Maker Spotlight: Scout Editions

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Today we are featuring the whimsical Scout Editions, who will be showcasing their paper goods and giftables at our London Spring Fair on April 11+12 at the Old Truman Brewery.

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Wai and Pui are the brother and sister duo behind Scout Editions. Both being keen travelers, lovers of art, design, and fashion, Wai and Pui put their talents together to create establish a unique brand in 2013. The two love storytelling and folklore so they decided to create a space packed with stories. The idea of an item having a story of its very own be it from the past or the present, making it the perfect collectable and gift.

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Every item on Scout Editions online is either created exclusively by Wai and Pui, designed in collaboration with artists, or carefully sourced items that have been found curiously charming from near and far. They wanted Scout Editions to be a place for inspiration and an alternative place to buy gifts. After browsing their website, we can’t help but find plenty of gift items for mom, dad, siblings and more!

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At present they’re creating new editions and are currently working on some exciting collaborative projects which will be launched in the coming months.They’re always on the look out for interesting stories and folklore. Scout Editions has also been developing their own range of paper goods, and we can’t wait to see more!

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Scout Editions’ subjects range from adorable birds, Japanese curiosities, architectural gems, cultural icons, and more. We absolutely love the brightness and color that Wai and Pui put into every design. Each item is available as part of a limited edition run or for a limited time only, therefore catch them while you can!

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We are so excited to have Wai and Pui bring Scout Editions once again to our London Fair. Scout Editions is a real labour of love, to keep up to date with new editions and see what these two are up to, check out their Instagram feed. See you all soon!

The London Spring Fair is Happening in Two Weeks!

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We are so excited to be kicking off our Spring/Summer Tour in the UK. Renegade Craft will be heading across the pond in just two weeks for our first-ever London Spring Fair on April 11 – 12 at the Old Truman Brewery. The free-to-attend event will be open 11am – 6pm all weekend and will feature a collection of some truly awesome Makers, plus food and treats!

Get ready to find yourself amongst a large variety of outstanding handmade goods – a perfect gift-solution for the upcoming Mother’s Day, Graduations, Father’s Day and more! Illustrated paper goods, jewelry, children’s apparel and toys, pet accessories, clothing, and housewares are just some of the categories present at this year’s London Fair. Check out this season’s line up of 100+ talented makers, food and drink here.

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ROW 1: BUBBLE TREE DESIGN STUDIO | OH NO RACHIO! | CLARE NICOLSON | ROW 2: TINY TRACK | UBYME | LUMINARY BAKERY | ROW 3: KATE TEMPLE | ROSIE MOSS | GIRA E RIGIRA LA MODA

Shoppers can expect to shop from emerging, independent UK artists and makers such as Hello HarrietAmy WorrallClare NicolsonGrain & KnotJimbobartStolen Form, and many more. Alongside the handcrafted goodness, Anna Mae’s Southern Street Food will be dishing out skillet style mac n’ cheese with a variety of southern style toppings. Luminary Bakery will also be selling their baked goods and beverages while advocating their cause; to empower women with social and economic disadvantages. The Old Truman Brewery will be festively decorated with bursts of color, texture, and pops of Spring; a perfect photo backdrop for shoppers wanting to commemorate their visit.

Getting There: The London Spring Fair will be held at the Old Truman Brewery at 91 Brick Lane London, UK E1 6QL. We encourage you to walk, bike, or take public transportation to the Fair. Route directions to the 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 #RenegadeLondon to your RCF-related Instagram pictures and tweets! We love seeing what our followers and makers are up to!

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

 

Maker Spotlight: East Wick

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It’s officially Fair season! The beginning of this season brings one of our favorite things: featuring Makers we’re falling in love with. This year, London is kicking off our Spring/Summer season and since it’s still a little snowy and chilly here in Chicago, we’re featuring a hot new Maker, East Wick.
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East Wick candles and melt bars are hand poured in small batches, all from Roxi’s little kitchen in East London. Simplicity is their mantra, using all natural soy wax, cotton wicks, and a blend of paraben-free fragrance oils and essential oils to create luxury scents. The best part? East Wick is vegan friendly, and their packaging is minimal, recyclable and reusable.
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Roxi has always loved candles but, her asthma could never handle some of the overpowering scents, and the smoke from the flame. Once she discovered soy wax, she became dead set in creating a candle she could love.
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Roxi’s love of monochrome is beautifully combined with simple shapes and lines in her product design. She has also strived to keep her packaging and branding gender-neutral.
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East Wick believes that candles are things that everyone can enjoy, which is absolutely true! Small and large jar candles
We cannot wait to smell all of East Wick’s candles and scents at our London Spring Fair this April! Take a look at the East Wick website and pick out your favorites now. It will be far too easy to buy one of each! In the meantime, learn more about this Maker and see behind the scenes on their Instagram.

