DAGLISH-based retailer Bedtonic will set up shop for Bazaar 2018 this November.
The three-day event, held from November 30 to December 2 at Fremantle Arts Centre, will be a one-stop shop for market-goers to purchase local products from some of the most skilled local makers in WA.
Daglish resident Julie Ramsay founded Bedtonic in mid 2016, and she will showcase her linen products for the first time at this year’s Bazaar.
The mother of one designed all her French Flax linen products at her Daglish home – including bedding, loungewear, duvets, sheet sets, pillow slips, European pillow cases, tablecloths, baby cot sets and tunic wear.
She said she sourced her linen from a couple located in the North East province of Shanghai, who have their own spinning and weaving factory.
“The work that goes into making linen, some people forget, and we’ve become so disposable these days,” she said.
“The process is all about slow fashion and I love linen for its health benefits and environmental sustainability.”
Ms Ramsay, who sells her products online and weekly at the Subi Farmers Markets, said she was excited to be a part of the 39th annual event.
“I sell 75 per cent of my products, predominately linen bedding and loungewear tunics, around Australia, especially in the eastern states,” Ms Ramsay said.
“It’s nice to do the markets and have a presence, meet the maker, and allow people to feel and touch the linen product.”
Up to 50 makers will be there on the day and will include jewellery, fashion, ceramics, sculpture, woodwork and textiles.
Fremantle Arts Centre director Jim Cathcart said the team spent weeks curating the perfect line-up of makers for the event.
“We look for diversity amongst the group, as well as a quality and creativity that delivers a shopping experience you simply won’t find anywhere else,” he said.
WHERE: Fremantle Arts Centre.
WHEN: November 30 from 5pm to 9pm, December 1 and Sunday December 2 from 9am to 5pm.
TICKETS: Entry is $2 for adults and children under 12 are free.