2017 Artisan Directory
Here’s a full list of the artisans who have been or will be at Fair December in 2016!
Click on the artisan’s name below for more information.
Chic made consciously offers fashionable accessories made sustainably, we work with artisans in Bali Indonesia who handcraft our line of accessoriesmade from repurposed tire innertubes. Our mission is to encourage conscious shopping by promoting fair trade and reduction of waste.
Handmade poly/spandex headbands and neckwarmers, for yoga, running, skiing, walking or just wearing to the store. Beautiful color selections – something for everyone on your list.
Millinery: hand blocked sinamay and wool felt fascinators and silk hair accessories for special occassions.
I create Orgonite Sculptures. These pyramids are a mixture of catalyzed resin with metal shavings and healing crystals poured into molds. Orgonite draws in negative life energy and transmutes it into positive energy.
Prints and oil paintings by local Port Credit artist Leslie Buckle.
Nancy primarily uses watercolor and acrylic as her medium. Her main emphasis is landscapes.
Original acrylic paintings and small giclee prints on canvas.
BATH AND BODY
A local Port Credit busing sharing natural skin care products with those looking for a safer more natural option to look and feel good.
Handcrafted Glycerin Soap
Handmade alpaca hats, scarves and rugs. Natural stone jeweler, hand painted boxes, natural product Christmas ornaments.
Clothing and accessories created from upcycled and reclaimed textiles.
One-of-a-kind and unique designs for t-shirts, onesies, tote bags, post cards and framed prints to inspire positive change in the person and the world around them. Visit their website at designedtolife.com
Weavers of cotton tea towels, guest towels, runners, place mats, woven silk, wool & chenille scarves, throws and stoles in a variety of yarns and some beautiful hand painted scarves.
The philosophy behind this shop is to provide unique handmade scarves using quality materials with attention to originality and craftsmanship
Lovebird Tee’s is both a response to a need for beauty, vibrant color and art in our every day lives. From the unique quality of the hand drawn images, to the organic cotton and fair wage manufacture of its tees, Lovebird strives to ensure that the elements we create are “earth and people kind.”
Handmade clothing – ponchos, wraps, hats, – polyester , wool, cotton
Recycled sweater mittens made from old preloved wool and wool blend sweaters, polar fleece lined with decorative button accents as well as a variety of knit and crochet accessories. we make all items in a child to adult sizes, our mitten patterns are our own design.
Hand sewn and knitted childrens clothes and baby sets, pillows, aprons and dolls clothes.
FAIR TRADE COMPANIES
Soul Woven is a fair trade fashion collection curating traditional Mayan creativity into innovative, modern design. Our collection consists of ethically sourced, beautiful authentic handmade pieces including boots, clothing, yoga accessories, exquisite jewelry and more. Soul Woven empowers artisans to gain independence and self-sustainability while allowing our consumers to make conscious and informed purchases. We aim to make ethically sourced products as accessible and convenient to consumers, as any product from the fast fashion industry.
Talis offers ethically sourced artisan silks and silver jewellery. We work directly with tribal communities in Cambodia and Thailand. Our core business practices are focused on economic empowerment for indigenous peoples. www.talis.ca
Unikati & co is a carefully edited collection of ethically handcrafted goods from around the world. Dina and Leila, the founders of unikati & co, are committed to bringing you beautiful pieces, the creation and sale of which contributes to the empowerment of fairly-paid artisans and their families. Visit their website at unikati.ca
Chocolate suckers for all occasions…chocolate dipped marshmallow . . . chocolate dipped pretzel rods… chocolate pizza’s . . . clusters . . . bark . . . chocolate dipped rice crispy. Everyone is individually gift wrapped and homemade.
Firebat Coffee is etically sourced and sustainably grown. We work directly with a group of coffee makers from ElSalvador and through this direct trade they get significantly higher pay than Fair Trade. All our coffee comes from high altitude, shade grown coffee farms, where coffee is grown in harmony with nature.
Happy Bees honey provides 100% Ontario honey and is a member of the On Bee Keepers Association. All of our honey is unpasteurized and we create unique flavored honey like cherry, lemon, cinnamon and more . www.happybeesapiary.ca
Delicious chocolate nut toffee.
Freshly baked apple, blueberry and cherry streudel.
Fine gourmet preserves.
Selection of superb loose leaf tea blends by certified Tea Sommelier.
Enjoy the creamy goodness of the sweetened ricotta filling. These Cannoli Tradizionale will not dissappoint.
Delicious holiday decorated cake pops in white chocolate or red velvet cake.
Soup Girl’s artisanal vegan dry soup mixes are healthy delicious and so simple, each jar makes 8 cups of soup, just add water, cook for an hour. A range of flavors available, including spicy coconut lentil, smoky split pea, Italian rice & lentil and carribean rice & peas.
