Support Refugee Entrepreneurs and Find a Mothers Day Gift

Welcome Merchant is holding a special pop-up market at the Bridge Darebin Arts Hub in Thornbury on Sunday, May 1, 2022

Look who’s coming!

Akos Creative

Akos creates colourful, contemporary and consciously crafted jewellery, accessories and gifts. All products are crafted using only ethically and responsibly sourced materials, including African wax print fabrics from Ghana and recycled, handmade glass beads from Krobo Odumase on the West African coast of Accra Ghana. Akos chooses to trade with women and is fair and ethical in all her dealings. Come for brightly coloured totes, Krobo beads and wearable art.

Akira Grateful

Bath and body products that give back to the community. Paraben-free and sulphate-free
Akira Grateful was born from a desire to give back. To return the opportunities its founder Priyantha was given since arriving in Australia nearly 35 years ago.
Selling hand and body wash, body lotion, hand cream and scented candles. A great opportunity to try out a luscious mango and almond body lotion or Gotu Kolu and Cinnamon Leaf hand cream. Your mother will love it!


The SisterWorks mission is to support women from migrant, refugee and asylum seeker backgrounds to improve their confidence, mental wellbeing, sense of belonging and economic outlook.

Sisterworks produce and sell a range of eco-friendly and sustainable products such as reusable face masks, bread bags and beeswax food wraps, as well as a gluten-free and vegan-friendly food range that includes sauces and jams from our Sister’s home recipes. All products are locally and ethically produced in Victoria.

Rosetta Coffee

Rosetta coffee offer a variety of hot and iced drinks including coffee made using their house espresso 3056 by local coffee roasters Code Black Coffee. Feeling hungry? Check out the toasties, açai & dragon fruit smoothie bowls and smashed avocado.

Music in Exile

Music in Exile is a not-for-profit record label and artist services organisation who increase access to resources and build professional networks for artists from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds who work in the music industry. They operate on an ‘artist first’ principle, this ensures that individual artists have ownership over the tools and resources needed to build careers for themselves in the industry.

Misagh Zamani

We are excited to have extremely talented Iranian-born, classically trained musician, composer and multi-instrumentalist, Misagh (Michael) performing at this market. Make sure you are there around lunchtime to catch him.

Melbourne Pop-up Market

Sunday, May 1

10 am to 4 pm

Bridge Darebin Arts Hub & Community Hall

99 Leinster Grove, Thornbury VIC 3071

Tickets from $5 with $2 going to Foodbank to help flood-affected victims in Northern NSW and Queensland. Buy tickets here or at the door

Donate directly to Foodbank here

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