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Meet the Maker: Quirkie Su

Hi Amanda, tell us a little about Quirkie Su… At Quirkie Su both my daughter Rory and I design and make unique, quirky, handmade soft toys, brooches and cushions from reclaimed and new materials using carefully sourced products in our…

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8 Totally Doable DIY Marketing Ideas Handmade Businesses Can Start Today

Marketing handmade businesses with an undernourished piggy bank and a full schedule can be a challenge, but it’s one we’ve learned to embrace here at The Make It Collective. If you’re feeling stagnant in your handmade business or not regularly…

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Meet the Maker: Alisa-Tanaka King

Hi Alisa Tanaka-King, tell us about your creative business… My arts practice incorporates both design and commercial illustration. I mainly use watercolour and ink for my works on paper. I freelance for creative agencies and small businesses, and…

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A Night On The Town: Handmade Head to Toe

Getting glammed up for a night on the town isn’t all swanky labels and fast-fashion. With the handmade clothing movement sweeping Australia from Steep Point to Byron Bay, the options for stepping out in one-of-a-kind threads are getting more exciting by the slipstitch….

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Meet the Maker: Petite Green Terrariums

Hi Amy, tell us a little about Petite Green… I’ve been making terrariums and teaching people how to make terrariums for over five years in Melbourne. I’ve run workshops in both Sydney and Melbourne and lectured at The University of…

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12 Handmade Greeting Cards Guaranteed to Get Framed

Nothing says “I actually care” quite like handmade greeting cards. On the contrary, there’s nothing more obvious than a last minute birthday card picked up from a petrol station on your way to the party. Besides supporting creative small business…

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Meet the Maker: Soul Stories

Hi Tams, tell us about Soul Stories… Soul Stories are insightful creations that capture the sensitive and vulnerable pieces of your soul. They are written and illustrated from the heart, allowing you to remember how every ingrained and…

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8 Simple Steps to Being a More Ethical Consumer

Did you know Australians produce about 50 million tonnes of waste every year? That’s an average of over 2,000 kilograms per person! Contributing to this waste is non-biodegradable plastic food packaging, once containing the controversial ingredient palm oil; a driving…

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Yes! We are sticking around until Christmas

So we want to celebrate by having a special VIP shopping night to introduce some new makers and of course it’s a great excuse to drink some bubbly and do some shopping! Why not come and join us?

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It’s time to reveal the secret.

The Make It Collective are branching out. We want to provide another avenue for amazing makers to showcase their products. So we are introducing The Make It Market coming to The Welcome to Thornbury food truck park on…

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