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The Finders Keepers markets returning to Carriageworks



Australia’s most loved design market, The Finders Keepers, is returning to Carriageworks this May 3-5, bringing over 160 of Australia's best designers and makers back to their original market home.


2024 is their 16th year of making market magic and they’ve got a stellar line-up of Australia’s craftiest cats just waiting to show you what they’ve been working on.


It’s more than Australia’s favourite design market - The Finders Keepers is growing the mindfully made, thoughtfully bought revolution, with you.



Take a break from scrolling and start strolling the market aisles, boogie to live local DJs, eat fresh food, sample the bars and support Australia’s creative best, the weekend before Mothers’ Day from Friday, May 3 - Sunday, May 5, 2024.


Founded in Sydney in 2008, The Finders Keepers has grown to become a catalyst for empowering small businesses and spreading the joy of creativity. 


Their festival-style markets are the ultimate creative day out supporting new and established designers, artists, makers, musicians and foodies all in one jam-packed event. 


The Finders Keepers envision a mindful marketplace that fosters a community of passionate shop-small supporters. They work to bring to life the "third place" concept - a communal space where connections flourish, and the joy of discovering unique and handmade is shared. 



They are committed to empowering creative entrepreneurs to thrive, offering year-round support and resources. They aspire to grow their creative community, providing a real-life hub for genuine connections, a place to celebrate the artistry behind each creation. 


Debuting at the Sydney Design Market this May 3-5 you’ll find Sydney-based cult scrapbooking crafter Martina Calvi with her label Martina’s Tiny Store, in a rare market appearance with her nostalgic stickers, zines and more.


This season’s Indigenous Program recipient is 10-year-old Wiradjuri and Palawa change-maker Penelope Towney, aka Towney Time, with her film content, art, and handmade jewellery.


Ceramics collectors will rejoice in new wares from favourite Sydney makers Public Holiday and Bea Bellingham, quirky planters from debut seller Monika Lencse, sculptural pieces from Issy Parker, unique illustrated vessels by Melbourne’s Throughgood Pottery, and many more clay makers.



There will be plenty of foodie winter warmers, with award-winning hot chocolate and sticky chai from Mixed Bag, a taste of India with Dahl By Devina, build-your-own waste-free ramen kits by the Naked Asian Grocer, fire & spice tonic from SISUU, and DIY cocktail helpers from LISTO Margaritas, and botanical aperitif from TANICA.


Treat the mother figure in your life to some self-care time, with nourishing masks, soaps, soaks and more handcrafted by The Finders Keepers stallholders. Stock up on natural plant-based soaps from Melbourne’s Calico Soap Bar, natural perfumes by debut seller Betweenlines, ocean-friendly hair care products from Eco Ocean Hair, pampering gift packs from In The Buff Body Stuff, to name just a few.


Meet your new favourite slow fashion labels from debut fashion sellers including reinvented military and vintage denim from Bossa & Co, pastel garments by Clownette and upcycled shirts by Myrtle & Dove, alongside leather accessories by Cinder Projects.


Everyone is welcome at The Finders Keepers, and they can’t wait to welcome you back to Carriageworks this May 3rd - 5th for a long weekend of market magic and a true celebration of creativity.


Tickets are $6 plus booking fee, and kids under 13 are free. 


The Finders Keepers

Sydney Design Market, Carriageworks, 245 Wilson Street Eveleigh, Gadigal Land

Friday 3rd May 4pm - 9pm

Saturday 4th May 10am - 5pm

Sunday 5th May 10am - 5pm


For more information and the full stallholder line-up, head to www.thefinderskeepers.com/sydney-markets 


Stay updated on all things The Finders Keepers on Instagram (@finders_keepers) and Facebook (@theFindersKeepers


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