Handmade in the Hastings (HitH) is a local initiative founded by Laura Davey, after seeing a growing need to help local crafters get noticed online.
Laura explains “there are so many talented people in our little corner of the world, yet no one knew they existed – until now”.
With many nation-wide handmade groups, Laura thought it would be a great idea to scale it down to a local level.
The idea is to keep locals shopping local and celebrate the abundance of talent across our local community.
Handmade in the Hastings Group
Handmade in the Hastings (HitH) officially launches
Monday 16 September 2019 at 9am
Showcasing over 20 local artisans, crafters and makers. HitH Sellers will start listing items for sale from 9am on Monday 16 September 2019.
A wide variety of locally made products will be on offer, all in one place for your convenience. Items for sale include:
- Baby & Kids – Apparel & Accessories
- Baby & Kids – Decor & Toys
- House & Home
- Bath & Body
- Clothing & Jewellery
- Cakes & Baked Goods
- Arts & Crafts
- Personalised Gifts
Handmade in the Hastings (HitH) will feature weekly spotlights and handmade items for sale in the beginning. As the group grows, dips and spot sales will also be introduced.
Handmade in the Hastings Facebook Group is for anyone who loves handmade and anyone who wants to see funds stay in our local community, supporting local families.
There is no requirement for you to purchase anything to become a HitH Member, but HitH encourages you to visit all HitH Seller pages and give them a like to show your support.
Handmade in the Hastings Sellers
Handmade in the Hastings features approved Sellers only. First rotation has 27 HitH Sellers over nine categories.
Only artisans, crafters and makers who have handmade items that are their own works, may apply to become a HitH Seller.
HitH Sellers work on a quarterly three month rotation. An announcement will be made six weeks before the end of each rotation advising applications are open with instructions. HitH will be looking to fill gaps in the current rotation in the New Year.
Handmade in the Hastings Buyers
HitH Buyers will be required to have an active PayPal account for all item purchases. No bank details will ever be asked for or provided. Please make sure you have an activate PayPal account before making any purchases so there is no delay for HitH Sellers.
Handmade in the Hastings Team
Handmade in the Hastings started with Laura and her friend Kate in support.
The HitH Team comprises two admin members who handle all the heavy lifting. Two HitT Sellers who double as group moderators and points of contact for any HitH Seller issues. And two HitH Members of the general public who double as group moderators and points of contact for any HitH Buyer issues. Everything is discussed as a team.
As the HitH Group continues to grow, they will be looking at expanding their team as the need arises. Announcements will be made in the group when the time comes.
Local Artisans, Crafters & Makers
Homemade in the Hastings will showcase over 20 local artisans, crafters and makers including:
- Accessories by Zó
- Any Occasion Cakes & Party Food
- Baby Bug Rugs
- Baby Kisses
- Bath, Body & Beyond
- Beeswax Lanterns
- Bon A Petite Cakes
- Collective Three
- Curly Pink Stitches
- Design Kreations
- For Goodness Bakes
- Forever Always
- Handmade by Manda
- HoneyButton Stables
- Jode’s Macrame
- Only Lovers Left
- Pampered & Pretty Boutique Bows
- Panda’s Classy Creations
- Pocket Full of Sunshine
- Soph’s Suds
- Stamp with Liz
- Sweetly Scented Soys by Tilly
- The Vintage Boutique
- The Essence Of Earth
- White and Seal Designs
Accessories by Zó
Any Occasion Cakes & Party Food
Baby Bug Rugs
Baby Kisses designs and creates custom made items for the new Mum or Mum-to-be and their little people.
~ Ruth, Baby Kisses
Bath, Body & Beyond
Bath, Body & Beyond dedicated to individually handcrafted soap, bath & body products.
“I jumped on board as I wanted to offer a variety of handmade bath, body and home products made from quality ingredients to the Mid North Coast. It also provides the opportunity to showcase what I’ve been passionate about for over 10 years. Keeps money in our local area. In turn supporting other local businesses (big or small).”
~ Sam, Bath, Body & Beyond
Bon A Petite Cakes
Curly Pink Stitches
Design Kreations offer a range of services based on graphic design and custom airbrush art.
~ Kate, Design Kreations
For Goodness Bakes
For Goodness Bakes edible images, cakes and cupcakes.
~ Skye, For Goodness Bakes
Forever Always designs and creates a wide range of handmade items with a vintage flair.
~ Sonia, Forever Always
Only Lovers Left
Only Lovers Left creates one of a kind hand dyed pieces for you and your little lovers.
~ Carly, Only Lovers Left
Pampered & Pretty Boutique Bows
Pampered & Pretty custom made boutique bows and hair accessories.
“I saw this as a wonderful opportunity to help support a local handmade page, and a chance to showcase some local artists talents. I not only enjoy making handmade, but buying it also. So I am excited to see what the others have up their sleeves!”
~ Syrella, Pampered & Pretty
Panda’s Classy Creations
Pocket Full of Sunshine
Stamp with Liz
Sweetly Scented Soys by Tilly
The Vintage Boutique
The Essence Of Earth
White and Seal Designs
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