Tell us a little about yourself using a Haiku.

sox, beer and hip hop
my friends call me unempress
Tell us a little about the origins of Unempire. 
I needed new sox, but couldn’t find any that I liked, and was kinda annoyed that no one was really putting much effort into designing rad ones, so I decided to change that.
Describe your creative process. 
I like to draw. there’s no real method to the madness. I just get obsessed with a notion or a colour, and doodle it, then sometimes the doodles turn into a concept, which i then turn into sox.
What inspires you the most? 
music, colour, and iconography
Name some of your most favourite local artists and designers. 
Di$count Universe http://shop.discountuniverse.com.au/, my mate Katie from A Murder Of Ravens (IG @amurderofravens0 ), another mate Cadia Belante (IG @cadiabelante),  aaand another mate & SICK artist MIO (IG @miokilla).
What are your ultimate dreams for Unempire? 
to just keep doing what I’m doing, hustlin’ sox dollars here and there. life’s pretty good.
What will will we find from Unempire at our September Bend and Snap Market? 
WELL….you will find all the usual suspects from www.unempire.com, and I will be unveiling 2x new styles, which have never been seen before, not even by my BFFs. I’ve been keeping them top secret. They’re pretty powerful, limited edition, and the first chance to get your hands on them will be at BEND & SNAP.



This month will mark our THIRD BIRTHDAY and we feel privileged to have been able to work with a diverse assortment of emerging and established artists, designers, inventors, makers and foragers alike and have truly enjoyed our three years of life, see a couple of epic retrospective blog posts on our first couple of market years here and here.

Come celebrate and feast on a delicious banquet of art, design, fashion and vintage on Sunday 28th September at 1000 £ Bend from 11:00am to 4:00pm with an assortment of stalls showcasing the wonderful work of the local creative community.

This month you will find a marvelous miscellany of handmade handicrafts from patchwork toys and pretty things, soy candles made in retro glass jars, Steampunk, Gothic and Victorian world curio, charm bracelets and vintage clothes, millions of layers of crepe cakes, custom made vintage furniture, delicate paper crafts, all things fabric and handcrafted, resin jewellery & totally-on-trend concrete homewares, a dragon and goblin adoption centre, various upcycled creations, rad and hella comfy sox and locally made and high quality art and craft materials.

Browse amongst the stalls and flex your creative muscles by making an arrangement of Origami Flowers and Paper Dahlias for your head and home. Following the wonderful Upcycled Origami Workshop last month, Manuela from Origamig will be back to host a workshop to show how to make a selection of paper flowers with a few simple folds. We are also thrilled to be having the paper-crafting-genius Trista from Plated Image inviting any discerning crafty folk to join her as she guides you on how to make an arrangement of Paper Dahlias with her gorgeous hand dyed tissue paper, Chenille stems, scissors and a little imagination.

Enjoy the 1000 £ Bend all day breakfast and/or burgers and Mille & B crêpe cakes throughout the day and let your inspiration burst with all the wonderful wares on display from each of of our stall holders:

Sunday 28th September 11:00am to 4:00pm
361 Little Lonsdale Street Melbourne


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