Vancity Makers | Summer Market

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It’s one thing to go to a market, but it’s a whole other experience to go to them and meet the talented makers behind the brand. It’s kind of like visiting a friend and enjoying their company while shopping! That’s how I feel anyhow when I go to markets. I love to go to, meeting new people & the product they make in our beautiful area!

Recently, I’ve had the pleasure of getting to know the ladies behind Vancity Makers! It’s so fun to hear how things bloom into something really wonderful that benefits so many locally! They have made this market more then just a market, they have made it into a support group for others who know exactly what it takes to be a maker. Be sure to grab some girls and make your way to the Albion Fairgrounds in Maple Ridge on August 19th & 20th for some local shopping!

Vancity Makers | How It Came To Be

“Tracy and I met last November at a Christmas pop up she was at. In such a short time we learned we had a lot in common and kept in touch after that. We discovered we were a part of some really great local groups that support fabulous women in business that it sparked an idea.
With Tracy having her soap business Scrubs and Bubbles and myself a home baker as The Cake Mama we wanted to focus on the handmade community in BC and try to create a place to connect and network with those who understand what it means to be a maker. We want to host social events to bring us all together and learn about topics that are relevant to starting a business, sustaining a business and taking it to the next level and thus Vancity Makers was born.
We are all about finding those “hidden gem” makers, learning about them and then turning around and sharing them with everyone to help them get more exposure. We love seeing businesses grow and be successful. With so many wonderful people in the handmade community we then thought why not create a market so that people can shop all these great vendors!
And so we present The SUMMER Market, over 50+ carefully curated vendors of handmade goods in wonderfully diverse categories. There will be local brands that everyone knows and loves and there will also be makers that are new to the scene. We hope that those who love to support the local handmade movement will come and enjoy our market!”
-Jzabela

Vancity Makers will be filled with fun including….

  • Nail Bar – Express Manis with polish or shellac
  • Braid Bar – Get your hair braided for that boho beachy look
  • Art Contest – Draw a Vancity Maker for a chance to win $100!
  • Food Bank – Each vendor is donating an item to go towards a gift basket that will be raffled off. 100% of the earnings with be donated to the Greater Vancouver Food Bank.
  • First 50 guests on each day will be entered for a chance to win $150 shop credit!!

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Below are each vendor that will be attending!

Baby Bear Beads
Glass & Brass Vintage
Little Bean + Co
FrancHeart Collective
With Love by Ash
Guerilla Que
Tiny Humans Boutique
Wildflower Designs
Rustica Custom Finishes
Sweet Caroline Creative
BigDump Plungers
Canvas Candle Company
BESOREAL Fashions Inc.
Modern Hippie Health & Wellness
choose joy greetings
Refined Rustics
It’s A Wrap Bracelets
Shayla’s Sweet Treats
Urban baby boutique
CC Crafts & Home Decor
Loulou Lollipop
Battersup.cupca8s
King and Sage Apparel
WalkingDot
a paper life
The Rollo Towel Co.
Tumble and Roar Apparel
The Popcorn Bar
The Sweet & Simple Kitchen
Floristree Designs
Poppy and Lace
Bella Lime
the Bright Side
Sable Shortbread Company Ltd.
ICH INDIAN CURRY HUB
CRAFTS BY K
Cedar & Stain
Homeworks Etc Kids
Wild Child Designs
Sea to Sky Designs
I Luv It Natural Deodorant
Little + co.
Stay Magical Studios
Sugar & Co. Sweet Shop
BCBaby Creations
Jax & Lennon Co.
Fait de Kate
Flutterby Refinished Furniture
Mully’s Handcrafted
Mama Bear Box
Wild & Raven Trailer
My Brown Bag Studio
The Cake Mama
Scrubs & Bubbles

 

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*Disclaimer: The products mentioned above have been given free of charge from the company or PR firm in exchange for being featured on lovinglittlesblog.com. The product features expressed in this post are those of mine and have not been influenced in any other way.

Keisha Lynne, xx