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!

Wednesday, November 3

Etsy Merch Challenge #1

Hi All,

Welcome to our challenge for the next two weeks! We'll be having these little fun comps now and again for those in our Etsy Sellers Team. Come join us on the dark side, you'll need an etsy shop that sells west-aussie handmade.

The Prize

Set of three badges of the latest poster design, they'd set you back $5 normally, but if you win, all their pretty little faces are yours to keep! As another incentive, we will be featuring all entries in an Etsy treasury which will be featured on the blog, plus the winner will have their item featured solo on the blog... woo hoo!

The Task

As per Etsy's merchandising post for the month of November, we want you to create an item that falls under one or two (or three!) of the following trends...

1. vintage cameras
2. honey bees
3. arrows

For example, you could sew a honey bee costume a-la Blind Lemon's No Rain, or perhaps you'd rather take a polaroid picture and frame it... you could even interpret "arrows" as an inspiration for a chevron striped top... or a cupid bow and arrow set of earrings. Its up to your imagination!

We'll open them up to a vote by Etsy team members on the 12th of November, and close voting/announce the winner on the 15th.

What to do
1. be part of MOTL Etsy Team
2. make your item
3. photograph your item
4. list your item on Etsy
5. post the listing link here;
6. vote, and cross your fingers!

Good Luck! If you have any questions please post them below.

xx Lauren & The Team

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