Meet market stallholder Helen Yang and Camberwell Junction trader Anabela Mangogna

If you’re looking for distinctive and beautifully crafted fashion and accessories, look no further than Camberwell Junction.

Whether you’re searching the stalls of Camberwell’s Rotary Sunday Market or browsing the shelves of Camberwell Junction’s boutique fashion stores, you’re sure to find that special, one-of-a-kind piece.

Camberwell Sunday Market stallholder Helen Yang and Camberwell Junction trader Anabela Mangogna both offer bespoke products across the fashion and accessories category, ensuring you’ll walk away with a piece as individual as you are.

Get to know more about them and their wares below.

Meet Camberwell Sunday Market stallholder Helen Yang

Helen Yang is renowned for creating distinctive accessories in her signature Japanese button style.

Her business B2 Buttons and Beads has been operating a stall at the Camberwell Sunday Market for more than 10 years.

Using traditional Japanese silk fabrics in bright colours and stunning prints, Ms Yang sells a range of products including earrings, hair clips, rings, brooches, magnets, head bands, cards, soft toys and more.

She also uses high-end Japanese Miyuki Delica beads in the beading products and Liberty fabrics from the renowned London department store.

“I love making these things. It allows me to be very creative. And I’m always trying to learn new techniques so I can make new products,” she said.

Ms Yang has recently taken up leathermaking and now offers a collection of handmade leather bags, purses, and pouches. Her signature handbag design features an interchangeable strap which allows the bag to be carried as a backpack or over the shoulder.

“When I buy the leather, I make sure I buy it in Melbourne so I can see it and feel it myself before I buy it. I want to make sure it is authentic,” Ms Yang said.

Ms Yang said she hoped her designs would bring happiness to those who purchased them.

Meet Camberwell Junction trader Anabela Mangogna

Ever since she was little, Anabela Mangogna dreamed of fashion. She dressed her dolls, was fascinated by fashion magazines and loved to dress up in her mum’s jewellery and make-up.

And now she is harnessing that passion in Camberwell Junction at her beautiful clothing and accessories store, Bellite. Learn more here.

Kylie Appreciation Day

To celebrate the homecoming of Camberwell icon Kylie Minogue, we’re hosting a Kylie Appreciation Day on Sunday, October 23 in partnership with Camberwell Junction shopping precinct. On the day you can expect lip-sync performances of Kylie’s greatest hits, Kylie trivia, a fashion parade, a special performance by Melbourne’s most famous Kylie impersonator Millie Minogue, as well as a Kylie look-alike dress-up competition, with prizes to be won. Find out more here:

Discover sustainable fashion at Camberwell

Australians are in the grip of a toxic relationship with fast fashion. Fashion is a great way to express our personalities to the world – and fast fashion is a cheap and easy way to update our looks. Yet fast fashion also comes at a huge cost to the environment.

It has resulted in what’s known as the sustainable fashion movement; a movement that’s being embraced by Camberwell Junction.

Every piece of clothing manufactured has a huge environmental impact. Fast fashion is often produced overseas, in countries that have low environmental standards. A large amount of energy and water goes into its production, and additional carbon is emitted transporting it into Australia and to stores.

Fast fashion is not made to last, which means we buy more of it, more often, exacerbating the problem. Then, the items are sent to landfill, creating another environmental issue.

It’s estimated that every year every Australian acquires and throws out 23 kilograms of clothing and textiles. Ninety per cent of this ends up in landfill.

So bad is fast fashion to the environment that recently clothing textile waste was added to the National Priority Waste List alongside electronics, and plastic oil containers.

The good news is, at Camberwell’s Rotary Sunday Market and the Camberwell Junction shopping precinct, you can still indulge your love of fashion and also be part of the sustainable solution.

Here’s how.

Meet stallholder David Hauswirth and Camberwell Junction trader Tanya Gale

When it comes to antiques, there is no better place to find a rare gem or unique treasure than Camberwell Junction.

Whether you’re hunting the stalls at the Rotary Camberwell Sunday Market for a pre-loved treasure or searching the shelves at Camberwell Antique Centre, there are plenty of incredible items to be found, often with fascinating stories attached to them.

Meet Rotary Camberwell Sunday Market stallholder David Hauswirth

He has been trading from his famous antiques stall at the Rotary Camberwell Sunday Market for more than 15 years, so you could say David Hauswirth knows a thing or two when it comes to collector’s items.

Learn more about stallholder David Hauswirth and Camberwell Junction trader Tanya Gale.

Camberwell Camera Club Photo Booth

As a part of Camberwell Camera Club’s tradition, the Club will be setting up a Photo Booth at the Camberwell Market on Sunday, 10th of July. Please come visit their Photo Booth, get your picture taken and invite your family and friends! The booth will be situated on the western side of the Market, behind the ANZ Bank and will operate from 9.00 am to 11.00 am. As in previous years, there will be no charge for the photos.

This will be the 7th year of the Camberwell Camera Club (CCC) organising a photoshoot. On average the CCC photograph 50-55 groups of people over a Sunday (individuals, families, groups of friends) with a number of photos for each group. It is estimated that over the years the Club have taken about over 1,000 photos.

What is the secret to capturing a perfect portrait?
“To capture the character of the model or, in case of family groups, the relationship within the group such a parents’ love of the child and the child love of parents.

The CCC provides this as a service to the local community. Members of Club donate their time and expertise at no cost to the persons photographed.

The most satisfying part for photographers is that the same people come year after year and that they enjoy the atmosphere of the activity and appreciate the end result.

Many club members have had individual exhibitions or taken part in group photographic exhibitions. Quite a few CCC members received local (Australian) and international awards for their work.

Portraits shown are from prior Market photo booths, courtesy of the CCC.

You can follow the CCC on both Facebook and Instagram.

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