Austin RoundUp: SXSW Style Essentials


SXSW Fashion is serious business, which makes packing for SXSW a near impossible feat.  If you’re struggling with what to wear during SXSW, the Makers from our Renegade Craft Fair: SXSW Edition have got you covered!  It was so much fun pairing together eclectic pieces and necessities for our SXSW Roundup.  Starting from the left: the rainbow polka dot shirt is from Totally Blown Clothing.  The tie-dye scarf, a SXSW must-have, is from Late Sunday Afternoon.  Accessorize yourself with a 2 Step Puff Necklace from Cheek-ie and triangle earrings from MapleXO.  Keep your eyes protected from the bright sun with the Bradbury wood sunglasses from Sire’s Eyewear.  With all the walking that is involved at SXSW you definitely want to have your essentials on you but don’t want to carry anything too bulky or heavy, that’s where Rais Case comes in with their southwestern Vida fanny pack.  And just like that, you’ve got a great look for SXSW!

SXSW essentials roundup

Clothing and accessories aren’t the only thing you have to think about while trailing the streets from one concert to the next.  Protect yourself from the Texas heat with Sam Wish deodorant and smell fresh all day with Sea Grape’s roll-on perfume.  Staying hydrated is the most important thing to remember during festival days, so add a handy flask and a pop of color to your ensemble with Bush Smart’s hip flask.  And speaking of staying hydrated, keep Tchoup Industries’ Happy Hour Key Ring attached to you at all times to keep the party going.  We hope this helps you determine your SXSW essentials!  Be sure to check out these Makers as well as the other 200+ Makers at our Renegade Craft Fair: SXSW Edition next week!

Los Angeles Roundup – Artisanal Food

Browsing through the list of vendors for our upcoming Winter Market in Los Angeles has our stomachs growling! We have tons of artisanal food vendors participating in this event, and we thought it would be fun to highlight some of the flavors and treats you’ll be able to taste this weekend.

lemonbird jams

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Lemon Bird Preserves, a Southern California favorite, will be on hand selling their jams, preserves, and pickles.


Z Confections will be selling their highly addictive salted caramel corn, as well as sample packs of their other popular flavors.

pop candy

We’re happy to invite P.O.P. Candy Co. back to our LA fair. They’ll be selling their deliciously all-natural butter crunch – better get to their booth early, as they often sell out of their most popular flavors before the weekend is over!

campfire salt

Beautiful Briny Sea will be joining the fun with their multitudes of flavored sea salts. We’re betting that lots of dudes would love to receive this campfire salt in their stocking!

pernicious pickle

Pernicious Pickling Co. covers all the basic pickle types, and some oddball combinations. Ginger spice carrots sound like an amazing addition to a winter salad or veggie sandwich.

coldwater canyon jam

Coldwater Canyon Provisions creates hand-crafted jams from the finest California pesticide-free or Certified Organic produce from family farms. We can’t wait to try some of their blackberry jam on a piece of buttered toast.

Feeling hungry yet? Stop by our 4th Annual Winter Market this weekend at Los Angeles State Historic Park to try these delicious offerings – plus the many food trucks who will be selling savory and sweet treats all weekend long.


Chicago Roundup – Holiday Kitchen

Nourishing Notes

While Thanksgiving and Hanukkah have passed, there’s lots more time for winter celebrations in 2013. We’ve rounded up a few finds from our vendors from our Chicago fair (which is coming up this weekend!) who will help you get your home ready for entertaining loved ones all December long. The print above is from Nourishing Notes – a good reminder for the season when everyone seems to end up spending time in the kitchen.


This hand-printed tea towel from Milkhaus is reminiscent of a snowy day. Perfect for curling up with a tray of cocoa and cookies.

Worker B Honey


Worker B will be selling their raw varietal honey – all sourced from select beekeepers chosen for their dedication to sustainable relationships with honeybees.



PieBox makes reusable raw pine pastry carriers that are handcrafted in Chicago. Perhaps you could use one to bring a delicious apple pie to your next holiday feast?

hibernate cookbook

Seasonal cookbooks from Pinch and Dash will make menu-planning easy, and the photos will have your mouth watering.

Beautiful Briny Sea


Have you ever tried Lavender Sea Salt? Beautiful Briny Sea makes ten varieties of flavored sea salts – we really want to try their “Magical Unicorn” flavor – smoked paprika, lemon, garlic, rosemary, celery seed and pure ocean salt, and it kind of looks like rainbow funfetti!

Find all this and more at Renegade Craft Fair in Chicago, December 7 + 8, 2013 at the Pulaski Park Fieldhouse.



Austin Roundup – Knits

sourpuss knits

Even though it’s one of the warmest cities on our craft fair tour, Austin has a surprising number of talented knitters! Check out these three favorites, all of whom will be selling their wares at Renegade Craft Fair in Austin on Nov. 30th and Dec. 1st at the Palmer Events Center.

The graphic knits seen above are from Sourpuss Knits – she nails color and comfort with a stylish edge.

sweet kiddo co

Sweet Kiddo Co. specializes in cool patterned kids clothing, but their mini-cowls were too cute not to share.


These super chunky knits from Nessa Vendetta Knits will keep you warm and looking cool all winter long. The hat on the left is a pom pom lover’s dream!

No matter the weather this weekend- stop by our Austin Holiday Market, and check out these talented makers!


Brooklyn Roundup – For the Little Ones

Brooklyn Kids Roundup

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