From March 25th to 29th, the annual One of a Kind Spring Show returned to the Direct Energy Building in the Exhibition Place in Toronto. Showcasing some of the best Canadian makers, artisans and designers from all across this great country, the Spring show in a celebration of all things handmade. Vendors sold a wide array of items that include home décor, artisanal food, fashion, jewelry, natural beauty products, toys and visual art. With over 450 artisans and designers, including 177 new participants in four key shopping districts: Flavours, Fashion, Green and Rising Stars. So no matter what you are looking for this Spring, there was something for everyone this year at the One of a Kind Spring Show!
This year, I’ve decided to round up some of my favourite makers from the Spring Show. For fashion, I love the flirty and feminine pieces from the Montreal designer Melissa Nepton.
Pair it with a gorgeous piece of jewellery from Biko Inc that influse industrial pieces with on trend geometric metal elements.
Pick up something from the little ones in your life from Hey Pomelo in one of their many fun prints all made from organic material!
Whether you’re looking for something for your own kitchen, or a quality gift, the wooden creations from Imagine Wood has got you covered!
Refresh your apartment for spring with one of these fun colourful throw pillows, blankets and more from HAWThome.
You can never have one too many mugs, so why not update your collection with a one of a kind piece from Mena Dragonfly.
Splurge on a wooden statement piece for your home from the handcrafted artisans JDM Orignals, drawing their inspiration from local heritage and historical infrastructure.
This interactive shopping experience also welcomed back the ETSY market place where 45 emerging sellers will be grouped together in a designated marketplace to showcase their beautifully crafted items which range from art, photography, clothing, jewellery, food, bath and beauty products, quilts to toys. Out-of-province sellers travelled to show at the Etsy marketplace included the witty card maker witty card maker I’ll Know It When I See It from Vancouver, as well as illustrator and doll maker Cara Carmina from Montreal. Handmade goods from across Ontario included candles from Campy, hand lettered prints from Dayna Lee Collection, and dolls from Sew Whimsical by Katie. Local finds from Toronto-based shops, like handcut paper designs from Light & Paper, handmade soaps and soy candles from Malee by Nature, jewelry by Standing O and cake toppers from The Sweet Escape.
The One of a Kind Show has also expanded their retail platform house a wide range of artisans online. For more information about the One of a Kind Show, visit their online shop here: http://oneofakindonlineshop.com/