The Gunghalin Collective

Nina Gbor 22 December 2017

Kristy McPhillips, founder of Sash & Belle.

I once read somewhere that when you buy from a small business, an actual person does a little happy dance!

With Canberra having many innovative small businesses, it’s definitely worth looking at some of them and instigating several happy dances. We recently visited the Gunghalin Collective by Sash & Belle and had a chat with Kristy McPhillips, founder of Sash & Belle. We uncovered the innovative local brands and products that make this store one of Canberra’s most unique shopping destinations for all types of products all year round. It has fashion, art, candles, sportswear, handbags, cufflinks, ties, baby clothing & products, toys, jewellery, children’s books, crafts and more.

In this video, Kristy talks about the inspiration and practicality behind Sash & Belle, the Collective, and some of the amazing local labels that give this place its uniqueness.

Local businesses of the Gungahlin Collective by Sash & Belle include:


Sash & Belle, Zilpah Tart, Tangs Design Jewellery, Girls Sweat Too, LLL Designs, Jac Jewellery, Sovata, Christian James (men’s), Murphy & Me, GeeBee & Green, Rhapsody Design, House of Poly.


Ella Lara Designs, Tiny Moons, Saucepan Lid Kids, McGee & Me, Kreativity, Perfect Chaos Baby Concierge, Cheer Chick Charlie, Soap Art Soaps.


Jazmin Bell, Erica Soy Candles, ATP Creative Designs.


Amy Basnett Art, Samitomato, Milkbox Crafts.

Visit Gunghalin Collective by Sash & Belle at Shop 33, in the Big W Mall next to the children’s playground.

Opening Hours: Monday – Sunday, varying times. Contact: 0467 526 888.

Do you support small businesses? How often do you buy local? We’d love to hear your thoughts in the comments below.

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