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.
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!
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!
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.
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!
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.
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.
We hope you’ve had a great start to 2015, and we’ll be in touch again with more exciting news and features soon!
South of Arden is a brand new shop created by Kelsey Otsuka, Merrilee Hale and Paulina Santos Torres that features and supports Latin American designers who currently may not have the means to reach the US market but are driven and yearning to expand. The designer that will be featured at our Holiday Market is Josefina Basso, an Argentinian shoe designer Kelsey met two years ago while shopping in the Buenos Aires bazaars.
Josefina Basso is a talented Argentinian shoe designer with humble beginnings. Unknowingly, her passion for shoes began during the numerous visits to her grandmother’s shoe factory, where she loved dressing her dolls in all the shoes. After university, she spent about seven years making her way through small workshops learning the whole shoe making process, which served as her guide and inspiration to creating her own shoe designs. In 2012, her passion for shoes propelled her into creating her own line and and has been running a successful small business ever since. Josefina and her partner operate out of their apartment in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
All of Josefina Basso’s shoes are hand-crafted in Argentina and made with genuine leather. This is the first debut of the designer selling her line outside of Buenos Aires. The shoes are a fun combination of traditional oxford style paired with gorgeous jewel tones and bright hued leathers. We can’t get enough of them!
To stay true to their eco-conscious nature, the team at South of Arden never use packaging for the shoes for shipping or actual shoe boxes to store the shoes. Instead, they only have hand-made shoe bags that serve as the perfect carrier bag for traveling and can be used to tote around other things as well.
We are so excited South of Arden is bringing the talent and hand-crafted shoes of Josephina Basso to San Francisco for our first Holiday Market of the season! Be sure to follow South of Arden on Facebook and Instagram to learn more about potential Latin American designers they will be bringing to the US. See you all tomorrow!