Renegade Craft Fair, San Francisco
This past Sunday, we were able to check out the Renegade Craft Fair at the Fort Mason Center in San Francisco. Upon stepping in to the Festival Pavilion, you can’t help but be overwhelmed by the size of this event. Normally, I would browse before buying, but I did just the opposite.
I didn’t even make it far before stopping at Make it Good (MIG) Apparel, an imaginative clothing line of with hand-printed designs made in its studio in Portland, OR. Their style is reminiscent of Marimekko’s designs (a favorite of mine,) except they bring a lasting and handcrafted quality you won’t see in the bigger brands. A must have!
Next stop is a booth called Cartorial. Think beautiful and elegant wood cards and goods. Their products are handcrafted and laser-cut onto stunning sustainable wood. Each Cardtorial keepsake is meant to be just that—kept and treasured for always. I would take every piece home if I could. Besides selling nice-looking pieces. they’re also an excellent team, so just know that you’re in great hands!
Not far from these two amazing booths, I stumbled upon Àplat, a booth where you can find a culinary collection designed to carry food, wine, or flowers. I was really considering buying a tote bag to carry some fresh baguettes. Not a bad investment at all!
I also fell in love with a few more pop-ups that sold skin products, like Tokyo Factory, Herbs and Oils Bath — this one I have got to say that their products have really great scents, very surprising yet subtle!
I am also very happy I found Chivas Skin Care booth, which sells artisan soaps and skin products handcrafted from their farm. I bought more of their skin products after having to have tried their PoPi soaps from their partnership with the new hit show, Orange is The New Black. All I have to say is that their products are so amazingly gentle for my skin and I can’t thank them enough!
A store that might interest cat lovers is Siamese Social Club. The Siamese Social Club is for cat-loving people and cats with good taste. They make handcrafted feline goods, designed to be pleasing to the eye, but more importantly, enticing to the cat. I want to get their kitty bed for our Siberian kitty, Lara, so badly. They also have pretty cool kitty toys that I really adore.
After walking around for a while, we started looking for food or desserts and found a macaron booth called “Shades of Sugar Bakeshop.” What’s pretty cool of them? I like the idea of putting tiny macarons in a mason jar. I thought that was quite neat.
Many more stores that I’d like to give them a shout out, but what I have mentioned above are my favorites and worth mentioning. Please feel free to check them out online!