A Collective of Australian Small Businesses - Makers, Designers, Artisans and Vendors. Crippling high commercial rents, Chain Stores, E-commerce and big Shopping Malls have pushed out independants. The old way of doing retail is now on its last legs. In the cities it is clear that opening a normal bricks and mortar store is just too cost prohibitive for most of us. As a Collective of Independent Businesses we decided it was high time to think outside the square and come up with new ideas to attract shoppers.
Sydney based Judith Treanor is the Founder of online curated store www.templesandmarkets.com showcasing unique and ethical giftes for Men, Women and the Home.
Judith is a frequent traveller overseas and it is on her travels that she has experienced new and interesting ways to shop. She's bringing those experiences home to Australia with the Pop Up Collective
Sydney Online Retailer Judith Treanor founded the Pop Up Collective for 2 reasons
1) She has seen too many empty shopfronts on the high streets, and knows there has to be a better way forward for Australian retail. Pop Up Shops are good for the economy, they are good for local areas and for local communities. And of course they are a fantastic way to support Small Business, given small business owners the opportunity to gain exposure and sales, particularly if they normally only sell their products online.
2) Judith wants to offer Australian consumers a unique and alternative shopping experience to Chain Stores, Shopping Malls and weather dependant Outdoor Markets.