Produced by #bossbabesATX, craftHER Market is a biannual pop-up space, showcasing the talent of women and nonbinary makers in Texas.

 
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craftHER Market Fall '18 will pop up on October 21, 2018 at Fair Market in Austin, Texas.

At #bossbabesATX, all of our productions are centered around sustaining communities that care about gender equality and supporting local, creative businesses. 

craftHER Market is no different. It's been inspired by a few of our favorite things: pop-up spaces, traditional marketplaces and the people who organize others to gather. In its two years of production, craftHER Market has showcased more than 450 makers and seen 10,000+ attendees and 1,300+ applicants. Opening every Spring and Fall, the day-long community event features entrepreneurial panels, opportunities to support local nonprofits and family-friendly activities. Reflecting a myriad of women and nonbinary artists and creative entrepreneurs across Texas, all 115 of our seasonal exhibitors own their craft, and at least 90% of our booths exhibit wares made by hand.🎈Check out photos from Spring '18 throughout the event and in our Simplebooth.

 

Fall '18 Maker Lineup

October 21, 2018
11 AM to 5 PM
@ Fair Market
1100 E 5th St, Austin, TX 78702

When you enter the market, stop by #bossbabesATX's info table for a market map and vendor information, opportunities to contribute to the grassroots raffle, a peek at work by our featured craftHER Market resident artist Good Snake, as well as a craftHER photobooth by our friends at Simplebooth.

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Fall '18 Panels

We are present. That's the guiding theme behind this year's panels. We'll explore what it means to show up for your business and learning through your craft day-in and day-out—even when it's tough. Get ready for talks and panels featuring creatives and entrepreneurs of all backgrounds and experiences.

The panels are powered by craftHER sponsor Volusion and the stage design will be coordinated by our lovely friends at Party at the Moontower Rentals. These panels are also free and open to the public.

PANEL 1 — 11:30 AM
Networking Across: How To Build Collaborations with Your Peers

PANEL 2 — 12:30 PM
E-commerce, Social Media and Burnout: Balancing An Online Business

PANEL 3 — 2:00 PM
Standing Out in a Saturated Environment: How To Stay Original

PANEL 4 — 3:00 PM
Artist Q&A with Kam Franklin of The Suffers

PANEL 5 — 4:00 PM
Mindful Makers: A Conversation on Production Growth and Ethics

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Fall '18 Community Tables

Every year, we invite community groups to table at the market free-of-charge. Stop by their table to learn more about what they do and participate in an activity.

Fall '18 Community Raffle

At every market, we raffle to fundraise for a community-led, grassroots initiative.

To be announced Oct. 1, 2018.

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Meet the Market's Producers and Partners

craftHER Market is produced by a team of staff and volunteer committee members at #bossbabesATX. #bbatx is a nonprofit organization that amplifies women and nonbinary creatives, entrepreneurs and community organizers. Our event series, showcases, strategic collaborations and professional development programs provide a platform of visibility, outreach and financial opportunity to 1000+ emerging women and nonbinary creatives, entrepreneurs and organizers per year. On top of that goodness, the public-at-large is invited to participate and learn more about how gender inequality affects their daily lives. More than 10,000+ community members annually attend our showcases, markets and dialogues—and in the last three years, our programs generated an additional $1million for the Austin economy.

This year's market is supported in part by our partners at Volusion and Fair Market. This year's in-kind contributors and supportive brands include Capital OneParty at the Moontower Rentals, MY EVENT IS THE BOMB and Austin Woman Magazine.

Would you like to partner on craftHER Market Fall '18? Please email thebabes@bossbabes.org.

Recent Press

Read up on craftHER Market's history.

Good Day Austin featuring Cool Beans Eatery
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We Are Austin featuring Settle Ceramics
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Women to Watch in Austin Woman magazine
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What Others Have to Say

Fill up on notes and quotes from previous participants and attendees.

Still psyched on all of the positivity from #bbatx’s craftHER Market. Thanks to everyone who came out for sweet sweets!
— Squee Club, 2017 vendor
I went for reconnection, inspiration and curiosity and I left sure that I’m gonna get my creative juices flowing again and get my butt back to the sewing machine! Thanks #bbatx for making craftHER Market happen.
— Frankie, 2017 attendee
craftHER Market was the best! We had such a great day that I didn’t get a good shot of my booth. It’s truly such a rewarding experience watching people react to my work. I loved seeing SO many people laugh.
— Earthereal Design, 2017 vendor
I’m still buzzing from the excitement of yesterday and wanted to share a note of gratitude. craftHER Market Spring ‘18 was my second CraftHER, and the experience was incredible. Both markets gave me an opportunity to push myself further than I ever have, but participating for the second time allowed me to see just how far I’ve come. I was confident that I was capable, but didn’t have access to a platform to create at such a volume. Thank you for providing the space for me to take a significant step forward in my business. CraftHER gave me the revenue and experience to continue the journey of growth. I am so grateful to each of you for creating this community, and providing an opportunity for makers like me to succeed.
— Rachel Musquiz of Curcuma, 2018 vendor

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