Our Story

LA is a partnership between us! Brooke and Liz, artists and pals.  We initially met through mutual friends and worked alongside each other over the years selling our goods at different markets and events. In 2017 we collaborated together with local makers in the very first Local Assembly pop-up in a small space on Yates Street. Later that summer we decided to open a shop together, and serendipitously a space in Fan Tan Alley became available a week later.

We worked our butts off remodelling the storefront to open Local Assembly in August of 2017. Initially stocking just 10 makers—including Brooke's Friends and Neighbours Hunted & Handmade, and Liz's Lizard Breath—we have expanded over the last three years and now carry work from over fifty different artists and creators.  And now to the internet! We launched our website in April of 2020, aiming to make our business more accessible in a changing world.  We’re so happy you’ve come to check in on what we have been up to :)