Stroll down virtual market stalls with The Finders Keepers new online marketplace
There’s a certain satisfaction that comes with a local market find – ditching the retail racks and mass-produced items to stroll the stalls in search of something with that handcrafted touch. If you love that feeling, then you’re likely fans of Australia’s leading design and art marketplace, The Finders Keepers Markets, and wish they popped up more than twice a year. Well, dear readers, your wish may have just come true …
The Finders Keepers’ talented creators and crafters have been visiting Brisbane since 2009 and are about to return for their second festival-style market for 2019 in early November. But that’s only half of the exciting news we have for you – the innovative crew at The Finders Keepers has just announced the launch of its brand new online marketplace! Forget waiting for the bi-annual event to roll through town (though we still recommend checking it out) – you can now buy from unique independent makers and small creative businesses all year round, from wherever you are in Australia.
Committed to community, conscious shopping and mindful making, founding director Sarah Thornton said the expansion from real-life events to a digital marketplace has been a long-time dream realised, now allowing people from all around the country to purchase Australian handmade, ethical and sustainably designed items. Keeping alive the community vibe, the online marketplace features a full directory of participating sellers, all of which have at some stage hosted a stall at a Finders Keepers event, either in Sydney, Brisbane or Melbourne. The website also supports a drop shipping model, enabling sellers to make, pack, ship and maintain relationships with their own customers, just like at the markets. For those keen to stroll down the virtual market stall, The Finders Keepers Online Marketplace has an abundance of art, fashion, jewellery and accessories, plus some rare finds just in time for Christmas, available to shop right now.