We The Makers Design Festival - Makers Marketplace

We The Makers Design Festival  - showcasing the original work of makers, designers and artists from across Australia and the world. 

In response to the anticipated spread of coronavirus (COVID-19) in our community, all We The Makers Design Festival activities are suspended until late June 2020.

For your own health and safety, we recommend you check the latest information about coronavirus (COVID-19) from the Department of Health and Human Service (DHHS) website.

We The Makers Design Festival

UNESCO Geelong - City of Design biennial festival from the National Wool Museum, Geelong, Australia

The 2020 inaugural theme: ‘Design for the Future: Sustainable and Ethical Textiles and Fashion’.

Makers Marketplace:

The place for everyone from established makers, designers and artists to those just starting out. The place where you can create, display and sell your headwear, scarves, bodywear and footwear.

Makers Marketplace entry deadline extended to Monday 4 May 2020.


Designer Showcase

The showcase for professional or emerging fashion designers. The Designer Showcase will exhibit original creations by top professional and emerging fashion designers from across Australia and around the world.

Each entrant is required to enter a “look” (head to toe outfit) that responds to the festival theme: ‘Design for the Future: Sustainable and Ethical Textiles and Fashion’. Entries will be judged on their ability to design and redefine sustainable and ethical textiles.

Designer Showcase entries closed

Key dates

Entries open: 25 November 2019
Entries closed: 16 March 2020
First round judging of online entries: 19 March 2020
Top twenty entrants notified: 16 March 2020
Final date for delivery of top twenty entries: To Be Announced
Festival opening and awards: To Be Announced
Festival opens: To Be Announced
Festival closes: 4 October 2020

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Page last updated: Thursday, 19 March 2020