The Creative Collective Brisbane In Search Of New Owner

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Photo credit: The Creative Collective Brisbane/Google Maps

After half a decade in business, The Creative Collective Brisbane could change hands following the announcement from the owner that it’s now up for grabs.

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Owner Cathy Wilkinson announced that she’s ready to sell the Stafford-based business so she could focus on motherhood and her studies.

Ms Wilkinson founded The Creative Collective in 2018, after getting inspiration from local markets. She would visit local markets and realised there were no spaces for local makers to sell their goods.

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Cathy Wilkinson (Photo credit: The Creative Collective Brisbane/Facebook)

She believed opening the shop is one way to support not just local makers but also artists. Also a fan of repurposing and sustainability, Ms Wilkinson featured a space for preloved clothing in her shop.

The shop, located at 31A Hayward Street, is a former spray painting shop given a bit of a makeover to house The Creative Collective’s stocks, from clothing and vintage wares to artisan-designed pots.

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The Creative Collective quickly gained a strong following, and one of the reasons behind its popularity is their commitment towards providing a beautiful space where local makers, artists, and creators could showcase their work.

Throughout its almost half a decade of operations, The Creative Collective Brisbane was Stafford’s go-to for lovely second-hand clothes, beauty products, and jewellery.

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Over the last five years, they also hosted a few events and public workshops, such as watercolour classes and Dogs’ Day Out Market.

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This time around, Ms Wilkinson is hoping to have another creative person to handle the business. The future owner of the shop would be able to secure its trading names, the stocks, displays, and even the social media accounts for a two-year lease for $27,000.

Published 15-March-2023