The Brisbane Daylight Markets — a new event showcasing small, boutique businesses — is coming to Brisbane’s northside.
Set to debut on Sunday 7 August, the Brisbane Daylight Markets will support small and local businesses by providing them with an exclusive ‘small business’ market to sell their wares.
The event will hold around 100 boutique stalls, offering a range of things like home decor, art and design, clothing and food.
Event organisers Katy Mawson and Alex Cumberland believe it’s a great platform for small businesses to show everyone what they can do.
“It’s important to support local businesses in things like this, because sometimes they don’t have a good platform to show their wares and online business just isn’t enough,” Katy says.
Katy, who used to have her own online home decor business, says she came up with the idea after realising how much money small businesses could be making at markets.
“I had an online business myself and until I pushed into the markets I didn’t realise how much money could be made. It’s such a great advertising platform, too,” she says.
“I started off at the Eagle Farm markets with a stall and found my business was just so successful, and then I branched out into other markets. A lot of other small businesses were doing it as well.
“After that, I thought, ‘You know what, I’m going to scrap my online store and put all my energy into a small business focused market, to help other people’.”
Katy says although there are so many markets out there, many small business owners struggle to get in.
“A lot of them (stall holders) are stay at home mums or they’re working full time, and it’s hard when they can’t get in to markets or aren’t doing so well online. It’s their dream job and they’re just trying to make it work, so it’s good to give them a market to do that at,” she says.
“If you are a fan of a small online business, you’ll get to see and touch their products and meet the creators behind the brand, which I just love.
“I just like making people feel good. If they’re happy and successful then I know that I’ve done my job.”
Katy says the first Brisbane Daylight Markets will also feature music and entertainment by Brisbane artists and talent, as well as a range of kid’s activities.
“We’re hoping to get around 100 stalls in and we want it to be like a family fun day, with kids activities and entertainment,” she says.
“There will be heaps of energy and it’ll be a great atmosphere.”
“I really think this’ll be something people will start talking about.”
The Brisbane Daylight Markets will launch on Sunday 7 August on Brisbane’s northside (the venue is still to be determined). To apply to be a stallholder or for updates about the markets, visit www.brisbanedaylightmarkets.com.au.
UPDATE: Organisers intend to run the Brisbane Daylight Markets monthly, not weekly.