Travel to Tribe

Visitors to Castlemaine who venture beyond the main shopping strip are rewarded with the discovery of the historic town’s creative ‘West End’ and its shopping pleasures. One such treasure, Tribe, is a nurturing experience of handmade loveliness. Showcasing 30 local makers, this delightful little vintage-inspired store promises a relaxed, ‘slow-shopping’ experience as you explore a diverse and ever changing array of handcrafted treasures. One off pieces of jewellery and clothing, unique textural homewares, craft materials to inspire your own creativity and a selection of precious natural playthings to make you wish you were a child again.  As the weather turns cooler, locals will return to Tribe which has become known for its extensive collection of natural organic WinterWoollens_highres_CMYK (3)-1winter woollies and wool socks and slippers for all the family. Local business, Woollykins, keeps Tribe stocked as it sources beautifully made, hard to find European woollens for babies and children with a focus on ethically produced, sustainable natural fibres such as organic merino, silk, alpaca and linen. Usually open 10am-5pm Wednesday to Friday and 10am-3pm Saturdays, Tribe will open Monday-Saturday during the Castlemaine State Festival at 227 Barker St (just up from the train station) and is a must-do on your next visit to creative Castlemaine.