There are only a handful of days until Womad makes its way into Adelaide, and if you need any more reason to support this festival – we have it.
There are plenty of reasons to step away from the stages at Womad, including the food stalls, kids area, the art, funky shops… To name a few. But one of the more recent additions to the four-day festival include WoMade. WoMade has been inspired by some of Australia’s best design markets, and will be showcasing Adelaidian artists.
The hand-picked local creators will have space to show us their talent - an area to put their creations on show, whether it be jewellery, homewares, art, or other. WoMade gives these creators a chance to interact with each other, and engage with festival-goers.
Some of the creators picked for 2017’s WoMade program include Delilah Devine, Hey Reflect’o, Kindred Self, and Wrappa Bees.
Delilah Devine is an accessories and homewares label based in the Adelaide Hills, who, while making their goods, have a strong focus on ‘doing right by the environment and local suppliers’, as written on their site. With gorgeous wooden or brass jewellery (among other materials), wall décor from vintage flying ducks to prints of animals – there is something for everyone.
Hey Reflect’o was born from local lady Lisa Penney, who created vests for cyclists that were significantly less daggy than a tradie vest. The geometric shapes stand out in the best way. Penney has cited on her website that she ‘set out to design high visibility vests that not only compliment outfits, but also make you feel great because they are really, really cool’. A must for the groovy biker. Note: check out the vests for kids, they’re the sweetest.
Kindred Self hold a physical shop in Grange, and are committed to connecting your mind, body, and heart through counselling and the Kindred Self products such as oil blends and journals, created to help you live a mindful life.
Wrappa Bees is an environmentally friendly alternative to plastic wrap, handcrafted in South Australia. The wrap is created using 100% cotton, local filtered bees wax, tree resin and jojoba oil – and as of February 2017 they’re offering vegan wrap (yahoo!) – using plant wax (candelilla and soy), tree resin and jojaba oil. If you’re conscious of your plastic use, Wrappa Bees have the solution. To wrap the block of cheese in the fridge, cover leftovers, or wrap your little brother’s sandwich, it’s perfect.
What: WoMade Boutique at Womad
When: Womad is on the 10-13th of March, 2017. WoMade Boutique closes at 8pm daily.
Where: Botanic Park, Adelaide
Header image via Womadelaide's Facebook page