Thank you

Well a week has already zipped by after the Dwell mini eco festival and I think we've finally recovered and got the shop clean and back in order after a frantic month of sewing, screen printing and last minute preparations for Dwell. We had a fantastic day. Dwell was more successful than we could have imagined, the markets were heaving, the fashion show went off without a hitch and the forum following was interesting and thought-provoking.

We hope that you all had a good time but also that the underlying them of sustainability shone through with style and possibility.

All of these amazing things could not have happened without the support, donations and love of our friends and families.
So, we have a whole bunch of people to thank...

Our media sponsor Peppermint
Community partners fourthchild, Green Label Design, Swich Community Art Space, One Colour and Biztopia.
Elders and the owners of 199 for allowing us the space to Dwell
Top of Town friends Cactus Espresso Bar, Province Modern Country and Art Time Supplies for the loan of space, staff and seats.
Stallholders who trusted the vision and kept us laughing all day.
Body Bare for making our models even more gorgeous
MC Phil Parker for lending his cool and making us legit
Forum speakers Amanda Robertson, Nicki McKay, Di Stitt and Peter Wolff
Greg Harm for his amazing photography
Carissa Griggs for shop-sitting
Cassie Booth...for everything under the sun!
Team Story for their sound and  lighting prowess
Team Chisholm for helping shed light
The Sunset Markets team
Designers who trusted us with their precious garments...One Colour, Twisted Retro, Middlemost, Pollen, Diana Maloney, Scarlett Menagerie and Cassandra's Closet.
The models who worked for hugs.
The seven creative ladies who put their skills to the test and entered our UPcycled Wedding Dress Competition.
And most importantly our families who have tolerated our increasingly mental behavior over the last few months.

If you haven't seen it already there is a fantastic slideshow of the market and runway show over at  Tangible Media.

Thanks to you all for coming along, for checking in here and for your continued support of quality, eco-aware handmade products and ideas.

xx Bec and Kyla

Win tickets to Dwell

Peppermint Magazine have two double tickets to Dwell to give away. To enter simply head on over to the Peppermint Magazine facebook page and share the Dwell link to go in the draw.

That's it, easy peasy.

xx Bec and Kyla

Dwell is a day long mini eco festival to be held on the 25th of August at 199 Brisbane St. Ipswich. An empty shop space will be transformed into the venue for a boutique market, a 'green' fashion showcase and a sustainability forum.

Markets will run from 9am - 2pm and feature local handmade and fairtrade produced wares. You will also be able to view the entries to our UPcycled wedding dress competition and cast your vote for the people's choice award.

In the evening, between 6 and 9pm we will be presenting a 'green' fashion parade and sustainability forum. Tickets for the evening events are $25 with $10 from each ticket sold going to Ipswich Habitat for Humanity. The fashion parade will showcase garments from local designers who make their own or produce their wares under fairtrade arrangements.

The days events will conclude with a sustainbility forum hosted by Gil Burgh of The Swich Contemporary Art Space, discussing the topic -  "living sustainably through our consumer choices" with guest speakers from a range of different backgrounds offering their own unique views on this huge topic.

We're very excited to be hosting this little event and would love you to join us for what we hope will be both an entertaining and enlightening day.