Buyers can shop on madeit knowing they are supporting independent designers and crafters as well as the whole Australian made industry at large.
Madeit was founded by Bec Davies in July 2007. Several years ago Bec was working in Sydney as a fulltime graphic designer and selling screenprinted T-shirts on weekends at the markets. Her dream was to unite all the creative types working in markets and making masterpieces at home together in one place online.
Not long after setting up the online business, Bec, with her partner Jayc and baby Georgia, decided to make the move from a hectic life in Sydney to a more tranquil existence in Yamba. Yamba is a small coastal town on the northern coast of New South Wales. It is here that they have been running the online business.
Now another dream has come true for Bec, her family and the madeit community. This Saturday 23rd November is the grand opening of the first ever madeit retail store in the beautiful town of Yamba. It will stock some of the items that are available on the madeit website. Exciting times ahead...to find out more and keep up to date there is a new facebook page Madeit HQ Store .
I felt very honoured that Bec asked me to make some signs for the front door of the new shop.
I have to tell you, this is such a wonderful handmade community. We all communicate with each other and give each other support. It's fantastic to talk to the makers of unique products, bounce ideas off each other and Bec is an amazing, kind and generous person. Even though most of us have never met face to face, we all talk online and it is valuable. I think we would all love to visit Yamba now.
Have a look at this fantastic online market - there are so many lovely things made by so many lovely people
Now I need to get back to making things...would love to have some Gozi & Pop creations available in madeit HQ store ... and why not a holiday in Yamba next year too!