General Collective Lifestyle & Design Market Are Back and Are Celebrating In Style
General Collective Lifestyle & Design Market returns to ASB Showgrounds on Sunday 16 August for their first big market of the year.
General Collective has been providing a launching pad for up and coming New Zealand designers and creatives since 2014. Not only have the events of 2020 given some creatives the push they needed to step into the arena, but the movement towards supporting local has exploded.
Rose Barbarich, founder of General Collective says this perfect storm has resulted in a market line-up jam packed with exciting new Kiwi brands making their debut and market-goers hungry to get amongst home-grown brands.
“The support we have received over the past few months for New Zealand makers has been incredibly positive – watching the country rally behind our creatives and small business owners and support each other has been really inspiring,” she says.
Debut brands include My Mumma Jo’s who rescue Nana’s old carpets from landfill and repurpose them into gorgeous rugs, Timaru based designers MNTN with their range of distinctly New Zealand caps and tees and Juniper Perfume, hand-blended, botanical fragrances crafted, bottled and packaged in rural Raglan.
“The quality of creatives coming through and wanting to be part of General Collective is really exciting. We pride ourselves on creating a market experience that is really unique and part of what keeps people coming back is the quality of our stall holders – it’s a real thrill to be able to support these up and coming New Zealand businesses,” says Rose.
With 250 stalls, free kids activity and LEGO stations, great coffee by local roasters, a wine bar and seriously good street food including Taco Loco, The Rolling Pin, Temaki Truck and Noodlechick – there’s something for everyone.