Brentos Creative Co Framed Art Print

New Designers to the Handmade Community

As the New Year is already in full swing, we would like to introduce and welcome some of our newest designers! We hope you can start off 2023 with some new additions to your household, or stock up at the next market. Explore some of the other new designers in the handmade community in our … Read more

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MadBaggs Leopard Print

Gift Cards Online : Give the gift of choice

Christmas is rapidly approaching and if you need help with what to get that last person on your shopping list, we have the perfect solution: a gift card from one of our handmade designers. Here is just a few of our Handmade Canberra designers who have gift cards. Looking for other unique Australian Made last … Read more

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Handmade Christmas gift ideas for everyone on your list

T’is the season of giving and we are here to help with Christmas gift ideas. Nothing beats finding the perfect gift for family, friends or even yourself (you’ve been good all year so why not treat yourself). We’ve made shopping super easy by gathering just a few of our talented designers and compiling a list … Read more

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Canberra distilleries

The Canberra Distillery : A tale of Patience and Dedication toward Perfecting a Craft

The story of The Canberra Distillery is a tale of years of dedication and continual iteration to perfect a craft.  Tim, the founder of The Canberra Distillery, began distilling as a hobby and tweaked his distilling process over the years through a lot of trial and error. Once he was happy with the results he … Read more

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New handmade designers to find at our Christmas market

Our Christmas market is almost here and we couldn’t be more excited to introduce you to these fabulous new stallholders. Join us at Exhibition Park in Canberra (EPIC) on the 9th – 11th of December where you will find 250+ Australian small businesses to shop from and support this Christmas season! This is our final market for … Read more

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Nicola Bannerman handmade jewellery canberra

Meet The Maker : Nicola Bannerman

If you were looking for one word that encapsulates the exquisite work of Nicola Bannerman, it would be ‘timeless’.  Her handmade jewellery designs are original and elegant with a contemporary twist. Both her attention to detail and the quality of her work ensure that each piece she makes will last for years to come.  The … Read more

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Hey Lady Camera Strap

12 Unique Australian Made Christmas Gifts

Can you believe it is almost Christmas? If the thought of this leaves you overwhelmed and wondering what you are going to buy for your loved ones don’t worry, we have you sorted! Our handmade directory has so many unique Australian Made Christmas Gift ideas, your biggest problem will be stopping at just one gift … Read more

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Australian Made Christmas Gifts for overseas Buttonworks

18 Handmade Christmas Gifts from Australia that you can send

Can you believe that Christmas is less than 6 weeks away? Now is the perfect time to prepare for Christmas and start your online shopping to ensure your gifts arrive on time. Finding the perfect Christmas gift to send to loved ones may be tricky but don’t panic, we have you covered. Our Australian Made … Read more

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Hey Hudson dog grooming

New Designers To Find At Our October Market

We can’t believe our October Market is just days away! With that being said, it is the perfect time to introduce you to some of the new designers that will be joining us for the very first time. Make sure to come and check them out at our upcoming art, design, food and craft market … Read more

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Australian Designers : Handmade Fashion To Shop From This Spring

Now that the cold days are behind us, it’s time to pack away your winter woollies because Spring is here! With the arrival of warmer weather, it is the perfect time for a wardrobe refresh, which is why we have created the ultimate Spring clothing guide by Australian Designers. Visit the following Australian designers at … Read more

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Outer Island National Bird Week

Celebrating National Bird Week

Australia is home to many amazing bird species, which is why BirdLife Australia organises National Bird Week with the goal of inspiring Australians to take action and get involved in bird conservation efforts. Celebrate National Bird Week by taking part in the Aussie Bird Count, where you will be joining thousands of people from across … Read more

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Empanadas near me - La Empanada

La Empanada – Taking your tastebuds on a trip to South America

  Launched in Canberra in 2016 by husband and wife duo, Andrea and André, La Empanada prides itself on creating delicious empanada as a way of offering a healthy alternative to the many fast food options available throughout Canberra. Empanada are essentially an easy-to-eat, hand held pie that come in a range of different flavours, … Read more

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Aya OConnell wooden Jewellery

Meet the Maker : Aya O’Connell Wooden Designs

Aya O’Connell‘s love of wood lead her to want to showcase it’s warmth and authenticity by producing hand-crafted jewellery. Using ethically sourced Australian wood in her designs, Aya loves to show off the hidden beauty she believes wood holds. The Earrings and Pendants Aya crafts feature Australian botanical designs such as gum leaves, nuts and … Read more

