With a main street lined with independent stores under Victorian-era verandahs, North Melbourne has managed to retain its small-town feel despite the city being only a stone’s throw away. Among the thriving small business scene a new generation of artisans are emerging, selling high-quality wares made locally. These are the North Melbourne makers.
Whether it’s the handmade clothes, quilts and toys of Maiike, the organic breads of Crumbs Bakery or the indulgent drinking chocolate at Mörk Chocolate’s new headquarters (which can be sampled across the road at Auction Rooms and around the corner at Twenty and Six Espresso), North Melbourne is the new destination for those who want to shop local and buy local-made.
Meet the North Melbourne makers in our short video tour.