Local Maker Culture

Telling the stories behind the brands, and connecting you to local creative culture.

HOLIYAY GIFT GUIDE 2019: KATIE HESSION, YOW CITY STYLE

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Katie Hession is a digital creator who loves to shop local. We asked her to curate her favourite pieces to gift for 2019 from our list of vendors from Holiyay! Her biggest struggle was narrowing it down to just a few from our incredible list of talented makers, brands + designers. Find out what her favourite locally made pieces are to gift for 2019!

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HOLIYAY GIFT GUIDE 2019: KATIE HESSION, YOW CITY STYLE

Posted by Amanda Cockburn on

Katie Hession is a digital creator who loves to shop local. We asked her to curate her favourite pieces to gift for 2019 from our list of vendors from Holiyay! Her biggest struggle was narrowing it down to just a few from our incredible list of talented makers, brands + designers. Find out what her favourite locally made pieces are to gift for 2019!

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Maker's Hustle Series (Holiyay Edition): Hayley Cooke of Smith & Sayer

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Hayley makes chemical free cleaning products for your home out of her home in the outskirts of Ottawa. She is new to the Ottawa maker scene and doing her first Freewheeling Craft Market.

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Maker's Hustle Series (Holiyay Edition): Hayley Cooke of Smith & Sayer

Posted by Amanda Cockburn on

Hayley makes chemical free cleaning products for your home out of her home in the outskirts of Ottawa. She is new to the Ottawa maker scene and doing her first Freewheeling Craft Market.

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Maker's Hustle Series (Holiyay Edition): Sam + Caroline of Crafted Together

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Sam + Caroline popped onto the maker scene in 2018, and right out of the gate they had gorgeous goods, and a positive + community driven attitude. They are best known for their beautiful wooden signs with hand drawn calligraphy. Learn more about the couple behind the brand and what they love about Ottawa in December!

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Sam + Caroline popped onto the maker scene in 2018, and right out of the gate they had gorgeous goods, and a positive + community driven attitude. They are best known for their beautiful wooden signs with hand drawn calligraphy. Learn more about the couple behind the brand and what they love about Ottawa in December!

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OUR GUIDE TO THE VENUE: MAKERSPACE NORTH

Posted by Amanda Cockburn on

Now in our fourth year, we understand the quirks of the venue (for those who have been to our markets, you know what I'm talking about!) and we want to make your visit to the Holiyay Craft Market as magical as possible. Believe us (and the thousands of shoppers that keep coming back)- its worth the two minute walk!

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OUR GUIDE TO THE VENUE: MAKERSPACE NORTH

Posted by Amanda Cockburn on

Now in our fourth year, we understand the quirks of the venue (for those who have been to our markets, you know what I'm talking about!) and we want to make your visit to the Holiyay Craft Market as magical as possible. Believe us (and the thousands of shoppers that keep coming back)- its worth the two minute walk!

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