First, a confession: this was the first fair I’ve ever done as a vendor. And hey, I survived! In fact, I had a good time, met some great people, learned a lot and, oh yeah, sold a few things.
There were some indie businesses I really liked, I want to mention three of them. Right across from me was Forma de Ser, with an amazing selection of handmade gifts, jewelry, baskets, bags made by artisans in the Americas. I wound up buying a hand-appliquéd zipper pouch that I’ll carry around my embroidery in in my handbag (up until now I used ziploc bags and had been looking for something more special):
Then, there was Dani Rose, who designs amazing fascinators and headbands, like this one:
Oh, and the Brooklyn-based lingerie brand Nais, whose designs are awesome and also ethical: made with sustainably sourced materials, in local factories. I don’t have a picture of my own of their items, so go check out their web site – my favorite was this bra top, for which they also had matching shorts. When I first saw them I thought, how lovely, but this is for people 10 years younger than mel… And then I realized: no one is ever too old for good lingerie!