Howdy BBSF friends - If you have just finished reading our last HUGE Shoppers Guide to the Surf Art Markets, then we suspect you might be hungry for more! And well, we hate to keep anyone feeling unsatisfied so here’s another gargantuan guide to some of our culturally enriching and totes unique wares - or wears - that you’ll be flipping over on Saturday Feb 25. Our Surf Art Markets are brought to you by SurfStitch on the Main Beach Foreshore from 9am - 430pm. Then once you're all shopped out, pop across the road for a massive party with us at the Beach Hotel. Shopping and a Boogie by the Beach: It doesn't get much better than that. Happy Hunting and see you there!
Sarah Martins label, Marho, started with her passion for crafting quality leather. Made for ocean lovers, the dreamers and believers she offers a sophisticated line of feminine fashion from boots to jackets. Exceptional raw materials and classic style made from the highest quality of leather and suedes.
Women's clothing label Amilita is inspired by the freedom and spirit of modern Bohemianism created by designer Sara von Trzcinski. All clothing and products are ethically produced and environmentally conscious so you can feel good about purchasing and wearing knowing that they are kinder on Mother Nature and those that inhabit it.
Fruitilicious Fashion & Design
Launched in Byron Bay, these designers are making waves in the Australian Fashion Scene with their inspired use of colour, print, relaxed 70’s surf chic and urban street style.
Dreamers and Drifters
Dreamed up and inspired by a childhood in South Africa, the designer of this label eventually drifted to Byron Bay where she now designs swimmers, rompers, kiminos, shorts, tops, skirts and dresses - it’s all dreamy and drifty, really.
Free Spirit design surf & yoga tees inspired by the simplest of life's pleasure's that make for a happy soul - the sun, the sand, the sea! Using 100% sustainable materials, Free Spirit also donate 5% of sales to the HOPE foundation helping children living in poverty in India go to school to learn, to grow... to use their wings.
Rowie the Label
The luxe, eclectic clothing line has recently expanded to include homewares and leather accessories. ROWIE consists of cult favorites such as feminine, frayed linen tops, gauzy wrap dresses, and free-flowing, easy-to-move-in separates. The designer finds inspiration from the women on the colourful streets of Byron Bay.
Break free this summer with our range of unique hand dyed designs made in Byron Bay that can travel to any exotic location.
This is an awesome organic, sustainable, ethical surfwear label.
Dreamt in Byron Bay but wearing around the world and helping other girls around the world. For each ROVE item sold online, they pay for a week of education for a girl in need via the "Plan International - Because I am a girl" campaign.
FOLKE began with one humble organic cotton tee. Using only the highest quality, luxury, sustainable fabrics that are kind to mother earth, including organic cotton, bamboo, hemp & linen and made in Byron Bay.
Fairtale Bohemian Eco Fashion and Bridal Heaven.
Nude Beach Australia
Citizens of the Sea
Images c'wise from left; @amilitathelabel, @dreamers_and_drifters, @rovebyronbay, @folke_byronbay
Pirates Dreaming designs jewellery with style and intrigue. Not far from the sea, all dreaming and designing of the brand happens in a sweet little studio in Byron Bay. Passionate about creating quality pieces that make a statement, each piece is made with love.
If you’re looking to discover unique jewellery designs inspired by the night sky, visit Jesika. All those stars and planets whirling around, dancing across our tiny field of vision, just calling out to be captured in sterling silver and iridescent blue titanium.
Kokopilli is based on the name of the Native Indian fertility God and made in the mountains around us. Crystals tell a story that far outlive our own in this lifetime, but that connect us to aeons of wisdom & mystery held within each form. Kokopilli hopes that you hear your name in the whispers of the jewels and that it be a talisman of beauty, love & freedom on your journey.
Ace of Swords
Made by Melissa Forde in her Byron Bay studio. Melissa uses traditional silversmithing techniques to create her keepsakes. Always using sustainable Sterling Silver and carefully selected quality gemstones. Her designs are inspired by ancient symbols, divination, animal guides and the hidden mysteries.
