craftHER Market Spring '19 will pop up on April 14, 2019 at Fair Market in Austin, Texas. Applications reopen at crafthermarket.com in January 2019.
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 600 makers and seen 15,000+ attendees and 1,800+ 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 the recap from Fall '18.
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 our 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.
This fall, our info table will also serve as a drop-off site for “VOLUME.” In case you missed it, through November 15, #bossbabesATX and Chulita Vinyl Club are building a pop-up library in San Marcos, Texas, titled “VOLUME,” to preserve our community’s influences and history. And you are invited to donate of vinyl records, zines and prints! Add to VOLUME’s collection, and bring your own donation on down to our info table at craftHER Market on Oct. 21.
Learn more about VOLUME here.
The F Word Gift Shop
Claire Drennan Knits
TRIBE AND SOL
Jen Zeano Designs
Sew in Love By Brandy Davis
Amanda Robyn Winograd
primary structures ceramics
Hey Moon Ceramics
Irish Roots Botanics
Natural Mystic Skincare
Whiskey Boat Goods
Mujeres de la Luna
Roux St. James
Lilywilde Flower Co.
Byron & Blue
Kristin Moore Art
MARVEL + MOON
Marta Francine Fibers
Half Halt Studio
Sweet Thyme Design
Stems and Femmes
Mimi Emig Photography
Mauve Paper Co
MINDSOUP by MB
Rhianna Marie Chan
Lys Art + Jewelry
Jamie Billman McCormick Studio
This Witch Stitches
Spirit Unveiled Boutique
Senders Receive: Tarot & Reiki
Sound Sight Tarot
Ana Aguilar Jewelry
Poppy & Fern
Salt Water Swim
Chauncey and Coco
Mckinley Mizar Jewelry
Luna Lollipops Co.
Yeah Party, Co. (REVELRY)
Pickle My Fancy
Mia Savage Studio
Katie Made That
The Radical Librarian and The Superhero Xicana
Blue Labels Boutique
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, and no RSVP is required.
11:30 AM to 12:15 PM — Networking Across: How To Build Collaborations with Your Peers
In a city filled with creatives, entrepreneurs and badass babes, it can still be difficult to figure out ways to truly support one another's work. Curated by #bbatx committee member Keisha Gillis, moderated by Alexandra Wilson of Queens Conquer and joined by panelists Ashton Haywood, Shelley Delayne and Tiffany Scott, this CraftHER Market panel will discuss ways we can network across. What does it mean to collaborate with our peers—instead of only looking for a hand up? The panel will run from 11:30 AM to 12:15 PM on the panels stage within CraftHER Market Fall '18.
12:30 to 1:15 PM — E-commerce, Social Media and Burnout: Balancing An Online Business
When you run on an online business, it can often feel like you've got to be "open" 24/7. So, how do you maximize your business' digital potential without completely over-doing it? Curated by #bbatx committee member Kristina Gonzalez, and joined by panelists Monxi Garza, Christie Zangrilli and Bre Cruickshank, this CraftHER Market panel will discuss ecommerce, social media and burnout. The panel will run from 12:30 PM to 1:15 PM on the panels stage within CraftHER Market Fall '18.
1:30 to 2:15 PM — Standing Out in a Saturated Environment: How To Stay Original
What's the difference between appreciation for someone's work and downright stealing someone else's ideas? Curated and moderated by #bbatx committee member Kristina Gonzalez, and joined by panelists Sarah Lim, Stephanie Gutierrez and travel blogger Kiona, this CraftHER Market panel will discuss standing out in a saturated environment. The panel will run from 1:30 PM to 2:15 PM on the panels stage within CraftHER Market Fall '18.
2:30 to 3:15 PM — Artist Q&A with Kam Franklin of The Suffers
Confidence isn't something we're born with—it's something we learn. In this craftHER Market discussion between #bbatx founder Jane Hervey and lead singer of The Suffers, Kam Franklin, we'll explore what it takes to carve a creative career for yourself—on your own terms. This panel will run from 2:30 PM to 3:15 PM on the panels stage within CraftHER Market Fall '18.
3:30 to 4:15 PM — Mindful Makers: A Conversation on Production Growth and Ethics
As we grow our businesses, creative projects and side hustles, we have decisions to make. How do we scale and maintain our core principles? In this craftHER Market discussion curated by #bbatx committee member Alex Perez-Puelles, moderated by Maria Oliveira, and joined by panelists Rae Wilson, ChiChi Nduka and Lauren Gonzalez, we'll explore production growth and ethics. This panel will run from 3:30 PM to 4:15 PM on the panels stage within CraftHER Market Fall '18.
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.
Crafts & Drafts
Austin Valkyries Women's Rugby Club
Naughty Words Workshop by Gabryella Desporte
(RSVP for the free Naughty Words workshop here)
Frank Wo/Men Collective Pop-Up and Performances
Frida Friday ATX
Outdoor Installation by Chalk Riot
Fall '18 Community Raffle
At every market, we host a little raffle to fundraise for a community-led initiative or nonprofit. (Our raffle prizes are comprised of donations made by vendors participating in craftHER.) To get your name in the raffle, stop by #bossbabesATX’s info table and purchase five tickets for $5 (you’re welcome to grab as many as you’d like)!
This fall’s raffle beneficiary is CASA. CASA of Travis County speaks up for children who’ve been abused or neglected by empowering our community to volunteer as advocates for them in the court system. Beyond donating to the raffle, you can also get involved with this organization as a volunteer. Learn more here.
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 was supported in part by our partners at Volusion and Fair Market. This year's in-kind contributors and supportive brands included Capital One, Party at the Moontower Rentals, MY EVENT IS THE BOMB and Austin Woman Magazine. This project was also supported in part by the Cultural Arts Division of the City of Austin Economic Development Department.
Would you like to partner on craftHER Market 2019? Please email email@example.com.
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