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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!

Monday, September 7

Unwrapped: Perth Fashion Festival Sunday 6 September

Happy Monday morning!

Lotta back with some weekend goodness to brighten your day.

Father's Day (yesterday) saw the Unwrapped Markets in collaboration with Perth Fashion Festival held at Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts (PICA), Northbridge. Though I didn't participate in this market, I offered to help out a fellow crafter, Annie Rawle of Annie Rawle, 17 threads and Osmosis fame mind her stall and keep her company. The weather had been ominous, with cold windy weather for Outskirts the day before but all things considering, it held up with the occasional light shower. Not so good for those with stalls outside but for those inside, a blessed relief.



With over 50 designer stalls, there was something to suit everyone, from frocks and frippery to awesome baby threads and bling. I kept finding pockets of stalls everywhere - I later found out that Markets @ Perth Cultural Centre were in full swing as were the pop up shops on William Street as part of the Festival. A perfect example of finding inspiration!

During a quiet moment, I took the opportunity to have a chat to some funky and talented designers about their creations. I wanted to take dozens of photos but then I got shy about asking people so I only have a few to share. Profiles to follow!

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