Partnering with Chatime

Saturday, August 29, 2015

We're less than a month and counting to our Second Etsy: Made in Canada show! We'd like to introduce you to another of our wonderful sponsors, one who will be with us at the show on September 26th.

Chatime is a global quick serve tea chain of innovative tea beverages, currently with 20 stores in Canada. Our goal is to always serve our customers the perfect cup of tea, made exactly how they want it.  There are over 100 ways to drink tea on our menu with each cup brewed to perfection using automated tea brewers and leading edge tea-presso machines. Our customers can adjust their drink to adjust the sugar and ice levels to their liking. In addition, drinks can be further customized by adding one or more of our fun and delicious toppings, many of which are freshly handcrafted in store each day, like tapioca pearls, pudding, and grass jelly! 

Chatime will have be setup at the show on September 26th and ready to serve you some tasty drinks! 

Made in Canada Vintage

Sunday, August 23, 2015

We are excited to welcome some of Toronto's vibrant vintage community to be a part of this years Made in Canada show. We've got 7 amazing vintage sellers in the show and we're also super excited to be teaming up with The Ian Drummond Collection to bring you a Vintage Workshop! You can check out our vintage sellers in this years Vendor Lookbook found here.

Last years inaugural Made in Canada show featured some pretty fantastic workshop by some of Toronto's local talents. This year, as we've said before, we are coming out with an even bigger and better show, and that includes our lineup of workshops.

Etsy: Made in Canada Toronto, is proud to present a 1 hour vintage workshop lead by Ian and Marla
of Ian Drummond Collection. Ian Drummond Collection specializes in vintage items primarily for rental to industry professionals in film, television & theatre. The collection houses everything from Vintage Clothing, Footwear, Jewelry & Accessories with stock spanning from the 1890s up to the 1990s.

Along with his vintage rental business, he is also a seasoned vet in the vintage show circuit and is a regular vendor at CAFCAD’s Movie Wardrobe Sale, Toronto Vintage Clothing Sale, the Ottawa Vintage Clothing Sale and the Vintage Marketplace Show.  He operates 3 online Etsy shops - Ian Drummond Vintage, IDCMasculine, and Ian Drummond Stash.

The workshop will cover topics such as:
Accessing vintage items
How to properly care for a vintage collection
Renting and selling vintage
Vending tips and tricks at vintage shows
Hands on participation from attendees

This is a great learning opportunity for any newbie vintage enthusiast, a vintage lover thinking about opening a shop on Etsy or a seasoned vintage expert. He will share his passion for vintage, experiences as an assistant costume designer and wardrobe buyer for films. As well as what goes into owning a vintage rental business and his show vending knowledge.  Don’t miss this wonderful opportunity.

Want to know more about Ian Drummond Collection?

Workshop RSVP and time TBD
watch our Facebook event page for details. 

Partnering with Chit Chats Express

Friday, August 21, 2015

We're so pleased to introduce you to another of our partners  - Chit Chats Express, who are all about helping you ship, save and increase your online sales!

As sellers we're always looking for alternative shipping methods for our international customers that are stress free and easy on our wallets. Some of our fellow Etsy team members are already using Chit Chats Express and have nothing but amazing things to say about them. For those of you who haven't heard of them here is what you should know:

At Chit Chats Express, it is our mission to reduce your US and International shipping costs, increase the speed of delivery to your customers, offer a one stop shop for reduced cost shipping supplies, provide fulfillment and bulk shipping options, and provide you with the necessary tools and support  to dramatically increase your online sales.

Some key points:
  1. They have bonded and insured vehicles that deliver parcels and letter mail directly to the United States Postal Service and United States UPS and FedEx daily. 
  2. When you ship within Canada and internationally with Chit Chats Express, you can expect to save up to 70% on postage. Music to our ears!
  3. They deliver direct to USPS, US UPS and US FedEx, carry USPS Priority Boxes and Envelopes on site at discounted rates, have 3 convenient locations in PickeringMarkhamMississauga as well as Halifax, and also offer computers equipped with USPS postage printing software so you can do everything on site. 

