Long Live the Babes: craftHER Market Spring '17 Recap

Last weekend, we hosted craftHER Market Spring '17, our second-ever pop-up space for self-identified women to sell their goods. With a full day of panels, a killer venue and 💥kickass attendees💥, more than 2600 folks attended. Didn't make it out? No worries—we've got you.

This year, we showcased more than 100 vendors (!!!), featuring a wide variety of makes, from furniture to wall hangings to leather works. You can check out our full lineup here.

Our market's also a little different than most. We offer tables to other markets and community resources, so makers have the opportunity to connect with organizers beyond our market. We also produce industry-specific panels, each centering on issues and important topics within the maker community. Take a peek at this spring's panels and learn more about the speakers we featured.

See that wall hanging on the stage? That's a screen-printed, 5x5 reproduction of a piece made by our featured artist this month and one of the market's speakers, Xochi Solis.

Speaking about the stage—we've got woman-owned Party at the Moontower Rentals to thank. Both the stage design and the market's lounge were sponsored by Moontower. You can learn more about them here.

Last but not least, we have to recognize the talented and dedicated team at Fair Market. Without their support, we would not be able to produce this market with low-cost booth rental fees for all of our vendors. (Thank you!)

PS: Our vendors set up in a storm. The weather cleared when we opened, but they were real troupers, proving once again that come hell or high water women are tough AF.

Interested in vending at the next craftHER Market? Applications reopen in late August. Sign up for email updates here. Would you like to become a craftHER Market sponsor? Shoot an email to thebabes@bossbabes.org, and we'll send along information on fall market opportunities.