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Getting to the Made in Canada Market

We are so thrilled at the response from eager shoppers for the upcoming Etsy: Made in Canada event. For those of us in the handmade and vintage community, it’s heartening to see the urban community of Calgary supporting the grassroots nature of Etsy.

As part of Etsy’s commitment to sustainability, we’d like to encourage our visitors to consider taking Calgary Transit to get to the market. Parking will be limited at the event, but thankfully, Golden Acre Garden Sentre is near some major commuting lines.

The easiest route to take is the #5 – North Haven bus line, which runs along Edmonton Trail, which you can see in the map below. You can also use this link to calculate your route to the bus stop.

MiC Transit Map

We can’t wait to see you at the market!

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2015 Etsy: Made in Canada Vendor List

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We are very excited to share this year’s vendor list for the Calgary edition of Etsy: Made in Canada

Find all the vendors below.  Clicking on each name will bring you directly to each vendors Shop on Etsy.

Wapta Knitting Co

Jewelry by Amanda

Nerd Mart Customs

Muladhara Yoga Wear

Amanda Parker Design

Dubbele Dutch

Quadrophonic Image

Magpie Quilts

Ollie and Dots 

Becky Warren Design

Stuf’d

Pet Portraits by Bri

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Diesel Clay

Buttercream Clothing

Folly a Tet

Twisted Links Jewelry

CreationzbyCatherine

Knitatude

Chika Ando

Purple Pony Art

ImPaper

Quirefly

Le Petit Coco

Avalanche Artisans

Donna D Store

Ellie Greets & Unique Art

Mug’s Emporium

Giselle Clothing Design

Heather Buchanan

Mumble Tease

Cosmikgoo cards + prints

Hekkal and Hyde

Handmade Therapy

Handmade Therapy Kids

Light Tech

JB Leather Supply

Jen Gregoire

Jennea Frischke Jewelry

Hop & Flop

Logee Photography

Snip Snap Stitch

Pink Chicken Creations

Mini Bytes

Wee Thing Mee

Billie Boone Vintage

Milk and Honey

JDB Mercantile

Sleepy Holow Leather & Custom Beading

Wire Expressions

Harper’s Hats

Joy of Little Creations

Lamb’s Soapworks

Simple Birds

Maple And Oak Designs

Linda Cote Studio

The Village Hound

Lost In Layers

Crafted by Lindy

YYC Beeswax Ltd

Cuddle My Bug

Anitas Peg Dolls

OH DEER

Mackenzie Jones

Lively Leaf Designs

Salt Water Tea

Bears For Friends

PK Arts and Crafts

Handmade by Patricia

Khokho Designs

The Bleached Tee

WoolyGems

Pink Sun Malas

Juniper and Jay Designs

Bubblegum Sass

Jewelry by Saveria

The Otter & The Owl

Heart ‘n Soul Handbags

Garden Villa Arts

Tribes + Society

Stevie + Bean Paperie

Needle and Pine

One Hundred Monkeys

The Art of Summer Breeze

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Medicine River Soap Co.

Sonder + Stone

Three Smallfry Primitives

Vintage in My Dreams

Lucky Wall

Trisha Flanagan

Tracey Cameron Creative

Harmony Grace Designs

Pet Portraits by Brianna

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Join the Etsy 30-Day Challenge!

Etsy Canada is offering a new online program on called Etsy: 30 Day Challenge – the goal is to help those new to the platform open a quality Etsy shop in 30 days – just in time to apply to sell at Etsy: Made in Canada.

It’s FREE and easy to sign up!

1. Open a draft shop to start the Challenge – Use Promo code ‘CALGARY’ at etsy.com/promotions and get your first 20 listings free (listings are normally 20 cents). If you already have an Etsy shop but are looking to improve or grow your online business, you are still welcome to join the program.

2. Join the Facebook group between May 19 and June 15 to receive daily inspiration and tips from successful Etsy sellers and stay on track with the 4-week lesson plan. You can post questions here too, and get them answered directly by mentors.

3. Tell your community that you’re taking the #EtsyChallenge and inspire others to join!

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Welcome to EtsyCalgary.com!

Over a year ago, Hilda Siemens and myself found ourselves in Toronto for the first-annual Etsy Captain’s Summit. The main goal of the Summit was to give all of us the tools to put on a unique pop-up market, one that exclusively featured Canadian Etsy handmade and vintage sellers. Every major city in the country was to have their own version of the event.

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It looked like a daunting job at first, but after finding a venue, things moved fairly smoothly until the day was upon us. Lindy Turner provided the decor for the event, Etsy-inspired bunting and rustic touches, while Rozzie Lee made a sweet chalk-board print to welcome our buyers to the market.

There was a little something for everyone at the market. From cute baby clothes to edgy accessories, to unique artwork and one-of-a-kind vintage pieces, there was a huge variety of quality goods for our shoppers to choose from.

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After the dust had settled, the numbers came in… Over 4000 shoppers came by to shop 39 vendors. It was an amazing feeling to know just how much the Calgarian community had embraced having this market and it was inspiring to see so many people value the quality of handmade.

This year, Hilda, Lindy, and myself are back. We attended the Captain’s Summit in Toronto again last February and have been hard at work to make the 2015 version of Calgary’s MiC market even bigger and better. We have a larger venue lined up, making for a comfortable shopping experience, but also making it possible to bring you many more vendors. How does close to 100 vendors sound? We think it sounds pretty great!

In keeping with our theme of bigger and better, we’ve put together this website as a one-stop-shop for all things related to MiC in Calgary. Be sure to keep an eye on this blog as we make important announcements leading up to the market, as well as vendor introduction posts where we’ll give you a preview of all the great things you’ll be able to find at this year’s market.

We can’t wait to see you on September 26th!

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