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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Want to get involved in the next official craftHER market?

craftHER Market Spring '19 will pop up on April 14, 2019 at Fair Market in Austin, Texas. Applications reopen at crafthermarket.com on January 8, 2019 at 10 AM CT.

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.

 

coming up soon: join us for a special holiday pop-up of craftHER market on Dec. 16, 2018 from noon to 5 PM at the LINE austin.

Tis the season to shop local.

In collaboration with the LINE Austin, we’re hosting our first-ever holiday pop-up to celebrate the hotel’s latest installation by fiber artist Amada Miller. Featuring 10 craftHER makers—spanning ceramics, apparel, jewelry and more—this special rendition of craftHER Market will be open from 12 PM to 5 PM on Dec. 16, 2018. Come by to grab last-minute gifts, check out Amada’s work and learn more about what we do at craftHER all year-round.

The event is free and open to the public, with complimentary valet. We’re family-friendly and people-friendly, so come on through. :) No RSVP required.

— PARTICIPATING MAKERS —

Amada Claire Miller
Miller is a multidisciplinary fiber artist and curator based in San Antonio, Texas. Learn more about her practice here: http://www.amadamiller.com

Socorro Society
Specializing in repurposed apparel and custom embroidery, Lauren Gonzalez stitches as Socorro Society in Austin, Texas.

Natural Mystic Skincare
Handmade by Nyesha Lashay, Natural Mystic’s line of skincare essentials derives from all-natural, toxin-free ingredients.

Primary Structures
Megan Hoover creates handmade small batch ceramics and other authentic offerings in Austin, Texas.

See Phillips
Founded by Coelina Edwards, See Phillips is a handmade, small-batch goods shop centered on self-care and sustainability.

Blue Child Designs
Ellyn Rivers is a queer artist and educator, crafting handmade marbled earrings and paper goods in Elgin, Texas.

Marta Francine
Marta Francine is a Costa Rican fiber artist based in Texas.

REALM
REALM is the brainchild of Vanessa Crook, a fashion school dropout creating textile and apparel work in Austin, Texas. With a degree in studio art and anthropology she focused her studies on soft sculpture and textiles, constantly incorporating heritage craft and needlepoint into her work.

Genna Williams Ceramics
Genna Williams is a multidisciplinary designer who finds joy in making minimal, functional ceramics.

Theory Garden
Created and directed by Leslie Barrientos and Cody Evans, Theory Garden strives to produce versatile, one-of-a-kind blazers as an affordable fashion accessory that can be an essential piece in anyone’s everyday wardrobe for any season.

Mural Nomad
Lina Zoo creates digitally printed wall hangings based on original drawings and sketches.

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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 was supported in part by our partners at Volusion and Fair Market. This year's in-kind contributors and supportive brands included Capital OneParty 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 thebabes@bossbabes.org.

Recent Press

Read up on craftHER Market's history.

Good Day Austin featuring Cool Beans Eatery
Read up.

We Are Austin featuring Settle Ceramics
Read up.

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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