As the season’s change, shopping local starts to turn from outdoor Farmer’s Markets to indoor arts and handcrafts. First Pick Handmade’s Fall Pop Up Market returns this September 24-25 to help kick start your season’s shopping, with a curated collection of thoughtfully made fashion, accessories and art from 20 designers and artists.
Transforming Heritage Hall, 3102 Main Street, Vancouver, into a 3,300-square foot exclusive pop-up shopping experience, from 11:00 am to 6:00 pm Saturday, September 24 to Sunday, September 25. First Pick Handmade’s handpicked vendors bring unique high-quality shopping without a worry about distribution channel issues.
Curated by Janna Hurtzig, First Pick Handmade markets evolved from the successful Shiny Fuzzy Muddy shows that came to an end in 2019.
“We are really aware of the globalization challenges with fast fashion, like shipping and manufacturing delays, union-based concerns and even the need for labour and specialized skills,” says Janna Hurtzig, First Pick Handmade Founder and Curator. “Events like First Pick Handmade encourage consumers to be very thoughtful about their purchases, get to know the people who created their garments or elements for their home, and helps to maintain a thriving, unique and independent design scene in Vancouver that is sustainable and eco friendly through small runs that don’t create needless waste.”
First Pick Handmade fall show sees size inclusive and gender-neutral designs and packaging as local designers focus on inclusivity of all body types and identities.
Vendors at the First Pick Handmade Fall Pop-Up Include:
New Designers: Givers and Takers Clothing, Oge Ajibe, Lydia Cecilia Art and After Times Art
Clothing: Givers and Takers Clothing, Jessica Redditt Designs, Kate & Frances, Oge Ajibe, Street and Saddle, Supernova by Blackhole Clothing, Uni Design
Fall / Winter Weather Accessories: Paimon, Headwear, Winterluxe Recycled Cashmere
Jewelry: Black SØLV, Flo Design Co., Joanna Lovett Sterling, Roberto Fioravanti, Zula Jewelry + Design
Skin Care and Beauty: Conscious Care
Art: After Times Art, Lorna Moffat Design, Lydia Cecilia, Sola Fiedler
First Pick Handmade Fall Pop-Up takes place 11:00 am to 6:00 pm Saturday, September 24 to Sunday, September 25, 2022 at Heritage Hall, 3102 Main Street, Vancouver. Admission $3 per person at the door or in advance online at firstpickhandmade.com