First Pick Handmade is once again bringing locally and sustainably crafted clothing to the masses with the third edition of its pop-up market on September 15 and 16.
Taking place at Heritage Hall, the event will feature more than 25 designers, makers, and artists hawking fall- and winter-ready hats, sweaters, custom denim, one-of-a-kind jewellery, and everything in between. Participating vendors include zero-waste apparel producer Sans Soucie, which is known for its colourful patchwork patterns; Revol Girl, a line of handmade and body-inclusive bras and period-proof panties; and Conscious Care Skin, which crafts CBDâinfused oil cleansers, moisturizers, and other products.
Also featured are a sizable number of merchants offering unisex and genderless clothing, accessories, and other goods. BLACK SĂLV makes architectural, sci-fiâinfluenced jewellery fit for men, women, and folks who identify as otherwise, for example, while brands like Joseph Henry Workshop and Billy Would make equally neutral card holders, belt buckles, key fobs, and other items.
âNow more than ever, consumers can make a difference by supporting Canadian designers and the environment with shopping locally and sustainably,â Janna Hurtzig, founder and curator at First Pick Handmade, said in a news release.
The inaugural First Pick HandmadeÂ took place last summer. It was launched by Hurtzig, who also co-organizesÂ Shiny Fuzzy MuddyÂ and operates local labelsÂ Winterluxe Recycled CashmereÂ andÂ Astrosatchel, as a way to help Vancouverites discover and access âslow fashionâ garments. Admission is $3 at the door orÂ online.
Check out the full list of designers participating at First Pick Handmadeâs third edition below:
Bianca Barr Design
Claudia Schulz Hats
Dogwood Denim Apparel
Jessica Redditt Designs
Joseph Henry Workshop
Daub and Design/Daub Active
Kolton Babych Fine Jewelry
Novel Supply Co.
(Ag + Au) Clothing
Street and Saddle
SUPERNOVA by Black Hole Clothing
Winterluxe Recycled Cashmere
Conscious Care Skin
First Pick Handmade takes place on September 15 and 16, from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., at Heritage Hall (3102 Main Street).Â See event listing for details.