oak wine barrels. Formed from a passion for fine woodworking and a love of creating furniture from recycled materials, great pride is taken with each and every piece we create, with a very strong focus on quality over quantity. With such a large and very unique range of products we are sure to have something that appeals to everyone’s taste and budget. We regularly attend a number of craft markets displaying our products, to keep up to date with which markets you can find us at follow us on Facebook. Some of our furniture can also be viewed at selected cellar doors and art galleries around Melbourne and on the Mornington Peninsula
Earth Greetings was born in 2003, when I decided to try out a creative business idea publishing my nature-inspired designs on to greeting cards. As I have always been a deep greenie, naturally I wanted to use environmentally friendly paper and non-toxic printing for my cards.
My mission is to use the most Earth friendly paper & printing alternatives available to design unique paper goods which are a celebration of nature.
Emily Green is a Melbourne based designer whose name has become synonymous with vibrant colour. Her hand-formed polymer clay necklaces have fast become a staple for the Melbourne style conscious. More than four years since their conception, Emily’s original range of colourful 9 bead necklaces are still a coveted design. Emily is well known for her use of unusual and unexpected colour combinations in palettes that suit all tastes.
The Emily Green collection has grown to incorporate a wide range of more intricately detailed and patterned necklaces as well as earrings, watercolour prints, cushions and the Up Up range of lighting created in collaboration with Melbourne Designer Dale Hardiman. In addition to her growing range of retail products Emily also regularly exhibits artworks and holds creative workshops on colour and design. She currently shares a creative studio space in Melbourne’s Brunswick, where each of her pieces is designed and handmade by Emily and her team.
Favourite Things Hampers
Ensuring that the recipient of a gift feels special and pampered is surely one of the key motivations of the giver.
At Favourite Things Corporate Hampers and Gifts, Alexia Mathieson offers a bespoke service providing quality products and services tailored to the specific circumstances of individual clients.
Being a bespoke service, Alexia endeavours to work with each client individually to fulfil their specific requirements, with no minimum or maximum price point or quantity. Hampers or corporate gifts can be presented in your corporate colours, or to suit any particular theme or celebration such as Christmas for example.
Favourite Things offers a wide range of the highest quality gift and gourmet food products, beautifully presented and wrapped. Many are made to order for Favourite Things, ensuring their freshness and the longest possible shelf life for the hamper or gift recipient.
We specialize in beauty products that are hand crafted and poured from the best naturally sourced ingredients.
Our range includes Organic and Vegan products – Chemical free and Cruelty free. Please look at the description under each product for further information.
Give your skin and health the added nutrients and vitamins we need from naturally sourced ingredients and avoid the harsh chemicals found in supermarkets!
Handmade Soaps by Julie
A micro handmade soap business. Created by me, Julie. A mum to three and part time nurse. I am passionate about sustainability, using less chemicals in our day to day lives and quality handmade products. My cold process soap range is designed, made from scratch and packaged by me. I use natural colours in my soaps, sourced through clays, herbs and botanicals. Each soap contains a unique smell created using high quality essential oils.
My soap is artisan, individual and eye catching. Only made in small batches to preserve high quality and workmanship. This assures a superior product for use by you. They make for great gifts or as wedding favours snuggled into simple yet beautiful packaging. Equally it is an affordable every day luxury for all. The benefits to using soap containing no chemical additives or preservatives can never be understated. Your skin will love you for it!
Humble Abode Cushions
I first started my career in fashion after studying fashion design for three years I decided to pursue a career in the fashion industry. I have worked for many well-known Australian brands, but there are two fashion houses in which I believe led me to the path of starting my own business Humble Abode Cushions.
I hope you enjoy this product as much as I enjoyed making it.
As a young girl I always marvelled at the power of herbs making special potions under a staircase, my sacred and special space where no time existed, in the motel I grew up in. I still have vivid memories of wild crafting violets and mixing them with water in a bottle. This was a pertinent time looking back as it was Dad who I wanted to drink my potions most and he passed away when I was eight. I guess in my own way I knew he was sick and wanted to help or heal him.
Iris Practice products are dedicated to respecting and looking after our planet. Sourcing our ingredients and packaging from smaller business operators where possible in the Central Highlands not only supports our local economy but also hopefully enables more young girls (and boys), to perhaps one day fulfil their childhood dreams just like me in their native surrounds.
Each product is made with healing properties and their own unique intention, so when you close your eyes whilst holding the product you may actually see what it does.
I have been dreaming of Iris Practice for the past 15 years and now the time is right for me to bring it to you. I hope you enjoy our products and may you feel the love and care in each.
All things considered, life is pretty good. With three ‘tweenage’ daughters, I have to remind myself not to sweat the small stuff. Sometimes its hard, other times I just lock myself in my studio and switch off.
