OUR mission statement

MADE ON THE LEFT was founded in 2008 by independent designers with the intention to support Western Australian creative talent that was just starting out in the world.

Being on the left hand side of Australia no longer

means you'll be at a disadvantage.

Our aim is to support all creative designers and events showcasing independent labels. MOTL is a not-for-profit, non-partisan organisation. You may wonder why we promote other markets besides MOTL; it’s because it’s not about us, its about you; the buyers and sellers of indie wares. Here at the blog, you’ll discover up to date information about our latest market, the low-down on some of Perth’s emerging talents, other opportunities for artists and designers and a little bit of fun stuff too. It’s all right here… welcome!

Thursday, August 28

Father's Day Gift Guide

If you want to get something handmade, unique and made in WA for your dad this Father's Day, here are some gift ideas from our stallholders:

Top row (L - R):
Shopgirl in Print - Dad Print
Enid Twiglet - Maple wood cheeseboard
My Girl Tuesday - Bottle opener from 100 year old railway spike

Middle row (L - R):
Bloomers Gifts - Men's hankies bouquet
One Happy Leaf - Lasercut eco friendly cufflinks
Tall Rabbit - Lapel pins, keyring

Bottom row (L - R):
Silver Stamp - Pewter Golf Marker in a leather case/keyring
Craft Bound - Introduction to 3D Printing class
Kookookachoo Art - Handmade surf cufflinks

Tuesday, August 26

Rumble in the Jumble

Rumble in the Jumble is a jumble sale, mini market and fundraiser. 

Sellers, snap up a ‘Jumble Plot’ and trade off your pre-loved goods. Buyers, get down early for a morning coffee and pick up a vintage gem or bargain. There's space for the made-with-love market retailer and a spot for kids to get gluey in the craft corner too! Expect music, snags, coffee and plenty of trawling treasure! 

The event will occur indoors at two large warehouses in Morley, located between Coventry village and the BP station. (Cnr Wellington Road and Walter Rd.)
ll spaces for the swap meet will need to be pre-purchased prior to your arrival. All spaces have been sectioned into 3mx3m spaces.

There are 2 types of stalls available for selling your items.
Jumble Plots are $15.00 for a 3m x 3m space. Plots are for sellers wishing to offload used (but in good condition) items, clothing, furniture and general swap-meet or garage sale style goods. No food, electronics or new items to be sold.

Mini Market Spaces are $35.00 for a 3m x 3m space. These spaces are for small business or hobby retailers looking to sell new products, hand made items or reconditioned vintage wares. This area is best for those retailers looking to sell items at market value prices. All mini market stall holders will require their own public and products liability insurance.

Purchase a Stall Here: https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/rumble-in-the-jumble-registration-12548038521 

Wednesday, August 20

City of Joondalup Twilight Markets - Stallholder Expression of Interest

The Joondalup Twilight Markets will return to Central Walk, Joondalup in 2014 over five Friday evenings leading up to Christmas. If you are a stallholder who would like to be involved in this exciting event and can offer products such as gourmet food, fashion, jewellery, design, arts, crafts, homewares or giftwares, then the City would love to hear from you.

Event information

Time: 5.30pm – 9.00pm
Market Dates:
Friday 21 November 2014
Friday 28 November 2014
Friday 5 December 2014
Friday 12 December 2014
Friday 19 December 2014
Location: Central Walk, Joondalup (between Boas Avenue and Reid Promenade)
Cost: General stallholder (with own public liability insurance): $52.00 per week including GST
General stallholder (without own public liability insurance): $63.00 per week including GST

To apply to be a stallholder at the bustling Joondalup Twilight Markets you must complete a stallholder expression of interest form by Friday 12 September.

Friday, July 25

Market day!

Come along to the State Theatre Centre (corner of William & Roe Streets, Northbridge) to find truly unique jewellery, artworks, ceramics, clothing, toys, homewares, stationery, bags, body products, accessories and lots more! All items are made in WA and sold to you by the maker. The market is on Sunday 27th July from 10 am - 4 pm. 

Please note: some stallholders have credit card/eftpos facilities but to make sure you don't miss out on any one-of-a-kind finds, remember to bring cash. 

Made on the Left stallholders - FOR HIM

This week, we are taking a look at the stallholders for the July 27 Made on the Left market. Today, we have a special selection FOR HIM.

  1. Major Mitchell Designs 
  2. Little Hell 
  3. When Adam Met Eve 
  4. Bloomers Gifts
  5. MISCII 
  6. Shopgirl in Print 
  7. Paperplane
  8. Tristan Coleman
  9. Soft Constructions 

Thursday, July 24

Re-Love Project Part 5

The big day has come! Our rocking chair is going up for auction along with the seven other amazing pieces of remade furniture from the Feast Watson Re-Love Project. Some really great work has come out of this project with lots of inspiration and instructions on how to re-love your own piece of furniture on each of the designers' blogs. The auction will run on eBay until Sunday 3rd August with all proceeds going to the Salvos Stores. Go here to check it out: http://myworld.ebay.com.au/feastwatsonre-loveproject

Made on the Left stallholders - BODY

This week, we are taking a look at the stallholders for the July 27 Made on the Left market. Today, we're looking at BODY.

  1. Moonlight Harvest 
  2. SELF organics 
  3. Marina's Ambrosia 
  4. Baked 180 
  5. Miss Tartufo 
  6. The Wooden Spoon 
  7. Monzie Mu
  8. Marina's Ambrosia 
  9. Moonlight Harvest 

Wednesday, July 23

Re-Love Project Part 4

We're up to the final stage - varnishing!
We used Feast Watson Mastertouch wipe-on poly in gloss and loved it! It was so easy to use - we just dipped a rag into it and wiped it on the rocking chair. It was a lot quicker than using a brush and easier to get into all those nooks and crannies. We did the whole chair, applying it to the stained areas, painted areas and bare wood. We did a few coats, waiting at least 6 hours and giving it a light sand in between coats.

Rebecca and Nicole from Made on the Left with the finished rocking chair

Made on the Left stallholders - JEWELLERY

This week, we are taking a look at the stallholders for the July 27 Made on the Left market. Today, we're looking at JEWELLERY.

  1. Clay & Clasp 
  2. Little L 
  3. MISCII 
  4. Charlie & James 
  5. Tall Rabbit 
  6. Harper + Monroe 
  7. Yellow Tree Store 
  8. Meraki Designs
  9. Bauble 
  10. ilyas honey jewellery 
  11. Lush Baubles 
  12. When Adam Met Eve 
  13. Sweet Salvaged Designs 
  14. Simonette 
  15. Silver Stamp  
  16. Eeva Margita 
  17. Tangled Fork Designs 
  18. One Happy Leaf 
  19. Krivya 
  20. Dominarum 
  21. Marijke Loosjes 
  22. Cirkus Charm 
  23. Pelava 
  24. Enid Twiglet