West Coast Applications Extended to May 1!

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Happy Friday, ya’ll! We know things have been hectic and crazy this season with all the upcoming Fairs left and right – which is why we thought we’d extend the West Coast Applications deadline! Applications are now officially due May 1st, so take a break this weekend and enjoy yourselves.
Here are the Apply pages for each city:
Pick your favorite or apply to them all, we’d love to see your pretty faces as much as we can this Summer! 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 ourParticipate page.

West Coast Applications Close April 27!

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Take a trip up the coast and join us in Los Angeles, San Francisco, Portland, andSeattle! Or, if you want a more mellow summer, choose your favorite city and apply to one of our exciting Summer Fairs! Applications close Monday, April 27th, 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 ourParticipate page.

West Coast Applications Open!

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We’re so thrilled to open applications to our West Coast Tour! Take a look below to choose which city you’d like to apply for, or be adventurous and start planning that road trip up the coast! We can’t wait to see you down in the South in LA and the coast of San Francisco, all the way up to the Pacific Northwest of Portland and Seattle!

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Applications for our West Coast Fairs are open from April 1 – April 27
If you’re a maker, installation artist, workshop creator, food vendor or someone who wants to participate in our Fair, we want to hear from you!
Starting in Southern California, we’ll be setting up our LA Fair in the picturesque Grand Park in Downtown on July 11 + 12. Hop online and learn how to apply.Heading north, our San Francisco Fair will run at the Fort Mason Center Festival Pavilionfrom July 17 – 19. Check out how to apply on our website! In addition to our Fair, we’ll be hosting an exclusive Wholesale Market on July 17. Buyers and shop owners will get to meet Makers one-on-one and plan out their inventory. Learn more about our Wholesale Market and how to participate or attend.On July 25 + 26, join us for our Portland Fair – a fun, intimate outdoor event hosted with our friends at Rejuvenation. Want to be participate? Check out our site and learn how toapply.We’re thrilled to be hosting our first-ever Seattle Fair on August 1 + 2 at Hangar 30 in Magnuson Park. Seattle was our most requested city and we cannot wait to bring RCF to Washington! Be a part of this exciting new venture and learn how to apply.

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!

Thank You, LA

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THANK YOU, LA! Last weekend’s Los Angeles Holiday Market was our best event yet, and it’s all thanks to our makers and attendees! Over 250 talented makers and artisans from Los Angeles and beyond showcased their work and creative booth displays for a holiday shopping extravaganza!

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Over 15,000 LA attendees stop by the beautifully landscaped Grand Park to pick up handmade gifts and enjoy the festivities. Shoppers were excited to feast at food trucks, shop for holiday gifts, and get crafty and workshops! Plus, the sun was out and shining all weekend long!

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If you attended our 2014 Renegade Craft Fair LA Holiday Market, please fill out our Maker and Attendee surveys!  It only takes a minute, we promise!

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We saw a lot of smiles at the Magnolia Photo Booth! You can find your GIF pics from Saturday and Sunday. Want to relive the good times? You can get a recap on Instagram and Twitter using #RenegadeCraftFair and #RenegadeLA to view RCF-related Instagram pictures and tweets!

Stay tuned for updates on our upcoming 2015 Tour. 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 LA, Grand Park, Our Sponsors and Our Friends:

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Maker Spotlight: LTHR Supply

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Happy Friday, ya’ll! We are thrilled that our LA Holiday Market is just a day away, and with that being said, we are featuring an awesome leather goods, maker LTHR Supply!
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LTHR Supply is a lifestyle brand created by Jeremy Szechenyi and comprises of a highly curated selection of goods made with shared principles of design, functionality, and quality. What started out as a leather goods brand has developed into a larger collection of everyday goods from high-end American-made timepieces, to soon-to-be skincare line. These items are carefully crafted and created from timeless, sensible materials.
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LTHR Supply believes the greatest style is simplicity. They strive to find balance between simple, modern designs that have a vintage sensibility.

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Designing for those who choose quality over quantity; LTHR Supply creates for those who need their life accessories to work hard and look great.

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Jeremy hard to create aesthetic designs that are not only modern but also made to last, using the fewest amount of parts and pieces to achieve the desired result. Where product trends are often loud, ever-changing, and complicated, LTHR Supply chooses to remain quiet, timeless, and classic. We will be seeing these guys around for a long time.

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We are glad LTHR Supply is joining us in sunny LA for our final Holiday Market of the year! Be sure to browse their website and follow them on Instagram to stay up to date with this ever-growing brand.

