Temples and Markets and Founder Judith Treanor have been featured in the following Media
SHOPPING CONSCIOUSLY, THE RISE OF THE 'MINDLESS SHOPPER
GLOBAL HEALING EXCHANGE
Increasingly Aussie consumers are falling into the trap of ‘mindless shopping’ – that unquenchable thirst for more and more stuff to improve our lifestyles but which only leaves us wanting more.
Sydney entrepreneur Judith Treanor who is the owner of an online store with a difference is calling on us to become conscious and mindful shopper to avoid the pitfalls of spending too much on stuff we don’t need.
“We’ve all been guilty of buying something on impulse, often because someone else already has it, or their advertising convinces us we need it, but then it ends up sitting in the cupboard for months before we end up getting rid of it,” said Ms Treanor.
Judith Treanor is a Sydney-based entrepreneur who spent years travelling through South East Asia. She enjoys a few things about the various different cultures that have pulled her back time and time again but above all, Treanor says she’s passionate about the creativity and talent of so many people she’s met along the way. So she turned that into a business venture. Merging her passions with the years of experience Treanor gained sourcing products for large UK department stores, she started the online retailer Temples and Markets which sells artisan products from South East Asia. And the best bit – it supports the local communities that have inspired her for years. So there’s the inspiration, but here’s what Judith has to say about the real experience of starting and running a business in the e-commerce space.
Judith Treanor, Founder of Temples and Markets talks Mindful Shopping on Radio 2UE Talking Lifestyle Smart Shopper Show. Interview begins at approx 32mins
EVENINGS WITH CHRISTINE ANU - INTERVIEW WITH JUDITH TREANOR
ABC 702 RADIO SYDNEY
Judith Treanor, Founder of Temples and Markets talks "Mindless Shopping vs Ethical Shopping in the Pre Xmas Rush" with Christine Anu, Host of ABC Radio 702 Evenings Show
CHRISTMAS GIFT GUIDE
We love finding great products from great Australian Businesses and really enjoy that we can find almost everything we will ever need from lots of really fantastic ranges, all without leaving the house. Instead of keeping all our secrets and favourite shops to ourselves we are sharing our favourites with you all, so that you can enjoy an easy, stress free Xmas shopping experience too.
Don’t stress if you don’t win the contest, you can order Graines de Cambodge online at Temple & Markets. This E-store, run by Judith Treaner, retails products produced by small-scale artisans and social enterprises she meets during her travels throughout Southeast Asia. Every product has a story and each is as unique as the person who makes them.
Not only a talented designer, Metanomski is undeniably industrious. Having returned to Siem Reap from India after a failed marriage, and having no work or support from her family, she saw the potential in the small colourful seeds sprinkled along the roadside. Via painful trial and error, she devised a method to drill small holes into the seeds in order to string them.
Lovely Silks Publishing is very excited to bring you this amazing book Successful Women In Business. This is an motivational book that will help you commit to either starting your business or to push past those obstacles that are preventing you from moving forward in you business.
Women entrepreneurs are rarely satisfied with the status quo: Instead they strive to build the world in the way it should be rather than abiding by a system that’s potentially archaic or outdated. The inspiring women showcased in Successful Women in Business are living testaments to the fact that breaking down barriers for women in the workplace is key to success for companies and for countries. Successful Women in Business offers insightful and thought provoking chapters from women entrepreneurs who have excelled in the fields of technology, education, retail, real estate and more. Through perseverance, determination and a refusal to accept second best, the women showcased in this book have overcome seemingly insurmountable obstacles to become an inspiration to countless women across the world.
Here Are The Thought Leading Contributors Within Successful Women In Business
Junko Kemi Lorena Öberg Rosie Shalhoub
Emma Coleman Linda Stewart Melissa Aguirre
Stacey Suish Christine Khor Judith Treanor
Catherine Craig Kiran Singh Rebecca Carroll - Bell
April Morse Suzi Chen Roberta Perry
Renee Catt Sandra Yeow Samantha R. Strazanac
Books that change lives, together we will make a difference.......
THE MOTHERHOOD INSPIRED SESSIONS: THE RISE OF THE MUMPRENEUR
Becoming a Mum often inspires other women to think about starting their own business as a way to create a life that includes family and work on their terms. Judith launched Temples & Markets, a curated online store showcasing artisan made accessories, jewellery and home decor from South East Asia late last year
It’s hard to believe that not too long ago I was a serial offender of careless consumerism. As a lover of fashion I would get a frequent kick out of loading up shopping bags with cheap and cheerful new dresses, shoes and bags from the High Street. Hate to admit it but I would also haggle over the cheapest price of designer copy handbags or jeans on my trips to South East Asia.
