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Instagram for Beginners: Getting Your Handmade Brand Discovered

Unless you’re selling Handmade Air, your brand really should have an Instagram presence. With 8.8 million active monthly users in Oceania alone as of January, it’s a gigantic piece of Customer Pie to leave in the Marketing Oven – 36% of…

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Meet the Maker: Kalashri Krishna From Art Medley

Hi Kalashri, tell us about Art Medley… Art Medley is the soul of a self-taught artist with an immense passion for images and art. I believe in being true to the art I create by exploring and experimenting with…

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Meet the Maker: Little Legends Wearable Art

Hi Holly, give us the low-down on Little Legends… I’m the maker/creator of Little Legends novelty pop culture earrings inspired by film, TV, music, art, literature and iconic products. All my earrings are hand-drawn, oven-baked and made of lightweight shrink…

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39 Chic Reusable Shopping Bags to Embrace Supermarket Plastic Bans

If you’ve been suffering from an acute case of Bag Rage since Coles’ and Woolworths’ plastic bag bans were implemented, we’ve got some good news for Australians like you using 10 million plastic bags a day… There are more…

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Meet the Maker: REMUSE Designs

Hi Tamara, tell us a little about REMUSE Designs… Hand dyed and handmade in our Collingwood studio, REMUSE Designs are clothing and accessories created with mindfully considered materials, released quarterly on each Solstice and Equinox. The label is…

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Tips For Writing a Winning Handmade Market Application

Applying for market stalls these days means more than just ticking a few boxes and beating the submission deadline. You’ll need a little more elbow grease to compete for limited sites in popular markets where the stakes are high, and the applications are polished….

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Meet the Maker: Beetroot Blankets

Hi Kate, tell us a little about Beetroot Blankets… Beetroot Blankets links my love of gardening with my zeal for creating beautiful blankets and bibs. The seasonal, changing colours and textures of flowers and foliage, fruit and vegetables…

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How to Sell Handmade Products Wholesale: Pricing, Production & Pitching

Selling handmade products wholesale is a momentous achievement for handmade artisans. For some, it’s a goal they’ve worked towards for years… building their brand, refining designs, streamlining production and sourcing the most cost-effective materials. Landing your first wholesale gig is…

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Meet the Maker: Lab KAJO Ceramics

Hi Stephanie, tell us a little about LAB Kajo… Lab KAJO ceramics is a Melbourne-based boutique ceramic studio. I create handmade jewellery, homewares, tableware and small objects with inspiration from nature and dreamscapes. The form and shape for each…

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How to Prepare for a Makers Market: The Complete Checklist From Go to Whoa

Ever had one of those nightmares where you find yourself naked in public? It’s totally humiliating. Kinda like turning up to a market and realising you’ve left your EFTPOS machine on the charger at home – but it happens! The good news is you’ll…

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