Share the Christmas cheer of Australian small business
07 Dec, 2017
The award winning Handmade Market is a Canberra-owned and run business that draws crowds of over 120,000 visitors every year. Visitors come from the Canberra region and interstate to buy directly from Australia's best artisans & producers; everything from homewares, fashion, and gifts, to accessories and gourmet food and drinks.
This is what sets the Handmade Market apart; it exclusively supports Australian designers and producers & it is a carefully curated event with a focus
on the ACT region. With 266 indoor stalls it is one of Australia's largest indoor markets.
With sophisticated production techniques, attention to detail and style, these designers and producers represent the best in Australian small business.
Founder and owner of Handmade Canberra, Julie Nichols, says their philosophy is a simple, but powerful one.
"We support Australian small business. This market provides a platform for creative artisans to sell their designs directly to customers, allowing them to speak first-hand about their products. Connecting the two creates such a positive atmosphere, it's hard to describe. But we see the result in numbers.
In lieu of an admission charge to each market Handmade Canberra hosts charities as door greeters for gold coin donations or provides a stall for larger donations and the sharing of information. Send Hope Not Flowers will be the door greeters, with the ACT Red Cross providing a gift wrapping service at the upcoming Christmas Market.
We welcome you to join us at the Christmas Market, where there will be opportunities to meet our wonderful designers and producers, and to show your support for Australian small businesses.
We have an active social media following, and no doubt you do too! Sharing the hashtag #handmadecbr with your followers would be a great opportunity to show your support of local and national small business.
So come along, enjoy the delicious food and drinks, pick up some hand-made gifts, and soak up the atmosphere of the Christmas Handmade Market.
What: The Handmade Market - Canberra
When: 5pm - 9pm Friday 8 December
10am - 4pm Saturday 9 December
10am - 4pm Sunday 10 December
Where: Exhibition Park in Canberra (EPIC)
Hope to see you there!