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The Big Design Market 2023

Discover one-of-a-kind designers and ethical brands at the annual event, which will be landing at Carriageworks for three days in October.
By Marley Ng
August 21, 2023
By Marley Ng
August 21, 2023

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The Big Design Market is back this year — and bigger than ever. More than 200 designers will take over Carriageworks for three days in October, along with over 40 food options and immersive art installations by Elaine Li of XF Illustrations.

The event will showcase ethical products by independent designers from across the country, whether you're thinking ahead for the gift-giving season or treating yourself to something new. Discover innovators like FoldUP, which is changing the way you work out with a yoga mat that actually fits into your bag, and Solmates, which won the 2022 Good Design Award for its refillable sunscreen containers.

Photo of women modelling clothes at The Big Design Market.

Stand out from the crowd in Vow Studio's vibrant clothing, or look — and feel — good in versatile looks from The Social Outfit, which provides employment opportunities to those from refugee and new migrant backgrounds. Bush Medijina will also be returning for another year from the Northern Territory with its range of botanical-infused body products.

For your four-legged bestie, find artisanal dog beds that fit in with your mid-century modern aesthetic from Apupment and treat them to healthy dog food that's also good for the planet at Scratch.

Two girls smiling at a vendor at The Big Design Market.

As shopping fatigue starts to set in, don't leave without grabbing a bite or some goodies to go. Up from Melbourne, ST. ALi will be slinging its famed coffee blends alongside Billy Van Creamy and Heathcote Gin. Sydney classics Brooklyn Boy Bagels, Bar Pho and Natas & Co will be on hand with more substantial meals, amongst a host of other food and drink stalls.

The event is cashless, so make sure your debit card and Apple Pay are ready to play.

The Big Design Market will take place on Friday, October 13, Saturday, October 14 and Sunday, October 15. The entry fee is $6 for adults and free for kids. Head to the website for a full list of designers and to book your tickets.

Images: Blake Walshe, Amelia Stanwix

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