What do you get when you take a handful of talented and generous people, a portion of wonderful products, a coffee machine, all round good vibes and place them in the middle of Melbourne CBD? You get The K I N G D O M Ethical Fashion Market of course.
Introducing Hannah, you might know her from our collaborations and exhibitions. This is a girl who is capable of making wonderful things out of beautiful ideas, and is definately on our top ten “movers and shakers”. With her commitment to support and champion ethical fashion, craft and art Hannah created K I N G D O M as a means to encourage people to show ethically and showcase some of her favourite brands who were making good whilst doing good.
We got to see some familiar faces, such as the girls from Charcoal and Twine, Jo and Esther from Jacob & Esau and Nothing from Nowhere. And some new friends, Chris from Thrd Eye. What was incredible from all of these creatives was that everything at the market was a result of their passion, creativity and joy of making beautiful things. It was also so amazing to see how far our friends from our previous interviews had taken their passions.
It was amazing to see Jacob & Esau go strength to strength. When we first interviewed them, they were just in the beginning stages of creating their first range of their ethical fashion label. Half a year later and they’ve shot their Winter Range lookbook, and have their full range displayed beautifully on their custom made racks. Not only that, Jo, one half of Jacob & Esau, had started her own store called A Good Space. A boutique shop selling crafted ethical products!
And our friends from Charcoal and Twine were also doing amazing. In their interview with us, they had shared about their almost accidental business venture, and at the market, we saw their new range of necklaces and the buzz and excitement from them. Since then, others have loved it as much as we have and they have been stocked in boutique shops and are now doing regular market stalls.