Niche Market

Niche Market

What is Niche Market?

NICHE is one of Tasmania’s most  successful design and make enterprises regularly attracting more than 5000 shoppers to each of its three, one-day events annually at Launceston’s Albert Hall.  

2018 NICHE

NICHE will be back in 2018 with a mid-winter Starry Starry Night Niche, a NW NICHE and a celebratory 10th anniversary Niche.

Dates and applications will be published on Facebook and this website during February.

 

There are three important criteria for acceptance to NICHE:

  1. PREMIUM - Tasmanian designed and made by you
  2. DONATION - You are obligated to make a donation equal to 20 per cent of your gross TAKE (including order value).
  3. EXCELLENT CUSTOMER SERVICE (hint: bring a sales buddy if shy)

 

Where does the money go?

6000 children come through StGiles annually for physiotherapy, speech therapy, occupational therapy, behavior assessment and early childhood education support.

StGiles provides a rich service, but life enhancing equipment is expensive and the revenue donated by you, the stallholders, is used to directly support these children.

Please consider a visit to StGiles in Launceston or Lenah Valley to see how we make a positive difference to children and families all around Tasmania.

NICHE does not employ any staff, but it is the role of two StGiles' staff, Danielle Blewett and Victoria Bayes, to be your Niche managers on behalf of StGiles.

 

More Info

2017 Dates

Starry Starry Night Niche  

Friday 7 July 2017,
2:00pm-7:00pm
Albert Hall, corner of Cimitiere and Tamar Streets, Launceston

A snuggly Winter’s outing where music and friends come together for Tasmania’s favourite artisans market, Niche. Yummy winter knits, wraps, scarves and quilts alongside some of our finest jewellers and artists.

NicheNW

Saturday 18 November 2017,
10:00am-3:00pm
Burnie Arts & FunctionCentre, Burnie

Tasmania’s favourite artisan market where you can touch and feel the quality of our makers work and enjoy the company of friends. A great morning out for a fabulous cause –  Burnie’s  Autism Specific Early Learning & Care Centre.

Nichemas- a Christmas Niche market

Saturday 2 December 2017,
8:00am-3:00pm
Albert Hall, corner
of Cimitiere and Tamar Streets, Launceston

A European style, artisan-made Christmas experience.  A gorgeous environment and personal shopping experience for those hard-to-buy for family and friends.

 

ALL applications for NICHE 2017 closed at 5pm 15th January 2017
We will only accept late applications if the product you wish to sell is DIFFERENT to all applications which were received on time. So please fill in an application and we will let you know.

Stallholder information

Niche Albert Hall will be limited to 60 stallholders and it is your responsibility to present your stall in a creative and inviting manner.

Our policy is not to offer positions to stallholders who claim they did not sell. StGiles—Tasmania’s largest children’s disability service benefits from honest makers of high quality product—it is an ethical and honorable partnership.

ALL applications for NICHE 2017 closed at 5pm January 15th 2016

Late applications will be accepted but priority will be given to those who meet the deadline.

UNSUCCESSFUL stallholders WILL NOT be notified.

Those accepted to attend NICHE undertake to donate 20 per cent of their SALES and/or ORDERS to StGiles.

Selection criteria

There are two important criteria for acceptance to NICHE.

  1. PREMIUM -Tasmanian designed and made by you
  2. DONATION -You are obligated to make a donation equal to 20 per cent of your gross TAKE (including order value).
  3. EXCELLENT CUSTOMER SERVICE (hint: bring a sales buddy if shy)

Niche also requires stall holders to:

  • BE prepared to talk and engage with customers about how they make their product.
  • MUST be hand-made in TASMANIA
  • MUST be maker’s own idea and design
  • WHEREVER possible, materials for items to be Tasmanian
  • Must NOT have your own shop in the Launceston area. Supplying product to a shop is fine.
  • Must NOT be attending another market on the same day inthe same town as Niche.
  • High levels of honesty and integrity are expected of Niche traders.

How to apply

  • TICK only markets you are able to attend
  • ATTACH three high resolution images of your work, not more than 5MB
  • RETURN:electronically victoriabayes@stgiles.org.au or PO Box 416, Launceston, TAS , 7250