One of a Kind Maker Focus Group

Monday, May 30, 2016

Call for Participants

In their ongoing commitment to better understand the changing needs and concerns of the maker community, One of a Kind will be hosting a maker focus group this summer. They are looking to speak to young, emergent entrepreneurs who are working on growing their small, handmade businesses.

In this focus group, they are interested in learning more about:

  • The needs of the maker community and the resources artisans need to establish/grow their business today
  • The strategies young makers are using to build a brand, to establish a following, and to convert sales
  • How a show like One of a Kind can be more responsive to the shifting needs and demands of makers, artisans and designers

  They are looking for 8 to 10 participants who are:

  • Makers, artisans and designers who are heavily involved in the creation and production of your art/craft
  • Creating and producing your art/craft in Canada
  • Residing in the GTA or surrounding areas (if selected for this focus group, you must be able to attend the meeting in person)
  • Currently selling your work online, at small local shows or boutiques but have never applied to or participated at the One of a Kind Shows or One of a Kind Online Shop
  • Between the ages of 21-35
The focus group will take place at the One of a Kind office at 10 Alcorn Avenue, Suite 100 (Yonge and Summerhill) on Thursday, July 14, noon to 2pm.  Light lunch and refreshments will be served.
Upon completion of the focus group, each participant will receive a $100 honourarium.

Think you would be a great participant for this focus group?


Etsy Awards - Congratulations to our TESTy Finalists!

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Etsy Awards Canada Finalists have been Announced!

Vote for a finalist
The Etsy Awards celebrate the best of Canadian creativity. Entrants have the chance to win the Community's Choice Grand Prize of $10,000 or one of five $1000 cash prizes for category winners. 
The Toronto Etsy Street Team is very well represented! Congratulations to all our TESTy finalists! NOTE: You only get ONE vote.  We think you might want to choose one of our fabulous TESTy finalists.

In the Art & Illustration and Paper Good Category

In the Home & Living category

In the Fashion & Accessories category

In the Kids & Baby category"


Vendor call: Oasis Urban Market

Thursday, May 12, 2016

Oasis Urban Market is seeking vendors for its inaugural year. It is located at the historic 5 Drive-In in Oakville. The event goes on all summer long, every Saturday starting May 28th – September 24th, from 8am – 4pm. Their goal is to make this the largest outdoor market in the GTA. 

They are accepting vendor application all throughout the summer and were just able to confirm a larger event space, so are able to accept more vendors for all dates. They are happy to offer low vendor rates of $35-$45 per date and have low cost tent and table rentals for the vendors that may need them. There will be a variety of food trunks, live entertainment and are happy to offer a full farmers market with local produce from a farm in Burlington.  They will be advertising on several platforms such has newspaper and will have a radio ad on Fresh FM and some other Chorus Radio Group affiliates.

For more information please visit their site.

TEST Midsummer Market

Sunday, May 1, 2016

Announcing the glorious vendors for the TEST Midsummer Market!

We have pulled together an amazing array of artisans for our next show at the historic Campbell House Museum on Saturday June 18 between 10 and 6.

There will be goods both indoors and outdoors, demonstrations, workshops and delicious foods to eat, and tours of the museum all day! Admission is free!

Head over to our gorgeous lookbook so you can salivate over handmade delights and start saving your pennies.

You can also keep up to date with TEST activities and vendors on our new Instagram page.
Follow us at @torontoetsystreet

See you at the show!

Make Something - 10 DIY Projects for Mother's Day

So, it's Mother's Day next Sunday. You can take this as a gentle nudge if you have forgotten or not prepared anything yet. Need some ideas? This post will help with that.

Here is a round-up of my favourite Mother's Day DIY projects from the interwebs...

Grab the DIY over here.

Grab the DIY over here.

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Grab the DIY over here.

Grab the DIY over here.

Grab the DIY over here.

Grab the DIY here.

Love your Mama. Brighten her day. Give her some time off and do the damn dishes!

Happy crafting!

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