Monday, September 26, 2016

Etsy: Made in Canada Toronto - Triumphant 3rd Year!



We're so happy to see crowds of people throughout the day in the airy, light-filled MaRS Atrium (photo of the east end of the show: Peter Power)

Crowds in the west, University Ave end of the MaRS Atrium (photo: Peter Power)
A huge thank you to everyone who made our third Etsy: Made in Canada such a success! Thank you to 130 talented, gracious and generous vendors! Special thank you to our workshop teachers and our amazing staff and volunteers; we couldn't do this without you! Thank you to all our partners, Etsy Canada and our hosts at MaRS Discovery District! And thank you to the thousands of Torontonians who came to shop the show, from the hardy earlybirds who lined up for one of the coveted swag bags to our workshop participants of all ages and tireless shoppers throughout the day. Our fans and customers who believe in shopping local, supporting handmade and vintage and come to meet the sellers and shop Etsy in real life, allow us to do what we do.


Rob Croxford (photo: Peter Power)
Sous Sous (photo: Peter Power)
Route401 (photo: Peter Power)
Vespertine CA (photo: Peter Power)
Once again this year, our show featured special sections for Fashion and Vintage sellers. This year we added a special Newbie Nook to highlight the work of new and upcoming Etsy sellers.

We hosted workshops on Photography, making Bath Bombs, Creative Holiday and Product Wrapping Design, Halloween Amigurumi, Beginner Hoop Embroidery, making Magnets & Hairclips and Wood Wobots!

We also had fun animating the space with suspended illustrations of crafty Canadian critters and paper lanters (with special thanks to Creative Bag).

Kid-friendly bath bomb workshop with Veelightful (photo: Peter Power)
Central atrium with suspended critters by LoveLetteringToronto (photo: Peter Power)
We hope you all had a fabulous time, vendors and visitors alike. Please share any pictures using #EtsyMICToronto and we love to hear your feedback here and at TorontoEtsySt@gmail.com

Ele of minouette, organizer (photo: Peter Power)
On behalf of the whole team (some, but not all shown below), thank you all and see you again soon!
Emma of Landfill Designs, organizer (photo: Peter Power)

Candice of CandiWareJewelry, organizer (photo: Peter Power)

Doris of LoveLetteringToronto, organizer (photo: Peter Power)

Adrienne of refluff, organizer (photo: Peter Power)


Vendor Call: Makeful Market // 5 DAYS LEFT TO APPLY!


On November 18-20 Makeful is teaming up with the Seasons Christmas Show to bring you the Makeful Market and we are looking for talented makers to participate - and that includes you!

The Seasons Christmas Show has recently changed ownership, and the veteran team behind the highly successful Cottage Life magazine, consumer show​s​, and television brands are now at the helm. They are looking forward to infusing their experience, vast media marketing abilities, and top-notch production skills ​to this wonderfully established holiday show.

What is in it for you? The opportunity be part of a decade-long Christmas shopping tradition, where you'll have the opportunity to sell your handmade goods to 15,000+ happy shoppers!
Just getting started out? Don’t worry, we have a sponsorship program for newbies! Seasoned veteran? Our booths are reasonably priced for you too!

New to Makeful? Makeful is an online community and television channel that celebrates makers and the creation of handmade goods.

For ALL the details, click here!

Friday, September 23, 2016

Vendor Call: TOUC's Holiday Market Series




Hello, 

Toronto Urban Collective has partnered with CF Shops @ Don Mills to curate a 3-weekend long outdoor Holiday Market Series and we would love to have you participate as a vendor.

The outdoor Holiday Market Series will take place on December 2-4, December 9-11 and December 16-18. You may choose to participate in all three or any of the listed weekends. Our market will have free admission for all attendees and will be hosted outdoors at one of the busiest malls in Toronto. 

CF Shops estimates a foot traffic of over 92,000 over the 3 weekends based on historical trends. 

You may see our Vendor Kit attached with more information & details on the event. 

If you're interested in joining us, please fill out an application on our website www.urbancollectiveto.com. Please note the deadline for applying is October 16, 2016 and vendor spots are available on a first come first serve basis. We’d be happy to have a chat to clarify any further questions you may have. 

Thanks and looking forward to hearing back from you!


Thursday, September 22, 2016

Shop Etsy Sellers in Person - Dream Payments Partners with Etsy: Made in Canada Toronto


This Saturday, September 24th, you can meet your favourite local Etsy sellers at Etsy: Made in Canada Toronto at MaRS! We're very proud to introduce one of our partners in bringing you the show, and a company which can help our sellers to bring their online business to shows and make in person sales! Dream Payments allows vendors like ours to accept not only credit cards but debit cards when selling their goods. They offer a great, flexible, secure system for mobile point of sale (POS) transactions, and an affordable solution for small businesses who need to accept Interac® debit cards as well as credit cards. For busineses across Canada, it comes complete with all the tools you need, including analytics and reporting, to run your business from your smartphone or tablet. And they are located right here in Toronto!



Come speak with Dream Payments and check out their devices at our show! They will be at booth 76 this Saturday at in the MaRS atrium, 101 College St, from 10 am to 6 pm!

Dream Payments featured our show, vendors and interviewed TEST captain Ele Willoughby on their blog here

Bring your ideas to life with The Printing House!


We’re happy to announce that our friends at The Printing House (TPH®) have returned as our Print Sponsor for this year’s Etsy: Made in Canada pop-up market in Toronto! With over 70 locations from coast to coast, TPH® has been proudly helping Canadian businesses, makers, and creators for over 55 years.
Whether you’re looking to create eye catching stationery, trade show backdrops, or even to have something 3D printed, TPH® can bring your ideas to life. Specializing in a wide variety of professional products and services, The Printing House will work with you to come up with creative solutions that help your business stand out.
As part of their commitment to innovation, TPH® has recently opened a 3D print location at the TD Centre in Toronto offering 3D design, scanning and printing services. If you can imagine it, TPH® 3D can make it!
TPH® will be showcasing these capabilities with their awesome 3D printed Selfies at Etsy: Made in Canada this weekend. 3D Selfies are a unique way to capture special moments and make the perfect gift or keepsake for any occasion. Available in full colour and a variety of sizes, your pose is captured and 3D printed with lifelike detail. 

Stop by the TPH® booth 95, just east of the Security desk, on September 24th at the MaRS Centre Atrium in Toronto to see these 3D Selfies up close!

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Etsy: Made in Canada Workshop: Canon Photography Basics for Makers & Etsy Sellers


We're very pleased to announce Etsy partner Canon will be offering a FREE workshop at our Etsy: Made in Canada show, September 24, at MaRS at 11:00 am.

Photography Basics for Makers & Etsy Sellers will be taught by Lauren Souch. Are you a maker? Want to get online and selling your goods? Learn great tips for shooting your goods and getting started, free, when you come to our show!

Sign up for a free ticket here!

Etsy Canada Q&A at Etsy: Made in Canada Toronto


Are you thinking of opening an Etsy shop, but want to know more? Are you an Etsy seller with questions for Etsy? Here's your chance to speak directly with an Etsy Admin. We'll be hosting an informal Q&A session with Etsy Canada during our Etsy: Made in Canada show at MaRS, this Saturday, September 24, from 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. Stop by the Collaboration Centre, follow the signs or speak with one of our awesome volunteers.

Don't forget to check out our free workshop Photography Basics for Makers & Etsy Sellers and online Etsy Newbie Bootcamp for more great tips on selling on Etsy!


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