Brooklyn Summer Market is happening in two weeks!

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Hello Everyone!  We can’t wait to head back to New York for our Brooklyn Summer Market! Our annual Fair is taking place at 50 Kent between 11th and 12th Streets from 11am – 6pm both Saturday, September 13 – Sunday, September 14, 2014. Come out and shop our curated selection of today’s best and brightest Makers of outstanding handmade goods. You’ll find everything from one-of-a-kind jewelry, clothing, art prints and stationery, to leather goods, ceramics, wood wares, and much more.

As always, the free fair will have DIY workshops, art installations, food, booze, DJs, and more. You can preview this year’s line up of 250+ talented makers, delicious treats, and workshops here.

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Bring your friends and family to shop local and handmade! For your musical entertainment, DJs from Sugartown Industries will be spinning tunes to keep you dancing while you shop. Take your pick of delicious treats from Kimchi SmokeLa Crepe C’est Si Bon, and Coolhaus Ice Cream Sandwiches among other artisan food vendors. Grab some drinks at the bar and sample a glass of Protea Wine while you’re at it!

Take a breather from shopping and put your creativity to work at the make-and-take workshop hosted by Alyssa Hoppe, where you’ll learn to string your very own garland. Want a keepsake from your visit? Pop into the free Magnolia Photo Booth to commemorate your experience. Or get a custom hand-drawn portrait of your pretty faces at Doodlebooth!

Getting There: You can find our outdoor fair at 50 Kent Ave. between 11th and 12th Streets. If you’re local, we encourage you to spend more time outside and walk, bike, or take public transportation to the Fair. You can route directions to our Fair here.

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Want to spread the word?  Join our Facebook event and invite your friends. Grab our e-flyer and pass it around. Add #RenegadeCraftFair and #RenegadeBrooklyn to your RCF-related Instagram pictures and tweets!  We love seeing what our followers and makers are up to!

We are extraordinarily pleased to announce our new partnership with Martha Stewart Living, the Official Media Sponsor of Renegade Craft Fair Brooklyn and all Renegade 2014 flagship events. Keep an eye out for our ad in the September issue of Martha Stewart Living!

For more information about this event, please visit the Renegade Craft Fair website,Facebook event, or browse the Makers on Pinterest.

Special thanks to our Brooklyn sponsors:

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Chicago + Brooklyn Apps Close Tomorrow!

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Hello, Everyone!  Just a reminder that applications for our Chicago and Brooklyn September Markets close tomorrow!  Get your application in by June 5th to be a part of our last two summer fairs!

Our Chicago Flagship Market will be returning to Wicker Park on Division St. between Damen and Paulina Avenues.  This scenic location will be host to one of the largest curated gatherings of indie craft makers in the US.  The Summer Market will take place on September 6 + 7 from 11am – 6pm both days.

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Our Brooklyn Summer Market will return to Brooklyn, NY for a top shelf, indie craft explosion.  RCF will bring movers and makers of all varieties to 50 Kent between 11th and 12 streets.  The Summer Market will take place on September 13 + 14 from 11am – 6pm both days.

We’re always on the lookout for great people to get involved with Renegade Craft Fair, whether as a maker or in one of the many supporting roles that are so necessary for a successful fair.  At each of our fairs, we take great pains to find the best and brightest individuals that are pushing the boundaries of what’s possible in handcrafted goods and art. You can apply to be a food vendor, host a workshop, create an art installation, or become a sponsor.  To learn more about all of the opportunities at our fairs, visit our Participate page.

Applications for Renegade Craft Fair in Chicago and Brooklyn close tomorrow, June 5th, so make sure you get your application in!  We can’t wait to see you all in September!

Thank you, Brooklyn!

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Thank you, Brooklyn! Yesterday’s Brooklyn Mini Market was an amazing start to our new series of mini events!  Over 90 talented Makers from New York and beyond showcased their work for excited shoppers.

Similar to our bi-annual flagship fairs, this free mini market celebrated a curated selection of today’s best and brightest indie makers! Plus, DJs from Sugartown Industries kept the day fun and lively as attendees shopped each booth and enjoyed brunch-inspired food and drinks by La Crepe C’estSi Bon and Jicama NYC.

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It was such a pleasure seeing so many happy shoppers meeting our talented Makers and buying handmade.

We saw a lot of smiles at the Magnolia Photo Booth and arcade area! Want to relive the good times? You can get a recap on Instagram and Twitter using #RenegadeCraftFair, #RCFMiniMarket, and #RCFMiniBK, to view RCF-related Instagram pictures and tweets!

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Stay tuned for updates on our other upcoming Spring + Summer Renegade Craft Fairs. And be sure to follow us on Instagram and Pinterest to stay in-the-know on our Makers and all things Renegade Craft!

Big Thanks to Brooklyn, our Sponsors, and our friends!

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Maker Spotlight: Caru Skincare Co.

COMBOpackOur last Maker Spotlight for the Brooklyn Mini Market is featuring the New York company, Caru Skincare Co.  Follow us on Instagram to catch the Caru Skincare Co. guest posts!  Caru Skincare is Dominique Caron’s company that is devoted to creating healthy, natural, and biologically sound products.  Dominique and her team promise a skincare line with no mystery ingredients, nothing artificial, and no compromises.

