Copper Co. Bikes was created after owners Chris & Jess saw a gap in the market to offer a unique and bespoke style bicycle range, using copper as their main finish. With hand selected genuine leather accessories and a locally sourced electroplated finish, these bikes are sure to attract the most discerning eye. All bikes are individually made to the customers specifications to create a more customised and personal experience. Chris & Jess believe Copper Co Bikes to be the best addition to any style conscious commuter with a touch of class to set you apart from the pack.
In search of a cultural experience, a young traveller made his way to the Far East. One day, he found himself wandering into a quaint shoe store in the heart of New Delhi where he met Balram, the humble shopkeeper looking for the best shoes for standing all day. Balram passed on his secrets and when the traveller left the shop smelling of old leather and cigars, he felt as though he had found his purpose, and so began Rompa.
Rompa sources materials from across the globe to craft bespoke leather footwear. From Argentina to the northern regions of India, each shoe is inspired from the travellers’ journey.
Part of Rompa’s vision in essence of its’ begging’s is to not only provide quality footwear through humane and renewable resources, but to also give back to the communities in which the traveller wanders.
If old world treasures are your thing, then you'll love Shonah Tomkins and her antique inspired jewellery and accessories. Combining her skills of life-drawing and screen printing while drawing inspiration from her small town roots, Shonah's beautiful range of wearable art is totally handmade, eco-friendly and all individual. Very much reflecting Shonah Tomkins as a designer.
In-between her role teaching music Shonah is working on a new linen, demin, vintage lace and Tasmanian Blackwood range to debut at the market soon.
Not bad for a small town gal!
As an Interior Designer turned jewellery maker, Nicole of Emerald Green Submarine brings simplicity and playfulness to her Australian made designs. She is passionate about bringing the healing properties of colour to her customers in a contemporary framework. Nicole is stimulated by the power of colour and shades as a transformational device to enhance ones mood which combined with her passion for architectural model making, inspires her designs. She enjoys working with her hands in a miniature framework to create striking structural shapes and forms that maintain the soft touch of a handcrafted line.
As a spin off from her 2012 collection 'transformations', she is now working on a new range inspired by Crop Circles and UFO's - circles and elliptical forms combined with 925 sterling silver - simply and fun designs for everyone.
Nicole credits the market with giving her a direct relationship with her customers, where she gets to be part of the joy her designs bring. As well as nourishing her creatively, it gives her a regular income which allows her to continue doing what she loves!
What started out as a bit of fun quickly turned into a thriving homewares and accessories business for Juliet Carr, the energetic designer of label Pirdy. With a background in visual merchandising and retail management, Juliet completed a casting course a little over 5 years ago and today boasts an ever expanding product range all made by hand (including molds and pigments) so it's little wonder that her products consistently wow and excite an eager market crowd.
Inspired by nature, nostalgia and colour, expect to find gorgeous Humming Birds, bright Peacocks for your home and some very 80s inspired jewellery!
Juliet loves the market for giving her the opportunity to chat with customers, seeing their reaction to her work and just generally being inspired by the creativity around the space.