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It’s in the Bag—Share the Dignity

Give something special to women experiencing hardship this Christmas with It’s in the Bag Christmas Campaign.

It’s in the Bag Christmas Campaign

It’s in the Bag Christmas Campaign

oils and lotions

oils and lotions

Women always put family needs before their own—especially at Christmas—so this year It’s in the Bag Christmas Campaign wants that special woman to feel special. And it’s so simple to participate from now until 3 December.

Cardsnmore at Trove

Cardsnmore at Trove

Grab a handbag or tote you no longer use and fill it with a selection of items that will make her feel special, then drop the bag into Trove in Garema Place before 3 December. If you can’t fill the bag by yourself, get a few a friends or workmates to help out. You can also pop a note or card in the bag to show her someone cares.

 

Some of the things you can include in the bag are: deodorant/perfume, soap or body wash, shampoo/conditioner, hair accessories, sunscreen, gift voucher, meal voucher, scarf, jewellery, lotions and creams, book or notebook, socks and undies, sanitary items, and aromatherapy oil or candles.

Please do not include food items, pharmaceuticals, or sharp objects in the bag.

The World Rocks at Trove

The World Rocks at Trove

If you can’t get into Trove there are a number of other collection points around Canberra where you can drop your bag.

Aromatherapy candles

Aromatherapy candles

Share the dignity—share and care.

A Treasure Trove of Art and Fashion!

Trove is a collective of artists, creators, designers and much more, and is celebrating fashion meets art with a free evening of entertainment on Friday 11 November from 7pm.

Dissonance by Red Photography; hair and make-up by Lauren Cataldo

Dissonance by Red Photography; hair and make-up by Lauren Cataldo

Trove made a bold move in May this year when it moved to new premises in the Garema Centre in the city, and expanded its collective to include two local and well-known fashion designers Sovata and Dissonance. Fashion meets Art aims to move beyond a typical shopping or market experience and offers a relaxed and intimate environment for customers, designers, and artists to engage with each other.

Fifth Season Artwork

Fifth Season Artwork

At Fashion meets Art you can meet local artists Fiona Hill, and Jennifer Baird from Fifth Season who will be offering a live painting demonstration, and you can chat with in-house designers Sovata and Dissonance, and three guest designers Karen Lee, Zilpah Tart, and Pure Pod. All five designers have shown collections at FASHFEST, and one of Sovata’s designs won 2016 Melbourne Cup Fashion on the Field at Thoroughbred Park.

Stephanie Kwong in Sovata at Melbourne Cup Fashion on the Field, Thoroughbred Park 2016. Photo by Andrew Campbell. Jewellery by JAC Studio

Stephanie Kwong in Sovata at Melbourne Cup Fashion on the Field, Thoroughbred Park 2016. Photo by Andrew Campbell. Jewellery by JAC Studio

You can relax and watch the fashion parade, and listen to live music by acoustic guitarist David Bath, while enjoying your complimentary wine and cheese, and cross your fingers that you just might go home with a fantastic prize giveaway!

Pure Pod at FASHFEST 2016, photo by Andrew Donato

Pure Pod at FASHFEST 2016, photo by Andrew Donato

At Trove everything is designed and made in Australia—often in Canberra—so you’re getting a true local product. And Trove isn’t just art and fashion.

Trove collective also includes jewellery, gifts, soft furnishings, children’s clothes and toys, and candles and aromatherapy. So you can do all your Christmas shopping in the one place, and what better to get in early at Fashion meets Art this Friday at Trove.

Karen-Lee at FASHFEST 2016, photo by Holly Williams

Karen-Lee at FASHFEST 2016, photo by Holly Williams

Fashion meets Art: Where—Trove Canberra Cooperative, Garema Centre (upstairs with lift access), Garema Place, Canberra City. When—Friday 11 November 7 – 10pm

Treasure Trove in the City!

