MADE in Watton

90 Watton Street, Werribee
Thursday – Sunday, 10am – 4pm

Come and visit us in store! Shop local hand-made and designed textiles, homewares, fashion and jewellery that you can buy direct from the maker.

This exciting new pop up retail space in Werribee City Centre is designed to support local creatives showcase their products in a curated, market-style experience.

Stallholders will change over every 2 weeks so be sure to revisit to discover new designs and creations.

Please note: MADE on Watton is a cashless store.  Purchases can be made via electronic transaction – EFTPOS and credit card.

FAQs

What is MADE on Watton?

MADE on Watton is an exciting and innovative new pop up retail space in the Werribee City Centre to support local creatives, designers and artists showcase their products.

The pilot project will transform a vacant tenancy at 90 Watton Street into a curated, market-style experience featuring original, high quality hand-made textiles, stationery, ceramics, homewares and jewellery.

Where is MADE on Watton?

MADE on Watton is located on the main street of Werribee at 90 Watton Street, Werribee.  Located just 50 meters away from the main entrance to Wyndham Park and surrounded by cafes, other retailers and local businesses.  We encourage you to enjoy everything Werribee City Centre has to offer during your visit.

How long will the MADE on Watton pilot run?

The trial will initially run for three months, starting mid-January.

How many stallholders will feature at any one time?

There will be a maximum of 10 stallholders at any one time.  Stallholders will change over fortnightly and monthly so that you have time to come and visit your favourite makers again but so you can also meet new makers!

How do I get to MADE on Watton?

MADE on Watton is easy to get to via public transport or car.  It’s also close to bike tracks and if you live close by a nice walk.

By Car -Take the Princes Freeway M1 from Melbourne CBD or Geelong to arrive in an easy 30 minutes.

By Train - MADE on Watton is a short 7 minute walk from the Werribee Train Station. Check Metro services and timetables from Melbourne to Werribee.  If you’re coming from Geelong or a regional area you can check, V/Line and Regional Rail timetables for regular services to Werribee. Connect to taxis and buses at the Werribee station. Refer to Public Transport Victoria (PTV) guides for details.

Where can I park?

There is free all day parking at the West End Carpark, corner of Watton and Werribee Street.  It’s just a short 5 minute walk from MADE on Watton.

Free 3-hour parking is also available at the Cultural Centre Carpark and Riverbend Carpark, Comben Drive just a short 3-5 minute walk from MADE on Watton.

Is MADE on Watton accessible?

Yes, MADE on Watton has a flat surface entry, with entry and been spaced out to allow for mobility.

We welcome visitors with assistance animals certified by a registered authority.

Is there an ATM in the shop?

No, this will be a cashless shop with payment by EFTPOS and credit card only.

Is there WiFi at MADE on Watton?

Yes, there is free wifi at MADE on Watton.  Just ask the shop attendant for password and details.

Is there COVID safe information I need to be aware of?

  • COVID safe signage regarding conditions of entry will be displayed on entry.
  • If you have any cold-like symptoms, including a runny nose, sore throat, chills, fever, lack of taste or smell, please do not come to MADE on Watton. Please get tested at a COVID-19 testing site.
  • To assist with contact tracing and as a requirement by the State Government we will be requesting all visitors either scan the QR codes or complete a manual form.
  • Face masks are currently mandatory for indoor markets in Melbourne, therefore all staff and visitors to MADE on Watton must wear a mask.
  • We have determined the capacity of MADE on Watton based on current COVID safe restrictions/guidelines, the number will be displayed at store entry.
  • Visitors are requested to use hand sanitiser upon entry.

Please note: Anyone refusing to obey the restrictions outlined above or the direction of staff or management will be asked to leave. 

Are applications for stallholders still open?

Yes, applications for stallholders are currently open and we’d love to hear from you! Please go to the STALLHOLDERS APPLY NOW button at the bottom of the page for more details.

How can I find out about updates and new stallholders at MADE on Watton?

Follow the Werribee City Centre Facebook page and Wyndham City Instagram page.

How do I find a list of all the stallholders?

We will announce upcoming stallholders on socials and the webpage in the lead up and throughout their stallholder period, but the best way to discover all of the stallholders is to come and visit us in store!

STALLHOLDERS APPLY NOW

Applications for stallholders are now open for March, April and May market dates.

Whether you’re established, just starting out or maybe you know someone who might be interested – we want to hear from you.

Just like a design market, each maker will have their own display, with the space changing regularly with new stallholders and unique, high quality products.

There’s no cost for local makers, with display furniture also provided.

Wyndham Makers, who meet the criteria, can make applications for either a two week or four week booking.

For further information email werribeecitycentre@wyndham.vic.gov.au

APPLY

Stallholder FAQs

What is MADE on Watton?

MADE on Watton is an exciting an innovative new pop up retail space in the Werribee City Centre to support local creatives, designers and artists showcase their products.

The pilot project will transform a vacant tenancy at 90 Watton Street into a curated, market-style experience featuring original, high quality hand-made or designed textiles, stationary, ceramics, homewares and jewellery.

Where is MADE on Watton?