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indi tribe collective perfect Spring picnic

Creating the perfect spring picnic

Spring has sprung! Flowers are blooming, especially here in Canberra with the recent opening of Floriade. What better way to relish the change of season than by getting outside in the clean, crisp air and enjoy a spring picnic under our beautiful blue sky! To give you a helping hand on what to pack for a … Read more

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Sustainable Shop

Sustainable Shopping Made Easy

We are excited to welcome some new talented designers who have joined the handmade community recently. Shop with these local designers to make your shop more sustainable. When you shop with designers and producers from handmade, you’re supporting Australian-made business owners. They have dedicated their time and talent to producing incredible products made with passion … Read more

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Comfy Tails

International Dog Day

As dog parents, we want to give our fur babies the best, and International Dog Day is the perfect occasion to celebrate our four-legged best friends. If you’re excited to spend the day showing your dog just how much you appreciate having them, we have some great ideas on how to celebrate International Dog Day … Read more

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Artomobile Unique Father's Day Gifts Australia

Father’s Day Gifts Australia

Let’s celebrate Dad on September 4th with a unique gift from our talented designers! With Fathers Day right around the corner, it’s time to start thinking about how to spoil your dad this year. We have curated some excellent unique Father’s day gift ideas to ensure you find your dad the perfect present, no matter his … Read more

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Kattasche Leather Bag

Meet the newest designers to the Australian Handmade Community

We’re excited to introduce some fabulous new designers that have joined our handmade community this August, all made in Australia! To browse a full listing of all our Made In Australia makers in the Handmade Community, head to our Australian Made Directory.

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Super Bao - Gourmet Food

Gourmet food & drink : Winter Handmade Market

Looking to get out of the Canberra cold? Spend the last weekend of July warming up at our completely indoor winter market! Discover an amazingly diverse range of gourmet food and drinks from our much-loved gourmet food hall in the Coorong pavilion. Whether you are looking for a gourmet food sweet treat, a savoury dish … Read more

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Here’s who is new at our July winter market! 

We have some fantastic new stallholders joining us at our July winter market, and we are super excited to welcome them!  On Saturday 30th & Sunday 31st of July you will be able to shop from over 220+ small handmade businesses at Exhibition Park in Canberra. Let us introduce you to the newest faces to … Read more

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Artichoke Design Leather Purse

New Designers to Australian Handmade Community

We are excited to announce that the makers below have joined the Australian Handmade Canberra Community this month. If you are looking for something unique and special, you’re sure to find it amongst the handcrafted products of these fantastic makers. All products made by our makers are created within Australia, in small batches and use … Read more

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4 Easy Ways To Celebrate Australian Made Week

Together with the Australian Made Campaign (AMC) we will be celebrating ‘Australian Made Week’ 6-12th of June, by showcasing a number of our makers and designers across as many platforms as we can, to encourage the nation to recognise Australian makers and producers around the country and actively support their businesses. Since the pandemic, there … Read more

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Trade the Mark

Mothers Day Last Minute Gifts

Finding gifts for mum can be a daunting task, especially if you’ve left it to the last minute! To give you a helping hand, we’ve put together a collection of talented Australian makers who are offering gift certificates in the lead-up to Mothers Day. Show just how much your mum means to you this mother’s … Read more

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Homelea Lass

Join the Handmade Community

Here at the Handmade Canberra Market, we value our market stall holders and are passionate about helping our makers succeed.  We enjoy connecting our customers with Australian designers who provide the highest quality Australian-made products and we love fostering respectful relationships that help our stallholders grow, both personally and professionally.  We are big believers that … Read more

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Jane Finch Jewellery Ring Stacks

New designers at Handmade – EPIC Canberra Markets

We are so excited to be back to putting on our live events at EPIC. We have missed you, our customers, and all of our wonderful stallholders too. We are looking forward to getting back to hearing the chatter of people as they move through the pavilions, the exclamations of delight from customers as they … Read more

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Frankie-Emmett National Pet Day

National Pet Day

National Pet Day is celebrated every year on April 11 and is a great opportunity to celebrate just how wonderful pets are at bringing an abundance of joy into your life! Here at Handmade we know that pets need more attention than just food and water- they deserve special treatment too – and today we … Read more

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Global Recycling Day

Global Recycling Day 2022

Handmade Canberra is dedicated to reducing our environmental footprint with each event we host, including single-use plastics. With Global Recycling Day approaching on March 18, we thought it was the perfect time better time to tell you about the work that we are doing! Handmade Canberra is committed to reducing the amount of waste we … Read more

