This Saturday, September 26th, people in 34 different cities across Canada will have an opportunity to shop unique and beautiful local handmade items at Etsy: Made in Canada pop-up markets. This is the second year for the event, which gives Etsy artisans and shoppers the chance to connect in person. Everyone who attends gets to celebrate up close the diverse talents that live in and are inspired by their own communities.
The pop-up market in my area is being held at Emmanuel Village in Kitchener from 10am until 4pm. I'm really looking forward to attending after seeing so many beautiful items at last year's event. Here is a small sampling of some of the handiwork of local artisans who will be at the Kitchener Etsy market this year. (Click on the highlighted text to visit the online shop for more information.)
Cabled Infinity Cowl by Freedom Knits
Etched Copper Leaf Necklace by Stray Stones
Antler Pillow Cover by HAWT Home
Sugar Maple Salad Bowl by Simply Rooted Wood Shop
Modern Teen Bracelets by ESBeadworks
Stationery Set by isavirtue
Upcycled Fair Isle Wool Dog Sweater by PupCycle Canada
If you're not close to an Etsy pop-up market this weekend, you can support Canadian artisans any time by shopping at Etsy online from the comfort of your own little corner of the country.