MADDINGTON Central is launching its youth co-op on Thursday, August 31, so pop in, wander through and take home local handmade products from young aspiring business owners.
The Maddington Co-Op’s aim is to provide local youth the opportunity to experience self-employment, learn sales skills and gain experience in a retail environment, with a view to helping them gain long-term employment.
The first group of artisans will set up their stalls in September and include handmade frames using Scrabble tiles from Kirsty Bassanelli, crochet and jewellery from Bree Halo, candles from Pearl Fletcher and Jayde Hayton, art and character designs from Alana Williamson, Jesse Smith’s original paintings, Tayla Benton’s homewares and succulents from Tanaya Wood.
To run the co-op, Maddington Central is partnering with Propel Youth Arts WA, an organisation dedicated to creating access and opportunities for young people to engage in the arts.
The co-op fits in with its vision to transform WA into a place where young people are able to reach their creative potential.
Visit the co-op from Thursday to Saturday, 10am-2pm in the old Maddington Digital site near the Food Court.
The Maddington Co-Op is looking for vendor applications for October.
To apply, email email@example.com.