Our LA Holiday Market Starts Tomorrow!

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Hey LA! We are so thrilled that our Los Angeles Holiday Market is happening tomorrow! You can find the Renegade Craft Fair at the sunny Grand Parkin Downtown LA on Saturday, December 13 – Sunday, December 14, 2014. Come on out and shop from our curated selection of today’s modern and innovative indie-craft Makers along with workshops, food trucks, music, and more! From 10am – 5:00pm 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, men’s accessories and goods, to children’s toys and accessories, art prints, housewares and much more. Find handmade gifts for everyone this season!

Check out this year’s line up of 250+ talented makers, food and drink, and workshops here.

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Expect a cozy craft village at Grand Park with holiday shopping and a mixture of interactive activities and free workshops. DJs from KXLU will be on-hand spinning rock, pop, soul, and holiday tracks all weekend to provide a festive shopping and crafting soundtrack for the fair. LA’s most delicious food trucks: Baby’s Badass Burgers, Luckdish CurrySchmuck with a TruckSon of a Bun will be parked throughout the weekend among other artisan food vendors, such as Mallow Mallow, Purenola, Sugar Pie Honey Buns, and more! If you’re needing a caffeine pick-me-up, grab a cup of joe from Brasil Kiss Mobile Coffee Truck, plus perennial favorites Front Porch Pops will be offering up refreshing popsicles. Plus, the park and booths will be adorned with lights, evergreen, and holiday cheer!

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If you’re feeling inspired by our Makers’ creativity, stop by The Yarnover Truck and check out their beautiful yarns and knitting/crochet supplies. Martha Stewart Living and Toyota have partnered to host a live screen-printing tote bag demo as well as an assortment of other DIY crafts you can take home or gift to a special someone. Renegade Craft is extraordinarily pleased to announce our partnership with Martha Stewart Living, the Official Media Sponsor of the 2014 Renegade Craft Fair Holiday Tour.

Don’t forget to stop by the free-to-use Magnolia Photo Booth! Dress up in some funky props, pose, and commemorate your RCF visit with friends and family.

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Sprout by HP and Flavorpill have teamed up to present the official LA Renegade Craft Fair Afterparty, Meet the Makers. Guests can mingle with fellow creatives and craft fair fans, enjoy complimentary cocktails, and hit the dance floor. RSVP to join us at the Theatre at Ace Hotel Downtown LA on Saturday, December 13 (5:30-7:30pm).

Renegade Craft is pleased to announce their partnership with SPROUT BY HP, the Official Tech Sponsor of the RCF 2014 Holiday Tour. Sprout combines multiple devices – a scanner, depth sensor, hi-resolution 3Dcamera, projector –  into a single device, allowing users to take physical items and seamlessly merge them into a digital workspace, the perfect tool for those looking to make handmade gifts, party favors or decorations this holiday season, or a great gift for the DIY enthusiast among your friends and family. From holiday cards and party invitations to keepsake photo collages, personalized recipe books, ornaments, jewelry and more, Sprout lets you create whatever you can imagine, instantly.

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Getting There: The Los Angeles Holiday Market will be held at Grand Park located at 200 N. Grand Ave. Visitors are encouraged to take public transportation, walk, bike, or grab an Uber to the Fair. Uber is sponsoring rides for our Los Angeles Holiday Market. New users can get up to $25 in Uber credits using the code RCF2014. To sign up, download the app or head to uber.com/go/RCF2014. The Metro Red and Purple lines deliver visitors directly to the fair using the Civic Center/Grand Park Station. Shoppers driving to the fair can reserve parking spots in advance with ParkMe. Route directions to the Fair here.
Want to spread the word? Join our Facebook event and invite your friends. Grab our e-flyer and pass it around. Add #RenegadeCraftFair and #RenegadeLA 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.

 

Big Thanks to Our Los Angeles Sponsors:

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Maker Spotlight: Beast + Babe

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With our LA Holiday Market being at the very pet friendly Grand Park, we are thrilled to be featuring Beast and Babe! These pet accessories will be at our Holiday Market this weekend!
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Kelsie Macray started Beast and Babe with her best friend and dog pal, Yogi. Their mission was simply to create a leash that reflected their relationship: modern, wild, and full of good vibes.