MADE on Watton is located on the main street of Werribee at 90 Watton Street, Werribee.  Located just 50 meters away from the main entrance to Wyndham Park and surrounded by cafes, other retailers and local businesses.

What days/times does MADE on Watton operate?

MADE on Watton operates 4 days a week.

Thursday - Sundays: 10am - 4pm

How long will the MADE on Watton pilot run?

The trial will initially run for three months, starting mid-January.

Do stallholders have to pay rent and/or a deposit to be involved? If so, how much?

There is no cost for stallholders to be involved.

We know that our local creative industry has been hit hard during COVID-19, and the MADE on Watton pilot project aims to give a leg-up to Wyndham’s makers, designers and artists.

What criteria do stallholders need to meet to be eligible for MADE on Watton?

To be considered for a stall at MADE on Watton, makers applications will be assessed on the criteria below:

  • Maker must be a local resident, OR have a business registered in Wyndham OR have a connection to Wyndham
  • Hold a current, active ABN and have public liability insurance
  • Create high quality hand-made/crafted or designed products
  • The products are to be diverse and unique
  • Supply enough products for the booking period and be able to attend their stall every day
  • Is a product that fits in one or more of the categories listed below:
    • Personal: e.g. clothing/fashion, fashion accessories, bath and beauty, toys
    • Art: e.g. fine Art, photography, painting/illustrations, weaving, textiles, needlepoint
    • Gifts or Homewares: e.g. furnishings, potted plants, candles, pottery, glassware
    • Stationery: e.g. Cards, books

How long will stallholders have a space at MADE on Watton?

Makers will be able apply for a stall for either a two week or month-long period. This gives makers the opportunity to promote and engage for a longer period of time and build a strong customer base.  The turnover also encourages return visitation from customers looking to discover fresh product.

How many stallholders will feature at any one time?

There will be a maximum of 10 stallholders at any one time.

Do I need to attend my maker's stall every day?

Yes, stallholders are entirely responsible for managing their stall and are responsible for all sales and transactions of their products. We also promote that the makers are there to meet customers, talk about the products, how they have made them and what inspired them. It is part of our T&Cs for the maker to be present on market day and you are agreeing to this when you apply.

If there are 2 makers as part of your business model please note that only one maker can present at a time at your stall. 

What does Wyndham City provide?

  • Trestle table or A frame shelving unit or clothing rack
  • 1 x chair per stall
  • A weekly clean by professional cleaners
  • A COVIDSafe Venue
  • Stallholder toilets in the venue (not for public use)
  • Access to power (not an individual allocation per stall)
  • Access to water
  • A visual merchandiser to assist makers in presenting their stall
  • Marketing of the store and makers profiles on website and social media

What does the maker supply?

  • Products that have been approved by the Market Manager to display and sell
  • Square Payment/Eftpos System - your own financial transaction equipment, battery operated or chargeable - no cash in store.
  • Business card holder, additional visual merchandising equipment which is presentable, clean, safe and approved by Market Manager
  • Environmentally friendly wrapping paper and or bags
  • Personal Covid PPE - mask, hand sanitizer, wipes etc
  • Your own drink bottle, to be stored at your stall in a plastic tub with a lid.

Who manages the makers market?

The makers and stalls will be managed by a Market Manager. The Market Manager is the maker's main point of contact and the person who confirms your position as a MADE on Watton stallholder. The Market Manager will  also be responsible for all administration enquiries.

Who will be in the shop other than the Makers? 

A shop attendant will be on duty for 30 minutes prior to the shop opening, for the duration of the opening hours and for 30 minutes after it closes. This will give makers 30 minutes each day to adjust their stall.  The role of the shop attendant is to greet the makers, oversee the COVIDSafe Cleaning and Social Distancing Plans, to report maintenance issues, assist customers with local information and to open and close the shop. The shop attendant won’t be responsible for any sales or transactions.

Will there be COVID SAFE plans and social distancing measures implemented in the shop?

Yes, there will be restrictions on the number of customers in the shop to comply with current restrictions. Maker stalls will be set 2 metres apart, decals, signage, contact tracing, regular cleaning and hygiene stations will also form part of the plan. While there are restrictions on numbers of makers and customers in the shop at any time, stalls will only be able to be attended by the maker only and no guests will be permitted to be behind the stalls.

Can I just apply for a few days or for a weekend?

The aim of MADE on Watton is to be able to provide makers with a retail experience and have the opportunity to promote and engage with customers and network with other makers and artists. Stallholder bookings are in two week blocks, providing the opportunity for customers to return to your stall during that timeframe and providing fresh product on rotation for customers to revisit.  Please note if you are interested in this opportunity but cannot commit to these times, email werribeecitycentre@wyndham.vic.gov.au to discuss alternative and future opportunities.  We’d love to hear from you!

What are the set up and pack up arrangements?

You will be allocated furniture to best suit your product and a chair for your area inside the shop. It is estimated that there will be a space of approximately 2 metres around your stall. You will be required to be at the stall for the time that the shop is open until it is closed.

