Fair-trade market & pop up shop, purchasing with purpose - FREE ENTRY
Friday July 12 & Saturday July 13 10AM-4PM – Sunday July 14 10AM-2PM
The Studio Brisbane is all about supporting inspiring creativity and empowering the individual to make healthier lifestyle choices. So when Gino crossed our path with his beautiful inspiring Fair-trade homewares and accessories we said ‘yes please’ to the collaboration in curating a pop up shop with his carefully selected items. The three day market will showcase fair-trade artisans work in Africa. From stunning wall hangings, smart storage baskets to tableware, each item has a story woven into its fiber. This is an opportunity to purchase a piece that will be treasured and empowers individuals to be released from the cycle of discrimination and poverty, I can’t think of anything more inspiring.
The money is our tool, let’s spend it wisely!
In collaboration with Flowers of the World there will also be an opportunity to celebrate Christmas in July, a decorative table display will be designed with the artisan items to inspire you to create a Christmas with purpose. Opportunity to be well prepared for the festive season.
Here is a little bit more about what Gino has to say about the Talana Trading project:
I work with sustainable employment projects, (mainly woman's empowerment) in communities across Africa, including South Africa, Zambia and Uganda. I was involved in an inbound tourism company, which was one of the first to actively promote responsible tourism practices for many years before I immigrated to Australia, so this venture does have synergy with what I did previously, and I am committed to giving back to those less fortunate.
My products are all handmade, I deal with local artisans or a central person who represents the various communities, and I work under the fair trade umbrella. My products are varied in the form of textiles, wire art, art, ceramics, woven baskets and recyclable metal animal art.
The products are well made showcasing various African Art techniques. I have worked with some of these communities since my tourism days, and go back once a year to engage and to observe what is happening, discuss new products and ideas, receive and give feedback, or just say hello to old friends. I believe there is so much more we can do to help develop these talented individuals of these beautiful communities, and it is my ambition to get their wonderful quality art to market.