Genderless clothing, accessories, and other goods on show at First Pick Handmade’s third edition

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 CBD–infused oil cleansers, moisturizers, and other products.

Also featured are a sizable number of merchants offering unisex and genderless clothing, accessories, and other goods. BLACK SØLV makes architectural, sci-fi–influenced 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.

“Now more than ever, consumers can make a difference by supporting Canadian designers and the environment with shopping locally and sustainably,” Janna Hurtzig, founder and curator at First Pick Handmade, said in a news release.

The inaugural First Pick Handmade took place last summer. It was launched by Hurtzig, who also co-organizes Shiny Fuzzy Muddy and operates local labels Winterluxe Recycled Cashmere and Astrosatchel, as a way to help Vancouverites discover and access “slow fashion” garments. Admission is $3 at the door or online.

Check out the full list of designers participating at First Pick Handmade’s third edition below:

Anian Manufacturing
Bianca Barr Design
Billy Would
Claudia Schulz Hats
Couture Therapy
Dogwood Denim Apparel
Frances Felt
Hinojosa Official
HMPL Design
Jessica Redditt Designs
Joseph Henry Workshop
Daub and Design/Daub Active
Kolton Babych Fine Jewelry
My Bukuro
Novel Supply Co.
Revol Girl
Roberto Fioravanti
Sans Soucie
(Ag + Au) Clothing
Street and Saddle
SUPERNOVA by Black Hole Clothing
Bronsino Designs
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). See event listing for details.


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