The London Spring Fair Roster is Live!

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Our London Fair Roster is finally live on our website and we are absolutely thrilled with the talented makers that have come together for our first-ever springtime event in the UK! Our makers definitely have Spring on their minds, with bold colors, floral prints, and bright light flooding our applications. What can we say? The RCF Gang working in Chicago are counting down the days till springtime is officially here as well! Check out the full Roster and pick out your favorites, you’ll be glad you did.

London Applications Close This Week!

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If you toyed with the idea of showcasing your handmade goods at our London Spring Fair, now’s your chance! Applications close this Friday (March 6th) so get your goods in gear and head over to our website to apply! Want to participate on a different level? We are always looking for artisanal food makers, workshop hosts, installation artists and more! You can learn more on our Participate page.

Applications Open Now: London Spring, Austin Spring, Brooklyn Pop-Ups!

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The first Fair of 2015 is going to be a brilliant one, Renegade Craft Fair is heading across the pond for Springtime. Held on April 11 – 12 at the Old Truman Brewery in London, this new addition will be the first of two UK events in 2015. Want to participate? Applications are open from February 13th – March 6th; get the full details about the Fair here.

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In May, RCF will be changing scenery and heading to the east side of Austin. On May 16 – 17, you can find our indoor/outdoor Spring event at Fair Market. Applications to participate are open from February 13th – March 13th; find more details about the Fair here.

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In June, RCF will be setting up shop for a month-long Pop-Up series at East River State Park in Brooklyn. New Yorkers will be able to shop a curated selection of modern, handmade goods from New York and beyond every Saturday from June 6th – 27th. Want to be a part of this awesome new series? Applications are open from February 13th – March 20th; find more details about the Pop-Ups here.

New Year, New Website, New City, New Tour!

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Renegade Craft Fair is back and we’re celebrating by debuting our new website and 2015 Tour! We’ve got a revamped look for 2015, including a sparkling new website featuring more intuitive navigating, designed by Aeolidia and Meg Lewis, and updated logos, designed by LAND. Have some free time? Spend some of it checking out the Renegade Craft Fair website.

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A couple of big things you may have noticed is that we’ve expanded fully into the Northwest! Seattle has been our top requested city for years and we cannot wait to venture the entire West Coast from July to August!

Here’s a summary of what we’ve got planned for you all: In 2015, Renegade Craft Fair will host a variety of events throughout the US and abroad: 8 Spring/Summer Flagship Fairs, 7 Holiday Edition Fairs, 2 Wholesale Markets (San Francisco and Brooklyn), and 4 one-day Pop-Up events in Brooklyn during the month of June. Check out the entire schedule here!

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Here are the venues we’ll be at in 2015! [photos by Fair Market | Renegade Craft | Brooklyn Expo Center]

The first Fair of 2015 is going to be a brilliant one, Renegade Craft Fair is heading across the pond for Springtime. Held on April 11 – 12 at the Old Truman Brewery in London, this new addition will be the first of two UK events in 2015. Want to participate? Applications are open from February 13th – March 6th; get the full details about the Fair here.

In May, RCF will be changing scenery and heading to the east side of Austin. On May 16 – 17, you can find our indoor/outdoor Spring event at Fair Market. Applications to participate are open from February 13th – March 13th; find more details about the Fair here.

In June, RCF will be setting up shop for a month-long Pop-Up series at East River State Park in Brooklyn. New Yorkers will be able to shop a curated selection of modern, handmade goods from New York and beyond every Saturday from June 6th – 27th. Want to be a part of this awesome new series? Applications are open from February 13th – March 20th; find more details about the Pop-Ups here.

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If you’re new to Renegade Craft Fair, take a look at what we’re all about. We’ve recently updated our Mission + Values, and we’d love for you to take a look.

Renegade Craft Fair’s Mission is to showcase the very best of independent handmade craft in a vibrant and lively marketplace which both reflects and shines a light on the work of today’s modern makers. RCF strives to keep their events approachable and relevant to emergent and established makers alike, focusing on the highest quality and newest voices. Renegade’s aim is to act as entrepreneurial incubator, community gathering space, and festive celebration of all things handmade.

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We hope you’ve had a great start to 2015, and we’ll be in touch again with more exciting news and features soon!

