Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Etsy: Made in Canada meets the One of a Kind Show


Made in Canada got you bitten by the craft show bug?

Well get ready, because Etsy and One of a Kind are partnering up for a third year to present the Etsy section at the Spring One of a Kind Show!

This weekend, One of a Kind will be scouting shows far and wide to meet some of the talented Etsy sellers Canada has to offer, and we’re asking shoppers at the Toronto shows to give us a hand by nominating a Made in Canada seller they think is truly One of a Kind.

The seller with the most votes will receive a free spot in the Etsy section at the Spring 2015 show, running from March 25-29. We’ll also give one of the winning nominators a One of a Kind prize pack and ten lucky voters will receive 2 tickets to our Spring 2015 Show.

So, stop by our contest booth at the OCAD or the MaRS building and pick up some ballots. Encourage shoppers to vote for you and it could be your ticket to One of a Kind!

For more information, visit www.oneofakindshow.com/toronto/etsy.php.
Got questions or you would like more info on the section? Join us at Etsy Canada headquarters on October 1st, from 5-7, for a meet and greet and the lowdown on participating in the Etsy section at the Spring Show. RSVP here.

Monday, September 22, 2014

5 more sleeps until Etsy: Made in Canada!

This time Saturday our inaugural Etsy: Made in Canada show at MaRS (College & University) will be well underway! Come see our fabulous sellers' wares. We've got your household needs covered. Check out these handcrafted and carefully curated vintage selections! Deck out your home with humour and style....

All of the spots in our Made In Canada DIY workshops are booked! If you have reserved a spot, be sure to check in 10 minutes before class so we know you're there. These fabulous workshops are so popular, those spots are coveted... and our volunteers will fill any open spot with folks on our waiting list on a first come first serve basis.

See you Saturday, September 27, 10 am to 4 pm at MaRS, 101 College St!

Sunday, September 21, 2014

6 more sleeps until Etsy: Made In Canada!

Are you excited? We are! We've only got 6 more sleeps until our biggest show yet - Etsy: Made in Canada! We're looking forward to seeing you all at MaRS this Saturday. We've got everything you need and you can peruse our awesome vendors' wares by category.

Our For the Body collection includes soaps, lotions and potions, nail polish and tasty treats too!

Come join us between 10 am and 4 pm at 101 College for the inaugural Etsy: Made in Canada flagship pop-up market!

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Come get your creative on.... Etsy: Made in Canada

We are very excited to announce our fabulous FREE DIY workshops at Etsy: Made in Canada, September 27th at MaRS, 101 College St at University Ave, 
from 10 am to 4 pm

All workshops are open to all, but spaces are limited. Reserve your spot by signing up today!

We also recommend checking in about 10 minutes prior to your workshop to secure your spot. We will open spaces to people on the 27th if pre-registered students are unable to be there. We know there will be people clamouring to join, so don't miss out!

Etsy: Made in Canada

It's just 9 more days until Etsy: Made in Canada, and our nation-wide collection fo pop-up shops! We're really getting excited about our huge sale at MaRS on September 27th. Today Etsy posted about Made in Canada, including some of the fabulous things our makers make, and some of the organizers, like TEST's own Ele of minouette. You can check out the Toronto selections below and read about some of the other great sales and leaders from coast to coast on Etsy. This show is going to be epic - you don't want to miss it! Hope to see you there.

Meet the Organizers

ele-author-photoEle Willoughby, Toronto, Ontario
Ele is the Captain of the 800-member Toronto Etsy Street Team, which will be co-hosting a 120-vendor market with the 416 Hustler Team at Toronto’s MaRS building. 
I’m Ele Willoughby (also known as minouette). I’m a printmaker and a marine geophysicist; I make fine-art prints on paper, hand-printed textiles, and interactive multimedia artwork. While I’ve had the great privilege of visiting much of Canada, living in a few different provinces, and traveling to many other countries, I’ve got to say that the creative community in Toronto is exceptionally active and engaged. There’s a lot of unexpected collaboration going on: your favorite local designer can recommend her favorite soap maker, the jewelers know the bookbinders, and the printmakers are taking quilting classes. There is so much Canadian talent on Etsy that’s already being exported to the world — now it’s time to let the rest of Canada know about it!

Shop Toronto

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Call for Clothing Designers, UTSC The Marketing Group Charity Fashion Show

The Marketing Group at the University of Toronto Scarborough are hosting their annual charity fashion show and we are showcasing clothing from Toronto-based designers. They want to attract local designers or boutiques who would be interested in featuring their clothes on their runway! 

Date: November 18th
Place: University of Toronto Scarborough Campus at 1265 Military Trail, Toronto, ON M1C 1A4
How to apply: Email sophy@themarketinggroup.me with pictures or a website and description of the clothing they intend to feature at the fashion show. Number of outfits can range from 5-15. 
Deadline: Before October 20th
Note: A contract will be created for us to take full responsibility of the clothing and to return them in their original condition. 

This fashion show is a great opportunity to increase brand exposure as we will be marketing the event to UTSC’s student body of over 11,000 people in addition to the two other UofT campuses. Overall, the event is a great way to increase exposure  as well as giving back to the community as all proceeds will be donated to the SickKids Foundation. Post-fashion show, we are organizing a Lookbook campaign for all the outfits at the fashion show to be viewed on our website from students at all three UofT campuses.

Check out last year's Lookbook here.


Monday, September 15, 2014

Bookbinding Workshop

The details:
Book Making Workshop: Longstitch/Linkstitch
Saturday, September 20th, 10am -1pm
Graven Feather, 906 Queen St. West, Toronto

Join TEST's own Carolyn Eady from Sprouts Press to learn how to design and craft your own hand bound journal. This workshop will introduce you to the basic process of hand decorating paper for use as book covers, and then how to incorporate it into a hand bound book using the Longstitch Linkstitch technique.

No previous art experience is required.

To register visit here

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