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Basscase Bluetooth Speakers

Sustainable Fashion and Makers

Handmade Canberra stallholders value ethical and sustainable fashion methods of production when creating their products. The following featured stallholders have a strong focus on upcycling and re-purposing pre-loved items. Two threads Two threads’ focus is on slow fashion, small runs, and creating long-lasting sustainable effortless garments. With everyday use in mind, the clothes they make … Read more

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Canberra Tea Towel Missy Minzy

Canberra Day

Canberra is a wonderful city surrounded by mountains and filled with sweeping nature reserves and of course, is home to one of the best Canberra markets – Handmade Canberra!  Today we celebrate Canberra Day 2022 by showcasing some of our most favourite Canberra themed products that celebrate all of the things that make Canberra such … Read more

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Australian Made

New designers introduced We have some inspiring new Australian made designers and producers to introduce to you. Enjoy connecting to each small business listed below, from cake makers to potters. Every brand has a passion for its craft, small-batch making, and putting a whole lot of heart and soul into each item. We love to … Read more

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Tourism award

Tourism Award

Handmade Canberra Recognised For Their Resilience and Innovation at the Canberra Region Tourism Awards We are excited to announce that Handmade Canberra has been awarded the winner of the Canberra Region Tourism’s Resilience and Innovation award for 2021. A new Tourism Award in 2021 to recognise businesses that have been impacted by COVID-19, bushfires, storms, border … Read more

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Last minute gift ideas

There are only a few sleeps to go until Santa arrives but don’t panic if you still haven’t found the perfect gift. We have done the work for you and found a great range of last minute gift ideas from makers that will deliver a gift voucher right to your inbox. Print it off and … Read more

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Handmade Gifts Australia

If you are looking for Handmade gifts from Australia this Christmas, we’ve got you sorted. Baby and Kids Handmade Gifts Bandicute Bandicute: Australian made kids clothes Buttonworks Australia Buttonworks Australia : Timber crafted puzzles, games, homewares and gifts. Wombat & Poss Wombat and Poss: Sustainable clothing for babies and children For the foodie – Handmade … Read more

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Frske Clothing Handmade Womens Clothing Australia

The Story Behind Frske

We speak to FRSKE Founder Adriana Frescura for an inside look at the label. Launching an online clothing label was the furthest thing from Adriana Frescura’s mind.A marketing communications professional, she just wanted a well-made cotton t-shirt. Something with sleeves that covered her upper arms to the elbow—and remained that length after washing. But there … Read more

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Le Petit Bouton face mask

Where to buy a fashionable Facemask?

Australian handmade re-usable cloth face masks Here’s the roundup of re-usable, cloth face masks from our traders. We’ve heard you asking where to buy face masks, so we put the word out to our Handmade designers and producers and they came back with the goods! Here’s the roundup on who’s making masks, plus all the … Read more

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Frank Ideas

Frank Ideas

How to pivot during uncertain times. With a background in theatre and design, Frank Ideas specialise in unique jewellery designs. Their designs are sculptural, tactile, bold, and rebellious. With a vision to create jewellery that enables women to creatively celebrate their individuality, Frank Ideas utilise an unusual combination of materials. Materials such as rubber, resin, … Read more

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Chocolate Chip Manderin Biscuits

The Best Autumn Cookie Recipe

With the weather starting to cool, now is the time for us to share a simple Autumn cookie recipe with you. These chocolate chip & mandarin spice cookies take 15 minutes to make and are so simple, that they make a great baking project for the kids. A cookie recipe with brown sugar is always … Read more

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Bandicute Australian Made Children's Clothing

Australian Made Childrens Clothing – Bandicute

Producing unique kids clothes with Bandicute’s mother-daughter duo. Ellen and Jess of Bandicute are a mother-daughter duo who are passionate about Australian Made childrens clothing. Both intensely creative, they spent years formulating business ideas, but nothing stuck. After Jess had her daughters, she found it difficult to source quality and ethically Australian made kids clothes. … Read more

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Online Market Place Scrubba Body

At Home Spa Kits : Scrubba Body

Self Care & The perfect spa day at home with Scrubba Body Scrubba Body began as a small range of body scrubs and at home spa kits, produced by founders Josh & Jase in Newcastle, NSW. On the hunt for some skincare alternatives to help with exfoliation and eczema, the pair wanted something that was … Read more

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