The vision of an Australian marine conservationist, designer, surfer and traveling nomad Victoria Patchell. Sharing her love and passion for the ocean and its creatures, while protecting and nurturing its sustainable future by donating 10% of proceeds towards marine conservation.
Images c'wise from left; @piratesdreaming, @kokopilli,@ace.of.swords, @mermaid_collective
SWIMWEAR & ACTIVEWEAR:
Liar the Label
Make a change: Buy ethical swimwear that is made in Australia using only sustainable fabrics. Liar Swimwear and Activewear is made in Byron Bay and looks bloody gorgeous, just quietly!
Ecofriendly fabrics. Ethically sourced. For Active Living. Made in Canada for Ocean folk around the world, especially for the female surfer, kitesurfer and water sports enthusiast.
Feathers of the Sun
Offering a unique fusion of boho-yoga-goddess clothing and accessories. Suitable for all occasions; these garments are made using incredibly soft, durable and breathable fabrics. Inspired by yoga, dance, nature and the mystical - our collection speaks to the free spirit within us all!
Images; @oceanfolkswim, @feathersofthesun
FOR THE LITTLIES:
Nox and Lei
Nox and Lei is an Australian brand, who create children’s clothing and accessories. We are two Mummies from the beaches of the Sunshine Coast and Gold Coast. We created this brand and it’s products with the vision of sharing barefoot adventures with our free spirited little ones while continuing to dream along side them.
A nostalgic childrenswear label born in Byron Bay from a love of vintage, the whimsical & a penchant for finery. They relish in celebrating childhood with simplicity, spirited adventure & the art of daring to dream resplendently, audibly & often. Featuring 100% cotton custom printed boardies, tees, vintage & retro style shorts, playsuits, rompers, pinafores, summer play kaftans + bubba wraps, boutique bedlinen / homewares
Mahina Mermaid Merfins
Loved by kids, tweens, teens & women as a funky water accessory for the beach, pool, river or lake. The MerFins are for mums & their bubs; a way for women & their water babies to enjoy playtime together while enjoying the outdoors. When it comes to mermaiding – Mahina Mermaid is the safest, most trusted & authentic leader of this product category. Lil’ MerFins are for beginner mermaids who want to play & imagine Mermaid games.
Images; @noxandlei, @mahinamermaid
STUFF FOR THE OUTDOORS:
Not only will these sunnies look so nice on your noggin, they are also handcrafted from durable organic Bamboo and hardwoods. They’re renewable and free from harmful or toxic elements and come with 180 day accident coverage - an industry first! Grown will also provide the gift of life to 1 orphaned or injured Australian animal via WIRES. Woohoo!
Be you Skateboards
Out of the love of art, they created an incredible idea, using marquetry to design custom made skateboards and longboards. Marquetry is designing a pattern by inlaying different woods, and other materials that are all natural, to construct a picture. It is an extremely rare art form that takes high levels of artistic skill and patience. They use recycled organic sustainable products too.
They specialise in developing innovative lifestyle solutions. We designed the products to be lightweight and UPF50
The Beach People
Northern Rivers sisters Emma & started their label with a simple idea and love for design celebrating the luxe beach lifestyle. Their brand stands for iconic design and quality which combines elegance with functionality. Inspired by Australia’s seaside lifestyle, their little treasures of towels, tote bags and trinkets are made with the finest materials – designed for little adventures in mind.
The Salty Merchants
The Salty Merchants offers a wide range of beach and surf lifestyle products: From surfboard single fins and twin fin sets to a line of vintage beach umbrellas, leather bags, shirts, wallets and a lot more under the tag Boutique Brollies. Old fashion and quality service shipped in style.
Gorgeous Buffalo Leather Sandals handmade by the Sandalman Family for over 20 years.
Exotic Towel Designs for the Beach, inspired by the sun and surf we live and breathe everyday.
