Look good, feel great with Made Collective – Nobby Beach’s newest lifestyle boutique with a local focus
This year, we’re trying to do a little better by the planet. Not only are the impacts of fast-fashion well known, but it feels good to support local makers and designers focusing on ethically and sustainably-made wares. Nobby Beach’s newest space Made Collective is ticking all of the boxes, with the boutique featuring only locally designed or made products brought to you directly from their producers. The result is an eclectic mix of sustainable homewares and fashion that embodies the relaxed Gold Coast vibe that we love!
Boasting an impressive array of delightful decor and consciously-created womenswear, Made Collective is the newest go-to for Gold Coasters seeking some fresh new threads or a quirky addition to their abode. A focus on the coastal lifestyle is evident in Made Collective’s curated pieces, whether it be in sustainable swimwear perfect for spending (sun-safe) salty days by the shore in, or the laidback-luxe homewares for creating your own slice of paradise at home. With a focus on slowing down and consciously collecting, the store also boasts a dreamy selection of products encouraging self-love and relaxation – think plant-based incense made by community artisans Incausa, botanical skincare from Canabella and clay date kits from Be My Clay Date.
The ethos behind Made Collective is one of collaboration, not competition, which is a refreshing approach as the fashion industry can be notoriously competitive. The best part? Made Collective’s pieces are curated to be mixed-and-matched, meaning the boutique is essentially a ‘one-stop-shop’ for the ethically-minded and fashion-forward folks among us.
In the future, Made Collective hopes to bring a new networking outlet to the many talented artists of the area and provide a boutique space as an alternative to the well-trodden market path. As the collective’s creator Dominique notes, Made Collective aims to support the growth of local creators can be supported by providing an outlet for face-to-face connection and collaboration (as opposed to merely being an online presence). For now, the space has had incredible feedback on its initial designers which will stay on and continue providing their much-loved locally made goods. With a thoughtful mix of creators already a part of the collective, the store’s future plans include the steady rotation and addition of the coast’s best and brightest makers.
For more information on Made Collective, head here.