By Aine Dowling

Trove banner

Last year we visited Trove when they were at Gold Creek and one of our comments was that if you didn’t know it was there you wouldn’t find it … Well, it seems Trove thought that too because now they’ve relocated right into the city centre and are upstairs in Garema Place. The space is also about twice as big as they had in Gold Creek, and they’ve expanded their profile to include two well-known Canberra fashion designers—Sovata, and Dissonance.

Hats and headpieces by Sovata

Hats and headpieces by Sovata

 

Trove is a collective (or cooperative) of fashion, jewellery and accessories, aromatherapy candles, kids clothes and toys, homewares, and art. If you’re looking for something special, or a wee bit different, you’ll definitely find it a Trove!

Polished wood and aromatherapy by Wood and Wax

Polished wood and aromatherapy by Wood and Wax

The collective is currently made up of around 16 designers and artists each of whom take turns to ‘man’ the shop for a day and when we visited it was Michael from Wood and Wax. “It’s great to have a bigger space,” said Michael, “and it also means we can look for more designers and artists to join the collective. When we were at Gold Creek we only had about eight members, but now we’re able to expand to around 25 or so, and we’re definitely interested in seeing applications from more local artists and designers.”

Soft furnishings from Blue Radish

Soft furnishings from Blue Radish

The quality of the arts and crafts at Trove is exceptional. From the beautifully polished woodwork from Wood and Wax, through the jewellery and accessories, gorgeous homewares from Blue Radish, and the stunning glass art from Elena’s Canvas.

Stunning painted glass by Elena's Canvas

Stunning painted glass by Elena’s Canvas

“Our only criteria for membership is that it must be locally designed and made,” says Michael, “and members have to commit to working in the shop for a day (about once every three or four weeks), and join for a minimum of three months. But, joining the collective means the rent is shared, so the more members—the cheaper the rent! Plus, there is no commission on sales, so the designer gets 100 per cent of the sale.”

Fashion by Dissonance

Fashion by Dissonance

Next time you’re in the city take a trip to Trove.

Interested designers, artists, and crafters can apply for Trove membership via their website.

Photos by LFW.

Hidden Treasure at TROVE

Trove is little off the beaten track at Gold Creek and you have to search to find it, but it’s worth the effort. By Aine Dowling

Trove, Gold Creek Nicholls

A selection of art and hand-made at Trove, 7 O’Hanlon Place, Gungahlin (Gold Creek Nicholls)

Hidden away from the myriad of shops and cafés that surround The Abbey, Trove is across the road and in the direction of the Dinosaur Museum and sits among a small, but select, couple of cafés, a small craft shop, and a photographic studio.

A collective of artists, creators, inventors, and makers, Trove deserves more patronage than it actually gets. Here’s a little look at what Trove has to offer.

Fiona Hill Artist

Fiona Hill: artist and painter—view more images at LFW Your Canberra—Fi’s Art House

JAC Designs

JAC Designs: stunning upcycled jewellery made from spoons and copper piping

Creations by Holmes: beautiful wooden accessories, toys, home wear, and those gorgeous rocking horses—one of which is donated each year to a local Canberra hospital to assist with fundraising

Creations by Holmes: beautiful wooden accessories, toys, home wear, and those gorgeous rocking horses—one of which is donated each year to a local Canberra hospital to assist with fundraising

Trove cbh rocking horse1

 

Silver Sparrow: more amazing upcycled jewellery using watch cogs

Silver Sparrow: more amazing upcycled jewellery using watch cogs

Ambience: deliciously fragrance candles, oils and melts

Ambience: deliciously fragrance candles, oils and melts

Wombat and poss: gorgeous selection of hand-made clothing and toys for babies and children

Wombat and poss: gorgeous selection of hand-made clothing and toys for babies and children

What I Made: an eclectic mix beautiful fabric dolls for kids (and grown-ups!) and terrariums

What I Made: an eclectic mix beautiful fabric dolls for kids (and grown-ups!) and terrariums

So next time you’re at Gold Creek take a little side trip to visit this treasure Trove—you’ll love it!

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