Serving creative minded customers, who wishes to look like themselves, not the masses & gift truly unique items created from the hearts of our makers & designers.
While supporting creative professionals building their brand working within constraints of other life commitments.
I’m Marie-Nicole, an artisan who’s been serving customers, locally, nationally & globally for over 10 years now, through the by marie-nicole brand.
My husband & I, with young family in tow, made a tree change to our rural location 9 years ago, to live a life more connected to the land while enjoying the serenity of the countryside.
Many years spent travelling to trade at markets, festivals & events, crossing paths with creative professionals from our region not represented in our town, led me to open this space.
The retail section caters to our creative minded customers who wish to look like themselves not the masses.
Giving her permission to proudly be herself, not confined by current trends.
A place where she can immerse herself in possibility.
Enjoy an array of uniquely handcrafted wares that speak of her adventurous free spirited style.
While fulfilling her nesting needs… especially important, since she enjoys having both… roots and wings!
This place showcases talents of our region, giving creative professionals a physical address to direct customers to with regular trading hours, not confined to market dates.
A place for inspiration, immersion and discovery…
STORY BEHIND by marie-nicole
Taking the old & discarded, transforming them in to statement pieces.
Beautiful handcrafted products for everyday adventures… created with respect for our earth & global community.
It all started with a humble blanket hanging up in the corner of an op shop, with all it’s holes and ware marks, yet still oozing so much character, along with stories within that will remain untold.
A blanket was just waiting for someone like me to recognise it’s potential, rescue it from it’s unfortunate fate and give it a new purpose with many new stories to be made.
In it’s new form as a guitar case… and then the remnants used to make another guitar case and a few little tote bags.
Leading to a quest of spreading some repurposed blanket love around our state, nation… then the globe.
Bringing smiles to the faces of many, the nostalgia, the recycling, the beautiful quality of the weave brought back in to the lime light… not to mention the craftsmanship, there are so many reason’s to love this range.
It’s since evolved into, rescuing kangaroo leather offcuts & more… giving each resource another chance at being appreciated, valued, utilised and treasured!
Working with kangaroo leather offcuts, I fell in love with its quality, strength and lightness. Add to that, the fact kangaroos spend their life roaming the land… wild and free.
Fitting that the first product introduced into my WILD HIDE range was created from full kangaroo leather skins, allowing me to create offcuts of my own to feed back into my RESCUED AND REPURPOSED range.
Then there’s the combination of the two, unique one of a kind duffle bags, totes, satchels, yoga mat bags & more…
See the by marie-nicole product range here: