Happy 2014 to all our friends and supporters! You might notice that things look a little different around here… we’ve rebranded! Renegade has a fresh new face for 2014, including a revamped website, and new logos. We’re excited to share our whole new look, so poke around the RCF website and see what’s new.
We’re very excited to announce the dates of our 2014 tour! Once again, we are looking forward to showcasing the best and brightest makers at our fairs in Austin, Brooklyn, Chicago, London, Los Angeles, and San Francisco. Visit our website for more info about each upcoming show.
Our first event of 2014 is going to be a big one. For the first time ever, we’re introducing Renegade Craft Fair: SXSW Edition in Austin, TX! Applications are now live for this amazing event, read more details about the fair here, and apply now to become a vendor at Renegade Craft Fair: SXSW Edition! Applications are open from Jan. 3 – Jan. 24, so don’t delay!
Happy New Year from the Renegade crew!
The 2nd Annual Renegade Craft Fair Winter Market in Brooklyn will take place this weekend, November 23 + 24, 2013 from 11am – 6pm each day at the historic Skylight One Hanson. This free-to-attend fair will kick off our handmade holiday tour with a slew of wonderful crafters, hands-on workshops, food, music, and more.
As always, we’ll be presenting a curated collection of some of today’s best + brightest indie makers
. Browse this year’s line-up of 200+ artists here
Expect a vibrant atmosphere in our new location, with vendor booths mingling with free workshops and hands-on activities. Attendees can create their own knitted necklaces or embroidered gift tags in a special hands on workshop hosted by Kollabora. Installation art from Amanda Hu will make the fair even more festive. Visitors are invited to take a photo to commemorate their indie shopping experience in the free photo booth provided by Magnolia Photo Booth Co.
Tasty treats abound at this season’s fair, with savory food from Home Shoppe, Jicama NYC, and La Crêpe C’est Si Bon, and sweet snacks from Wandering Waffle. Attendees can warm up and get their caffeine fix with coffee from the Brooklyn Roasting Company.
We encourage visitors to walk, bike, or take public transportation to the Fair. The venue is easily accessible via the subway, and is a short walk from the Atlantic Avenue / Barclays Center stop for the B, Q, N, R, and D Trains, the Lafayette Avenue stop for the C Train, or the Fulton Street stop for the G Train. Skylight One Hanson is also just steps from Atlantic Terminal.
Special thanks to our Brooklyn sponsors:
Check out our Brooklyn FAQ
page for answers to all your queries. We hope you’ll join us in supporting local artists this weekend; visit Renegade Craft Fair and enjoy the indie-craft shopping experience!
Created with harsh winter nights in mind, Winter Cabin Collection is all about hunkering down and hibernating for the winter. This awesome collaboration between Mary Kate McDevitt and Man vs. Ink‘s Fred DiMeglio has resulted in some very cozy decor – banners, pillows, and prints that inspire a long winter’s nap.
Each piece is inspired by cabin living, from their vintage printed postcards and warm woolen pillows to the folksy banners, which are screenprinted with hand-lettered phrases. We’re excited to have Winter Cabin Collection selling their wares at Renegade’s Winter Market in Brooklyn!
Winter Cabin Collection began in 2012 as a collaborative project between Portland friends. While Mary Kate and Fred have since moved to New York, their collaboration continues, and Wanderlust Vintage in Portland will continue to be the exclusive stockist for Winter Cabin Collection over on the West coast. Lucky for New Yorkers, Winter Cabin Collection will be selling their wares at Brooklyn Renegade, including some new additions to the collection, like bandanas and silkscreen prints on paper.
A little peek into the Winter Cabin Collection workspace. Each piece is handmade with care, and is part of a very limited edition.
Want to add one of their pieces to your own cozy cabin? Find Winter Cabin Collection at Renegade’s Winter Market in Brooklyn on November 23rd and 24th at the Skylight One Hanson.
If you have kids, or if you have loved ones with kids – Renegade is a great place to find unique gifts for the little ones. Check out all the awesome toys and adorable clothes that will be available at Brooklyn Renegade this weekend, November 23+24, 2013 at the Skylight One Hanson!
1. Cotton Poplin Tank Dress from Kallio
2. Day Owl from Noli Noli
3. Plush Alligator Friend from Finkelsteins
4. Wooden Blocks from Seven Acre Toys
5. Cactus Print Pants from Petit Pilou
Billy Wolf: Fine K-9 Coatery is an American heritage dog clothing company founded in 2010. Billy Wolf’s founder created the first coat from a vintage blanket when she found there was nothing in the dog clothing market that suited her (and her pup’s) style. Drawing inspiration from authentic Americana roots, each Billy Wolf product is as exceptional as the dog that wears it. We’re delighted that Billy Wolf will be selling their goods at Renegade’s Winter Market in Brooklyn this weekend!