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Caru Skincare was founded in 2012, launching one year later, setting out to create a line that would be everything Dominique herself would want in a skincare line: pure botanical ingredients and sustainable packaging.

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Every product is made in small, handcrafted batches in a Queens, NY studio.  Caru Skincare Co. takes great care in handling each product in-house, even hand packaging each product and verifying quality control.  We love the scents and combinations Caru Skincare dreams up!  Not only is their branding beautiful, their soaps are, too!

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Caru Skincare Co. takes great pains to be completely transparent with their customers, offering a comprehensive Ingredient List on their website, explaining some of their process and decisions to source only organic and sustainable ingredients for their products.

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What is so clever and fantastic about Caru Skincare’s packaging is that it’s made out of seed paper!  Their paper is imbedded with the highest quality mixture of wildflower seeds, sprouting anything from Siberian Wallflower, Black-Eyed Susan, Forget-Me-Nots and Lilacs!  You can learn all about their packaging and how to sprout your seed paper here.

caru3We are so thrilled to have Caru Skincare Co. join us for our first-ever Brooklyn Mini Market tomorrow!  Be sure to check out their website, etsy, instagram, twitter, and facebook page.  Learn more about how Dominique makes her products while she guest-posts on our Instagram today!

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Can’t wait to see you all in Brooklyn tomorrow.  Get ready to brunch and shop handmade! 

 

 

Brooklyn Mini Market starts tomorrow!

BKmini-trioWe’re kicking off our first-ever Mini Market in Brooklyn tomorrow! Join us at 165 Banker St. in Brooklyn from 11am – 5pm for a boozy brunch, arcade games, DJs, and over 90 makers and artisans to shop! Just like our bi-annual fairs, this free mini market will feature a curated selection of today’s best and brightest indie makers!  Browse this year’s line up of 90+ talented makers here. Spend your Sunday brunch with us and shop local and handmade!   There will be a variety of outstanding handmade goods at the Fair – ranging from natural skincare, stationery, clothing and jewelry, to ceramics, housewares and much more.  BK2 DJs from Sugartown Industries will be keeping things lively as you sip some mimosas and peruse each of the incredibly crafted booths.  Brunch-inspired food and drinks will be offered by La Crepe C’est Si Bon and Jicama NYC.  Play a round of mini-golf or ping pong with your friends and commemorate your visit with a picture in the Magnolia Photo Booth!   Getting There: Visitors are encouraged to walk, bike, or take public transportation to the Fair.  You can route directions to 165 Banker St. here. BrooklynMiniEflyer600 Want to spread the word?  Join our Facebook event and invite your friends.  Grab our e-flyer and pass it around.  Add #RenegadeCraftFair #RCFMiniMarket #RCFMiniBK to your RCF-related Instagram pictures and tweets!  We love seeing what our followers and makers are up to! For more details, check out the RCF Brooklyn Mini Market page, Facebook event, or visit our Pinterest for current and previous rosters.  See you all in Brooklyn this Sunday!

Special thanks our Brooklyn sponsors:
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Maker Spotlight: Amelie Mancini

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Happy Friday, Everyone! Today we are featuring Amelie Mancini and her incredibly crafted wooden objects and hand-printed textiles. We are so excited to have Amelie join us for our Brooklyn Mini Market this Sunday!  Amelie is guest-posting on our Instagram today so be sure to check it out and get an inside peak in her NY studio.AMarrowboard

Amelie is a jack-of-all-trades Maker currently specializing in hand-carved wooden objects and linoleum block-printed textiles. AMportrait

All of Amelie’s work, be it woodworking, printing on fabric or paper and painting, is completed in her Brooklyn studio. The bright colors juxtaposed with the dark wood in her studio portrays a playful creativity that inspires Amelie’s work.  
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The extraordinary skill in her hands are exhibited in the detail of every grooved spoon and fine lines in her illustrations.  We cannot wait to get our hands on one of her cactus tote bags or tea towels!

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Amelie primarily harvests walnut wood and carves sharply detailed arrows into the handles of her spoons and cutting boards. Tastemakers from Design*Sponge to Dwell and Real Simple have featured Amelie’s work.
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We are so excited to have Amelie Mancini showcase her work at our first-ever Mini Market in Brooklyn.  Browse all of her products on her website, and make sure you follow her stunning instagram feed to see her work in progress!AMstudio
Looking forward to seeing you all in Brooklyn this weekend!

Now Accepting Chicago + Brooklyn Summer Applications!

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Happy Friday, Everyone!  We are so excited to announce that the Renegade Craft Fair applications for our Brooklyn and Chicago Summer Markets are now open! Applications will be accepted from May 16th to June 5th, 2014!

Our Chicago Flagship Market will be returning to Wicker Park on Division St. between Damen and Paulina Avenues.  This scenic location will be host to one of the largest curated gatherings of indie craft makers in the US.  The Summer Market will take place on September 6 + 7 from 11am – 6pm both days.