You will have 30 minutes at the start and end of each day to set up and pack up your products.  You can leave your *products set up at the end of each day if you choose to at your own risk, however there may be occasions when you are advised to pack them away if the shop is being used for another use eg. workshop or launch.

Where can I park?

Parking restrictions apply in most areas of Werribee, except for the West End Carpark on the corner of Werribee Street and Watton Street, which is all day free parking and is approximately 450 metres away from the shop.

Is there an ATM in the shop?

No, this will be a cashless shop with payment by eftpos only. If you or a customer need an ATM for other reasons, there are plenty of ATM’s and banks within walking distance to the shop.

February stallholders

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ANTHEA CORBY

Anthea is a young Wyndham artist working with various mediums, and specialising in ceramics and watercolour paintings. All of her art is handmade with love and care in her home studio in Manor Lakes.

Anthea uses her passion for art to spread happiness throughout the community. Inspired by gratitude, mindfulness and wellbeing, she strives to incorporate these themes into her work. Anthea has completed two degrees; Bachelor of Fine Art and Bachelor of Communication Design (Graphic Design).

“My favourite thing to do is have a mindful coffee each morning while I listen to nature outside, so I have started making ceramic mugs that I can drink my own coffee from. It is truly wonderful and magical to drink coffee from a handmade mug. I hope I can share these mugs with the local community so they can experience some special magic moments too.” -Anthea Corby.
 

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GEEBIZART

Gwenn is a self-taught artist who loves creating colourful paintings in acrylic and watercolor on canvas and paper, inspired mostly by nature and colourful things around her.

Gwenn not only has her original paintings on offer but she also prints her artwork on products, such as totebags, zipper pouches, cushion covers and even clothes.

 

 

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HAZEL BABYSOY CANDLES

Hazel Baby is proudly a one-woman operation, owned and operated by Bec - a working mama who embraced the small business hustle in search of more work life balance. Bec specialises in beautiful hand-poured soy wax candles.

With a love for home décor and a passion for creating, Bec’s created a wide range of candles to suit any space, whilst retaining a classic aesthetic with a timeless feel.

 

 

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STEPHANIE PROLE

Stephanie is a contemporary artist, who paints bright acrylic paintings on canvas in various sizes including earrings!

A fun fact about Stephanie – she has had two pieces of her artwork featured on TV! They were chosen for a room renovation on House Rules 2020. Kayne and Aimee's bedroom featured two of her paintings of abstract leaves. ‘An absolute career highlight!’

 

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APRIL BLOSSOM

Husband and wife team, Wilda and Scott created April Blossom Co with a mission to bring beautiful perfumes into the homes of Australians all year round - simple luxury to compliment any home or occasion. 

The small independent business makes hand poured, hand packed and hand made scented candles, reed diffusers, bath salts, milks and gift packs. They have a strong online following and have become stockists for a select few retailers in Wyndham.

 

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TEKSCHUR

An interior designer by trade, Dale designs and creates unique, funky and colourful earrings!

Dale's creative process follows the design elements and principles of interior design quite closely - often coming up with an inspirational image, creating mood boards and colour palettes and then from there looking at shapes, form, balance & unity to create her pieces.

Dale has also started creating bangles which have been a crowd favourite at MADE!

 

 

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NATURE LAB SKINCARE

Inspired by their son's eczema, BabyScent & Nature Lab Skincare were created to cater for all sensitive skin types and all skin conditions.

Two Beautiful Artisan natural skincare ranges of hair and body care products of the finest quality that nourish, hydrate and soothe.

BabyScent & Nature Lab's mission and passion is to help and change the quality of life for those suffering from ailments, allergies and skin conditions, whilst providing a natural healthy alternative for all!
 

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ADORN ARTWEAR – RAJULA CHADA

Rajula holds a degree in Fine Arts and has developed a passion for jewellery making. She makes hand painted jewellery using resin and yupo paper and shim metal.

After cutting the material in different shapes, she paints, then layers them with several coatings of resin to preserve the colour and shine before adding hooks and sometimes embellishing them.
 

 

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DOLORES Skowronski-Malloni

As a botanical artist, Dolores creates paintings rendered in watercolour and colour pencil that celebrate plants.
With a passion for plants and sharing their unique beauty she creates a collection of pieces around a theme, for example: Cacti, Bonsai, Peonies, Natives.

Dolores researches the botanical information and story of the plant before beginning her artworks. Then begins by sketching the form in pencil, and adding colour to bring the plant to life.
Products include gift cards, wrapping paper and prints which are all reproduced from my original artworks.

 

 

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ZARIA AND IVY

Nicole Goegan and Nicole Fry are the business owners of Zaria & Ivy, making dried/preserved floral arrangements. Having been friends for many years they found a passion for floral arrangements for home decor.

Using Australian wholesalers to buy their dried and preserved flowers they make different arrangements to suit different styles.
 

 

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OMM LABEL

With the aim of empowering new mums in their breastfeeding journey, Ophelie designs breastfeeding wear with easy feeding access.

The t-shirts, hoodies and dresses are high quality 100% organic cotton staples that are made to last. Adding quirky little words/statements like Mamahood, Mamachino and Drink Local gives them that extra cool factor!

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