Home decor, surfboards, skincare made in Palm Beach, QLD.
Images c'wise from left; @ming_nomchong for @growndesigns, @thebeachpeople,@thesaltymerchant, @beyouskateboards
ONE OF A KIND CREATIONS:
Otherworldly, shell and bead crowns for the queen in all of us. Their handmade, detailed creations are unlike anything you’ve seen before - that harken back to the days of Atlantis and mythical times lost so you may feel like the modern-day mermaid goddess you’ve always wanted to be.
Dominique is a henna artist from Byron who creates custom designs using 100% organic henna paste and ingredients for an all-natural, impermanent work of art for your skin.
Nomadic Boho Gypsy Luxe describes the Kultcha Collective woman. She is wild and free, brave and loving of all creatures. Her Boho heart inspires us to wear our art by creating an ever-evolving clothing and jewelry label that reflects the spirit and beauty of treasures found in our travels through different cultures.
A carefully curated collection from her favourite travel destinations – India, South America and Indonesia. Connecting with local artisans to source quality products and handmade goods. Featuring vibrant colours, exotic prints and a bohemian feel, for the gypsy in you.
Images; @summersdreaming, @hattiestore
PRETTY COOL ARTY THINGS:
Vintage and modern seaside home decor that has been found, created and sourced locally and internationally. They stock a unique range of ply prints, locally-made macramé crafts, sweet Hibiscus bowls, and replica antique nautical wall features.
Handcrafted and wheel thrown pottery works from Lisa Benny. Lisa is located in S.E. Queensland where she indulges her passion for clay by producing tableware with care and detail devoted to each piece to share the old craft of pottery with others.
Chrissy Huntsman Art
Based in Byron Bay, and drawing inspiration from its unique, creative environment. She works predominantly in 3D painting/collage, abstract and figurative drawing and black & white film photography, often combining all three to explore the in-between spaces of these media and challenge their arbitrary boundaries.
Seven Seas Homewares
Shamanic Wands | Crystals
Images; @harvestclay, @thesunlounge
HYDRATION ON A HOT DAY:
Jungle Juice produces juices and smoothies from their own farm of spray-free tropical fruits. They only use fruits that are in season and prepare and freeze the fruits the same day they are picked from the tree.
Organic Drink Co
Delectable, hand-crafted beverages using all organic ingredients and a natural brewing process with no added chemicals or additives. Their current flavors are Organic Ginger Beer and Organic Lemon Lime Bitters.
Little Bonnie Dot
Sitting in a little vintage 1950’s-esque caravan, this mobile coffee cart serves ‘The Branches’ coffee, which is a new coffee roaster in Mullumbimby using ethically sourced beans but they also sell organic teas and a few tasty treats as well.
Hari Har Chai
Hari Har Chai was born over a decade ago as a souly (solely) by founder Christina Covington, who had spent years of living and learning in The Himalayas. She was entrusted with the teachings of the Ayurvedic way and was given the knowledge to develop these nurturing blends which are now Hari Har Chai blends.
Images; @little.bonnie.dot, @hari_har_chai
Heart & Halo
Heart & Halo offers a wide variety of global vegetarian dishes with distinct Indian Ayurvedic influences. Tusta, the head chef brings over 20 years of experience and adds his own flavour and style to all meals he prepares. Only the freshest spices, beans, grains and healthy oils & Himalayan salts to ensure the fullest of flavour.
Our decked out, vintage style, fibreglass Baylato trailer offers homemade, authentic and fresh gourmet gelato made in one of the most beautiful places in the world, Byron Bay.
Byron Bay Organic Doughnuts
Made from highest quality organic products they are super crispy on the outside and soft as a cloud on the inside.
Peace Love and Crepes
An ethical local Byron Bay business, offering traditional French sweet and savoury crêpes. Cécile moved from France 10 years ago, bringing with her the traditional style of crêpe making she learned from her mother.
Let’s Celebrate Health
Images; @baylato @peaceloveandcrepes
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