Stock Your Work
We are seeking expressions of interest from women* artists, designers and makers based in Victoria who would like to sell their work on consignment with QVWC SHOP!
QVWC SHOP! is an initiative of the Queen Victoria Women’s Centre and showcases a curated selection of Victorian women (cis, trans & non-binary inclusive) makers, designers and artists. We're passionate about supporting our amazing community of local creatives to pursue their dreams, build their businesses and create an opportunity to sell their work.
WHAT WE' RE LOOKING FOR:
💙 We love unique, one-of-a-kind items and products with a story - Homewares, jewellery, ceramics, clothing, accessories, stationery, books, wall art, body care, kids gifts and anything else that gets us excited!
💙 We're keen on products that are designed and ethically made locally in Victoria, with bonus points for eco-friendly considerations like plastic free packaging, organic materials and vegan products.
💙 We're looking for a point of difference, a unique story and a reason for customers to connect with what you do.
WHAT WE OFFER
✅ Opportunity to be stocked in our beautiful high foot traffic store in Melbourne CBD, amongst other high quality, local, women made products.
✅ Access new customers online by stocking your products on our online store.
✅ You'll be included in our social media promotion, email marketing, and other advertising opportunities.
✅ No monthly shelf rental or subscription fees. You get paid when your products sell. No up front out of pocket costs.
✅ You control your stock - you set the pricing and promotions
✅ Real-time access to your sales and stock levels so that you can plan better for your business.
✅ Be part of a movement celebrating women-owned and run ethical small business.
WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW:
💛 QVWC SHOP! is a not for profit, social enterprise. We exist to be a cheerleader for women-owned and powered small businesses. We grow as you grow.
💛 QVWC SHOP! sells on a consignment basis – with 60% of the sale price going to the maker, and 40% to cover our costs.
💛 Consignees will be paid monthly for the previous month’s sales.
💛 We stock exclusively Victorian Women (cis, trans & non binary inclusive) makers.
Unfortunately we are unable to stock your work if you are based outside of Victoria.
HOW TO APPLY:
If you have a product range you'd love to see in our shop the first step is to complete our Expression of Interest form via the below link. Submissions close 30 April 2023.
If you have any questions check out our MAKER FAQs or don't hesitate to email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We look forward to hearing from you!
Marianne, Jenny & Ally x