I am a Melbourne-based artist who creates unique 3-dimensional artworks from paper. The technique is called ‘quilling’, or ‘paper filligree’ and I have taught myself everything I know about the artform. I find inspiration from symbols, their meaning and how we connect to them. I love colour and try to use the full rainbow of colours in my designs. I’m probably best known for my vibrant floral designs.
I love art that has depth and texture, that draws you in and makes you want to reach out and touch it, or look at it so closely that you leave your nose print on the glass.
I’ve been married to Bernie since 2000, or since August 2014 if you want to count our vow-renewal in Vegas, and we have 3 daughters, 14 year-old Marley, 12 year-old twins, Shaini and Peri, and a Groodle, Mo.
Lekkel & Co
Lekkel & Co was established in Melbourne Australia in 2014 by husband and wife team,
Kel & Ross; who enjoy an outdoors lifestyle with family and friends. They wanted to design
durable fabrics and furnishings that would not cost the earth both in a the financial
and ecological sense, and would outlast any outdoor living scenario.
To make products that will stand the test of time, by hand, the old fashioned way.
Develop a reputation for providing quality, inspired indoor and outdoor furnishings,
created with the finest design and best materials. These products will be bright, durable
and versatile to cater for the whole family.
Light my Fire
Light My Fire Candle Co started in November 2014, and directed by Natalie Carter. Essentially what started as a hobby on a week off running off a photography business became a passion and a booming small business.
Candles are small batch, which means there is a little bit of love in each one, we believe in creating something beautiful that will add atmosphere and make you feel good all at once. We melt, fragrance, pour, trim, clean, label and lid all our vessels at home, the epitome of handmade.
Based in Melbourne, Light My Fire attends a few local markets in order to get to know customers and let the public get a feel about the products. There is only so much a picture can tell, especially when it comes to smelling candles! We are very proud of our range and want to share it with the world!
Maria Barbaro is a Melbourne based artist and illustrator. Maria’s limited edition linocut and mono prints are created with elegant fluid lines. Her knowledge of textiles and garment construction is evident, adding a subtle credibility to her fashion art work.
After graduating Maria began working as evening wear designer for Norma Tullo,one of Melbourne important designers of the time. Later once her children came along, Maria began to freelance, continuing to illustrate for a variety of fashion labels and is still freelancing to this day.
More recently though, printmaking has become a passion bringing her full circle back to fashion. Using pattern and her love of line, Maria’s art work reflects the glamorous fashion icons and illustrators of the past.
Kerrie is a local artist from Surrey Hills.
Pieces are made using different mediums including hand poured resins, acrylics, inks, pigments and dyes. Many layers and techniques are used to give the paintings texture and depth. All pieces are originals, No 2 pieces can ever be the same but can replicate similar designs and colours.
Kerrie loves the unpredictable nature of resin and the colour, texture and chaos it creates!
Mikkma is a fashion jewellery and accessories brand. Driven by a passion for colour, texture and design, Mikkma is one of Australia’s favourite go to destinations for that perfect piece.
Collections includes bracelets, earrings, necklaces, rings, bags, scarves and other gift accessories.
While inspired by constant evolving trends, Mikkma has its own unique handwriting with a strong urban bohemian look to its styling.
Mikkma accessories are easy to wear, comfortable, and instantly recognizable.
A luxury collection of designer towels brought to you by Angela Bellenger and Melbourne based artist and designer Antoinette Ferwerda. As friends they worked for years in sales and marketing in the pharmaceutical industry and decided to make their dream to create luxury towels together a reality.
If you love a splash of colour and want some art for your bathroom, by your pool or beachside then look no further. Ninnho’s pure cotton towels are designed in Melbourne and crafted in Europe. Each unique design is woven by specialist craftsmen in Portugal, whose trade has been passed down through the generations.
The secret to Ninnho is the fact the entire collection is made up of limited-edition design stories. Each story builds on the last and the ‘small batch’ approach means the range will retain its feeling of exclusivity.
Sign up today for Ninnho-news for information on stockists, availability and special offers. Plus follow us on Instagram, Facebook and Pinterest for all manner of creative goodness.
Pamilli is a proud Australian business based on the beautiful Morning Peninsula in Victoria. Inspired by a much needed sea change and all things that come with living by the water (think relaxed atmosphere, sea breezes, seasonal fruit and flowers that are so plentiful in the area), our aim is and will always be to produce affordable Australian made products – simple in design yet exquisite in fragrance.
All of our fragrances are exclusive to Pamilli with each one carefully constructed drawing on inspiration from our local surroundings, life memories and frequent travels across the globe. Our goal is simple, to create a beautiful ambiance for your favourite spaces.
Pamilli products are made using only premium quality raw materials. Our soaps and body wash are drenched in moisturising ingredients and our soy candles have triple strength fragrance. Our products are not tested on animals and are long lasting, offering great value.
Pamilli is a truly refreshing sensory experience and we can’t wait to share our luxury fragrances with you.