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Sourcing the very best of artisan and vintage fabrics from around the world, Kelsie collected her fabrics and paired them with acid-washed solid brass hardware and handcrafted a truly one-of-a-kind dog leash that is beautiful and well made. Each collar and leash is made by hand at the Beast and Babe studio in Santa Monica, California.

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Beast and Babe aims to capture that elusive magic between stillness and story, vintage and modern, beasts and babes; while respecting their philosophy that life is about the journey and true beauty has to come from the inside out. Whether from American sourced denim or a vintage blanket from the Bambara tribe of West Africa, Beast and Babe select their materials consciously to respect.

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Don’t you just love the color detail that the acid wash process leaves on the brass hardware?The Luv Me some Honey Collar

Kelsie is passionate not only about what she crafts, but also about animals and how awesome they truly are. Beast and Babe has partnered with an non-profit called Peace Animals. With every item sold, Beast and Babe contributes to providing medical treatment for fleas, ticks, worms and mange, to a homeless or neglected animal in Mexico.

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We cannot wait to outfit our dogs (and our staff sure has a lot of them!) with these colorful collars and leashes! Check out the Beast and Babe website  and Instagram, and be sure to check out Yogi, he might just win cutest dog one day. And of course, bring your pooch to Grand Park to shop handmade at our LA Holiday Market this weekend!  See you all there!

Maker Spotlight: Made For Each Other

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Today we are featuring the stunning work of Made For Each Other (We Are MFEO). The duo will be selling their wooden wares at our LA Holiday Market this weekend at the sunny Grand Park in Downtown LA. Be sure to stop by, because it is our last fair of the year!

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M.F.E.O. is a small design-based business launched by Aaron and Claire Van Holland.  With a love of mid-century modern and a shared interest in living a more sustainable lifestyle, the couple decided to create their home living collection.

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Claire moved from her hometown in Michigan to Los Angeles and after several years working in digital media, she could no longer ignore the growing desire to express her creative side. A variety of handcrafting courses led Claire to her preferred medium of choice, metal – which is currently inspired by font treatments and symmetry.

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Aaron learned the value of hand-craftsmanship at an early age. Growing up on the family farm in Oregon imparted a resilient work ethic while century old barns and rusty farm machinery formed his appreciation for utilitarian design.

MFEO - Monolith Process step 3bStars quickly aligned for the new venture when Aaron’s grandfather offered them his dilapidated century old barn as a material resource. M.F.E.O. was born, a joint effort to handcraft sustainably sourced materials into timeless pieces for the home. The family barn is still featured in many of M.F.E.O.’s designs.

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M.F.E.O. has created an expansive collection of wood and metal goods, ranging from furniture pieces and geometric mirrors, to lighting fixtures, serveware and so much more! Many of Aaron and Claire’s products are crafted out of salvaged wood, and are inspired by nature’s finest monuments. We love seeing how Oregon’s Haystack Rock’s influenced the design duo’s Monolith Bookends.
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We’ve had our eye on this Jungalow plant hanger which was a collaboration between M.F.E.O. x Justina Blakeney for some time now. We can’t wait to see it in person!MFEO_DTF_Color_2_sm

We are so thrilled Made For Each Other will be joining us at Grand Park for our LA Holiday Market this weekend! Be sure to check out all of their pristinely designed products on their website and stop by their booth to say hello! Plus, follow them on Instagram and Twitter to stay in the know. See you all soon!!!


SPROUT BY HP + FLAVORPILL AFTERPARTY IN LA!

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Attendees can be among the first to experience Sprout by HP, a new immersive
computing platform recently announced by HP. Sprout combines multiple devices
– a scanner, depth sensor, hi-resolution camera, projector –  into a single device,
allowing users to take physical items and seamlessly merge them into a digital
workspace, the perfect tool for those looking to make handmade gifts, party
favors or decorations this holiday season, or a great gift for the DIY enthusiast
among your friends and family. From holiday cards and party invitations to
keepsake photo collages, personalized recipe books, ornaments, jewelry and
more, Sprout lets you create whatever you can imagine, instantly. Renegade Craft
is pleased to announce their partnership with Sprout by HP, the Official Tech
Sponsor of the RCF 2014 Holiday Tour.

Sprout by HP and Flavorpill have teamed up to present the official LA Renegade
Craft Fair Afterparty, Meet the Makers. Guests can mingle with fellow creatives
and craft fair fans, enjoy complimentary cocktails, and hit the dance floor. RSVP
to join us at the Theatre at Ace Hotel Downtown LA on Saturday, December 13
(5:30-7:30pm).