Maker Spotlight: Alice Gabb

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Happy weekend, everyone! We’re celebrating over here by featuring London favorite, Alice Gabb. Alice will be bringing her beautifully illustrated paper goods to our London Holiday Market this weekend!
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Alice is an illustrator and stationery designer creating whimsical paper goods in Hackney, London. Everything made in her studio is either screen-printed or riso printed by Alice. Her work is inspired by her love of language, British regalia and vintage curiosities. We love the British influence Alice adds into her illustrations.
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The collection of fine stationery Alice has created was designed with the hope that it encourages people to write more letters by hand. The dramatic length of some of her invitation stationery matched with the handwritten details of Alice’s pen perfectly marries together the intimacy of mail with the significant nature of the stationery itself.  These days, receiving a letter or invitation in the mail is quite special.

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Sustainability is always on Alice’s mind when it comes to her business. Alice works hard to only use vintage or reclaimed textiles in her products.  Her new materials are carefully sourced, and if she does need to buy new, she works with small, independent companies in the UK. gabb4

 We love Alice Gabb and her amazing collection of work! Be sure to say hello to Alice and pick up some stationery to send to friends this holiday season at our London Holiday Market! Not in the UK? Check out Alice’s webshop and stay up to date with her on Instagram and Twitter. See you all this weekend!

 

Win £100 FROM FOLKSY AT OUR LONDON HOLIDAY MARKET

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The gang at Folksy has put together an awesome competition for our London Holiday Market. The winner gets £100! Want to know how?

To enter, just take a photo from the fair at the Old Truman Brewery and share it with Folksy on Instagram or Twitter using the hashtag #folksygoestomarket. So while you’re shopping and swooning…

Here’s how to win:

1.  Take a pic at Renegade Craft Fair. It can be anything you like – your favourite stall, display, product, maker…
2.  Share it on Instagram or Twitter using the hashtag #folksygoestomarket
3.  Tag Folksy (@folksyhq) and Renegade Craft (@renegadecraft) into the pic.
4.  Enter as many times as you like.
5.  We’ll share our favourites over the weekend.
6.  The Folksy VERY favourite wins £100 (which will be yours afterwards).

 

Read the full details of the competition here, plus see some of Folksy’s favorite makers that will be selling their goods at our London Holiday Market! See you all this weekend!

London Holiday Market starts Tomorrow!

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Hello Everyone! Our London Holiday Market is happening tomorrow and we are so excited to be back across the pond! You can find the Renegade Craft Fair at the Old Truman Brewery on Saturday, November 22 – Sunday, November 23, 2014. Come out and shop our curated selection of today’s best and brightest Makers of outstanding handmade goods, plus workshops and more! From 11am – 6pm you’ll be able to shop an array of outstanding handmade goods at the Fair, perfect for checking off Holiday gift lists – ranging from holiday inspired stationery, unique and one-of-a-kind jewelry, clothing, to children’s toys and accessories, art prints, housewares and much more.

Preview this year’s line up of 200+ talented makers, food and drink, and workshops here.

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Row 1: Blank Inside Design | The Pop-Up Pinhole Co. | Row 2: Labyrinth Vintage | Asilia Limited | Miss Knit Nat | Row 3: Pup Tart Handmade | KCHossak Pottery | Alice Gabb

Bring your friends and family to the Old Truman Brewery and give the gift of handmade this holiday season! Expect a festive and lively atmosphere at our  cozy London spot, with holiday shopping and a mixture of interactive activities and free workshops. The venue will be festively decorated with adornments, garlands and an art installation wall; a perfect photo backdrop for your holiday portraits with friends and Instagram posts.

Feeling inspired by all of our talented makers? Get crafty at workshops such as Prickle Press’ DIY letterpress postcards, a pom pom bauble workshop with Pom Pom Quarterly, and more tutorials and crafts hosted by Mollie Makes Magazine!

You won’t want to miss Folksy‘s Instagram contest during our Holiday Market where makers and attendees can post photos using #FolksyLovesRenegade for a chance to win £100 courtesy of Folksy.

Getting There: The London Holiday Market will be held at the Old Truman Brewery. The entrance to Renegade Craft Fair will be at 81 Brick Lane London, UK E1 6QL. We encourage you to walk, bike, or take public transportation to the Fair. Route directions to the 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 #RenegadeLondon to your RCF-related Instagram pictures and tweets! We love seeing what our followers and makers are up to!

Renegade Craft is extraordinarily pleased to announce our partnership with The Simple Things Magazine, the Official Media Sponsor of Renegade Craft Fair London.

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 London Sponsors:

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