For over three decades, the One of a Kind Spring Show #OOAKS15 is Canada’s flagship show and sale of handcrafted products. The popular spring show sees 60,000 consumers eager to preview new collections, purchase handmade creations, participate in Designer DIY Workshops; this year's show features TEST's own Linda Varekamp of stitchandspoke teaching how to make a statement tote bag. To to foster the community of talented artisans and designers from across Canada, the One of a Kind Spring Show is hosting an Etsy section for the third consecutive year. Be sure to see the fabulous local finds from Toronto-based TEST member shops, like handcut paper designs from Light & Paper, handmade soaps and soy candles from Malee by Nature, ceramics from clayshapes, knits from FlowerPot, handcrafted stuffed animals from LittleBellwoods, art and illustration from L2RStudio, jewellery by Michèle Guevara, handmade toys from PikeletWorkshop, and housewares crafted from license plates by Route401.
addition, the Etsy section at the One of a Kind Show features the
Toronto community winner of the 2014 first-ever Etsy Made in Canada, an
annual nationwide pop-up marketplace in celebration of local makers
across the country. Attendees of last September’s events at MaRS
and OCADU nominated their favourite seller to win a free exhibit at the One of a
Kind Spring Show and Sale. With an overwhelming number of entries, Etsy
is excited to announce Amanda Perumal of Contra Botanic will be making her One of a Kind Show and Sale debut this spring with her incredibly lifelike, needle felted succulents.