Handmade on Flinders Island

The Purple Swamphen has been a hub for Flinders Island handmade since 2014. Most items are made on the island by one of 50+ local makers, but some treasures are sourced from Tasmania & beyond.

Mel enjoys connecting customers with gorgeous handmade & eco-friendly items, and is happy to suggest gift ideas and offer advice on any product.

In store all your senses are involved: beautiful items, invigorating scents, luxurious textures, relaxing tea flavours, and retro vinyl tunes.


2020 has been huge for the Swamphen; please read our short news posts about the online shop and our new Whitemark location: