OUR mission statement

MADE ON THE LEFT was founded in 2008 by independent designers to support Western Australian creative talent. We hold bi-annual handmade craft markets to showcase local designers.

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, December 18

A big Christmas THANK YOU

At the Made on the Left November 15 Market, many of our sellers donated handmade products towards a raffle held to raise funds for Charity Link's Christmas Appeal. The $587 raised has been given to Charity Link to provide toys, food and food vouchers for West Australians in need over Christmas. Charity Link helps over 115 charities support more than 10,000 Western Australian individuals who are experiencing financial hardship - to find out more go to http://www.charitylink.org.au/ . We would like to thank our sellers for their generosity and the November market customers for their enthusiastic support of the raffle.

We have come to that popular time of the year for 'reflection' (oh, as well as eating too much, drinking and general merry-making!). From the Made on the Left perspective, what began as a seed of an idea on an Etsy forum back in May has snowballed into two very successful markets and a new association over the last eight months.
We've seen a range of new markets pop up across Perth, created a beautiful window display for Windows on William, launched markets where artists and crafters can dip their toes into retailing, created a website and blog to share information about further opportunities, went on a dusty road trip to the York Jazz festival and started brainstorming about exciting activities to launch on the unsuspecting WA public next year!
All in all, we have been very pleased and excited about the positive reception Made on the Left has received and the supportive comments and enthusiasm sent our way have made the time and energy volunteered to create Made on the Left well worth it.
So thank you to all the artists, crafters, designers, venues, customers, bloggers, retail outlets, media and others who have backed our fledgling group this year. We wish everyone a relaxing, creative and joyous Christmas and New Year and look forward to making more on the left with you in 2009...
Love and Christmas tidings from the MOTL team:
Jacquie, Dara, Ali J, Rosanna, Beth and Sarah

Tuesday, December 16

Ali J helps to support the RSPCA

Here at Made On The Left we not only want to support upcoming designers, but we are also very happy to support charities. So when one of our co-founders - Ali J, the illustrator - was presented with an opportunity to create something for a charity auction, she jumped at the chance.

Ali J is one of five Australian artists invited by Leeloo to redecorate a vinyl record bowl which will then be auctioned off with all proceeds from the auction to be donated directly to the RSPCA Guardian Angel Christmas Fund.

Without ado, here is the record bowl up for auction -




For more pictures & information, please visit the auction page.

Bidding has commenced at a low $50, so dig deep this Christmas and not only will you be getting an original work by Ali J on a record bowl, but you will also get a warm fuzzy feeling knowing your money is going to a great cause!

You can see the auction in all it's glory here - Ali J Record Bowl Auction Site