Do you love handmade crafts, fashion, and jewellery? Are you looking for unique Christmas gifts to give to your loved ones this holiday season? Do you want to buy local and support talented artisans and craftmakers from Ottawa? If so, you need to attend Etsy: Made in Canada this weekend at the Bell Sensplex in Kanata.
Originally scheduled as a one-day pop-up event held alongside events in 32 other Canadian cities in celebration of Etsy sellers, the demand in Ottawa was so intense that a second event was added on Sunday, September 27. This means that visitors in the Ottawa area get to enjoy twice the shopping time at this fabulous event.
Ottawa’s Etsy team Handmade Harvest and 145 local Etsy vendors will showcase delightfully unique handmade goods and antique items. There’s no better time to shop for that special someone – or to treat yourself. Some of the most anticipated vendors include Little Yeti Shoes and their leather moccasins, repurposed vintage speakers from Daff Design, sterling silver designs by STRUT Jewelry, and locally sourced wood housewares from the talented Craft Collective team.
Blown glass, photography, apparel, fashion accessories, custom tutus, needlework, shaving kits, knitwear, baked goods, and more are just some of the many goods you can expect to see at this year’s event. There are unique and attractive goods for women, men, boys, girls, children, and babies alike. You can see the complete vendors list on the Handmade Harvest website.
Etsy is an online marketplace, where shoppers can browse and buy from the comfort of their own home, office, or even on the go. The Etsy: Made in Canada marketplace is a wonderful opportunity to meld the convenience of online shopping with the personal touch and community of offline interaction. It is a chance to get to know the faces behind the amazing selection of the Etsy marketplace, connect with likeminded individuals, and to see and touch these unique goods up close and personal.
Admission is only $5, and 100% of the ticket sale proceeds will be donated to the Ottawa Inuit Children’s Centre. This worthy organization provides much-needed support and services to Inuit children, youth, and families in the Ottawa area.
Title image courtesy of Handmade Harvest Facebook.