Our First Store Open in Milton, NSW!

Surya Australia Shop in Milton NSW


The dream of a warm, auspicious space in which to finally set up our 'permanent market stall' has come to fruition with the signing of a lease on a cute little shop in Milton, NSW (near Ulladulla). Having had the idea for around 3 years now, we tossed and turned with different locations and premises, but it never felt right and for one reason or another it just never happened. Until it did!

Surya Shop in Milton NSW

We started with a blank canvas - literally a square, empty room with a sink! It was such a creative exercise when we sat down to plan our new space out - we could do anything at all! We started by enclosing the back section for storage, and building a fitting room (above).

Surya Shop in Milton NSW

We had decided to make all our shelves, racks and tables to save some rapidly evaporating funds, and found some old fence posts and pallets that needed attention. After pulling them apart, sawing, sanding and then putting them back together, the result was even more amazing than we first thought. Below is the top of the table in the centre of the room holding all our children's felt products.

Shop display from pallets

Next thing was all hands on deck, when the installation began.

Surya Shop in Milton NSW

It took around 2 weeks to finish all the hard work, and then the fun began - setting up all our gorgeous products! I'd like to say it was a smooth process and all 'fit' together perfectly, but it's not the case. It took a few nights of rearranging and invention to get it how we wanted it to look.

Surya Shop in Milton

Surya Felt from Nepal

Surya Fair Trade jewellery from Nepal

Surya Felt Trivets from Nepal

We're still not done yet - just a few small things to do and then it's back into the hard market and festival life (as well as the shop). 

Loving it completely at the moment, can't wait for the long, busy Summer to make it all worthwhile!

Until next time,

Mel X

Surya Ethical Trade with Nepal


  • Suzy Pelham Thorman

    Dear manager, I have tried calling your phone number to see if I can have you ship some skirts to me in Canberra. What is the best number to reach you? Many thanks!

  • Peter

    We were down from Sydney for a few days and found your store at about 9:30am on Wednesday 22/4. We were interested in a few products that we could see thru the front window & so walked around for another half hour waiting for your advertised opening time of 10am. We got back well after that time and there was still no sign of life in the still locked store. Very disappointing.

  • Dominic Macura

    Absolute quality products,
    I love my comfy pants and will share with others!
    Online store is great, thanks :)

  • Wendy Moore

    Namaste Mel. I loved reading about the shop and seeing how it evolved. The counter is fabulous. Hope all goes well. Wendy

  • Deb Speijers

    I was visiting from Queensland, happened upon your store, absolutely amazing! Such beautiful and original products. I am so glad you have an online store, will be visiting regularly!

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