Spotlight in Forbes is about to celebrate its’ 1 year anniversary, but the history of the Spotlight company spans much further back in time. The first family stall opened at Melbourne’s Queen Victoria Market in the early 1970’s and the Spotlight founders soon learned a lot about fabrics. It was their strong drive and business insights which led them to open the first Spotlight store in Malvern, Victoria in September 1973 and the business has done nothing but strengthen and grow ever since.
While Spotlight remains a family owned and operated Australian business, there are now more than 100 Spotlight stores across Australia, New Zealand and Asia, employing more than 6700 team members. The staff at Spotlight are dedicated to providing the best quality, service, price and expertise in fabrics, craft and homewares to millions of customers who shop with Spotlight every year.
Spotlight also takes an active community role in Australia and overseas working closely with World Vision Australia, The Lifestart Foundation and Together for Cambodia as a part of the Stitch In Time. The program was developed to empower women living in difficult situations by teaching them to sew, helping them generate an income and better their circumstances. Spotlight also proudly supports the Guardian Angel Knitting program by assisting with creating patterns and discounts to make warm clothes for people in need
It seems Spotlight never stop growing their product list and when you walk into a Spotlight store you can find just about anything you need for your home, wardrobe or creative project. Kitchens, dining spaces, lounge and bedrooms, bathrooms and laundries are all covered by your local Spotlight store and their ranges of haberdashery and craft have expanded. The party section will have all the decorations and costumes you need for your next party and last year they rolled out their new online store for customers to access supplies and expert advice when they can’t get to a store.