The Trove Canberra Cooperative Ltd was established in 2014 by a group of Canberra region crafts-people, brought together through the Canberra Etsy sellers group. The idea of opening our own brick and mortar shop, selling our own handcrafted goods where we could interact face-to-face with our customers was enticing and, so, we registered as a not-for-profit cooperative and set up our first store in the (now demolished) Lonsdale Street Traders in Braddon in August 2014.
Now, fast-forward two years, and Trove Canberra is a thriving, creative community of 30 makers who have big plans for the future. Moving from our Gold Creek site and opening a new Civic store in May 2016 marked the beginning of an exciting period of growth for Trove. In May 2019 Trove Canberra moved to its current location in Dickson, Canberra’s vibrant restaurant and cafe district where it has continued to thrive.
Our members create a wide range of handcrafted products, specialising in our own particular medium, with everything made in Australia. For an introduction to our current designers visit the Our Designers page which has links to a profile on each maker. Of course, we also look forward to sharing the work of our talented members with you in store.
We are always keen to hear from local artists, designers and crafts-people who are interested in becoming a member of the Trove Canberra Cooperative. Find all the information you need on our Apply to Trove page.
We are also on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter so follow us on social media for regular glimpses into Trove or join our mailing list. Subscribers go into a monthly draw to win a $20 gift voucher to spend at Trove.