Maker Life: Same Sisters

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Next Freewheeling Craft Market: Holiyay, Saturday November 24th 
Brand: Same Sisters
Ottawa + Kingston, Ontario
Same Sisters is a collaborative brand between 3 sisters- Leah, Kaitlin & Sara Hamilton. This unique brand pulls together the incredible textile + artistry talents of the sisters.
1. What can we expect from your brand this holiday season? 
This holiday season the Same Sisters will have small paintings on wood, fibre weavings and macrame pieces. We are inspired by nature; We share a love of all things flora and fauna which can be seen through the natural elements we incorporate into our art. 
2. What is your favourite item in your offering this year and why? 
Our favourite offerings are our collaborative pieces. We started our shop as a way to blend each of our specialty mediums, so we feel these pieces best define our brand.
3.  Do you have any special holiday traditions? 
Listening to CBC's The Shepherd with our family on Christmas Eve (with a White Russian in hand!)
4. What is your favourite part about the local maker community? 
Our favourite part of the local maker community is the inspiring and supportive people sharing their passion
5. Is this a side hustle for you, or a full time gig? 
Side hustle! All three of us work full time.
6. What does conscious consumerism mean to you? 
To us, conscience consumers are aware of the environmental and social impact they have when  buying specific products and as a result, choose to support ethical and sustainable businesses.
7. Did you participate in holiyay last year? 
No, this will be our first Holiyay show. We are looking forward to our first Ottawa show as the Same Sisters
8. What is your favourite maker brand to gift this year (if not local to Ottawa, made in Canada)? 
Our favourite maker brand to gift is Hollow Clayworks. We love that their ceramics are hand-formed and glazed with the most beautiful colours. Who wouldn’t love to receive one of their unique mugs, dishes, or vessels?
9. After a long market day, I unwind by...
After a long market day we unwind over a dinner out with some drinks!
10. Can shoppers find you online if they cant make it to holiyay? 
Shoppers can find us on instagram @samesistersstudio

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