About Us

Hello! We are Rachael DiMauro and Belinda Miller, creators and owners of Far Fetched Designs.  We started Far Fetched Designs in July 2014 and after 4 pop up stores, we opened our very first permanent space in Seddon in June 2016.

We have always been impressed by the amazing and innovative products made by talented people found at the markets around Australia. In creating Far Fetched Designs, we really wanted to be able to bring the rare and beautiful handcrafted object to people who didn’t visit craft markets, and never saw the wonderful products we did. 

But more than that, we wanted to create an outlet and opportunity for small businesses and sole traders. For people who wanted to work for themselves, who derived great pleasure in creating things with their hands. It was important that Far Fetched Designs strongly supported small and local businesses in a sustainable way.


Far Fetched Designs gives all makers the opportunity to give retail a go. While we do have an application and selection process to ensure a good broad range of products is on offer; we encourage every crafty person to apply, no matter how small their business is.  At Far Fetched Designs, we primarily don’t buy wholesale, but prefer to work more like a co-op; splitting rent and staff costs up front, and taking a small commission on each sale. We don’t set prices, that’s all up to each maker & artist, but we do everything else, from merchandising, social media, advertising, staffing, packaging, customer service – the lot. All the makers need to do is drop off stock and then concentrate on what they do best – creating new products!

When you visit Far Fetched Designs, you’ll find a broad range of unique, modern and quirky gifts, most of which are made by local people. Every piece has a story – and quite often we know that story. When you visit our store, the person who will most likely greet you is one of us! It’s important to us both that we ensure our makers and their products are being presented, explained and sold with the attention to detail that went into making them. Customers love knowing where something has come from and how it is made; and because we have such intimate working relationships with all of our stockists, we’re often able to get customised products made to order. Our customers tell us how refreshing it is to be able to buy someone a gift and know there aren’t 100,000 of them out there in different stores! – and we agree!

Our permanent Far Fetched Designs store opened in June 2016 at 84 Charles Street, Seddon.  The store is open 7 days a week and most public holidays (see Facebook to check)

The store shares it's space with the Handmaker's Factory, where you can book to attend workshops on crafts such as Screen Printing, Weaving, Stamp Carving, Lampshade Making, Shibori Dying, Macrame, Knitting, Sewing and heaps more. More information on the Handmaker's Factory and their workshops can be found HERE

If you are a maker, interested in joining us, applications are open year round - you'll find everything you need to apply HERE

TESTIMONIALS

What a great find.   Some absolutely beautiful pieces!

-       Sarah D

 

Beautiful store with unique and original items. Perfect for gifts to suit any occasion.

-       Denise L

 

Love it!  A great idea, a wonderful range of Items from talented designers. Worth a look. You cannot walk out without a few handmade purchases.

-       Nicole H

 

Beautiful unique goodies at really reasonable prices. Friendly service & can't wait for permanent store.

-       Marika G

 

Love this store so many unique items to buy as gifts even for yourself. Not to mention the great Customer Service

-       Lisa V

 

This shop is amazing! Fantastic stock by local artists and very reasonably priced. Highly recommend a visit.

-       Felicity M

Do yourself a favour and check this shop out, amazing!!! Well played FFD, well played!!!

-       Michelle H

Do you have some feedback for us?  We’d love to hear from you!  Contact us at farfetcheddesigns.popup@gmail.com or use the contact us page on this website