Amy Wong from Petite Green has been making terrariums and teaching people how to make terrariums for over four years in Melbourne. She has run workshops in both Sydney and Melbourne and lectured at The University of Melbourne. Not only does she create terrariums with meticulous detail, she also takes great pride in producing fun and educational workshops.
Rachel Bainbridge is an artist from Melbourne, Australia. Born in 1984, Rachel has always been creative and this passion saw her complete a Bachelor of Visual Arts majoring in Ceramics and Studio Art along with a Bachelor of Education. Rachel has worked as both a Primary and Secondary School Classroom and Art teacher. In 2011 her focus shifted to family life and raising her 3 young children. Rachel began capturing their energy on the canvas, exploring fluid materials and creating mixed media, abstract artworks that provoke the imagination and challenge viewers to ‘look a little closer’ and appreciate the meticulous details within the many layers.
Her passion for making has evolved and in the last 12 months, Rachel has been pushing the boundaries through the use of resin to design and release a range of small batch home decor pieces. The Sand + Sea collection has continued to grow and now includes handcrafted bowls, various size platters and serving ware. Each piece has been hand crafted and, like her artworks, organic lines and movement dominate the collection. Rachel’s pieces are available for purchase through her website and she also stocks at various retailers and online boutique stores.
I’m all about unique design and sustainable products. All images and artwork are lovingly created in my studio at the back of my shop ‘The Artful Collective’ in Dromana on the gorgeous Mornington Peninsula.
I’m aiming to help rather than hinder the planet whilst also producing lovely, functional things.
My favourite way to create art is with mixed media but I also love using Adobe Illustrator to bring to life digital illustrations with simple lines and structure.
Renee Marie McDonald
Renée Marie McDonald has a background in art and design that spans more than 14 years.
After a very early & promising start into the painting world, Renee then found herself at the realm of a furnace after embarking & completing a Fine Arts degree at Monash University, Renee completed her Honours majoring in Glass Blowing & has ever since been sculpting what today has become sought after pieces of art, jewellery and homewares.
Cementing herself in beautiful galleries like the NGV & Heidi Museum as well as frequently collaborating with labels to custom design collections, Renee works closely with the fashion & design world to keep her pieces current yet also holding on to a traditional element true to the ancient medium of glass blowing.
Currently living in the Melbourne bayside, Renee ironically describes her time in the studio as ‘time to breathe…’ drawing much of her inspiration from nature and her surrounds with colour & texture constantly being a main focal point, with the glass being a vehicle or vessel to convey this.
We collaborate with artists on bold sock designs and deliver them to our subscribers every month. All our socks are made in Melbourne and support Australian charities.
Bespoke leather products handmade from beautiful Australian leather in our workshop on the Victorian Surf coast. Specialising in gifts for him and designed to last a lifetime, not just the season.
Sunny Side Up Decor
Welcome to Sunny Side Up Decor.
We are a husband and wife team with two young inspirational children who create Home Decor products using responsibly sourced timber and concrete.
Our venture came about with Matt (the designer and timber enthusiast) making wooden decor pieces in his garage and giving them to family and friends. He got such great feedback we thought we would share the love and put them out there for everybody to enjoy.
We make all the pieces ourselves and can custom make any amount, size or colour for you. All our pieces are extremely durable and crafted to a high quality. As we use natural timber no two pieces are the same, therefore, the grain of your pieces will vary slightly to what is pictured. This is not a fault, its the beauty of timber and what makes your product unique.
We are continually working on new designs and products and absolutely love the feedback we are getting. So, thanks for supporting us, we really appreciate it.
At Unforgettable Products, we have always known that the secret to creating delicious and memorable food is to cook from the heart.
From the humble beginnings of the family kitchen, a dedication in creating beautiful and delicious products has flourished; A love-affair with the sweeter side of life and the creation of something that can be enjoyed with family and friends.
Our sweet treats are from the heart, and above all, are about sharing a special moment. So often are those bittersweet moments complimented by a sweet tooth!
Food should be fun, heart-warming and beautiful to look at. And with this in mind, we encourage all to pick up a spoon, and with a dash of panache, trifle with our glorious range of gourmet dollop-it-yourself recipes, elegant treats and melt-in-your-mouth gourmet products.
Treat yourself to your heart’s desires and discover memorable taste sensations for those Unforgettable moments.
Van Go Collections is a Melbourne based, family run company offering personalised customer service and quality products. Designed by us and printed locally where possible, our products are available across Australia and make wonderful gifts for travellers, holiday makers and those with an eye for beautiful design.
I specialise in ‘vintage’ design or ‘vintage influenced’ design and create furniture and soft furnishings with a vintage vibe. In addition I provide a design inspiration service sourcing original vintage items for the home. ‘Eclectic’, ‘Colourful’, ‘Quirky’ and ‘Fun’, four adjectives that describe me and the philosophy behind Vintage Influence perfectly.