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Etsy: Made in Canada – Calgary 2017

Etsy: Made in Canada – Calgary
Friday, September 22nd (5:00pm – 9:00pm) & Saturday, September 23rd (10:00am – 5:00pm)

The Genesis Centre – Festival Gymnasium
#10 7555 Falconridge Blvd. NE
Calgary, AB T3J 0C9

TICKETS:

FRIDAY tickets will go on sale soon! Tickets cost $8.00 and must be purchased in advance. Limited quantity available.

SATURDAY is open to the general public. Admission is $5.00 at the door per person (cash only). Children 12 and under are free.

VENDOR INFO:

Vendor applications open on May 1st, 2017 and close on May 31st, 2017. A full list of vendors will be available soon after.

More details inlcuding volunteer opportunities will be coming soon!

Etsy: Made in Canada is a national grassroots initiative celebrating the crafters, collectors and artisans in local communities across Canada. Etsy artisans will sell their handmade wares and vintage goods to local buyers at these markets, each of which will represent the spirit of the local community.

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Own It – Branding Workshop with Lace Brick Design

Branding can be an elusive unicorn. Own It is a workshop that will allow you to create and implement a strong brand. We will work our way through individually-based exercises as we hone in on branding your business for success. Concentrating on consistency and positioning, Own It attendees will grow capacity to engage their community in brand recognition and loyalty. Walk away feeling inspired and equipped with skills to establish and evolve your unique brand.

Find out more and get your ticket over on Eventbrite!

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Wholesale for Your Etsy Items

In this workshop, we’ll explore the fundamentals of wholesaling your handmade products to retailers with Nicole Bracey, a long-time Etsy seller and store-front owner. Covering the basics of brand identity, regulations, packagaing and shipping, you’ll also learn the ins and outs of linesheets, order forms, and invoices.

You’ll also learn how to determine your wholesale & retail prices, the “golden rule” of wholesale pricing, setting minimum order quantities, and when to start charging GST.

Find out more and get your ticket over on Eventbrite!

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Market Tips for Etsy Sellers

Bringing your Etsy shop from an online store front to a real-world market can be tricky business, but we’re here to help you navigate the ins and outs of getting in touch with your local customer base.

Join Jillian Logee for tips on how to apply for markets, tips on finding the right markets for your business, stocking your table or booth, how to build an effective display, and much more. Jillian is a professional photographer with 10 years of experience in the market scene. From her early days at local art markets to now being the co-organizer of one of the biggest markets in Calgary, Jillian has seen both sides of the market-life coin.

Tickets available over on Eventbrite.

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Work it Wednesday!

Are you needing a little more help setting up your Etsy shop? Drop by for Work it Wednesday with the Team Etsy Calgary leaders and work alongside your peers to get your shop up-and-running or even just give it a tune up.

This drop-in session will give you an opportunity to ask questions, get tips, all while enjoying the fabulous atmosphere of Rosso Coffee Roasters. We’re here to help!

The tickets to this event are free, but please show your support for Rosso Coffee Roasters by purchasing a drink or a snack. Since space is limited, please only grab a ticket if you are sure you will be able to attend. If you’ve bought a ticket and can no longer make it, please send us an email at etsycalgary@gmail.com so we can open up your ticket to someone else.

Let’s get those shops polished! Grab your ticket over on Eventbrite.

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One-Stop Christmas Shop Vendor List

We’ve written our list and checked it twice! We are extremely excited about the vendor lineup for the One-Stop Christmas Shop at Golden Acre Garden Sentre. There are 34 outstanding handmade and vintage sellers offering a little something for everyone, letting you finish off your Christmas shopping quickly and easily!

Want do to some pre-shopping? Check out our complete list of vendors here. Be sure to click through to their Etsy Shops, since many of our vendors do offer custom orders. You can pre-order your items and pick them up at the market on November 27th.

While you’re there, be sure to check out the beautiful ornaments and holiday décor from Golden Acre Garden Sentre. It’s one of the best collections of holiday and Christmas décor we’ve ever seen. They’ll also have their live tree lot open, so be sure to at least head in and breathe in the wonderful smell of Christmas trees.

We can’t wait to see you there!

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Etsy: Made in Canada – Vendor Features

Etsy: Made in Canada – Vendor Features

This is the last of our vendor introduction posts and we will learn about the letters T, V, W, X and one lonely G that somehow slipped through the cracks before…

The Witches Mark will have their market debut with us this weekend & we’re so excited about that. Steph makes magical talismans to help us through life.

And what else is important to get through life healthy? Yes, lovely teas by Grounded Tea.

Well, while we’re talking about coziness, have a look at This Darn’d Yarn‘s trendy and cute creations. Britney crochets shark sleeping bags and tiny cacti, sweet!

Suzanne of Tinged joins us with a fun mix of jewellery and the loveliest drawings of animals. Really, her style is unique and I highly recommend you to check her out.

Tribes + Society stands for beautiful jewellery. And we all know that you can never have to much of that.

Another brilliant local jeweler is Trish Flanagan who specializes in silver. Oh, the gorgeousness.

Is there anything sweeter than baby shoes? No, I didn’t think so. Have a look at the creations of Vi and Jax -seriously, I just want to eat them up.

Wee Thing Mee is Kat. And Kat likes to make adorable babrons and crocheted animals. In the cutest colours.