Essentially, if you don't mind taking your shipments to 1 of their 3 Canadian locations, you can save on your shipping overhead and offer significantly faster delivery times to your customers and retailers. Like what you're hearing? Check them out here:

Vendor Call: Sacred Lifestyle market at Ashbridge Estate

Thursday, August 13, 2015

A message from gypsetter magazine called Sacred Lifestyle:

"We are a new online community and digital magazine from a modern publishing family. Sacred is excited to introduce this new movement of energy to the public, an inspirational and raw energy that we have built our philosophy on. To encourage this philosophy, we would love for you to grow with us and be apart of our new Sacred Lifestyle Market, which will include some of the coolest vendors that represent Sacred’s overall lifestyle. We would love to have you on this journey with us.

Sacred Lifestyle is kicking off the summer with their brand new market August 30th, at Ashbridge Estate on Queen Street East in Toronto. This unique market is planned to have hand-picked vendors selling top products that benefit various aspects of life, whether it’s healthy eating, gypsetter fashion, wellbeing or travel, this market will cater to all shores of a healthy lifestyle. Sacred Lifestyle Market will be one trial market on a weekend
from 12am – 6pm. If the trial is a success, we would love to make Sacred Lifestyle Market a monthly event.

10x10 Vendor Space $150 +HST
Two 10x10 Vendor Spaces $250 +HST"

For more information or to receive an application form, contact Alison Capstick at

UPDATED STATUS: Vintage Vendor Call for Toronto Vintage Clothing Show & Toronto Antique and Vintage Market - Deadline August 14th, 2015 for Etsians

Sunday, August 9, 2015

UPDATED STATUS & LAST CHANCE! : Vintage Vendor Call for the Toronto Vintage Clothing Show & Toronto Antique and Vintage Market - Hard Deadline of August 14th, 2015 for Etsians

We have 4 ETSY VINTAGE VENDORS that would like to participate in the Toronto Vintage Clothing Show & Toronto Antique and Vintage Market on Saturday, October 3-4, 2015 for the SPECIAL ETSY DISCOUNTED FEE of $300 instead of the regular $350 table fee.  We still need at least 2/3 MORE to secure the special rate for them.  If you are a vintage vendor that would like to participate in this huge vintage show, please contact Taryn Olson, TEST Vintage Leader,  Friday, August 14th is the absolute last day to get a group of 6+ sellers together to make this special Etsy rate to happen.  This is one of the biggest vintage shows in Toronto with lots of traffic, high caliber dealers and great shoppers!

Affiliated Showsales is offering Etsians a special deal on the vendor fee if a group of more than 6 Etsy vintage shops are interested in participating for the weekend.  They have offered to set up an Etsy area and provide a special discount rate of $50 per booth - that's $300 for a 10' x 10' area (without a corner location) rather than the regular vendor cost of $350.  The fee covers both days, sharing of booths is not permitted.  Application deadline is set for August 14th, 2015.  I can compile a list of interested vendors and contact Affiliated Showsales as soon as possible with a list if I hear back that more than 6 would like to participate to solidify the special rate.

Toronto Vintage Clothing Show & Toronto Antique Market happening on Saturday, October 3-4, 2015 at the Queen Elizabeth Building, Exhibition Place is accepting vintage vendor applications.  The vendor fees cover participation in both days of the show. Shoppers that purchase a ticket to the Toronto Vintage Clothing Show get automatic entry to the Toronto Antique Market and vice versa - yay for additional volume of shoppers and foot traffic!

Toronto Vintage Clothing Show:

Toronto Antique Market:

Partnering with The Printing House

Wednesday, August 5, 2015

We're still working away behind the scenes to build partnerships to help us bring you an even bigger and better Etsy: Made in Canada show in our sophomore year! We're so pleased to introduce you to another of our partners - The Printing House, who are all about bringing your ideas to life.

The Printing House has been helping Canadian businesses and makers just like yourself since 1961. We have over 70 locations from Halifax to Vancouver, each with their own team of print and design specialists that are ready to help you bring your ideas to life. We offer a variety of products and services, from your average printing of business cards and stationery to more specialty products such as trade show booths and banner stands. We can also do stickers, labels, posters, and so much more!

We’ve recently delved into the world of 3D printing. We offer both 3D printing and scanning as well as 3D design services. Do you want your own Makerbot to 3D print your own designs at home? We sell those too!

Our story really comes down to the story of our customers. It’s about their ideas and the way that they are brought to life. Bring us your ideas and we’ll make them happen.

FYI... our friends at The Printing House will be running 3D printing demo's at Etsy: Made in Canada this September. Be sure to stop by their table and see what it's all about!

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