Highlands Handmade is a must see destination located in Moss Vale in the beautiful Southern Highlands of NSW featuring locally made arts and crafts from a community of over 200 individual makers and some 5,000 plus items where the average price is around $10 – so truly something for everyone.

With woodwork, leatherwork, metalwork, jams, chutneys, chocolates, knitted items, crocheted, woven, sewn, ceramics, pottery, glassware, jewellery, creams, candles, soaps, scents and much more Highlands Handmade is an Aladdin’s Cave of unique hand made treasures and gift ideas and is well worth visiting.


Highlands Handmade works a little like a cooperative. The shop itself is privately owned and operated by Angus but has around 200 local “Makers” who have made all the products and put them into the store for sale on consignment.

To put items into the shop the person making them needs to live within an hours drive of the shop and the items need to be able to fit into a cube (a 33 x 33 x 38 cm space). Think small and gifty and easy to carry.

People who make the products choose what to make to put into the shop for sale and set their own prices. They can choose to rent a cube from $10 to $40 depending on the location or for items that have to hang up they can pay a commission. There are no other costs or need to work in the store which all helps to keep the prices all very affordable. The average price is less than $10 with lots of unique items if you are looking for that special gift that’s a bit different.

As a customer it’s great to be able to support local small businesses and know your purchases go to helping families in the area. As we like to say – the products are made with love, for people you love.

Located just 1.5 hours drive from Sydney or Canberra or an easy 16 minutes drive from the Mittagong Visitor Centre.

Come and visit and please say Hi to Angus and let him know where you heard about us.


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