14 Jun Shop 4680 Collective
Local mum’s collaborate in small business initiative
Shop 4680 is a collective of Local Small Businesses under one roof for a short period of one week to gather small businesses in one spot for locals to shop! This idea was brought forward by local small business owner Alyce Hopton, Owner of Bold & Bright Boutique. She saw this as an opportunity to gather local small businesses together in one space for short one week bursts of retail exposure to give a variety of local businesses a spotlight. With the help of Jo from Raph & Co & Madeleine from Madee Made, Alyce was able to bring pop up to life.
Shop 4680 Collective is now in it’s third retail cycle which runs semi regularly from Shop 3, Phillip Street (Located next to the Windmill Centre Pharmacy). Alyce Hopton’s Bold and Bright Botique is the supplier of all things colourful and fun – her collection includes ; size inclusive leggings, lounge pants as well as some sparkly tumblers and scrunchies. Laureen Leao who is the owner of ‘Something Cool Art’, who has turned her sweary artworks into stickers, keyrings, mugs , notepads and other little trinkets. Madeleine Emerson is the creator behind Madee Made who specialises in resin poured earrings. Caitlyn Thomas who is also involved with running the collective, is the owner of ‘Zweet Madness’ and specialises in handmade delicious sweets.
The drive behind their collaboration stemmed from the fact that these four lovely ladies wanted to gain more business exposure both individually and together as a committee.
“Being part of a collective, has allowed each of us to step out of our comfort zones and to also be able to socialise with other likeminded small business owners too.” said Laureen.
“We’ve found that we have a good array of goodies from Fashion, Indoor Plants, Handmade baby items, Giftware and so much more!”
Shop 4680 Collective will be open for business from Wednesday 26th July for 1 week only so be sure to get in quick so you don’t miss out! They are currently taking expressions of interest, if you have a small local business and would like to be involved, you can find their online EOI form linked to their Facebook page.