Chocolate covered shortbread, toffee shortbread, coffee shortbread and parmesan rosemary shortbread.
Cuisine is passionate about food and specializes in everything charcuturie. Some of our items include chutney, infused oils, cured meats, garlic confit, seasoning salts and dry rubs, pickled vegetables and more. www.teasecuisine.com .
Delicious gourmet granola handcrafted in small batches by a holistic nutritionist. 5 varieties to choose from including pumpkin spice, maple, chai and cinnamon walnut. All free of refined sugar, dairy, wheat or preservatives.
Handmade tradional Finnish ornaments.
My creativity continues into the art of candle making, combined with the ingenuity of upcycling. I give old bottles new life as unique, clean burning soy candles. All of my artist creations are intended to make your home a nurturing sanctuary for mind, body and soul. www.etsy.com/shop/intoxicative .
Jan Jang creates very unique gifts including cork hotplates, hand painted garden prayer flags and personalized room signs.
Hiring women at risk of relinquishing their rights due to poverty in Haiti, selling their Christmas ornaments, metal art and hand crafted jewellery. Keeping families together, also orphan prevention through job creation
Machine embroidered gifts and treasures for everyone
Bella B You handcrafts one of a kind jewellery pieces. I create wearable everyday pieces using semiprecious gemstones, classic pieces to wear with that little black dress and romantic pieces to wear where I incorporate vintage beads and embellishments. Like us on Facebook at Bell B You
I design and create one of a kind wearable art and use Japanese beads, fresh water pearls and swarovski crystals in my earrings and my metal. Everything is nickel and zinc free.
At Dragonfly Girls jewellery, we create handmade jewellery for special girls and women, including necklaces, bracelets, earrings, rings and pendants, beaded bookmark and keychains, chain maille and beaded wirework creations. We also do birthday parties, private lessons and jewellery repair. Find out more at www.dragonfly.ca
Jewellery and hand knitted toques.
Handcrafted artisan jewellery made in Missisauga
Quality handmade jeweler from Africa that supports several organizations that empower Africans to operate businesses and offer employment at strong wages under fair trade principals. Visit their website at smallworldjewellery.ca
Unique designs meticulously created for confident, passionate, adventurous vibrantly unforgettable you! Jewellery that gets noticed.
An assortment of hand knitted items for children and adults (cowl & infinity scarves, unique hats, dishcloths, animals, decorative snowmen) as well as fleece and flannel blankets for children.
Hand sewn and knitted childrens clothes, toys, baby sets, pillows aprons and dolls clothes. Great for Christmas gifts.
works with slum children and teenagers, they are given healthy snacks, tutoring, mentorship and an opportunity to provide income for their family in a safe environment making paper crafts. On the back of each card is the name of the child who crafted it as a testimony to the change you have made in their life. For more information go to www.earnlearn.org
Unique and creative designs featuring a combination of pressed local wild flowers, coloured paper and water coloured paints. Designs range from cute to whimsical to sentimental and are available as originals as well as prints. www.etsy.com/ca/hop/morningflowercrafts www.facebook.com/morningflowerdesigns
Handmade stoneware pottery with original designs and glazes.
In this modern fast paced world, where everything is massed produced, I love the idea of making functional pottery that has some soul. I try to incorporate in my work that the piece has been made by hand. I intentionally leave my finger prints or allow my throwing lines to be seen, also I enjoy adding hand carved detail to give texture and to remind the user that this is a piece of pottery made by loving hands.
Hand-painted ceramic serving platters and dishes by local artist Gillian Sych.
Handmade Angel Collection, Christmas ornaments and handmade leather collection.
Timeless Designs features unique Christmas and Holiday ornaments made of glass or polymer clay. Each ornament is designed and handcrafted by Barbra or Richard Darwin.
For kids or kids at heart. Each kit includes a decorative hat, eyes, carrot, nose, mouth, scarf, buttons, beautifully co-ordinated and presented in a reusable kit. Great for children, family & hostess gifts.
Handcrafted, original, rough, natural grain wood products and custom builds by a local Lakeshore woodworker.
At the rustic path we love wood. New, old, recycled and salvaged, we use it all to create unique house and holiday decor and wooden signs for you home.
Hand crafted wood trays and containers made from high end French, Italian & Spanish vintage wine crates. The trays can be used to serve or as gift baskets filled with your gourmet items etc.
Luxuriou cozy snugglebeds, pet mats and kitty caves. Handcrafted premier quality catnip toys made with organic catnip. Only the best will do for your favorite friend.
Local historian and author of Fading History Vol. 1 & 2.
Bookmarks are handcrafted with beads and new or upcycled charms.