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 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.

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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, 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.

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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 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.

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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. This project is 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 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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