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Brisbane Designed & Made

Brisbane Designed & Made

It’s great to see more and more new markets popping up around Brisbane.

After waking up far too early for a Sunday, this morning I drove out to experience the monthly ‘Boutique Markets’ at Portside Wharf > www.boutiquemarkets.com.au














I was quite surprised at the visual delight. All of the women running the stalls were happy to chat and explain their wares. To have a stall at the Boutique Markets you must be selling products you have made yourself. It was hard to resist the temptation of buying myself some treats but it was a good feeling to know I was supporting Brisbane designed and made products.

The owner of the ‘Thea & Sami’ clothing range informed me of a screen printing class she conducts in which you get to make your own creations and find out her secrets to her designer garments made of organic fabric and environmentally friendly inks.

Mr Julius (named after a pet cat) is a range of swim wear in which the fashion designer creates her own prints and patterns in Brisbane. Some of her bikinis featured in magazines. Another bikini to add to my collection…

I’m more than happy to wake up early on a Sunday for unique designs by local artists!

Another new art & design market coming to Brisbane is ‘The Finders Keepers’ on the weekend of the 31st Oct-1 Nov 09 at the Old Museum in Herston > www.thefinderskeepers.com


Wouldn’t you rather experience the colourful and friendly buzz of the atmospheric markets than the busy shopping centres with mass produced products?

Yours in Design,

Belinda Vesey-Brown About the author
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