First at Upmarket this March

First at Upmarket is an initiative to give new creatives a helping hand and provide support for their first Upmarket. Held in Hackett Hall, this incubator concept launched in 2021 to encourage new creative small businesses to test the market and has since been very well received by both customers and retailers.

The following creatives will be debuting at the next Perth Upmarket on 20th March; they have been especially selected for their talent and potential — we highly recommend checking them out!

d squared glass art

Glass in all its forms has always intrigued Donna Di Bartolomeo of d squared glass art. Donna draws inspiration from natural elements to create bespoke glass art including dishes/plates, jewellery, and art pieces, and enjoys the process while learning more about the medium every day. Each piece is carefully considered before its start, with colours, glass styles and the firing process all forming part of the design impact.   •   •

Fer Jewels

Every Fer Jewels piece is designed and created by owner Fernanda Ducommun using 100% recycled Australian sterling silver.   •

Gather Ceramics

Gather Ceramics combines Felicity Palumbo’s love of pottery and her love of gathering with family and friends to share a meal or enjoy a coffee. The pieces are designed to celebrate and embrace this simple pleasure of sharing food and the connections between people that this most simple of activities can foster and enhance. The ethos behind each design is a piece that creates pleasure in use, is beautiful to touch and hold, robust enough to use every day and encourages connections through gathering.   •

Ginger Imagery

Ginger Imagery creates raw, abstract aerial imagery that evokes. This hybrid between photography and traditional mediums challenges people’s preconceptions of photography. With a mission to find unique landscapes and to preserve their natural state through minimal post-production, Ginger artworks have a heavy focus on the earth, and its diverse range of colours.   •   •

Herbal Hiraeth

Herbal science meets botanical magic for skincare label Herbal Hiraeth, whose products are herbalist handcrafted using the highest quality ingredients from nature; they are completely toxin-free, eco-friendly, vegan, natural and organic. Herbal Hiraeth’s range of herbal skincare has been specially crafted to not only achieve glowing radiant skin, but to ground and reconnect us to nature using earthy aromas and mindful practices.   •   •

The Hinode Hues

Big and bold to celebrate a love of colour and design, the Hinode Hues’ limited edition polymer clay statement earrings are all handcrafted in Allison Davies-Lee’s home studio.   •

Hippie Veggies

Hippie Veggies is a small family-owned business based in Margaret River that produces a range of plant-based spreads, all handmade by the two owners who work with local farmers and producers from the Southwest of WA to source most of their ingredients. The whole Hippie Veggies range is healthy, vegan, gluten-free and delicious.   •

The Imprint Lab

To ‘imprint’ is to mark or impress on a surface; to have a lasting effect. The Imprint Lab specialises in event, wedding and business stationery, offering a range of pre-made and templated designs as well as fully-customised products. From weddings and hens parties to baby showers and birthdays, The Imprint Lab creates luxe stationery perfectly tailored to suit every event, with the majority of products being designed, printed, cut and packaged in their home workspace — their very own ‘lab’. The Imprint Lab also offers a range of stamped leather goods, including personalised tassel keyrings, pet tags, wine charms, bag charms as well as foil stamped pencils.   •   •

Innuendo by The Paramour

Born from a desire to feel good and do good, Innuendo by The Paramour creates luxury products that facilitate self-care, comfort and healing. It is the result of a dream to create products that align with values and ideals that don’t rely on society’s opinion of “being beautiful”. Its hero(ine) product, Endo Oil, is an incredible elixir with a beautifully intoxicating scent; this multi-faceted oil can help soothe pain points, aid skin and scar repair, hydrate, relieve anxiety, enhance your bath, be layered with fragrance and, when applied to pulse points, have an aphrodisiac effect.   •   •

Interior Ave

Interior Ave is a fast-growing art and lifestyle brand offering custom designed and limited-edition prints, framed art and canvas. Specialising in botanical abstracts and on-trend art collections, Interior Ave offers the latest styles to suit any décor to add a luxury finish to customers’ walls.   •   •

Kt Mode

Kt Mode creates custom forever arrangements, made with love and for purpose. From dried and preserved floral arrangements to Christmas floral baubles and wreaths, all arrangements are uniquely handmade by Katy Fitzpatrick. Additionally, Kt Mode also raises awareness for all things perinatal health, with part proceeds go to purchasing items for the MBU Subiaco (Mothers Baby Unit).