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Our Brooklyn Summer Market will return to Brooklyn, NY for a top shelf, indie craft explosion.  RCF will bring movers and makers of all varieties to 50 Kent between 11th and 12 streets.  The Summer Market will take place on September 13 + 14 from 11am – 6pm both days.

We’re always on the lookout for great people to get involved with Renegade Craft Fair, whether as a maker or in one of the many supporting roles that are so necessary for a successful fair.  At each of our fairs, we take great pains to find the best and brightest individuals that are pushing the boundaries of what’s possible in handcrafted goods and art. You can apply to be a food vendor, host a workshop, create an art installation, or become a sponsor.  To learn more about all of the opportunities at our fairs, visit our Participate page.

Applications for Renegade Craft Fair in Chicago and Brooklyn will be accepted on our website from May 16th – June 5th, 2014.  We can’t wait to see you all in September!

 

 

Maker Spotlight: Bush Smarts

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Today we have a very special treat.  Not only are we featuring Bush Smarts in our Maker Spotlight series, Bush Smarts will also be guest-posting on our Instagram account today!  From today to the Brooklyn Mini Market on Sunday, we will be inviting NY Makers to guest-post on our Instagram.  Follow us to find out who will be posting next!  We cannot wait to learn more about the Makers and see NY through their eyes.

DSC_0417Kevin Sterling and John Davidson are the mountain men behind Bush Smarts.  They found each other through the common love of the wilderness.  Both men wanted outdoor gear that taps into the heritage of bushcraft, yet is also practical in the wild.

DSC_0431This idea brought Kevin and John together and started the adventure of designing, procuring, and assembling a gear kit that is everything one needs for an outdoor adventure.

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From Merino wool socks and flint steels, to more playful items such as gaming kits and entertaining literature, everything is re-designed in-house to fit the Bush Smarts aesthetic.

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Through a combination of finding obscure and unknown gear, bringing under-appreciated gear into the modern age, to designing and building new gear – these guys at Bush Smarts have got you covered for all your outdoor needs.  Their appreciation for equipment and objects that exceed standards in both form and function make their products truly unique and admired.

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We cannot wait to see all that Bush Smarts has to offer at our first-ever Brookyn Mini Market this Sunday!  Check out their website, facebooktwitter, and instagram, and be sure to follow the Renegade Craft Instagram feed to see exclusive posts by Bush Smarts all day today!

Maker Spotlight: Yardsale Press

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Today we are featuring New Jersey Maker, Yardsale Press.  Bryan Sculthorpe is the illustrator and screen-printer behind these whimsically humorous prints.  Yardsale Press will be selling prints at our Brooklyn Mini Market this Sunday!

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These cheerful prints are meant to brighten up people’s living rooms and add smiles to their faces.  In our opinion, Bryan has definitely succeeded in that department!  We can’t get enough of these charming foodie prints.KeepItTogether72

Bryan’s illustrative style nods to retro advertisements with playful color combinations and patterns.  The “Looking Good” comb print reminds us of vintage ads fused with modern simplicity.

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All of Yardsale Press’ work is fun, silly, and definitely features a lot of puns.  We couldn’t help laugh at these Drinks of the House coasters.

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We are so thrilled to have Yardsale Press join us again in Brooklyn for our first-ever Mini Market this Sunday!  13543683353_f9e908c772_z

Make yourself hungry by browsing all of Yardsale Press‘ food-inspired prints on Etsy!  See you all in Brooklyn soon!

Maker Spotlight: xnasozi

 

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Today we are featuring Brooklyn-based maker, Xnasozi.  Conceived of and made in Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn, Xnasozi makes homes and interiors a reflection of the world, fusing together global traditions with urban aesthetics.  The home decor collection strives to fortify existing networks between artisans in Africa. It is about celebrating the legacy of traditional art forms, and their relevance in the homes and lifestyles of the present.  We are so excited that Xnasozi is joining us for our Brooklyn Mini-Market this Sunday!

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Xnasozi uses Bogolan mudcloth, Dutch and African wax prints, West African indigo and other global textiles to create home products with an African flair.

1013713_543145022418393_1914766820_nNasozi Kakembo founded Xnasozi in 2011 as a creative outlet for her love of African art and culture.  Her company name derives from her very own, which is a Ugandan name meaning “something to look up to in praise of.”  Since then, Nasozi’s beautiful home objects have been featured in Apartment Therapy and other tastemaker blogs and magazines.

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For the greater part of a decade, Nasozi worked in the international human rights and social justice fields, meanwhile indulging in African textiles by night.  Her experience in the international social rights fields has shaped Xnasozi into a globally and ethically responsible business with a mission to give back.

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Nasozi sources incredibly vibrant and kaleidoscopic textiles and fibers that produce beautiful statements pieces.  From coasters to pillows and aprons, Xnasozi creates a uniquely boho African flair in the home.  We would love to take home one of those amazing denim aprons!Chevron coasterOLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAWe are so excited to have Xnasozi join us for our Brooklyn Mini Market this Sunday!  Browse all the amazing textiles on Nasozi’s website and Etsy, and follow her on Instagram to get a sneak peek into her life.