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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!

Tuesday, September 8

Spotlight on Yojiki

(Lotta here!) Back a few posts, I mentioned I had an opportunity to chat to some talented and creative peeps while hanging out at Unwrapped on Sunday.

First up is the amazing Linda of yojiki (meaning baby ch'i). I first saw Linda at another Perth market with a wee 8 week old baby in her arms - I was amazed at her energy and focus!!! Maiya is a seasoned market goer - attending 5 or 6 markets in her short eight months. Linda mentioned that although the older children stayed with family, husband Stephen was her helper and they took turns manning the stall and watching over Maiya. What a pleasure knowing you can literally combine your passions and motherhood!

Stephen, Maiya and Linda of yojiki

Australian designed and patented yojiki swagbag

A sample of yojiki's clothing range

yojiki specialises in the baby swagbag nappy bag. The swag bag was borne out of necessity, Maiya being the youngest of three (and as all parents know organisation is the cornerstone of parenthood) Linda and Stephen needed something they could use on the go. The swagbag is lightweight, with a removable cooler bag. It also does duty as a playmat, changemat and nappy bag. Linda's range included baby wraps, skirts, singlets and pinafores in limited edition colours and ranges. Originally designed and used for her own children, friends started noticing her unique designs, the orders came flowing in. Check out yojiki's swagbag nappy bag and other designs on their website here. Thankyou Linda, Stephen and Maiya for the chance to meet you all! Boy was I nervous! Hehehe.

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