The Big Design Market 2020

Wed 18th November, 2020 – Sun 29th November, 2020
Price: Free
The annual event highlighting independent artists, makers and designers, is going online. Shop from 200 digital stalls featuring playful jigsaw puzzles, colourful silk scarves, croissant necklaces, soft terry beach towels, chocolates with native flavours and more.

The Big Design Market almost feels like a holiday tradition, with the annual bazaar usually taking place in the run up to Christmas, making gift-shopping just that little bit easier.

And while this year’s market isn’t being staged in a physical space, the online hub will still be home to the same quality – and quantity – of independent designers, homewares, art and fashion that the event has championed for the last nine years. The Big Design Market will run digitally from November 18 to 29 – and entry to the online hub and events are free.

The 12-day market features more than 200 Australian and international brands spanning a wide range of goods and products, including art prints, jewellery, packaged drinks, clothing, stationery and leather goods, among others.

Grab playful jigsaw puzzles with photos from Journey of Something; wrap your kiddos up in stylish threads from Goldie & Ace; shop colourful accessories – including silk scarves and specialty socks – from designer Julie White; or commemorate all your isolation baking with jeweller Ada Hodgson’s croissant and sourdough loaf necklaces.

Kobn’s soft and muted towels are available, along with strappy sandals from Nelson Made, Art Deco-inspired ceramics from Erin Lightfoot and a Paper Saver to mark your return to the office.

On the food front there’s chocolates from Kakadu Plum Co, which uses native ingredients and flavours, as well as hampers and gift boxes from Archie Rose Distilling Co., Mork Chocolate and more.

An interactive Christmas catalogue allows shoppers to browse through thousands of gift ideas, including gifts for dad, kids, nature lovers and more categories. There are online activities and events to join, including creative activities for kids, a Manhattan cocktail-making class hosted by Archie Rose and a demonstration by Earl Canteen demonstrating how to make their festive raspberry ripple and pistachio cookie.

There are also daily giveaways of deluxe showbags with a changing selection of designer products valued at $300-$800 each, and a major prize draw worth over $900 for one lucky winner.

The Big Design Market runs from November 18 to 29, 2020. Entry to the online hub is free and its events are free. Find out more here.

This article was produced by Broadsheet in partnership with The Big Design Market.