Laughing Fish Forge

Laughing Fish Forge is a local blacksmith forging handcrafted unique metal works. Inspired by medieval and Viking styles, Laughing Fish Forge creates jewellery, homewares, camping equipment and custom orders involving the manipulation of metals such as steel and copper.   •

mineko rose

Mineko Rose brings abstract landscapes and colourways to living spaces. The artist works across a range of mediums, such as painting, textiles, and ceramics to express the idea of home, routes, and connectivity through her art.   •


Nembe [nem-bay] (from the Mayan dialect K’iche meaning travel) creates bespoke metal jewellery and leather products with natural minerals from artisans in Central America and Australia. Handcrafted right here in WA with inspiration drawn from cultures around the world, these one-of-a-kind accessories provide Nembe customers with unique wearable art.   •   •

Painted Lotus Designs

Painted Lotus Designs creates slow-made wearable art using silver, mixed metal, and semi-precious stones. All jewellery is designed and metal-smithed by Michelle Matcham, with ethically sourced materials and recycled metals where possible.   •


As a former flight attendant and event professional, Emma and Dina bring great management and style to a new spin on home cooking. ProdLocal came about from their passion for cooking and a celebration of cultural food. Having lived in the Middle East for many years before moving to Perth, they bring the essence of Arabic flavours from across the globe for in the form of pre-packaged Middle Eastern flavours as well as savoury and sweet condiments and spices.   •

Puāwai Creative

Eden Te Puni — a Māori artist based in Kelmscott Hills — paints and designs unique pieces in a variety of mediums celebrating motherhood, Mother Nature and personal growth. The name Puāwai is of Māori origin, meaning blossom; Puāwai Creative has become a way for Eden to share both my love for art and love for my Māori culture to friends, family and beyond.   •

Royal Blue Elephant Books

Royal Blue Elephant Books are excited to bring the Jacob and Charlie series to Perth Upmarket. Written and illustrated by sisters Disha Patwardhan and Paridhi Apte, these books are great for kids of all ages, especially ages 2-6. An ideal read for a bedtime story or a school library book reading, these books would make an excellent gift for any young child.


SÄRSKILD is a small business that translates from Swedish to “Unique and Special”. From its ethically sourced product bases and hand created cotton embroidery, SÄRSKILD products are made to promote a healthier tomorrow through its mission to develop a healthy and sustainable relationship with the environment.   •   •


scents is a mother-daughter duo creating soy wax candles — along with a soy wax blend for pillar candles — in a wide range of unique and fun designs. With customisable orders across a range of colours and fragrances as well as pre-made items, scents candles can also be used as décor pieces for the home.

Signs by Seasalt

Signs By Seasalt’s handmade and hand painted wooden signs are unique, quirky and fun for everyone. Made by sustainable materials from Australia, these products are inspired by the beauty of working with wood as well as a love for the ocean. The boards are all sanded back to show the beautiful wood grain, which gives Signs By Seasalt’s signs that beautifully beachy and rustic look.   •   •


Handcrafted with care and love, smirch produces small batch vegan soaps for body, face and hair. These handmade, natural and sustainable soaps are a great plastic-free alternative to plastic shampoo and body wash bottles.   •

Vita Active Australia

Vita Active is an Australian owned and operated activewear brand passionate about empowering all women to be the happiest and healthiest versions of themselves.   •   •

Meet these First at Upmarket designers and check out their products in person — the next Perth Upmarket will be held on Sunday 20th March. We look forward to seeing you there!