Some people’s baby’s are their pets, so that’s where WLC Studio comes in. WLC stands for Wanderlust Creatures and they make pet tags from all kinds of up-cycled things.

Reem of Xed Creative Design doesn’t play by the rules and we love her for it. Her pottery designs are influenced by her North African roots and wonderfully adorned and colourful.

Thank you everybody who followed me through the whole alphabet of our vendors. It’s been fun introducing all these amazingly creative people and I am so excited that our market is finally happening this weekend. It’s going to be a good one.

Hopefully, I’ll see many of you in person!

Leonie (Maple And Oak Designs)

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Etsy: Made in Canada – Vendor Features

Etsy: Made in Canada – Vendor Features

Lot of S’s and one P will be the lesson of the day:

Nicole of Salt Water Tea makes us happy with beautiful jewellery, crystal candles and when she has nothing else to do – which seems unlikely with this energetic lady – she does some knitting as well. Wow!

Secret Wool Society my admiration for Megan’s work starts already at her fantastic shop name. She creates one of a kind woolen wall weavings in neutral tones. Simply stunning.

Cori of Jot is there for all you stationary nerds. Gorgeous note books, here I come!

Simply Entangled by Katelyn adds some wonderfully entangled macrame and woven art to our lovely mix of vendors.

Amusing and inspiring stationary is the specialty of Stevie And Bean Papeterie. I’m intrigued by the wonderful fonts they use.

Jill of Stitch Plus Stitch combines soft laser cut bamboo with detailed cross stitch in a kit for you to finish yourself. What a great idea!

Suspended in time with Suspended Studio. Leah is a professional glass blower and we’re very excited to welcome her colourful creations to our selection.

Sweet Pumpkin Designs is, you guessed it, sweet little accessories for your pumpkins. Janie started making hair clips and headbands when she became a mom and working out of the house was not much of an option anymore.

The Paper Lover Co. is Alison’s baby and she designs whimsical paper art and stationary. You just have to check our her Alberta and Calgary prints. So cool!

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Etsy: Made in Canada – Vendor Features

Etsy: Made in Canada – Vendor Features

Today we’re going to cover quite some ground with the letters N, P Q, R and S.

Let’s start with Needle And Pine: this cute couple makes marvelous mountain shelves and pillows. If you need some wilderness inside your house, this is it.

Ohhh, Nerd Alert! Nerd Mart Customs is Amanda’s project and she up-cycled comic books into pretty much anything. Our favourite are her bangles.

Kait of Pink Chicken Creations is one of our brilliant vintage vendors. I can’t wait to see what she found for us and listen to her tell some great stories about the origin of her goodies.

Pink Sun Malas are malas and bracelets by the lovely Sara. Those gorgeous gem stones will help you find your spiritual path.

Calling all lovers of mid-century and kitsch! Prairie Bazaar will join us next weekend and we couldn’t be more excited for all those uber-sweet finds.

Amy Jo is Quadrophonic Image and adds some rock and roll photography to our market. Her artwork is a perfect collaboration between her artistic and photo journalistic sides.

Christine of Quirefly works with a combination of sterling silver, copper and brass wire, semiprecious stones, crystal and glass elements as well as fabrics and interesting yarns, recycled clothing and unexpected finds. Such an exciting mix, we can’t wait to see her jewellery and accessories.

Then there is Tiffany, a Rural Creative as she calls her brand. Her rustic signs and wall decor that she makes with old wood and brilliant typography are a delight.

Michelle of Sainte Pierre is a natural born knitter. Super cute and the most intriguing designs, we’re so happy to have her join our circle of vendors.

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Etsy: Made in Canada – Vendor Features

Etsy: Made in Canada – Vendor Features

And on we go with the introduction of our brilliant Etsy: Made in Canada vendors. The letters L, M & N will be in today’s focus.

Loft 90 is the brainchild of Nick and Keshia. The couple designs and makes dapper and cute wooden creations with fancy engravings. So sweet!

Sweet Amelia brings us joyful bath and beauty products with her brand Mint & Daisy. Everything she makes is 100% natural and free of synthetics. And the fragrance, oh I wish you could smell it right now!

Then there is M Mackenzie Jones who is a jeweler extraordinaire. All her pieces are inspired by the Rocky Mountains and Canadian wilderness in general. We just love her style.

Erin is the artist behind Mod Menage. She takes photos and designs super trendy prints for the trendy baby.

Mark is one of the few male crafters of our time and does beautiful woodwork. Mr Man Crafts stands for art made from reclaimed, naturally aged, rustic barnwood.

Talking about wooden art. Have you checked out Mug’s Emporium? Emma just loves to makes home decor and we love what she makes.

I’ve been doing yoga for a couple of years now but let me tell you, it only really started being fun when I wore my first pair of Muladhara Yoga pants. They’re the prettiest and most comfortable design and I wish I could wear them all day long (maybe I am, who really is to say?!?)

Whimsical, quirky and ever so creative – Heather of Mumble Tease is a one woman t-shirt company. She silk-screens her unconventional doodle designs onto t-shirts and sweaters in fun colours. If you’re looking for something truly unique, look no further!

Up next: the letter N & Natura Soy Lights. As the names says, they make natural soy candles with promising names like “Cherry Blossom” or “Coconut Lime” and I can’t wait to smell them all!

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