How times have changed and how I have changed. From my own life experiences; from a brush with cancer to frequent travel, I am intent on living life with purpose and to make a positive difference in the world during my short time on this planet. Like so many of us who are part of the growing movement away from Fast Fashion and towards Ethical Shopping I am now sickened by an industry that thrives off human slavery, child labour and abuse.
By moving away from meaningless shopping and embracing conscious consumerism I can literally make a tangible difference to the life of the person who make the products I buy. This is what ethical shopping means to me.
GETTING TO KNOW...JUDITH TREANOR OF TEMPLES AND MARKETS. A BUSINESS SPOTLIGHT
INNER WEST MUMS
What motivated or inspired you to start Temples & Markets?
Travelling back and forth from South East Asia, I have seen some amazing places and have met some amazing people. I would come back from a trip wearing a piece of unique jewellery or carrying a handbag and people would literally stop me in the street and ask where I got it. When I’d say “Thailand” I would see their faces drop. I started to formulate in my mind a business concept that would expose the people I have met in South East Asia making incredible things to a wider market outside the region, and connect people back home with the emerging designers and artisans they wouldn’t normally know about.
The other thing was to bring back the memories of a great trip away. So often people have buyers regret after returning from travelling, they either think they’ve spent too much or don’t have the luggage space, yet when they get home they reminisce about the things they could/should have bought. That was so often my case so I decided to bring back those things we could have bought to people via an online store.
Additionally the website is designed to give people a feel of S.E Asia; there is a travel blog within it talking about food, hotels, stories of creative people and so on. There’s a growing movement towards ethically sourced and unique products and that was part of the motivation behind the concept too.
Teachers Gifts. The first year of school I didn’t even know I should buy one. I was too busy thinking about how hard I worked getting my school hating angry pants preppie to school every day. I completely forgot to recognize the teachers in his life who had to deal with it!
I made up for it when school returned, but it felt like too little, too late. That being said I’m sure teachers don’t turn up to work every day expecting to be showered with gifts at the end of the year. This post isn’t sponsored whatsoever. It is made up of some awesome women who care, women who have put so much passion into their business – I want to recognize them.
These products speak for themselves, the presentation is beautiful. The products are made with your quality of life at heart. Gifts are not all about monetary value. You want something that says “Thank You” in a very personal way, this is your child they have looked after all year long.
Going green doesn’t have to be a complicated project, or be of great expense to you and your family. In fact, there are very simple changes you can make to your lifestyle that will help save the world around you, with no inconveniences whatsoever. Take a look at some of the ideas below to get you started on your clean, green adventure!
For example, Judith Treanor profiled the Hmong people in Vietnam who even make cushion covers and runners out of hemp, including one who “wanted to apply her creative design skills and her interest in community stewardship to develop a line of products that do not leave a mess in their trail and provide overall socioeconomic and environmental benefits to local producer villages.”
This emphasises the importance of knowing where the items you are purchasing come from, and how they are affecting the environment, no matter which corner of the world you live in.
Have you ever looked at the latest trends in interior design and wanted to run away screaming? It seems that pastels (or millennial pink, as it’s been so proudly dubbed) are still alive and kicking, and it shows no sign of stopping. There is always room for trends, but sometimes classic design is the most sought after. Of course, there are different variations on the term “classic”, but they’re all called classic for a reason. Minimal, understated or timeless designs are perfect for any household, not just the country estates found in movies. Here are some interior secrets that will never go out of style.
If your home is too simple, and it feels like it’s a bit soulless, you can always add a pop of colour. Judith Treanor from Temples & Markets knows how you can add your personality into the room.
Please contact Judith Treanor at firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to interview her for Blog Posts or Articles relating to Ethical and Unique Shopping, Conscious Consumerism, Social Enterprises in S.E Asia, Artisan Groups and Emerging Designers as well as Travel in S.E Asia.
Temples and Markets are proud to be collaborating with Styelle Bikinis, an ethical shopping brand of swimwear whose values are closely aligned with ours.
If your values also align with ours we may be interested in Collaborating with you. Please contact Judith Treanor at email@example.com to discuss