Last weekend I had myself a delish slice of culture pie called the Renegade Craft Fair. It featured over 300 “makers” on Division Street in Chicago’s Bucktown. The Renegade Craft Fair describes itself as a “curated indie-craft marketplace.”
This twice-yearly event also takes place in San Francisco, Los Angeles, New York (Brooklyn), London, and Austin. As I embarked on this massive fair, I found a whole slew of people literally drooling over the wares made by these insanely talented craftspeople. Many of the goods are handmade and it’s clear that many of the “makers” are strong proponents of the DIY movement.
Here are a few of my favorite “makers”.
1. Therese Kuempel: Specializes in jewelry, sculpture and housewares.
2. Moss for Meditation: The moss for meditation series is a creative response to studies emerging from the field of Ecopsychology, which represents significant evidence that consistent exposure and interaction with green landscapes, significantly decreases stress and supports mental and physical health.
3. Imaginary Authors: Well-learned in the art of scents and provocation.
4. Pink Tank: Serving bookmarks and pendants made via industrial manufacturing techniques.
5. Etta and Billie: Producers of sustainable handcrafted natural products
6. The Sky Scratcher: An architecturally designed cat scratching post made from cardboard.
The Renegade Craft Fair’s winter session will take place December 7th & 8th. Check out their website for more details!