All of Billy Wolf’s products are made from vintage, dead stock, or American made fabrics and finished with salvaged buttons and handmade labels in New York City. Since their goods are made from quality fabric, they provide a durability that stands up to both mild-mannered and rowdy canines alike. By using existing resources and creating long-lasting quality goods, Billy Wolf hopes to contribute to a more sustainable future for both humans and dogs.
Here’s a few photos from behind the scenes at Billy Wolf – looks like the animals like to be involved in more than just the photo shoots!
Looking for a gift for your favorite pup? Visit Brooklyn Renegade on November 23+24, 2013 at the Skylight One Hanson where Billy Wolf will be selling their wares. You can RSVP for the Renegade Holiday Market in Brooklyn, and check out a preview of the goods you’ll find there.
After our maker spotlight with The Greater Goods last week, we thought it would be nice to feature more of the talented makers who will be selling bath and beauty products at Brooklyn Renegade! Many of our makers use all natural products, like these organic vegan soaps from Brooklyn Soapworks.
Caru’s organic facial toners are natural inside and out – even their packaging is sustainable!
Cirque’s 3-free nail polishes come in dozens of colors – way more than just basic red.
Southern Hospitality specializes in pampering your feet – they know that even the daintiest Southern belle sometimes has feet that are barking like dogs.
Lavender is known to calm the senses, and these lavender bath salts from Violet & Lark are no exception.
Forager‘s perfumes are handcrafted in Brooklyn, and are designed for women who prefer natural scents.
Find all these beauty products and more at the 2nd Annual Renegade Craft Fair Winter Market in Brooklyn on November 23+24 at the Skylight One Hanson
If you’re a fan of beautifully designed leather goods… well, you’d better sit down. Today we are discovering ETWAS, another talented artisan who will be selling their work at Renegade Brooklyn on Nov. 23rd and 24th.
ETWAS was founded by Will Lisak in 2009, and has been dedicated to creating expertly crafted leather bags, belts, and accessories ever since. Lisak’s vision for his company is to create each product within a beautiful, energy independent system. Every part of the production process is meaningful, from the workbenches to their steel tools and copper rivets. Each aspect of the manufacturing process is purposeful and chosen for its durability or low impact on the earth’s limited resources.
In short, Lisak says, “We design everything to be repairable- because things that get ruined are no good.”
Quality materials and quality workmanship are the cornerstones of ETWAS’ business practices. All their work is created with the best domestic vegetable tanned leather and assembled using time-honored methods. Besides their impeccable craftsmanship, another thing that sets ETWAS apart is their incredible commitment to their customers: they offer free repairs on their bags for life. Here’s what Will Lisak has to say about the craftsmanship of ETWAS bags:
“We use two-needle saddle stitching in a recessed groove for our seams, which is nearly indestructible. Our products are made to stand the test of time and it’s important to me that we stand behind that with a warranty like the ones companies used to offer.”
Find ETWAS‘ booth at Renegade’s Winter Market in Brooklyn on November 23rd and 24th at the Skylight One Hanson, and be wowed by their beautiful pieces.
The Greater Goods is a handmade soap company, created by Arian Franz from her studio in Greenpoint. We’re delighted to have The Greater Goods as one of our vendors at our upcoming Brooklyn Fair!
Arian’s philosophy behind The Greater Goods is simple: “Soap is one of those basic staple objects that we come in contact with everyday. There’s a ritual aspect to it’s use. We wake up, lather, rinse, (repeat when necessary!) and then continue to take on the day. I’m interested in bringing light to these daily rituals and making them more satisfying for other people.”
All of her work revolves around the idea that handmade things are intrinsically beautiful and valuable. Arian approaches the creation of each new soap with care – each ingredient is chosen for its unique properties.
“There isn’t a more satisfying feeling than cutting a fresh bar of soap. I start off with a theme or a specific purpose I’d like the soap to serve. And then after all the calculating, measuring, mixing and pouring, the finest moment is seeing how it all came together.
I love slicing the first bar, catching the surprising details in the texture, smelling the blend of the fragrances and feeling the weight of the bar. It feels pretty great, up until I remember that I can’t use it just yet… there’s a six-week curing process before we can enjoy the soap.”
Find The Greater Goods at Renegade’s Winter Market in Brooklyn, November 23rd and 24th at the Skylight One Hanson.
We’ve just announced the full line-up of artists and makers for our 2013 Winter fairs! Have a look at the maker pages for Austin, Brooklyn, Chicago, Los Angeles, and San Francisco, and start your holiday shopping list.
We’re so excited about the group of artists who are participating in this year’s Winter Markets. You are sure to find some old and new favorites as you browse the line-up. Don’t forget that you can get sneak peeks of what our vendors will be selling over on Pinterest! Check out sneak peeks of Austin, Brooklyn, Chicago, London, Los Angeles, and San Francisco – you’re bound to find a great gift for everyone on your list.