Focusing solely on Canadian handmade fashion and accessories, First Pick Handmade ( again transforms Heritage Hall into a 3,300-square foot pop up boutique department store on Saturday, September 15th to Sunday, September 16th, at 3102 Main Street, Vancouver.  This fall and winter fashion and accessory only event features head to toe handmade fashions with several designers debuting their seasonal lines.  Canadian designers new to the First Pick Handmade family include: Anian Manufacturing (eco flannels to hats and sweaters); and Dogwood Denim Apparel (women’s and men’s custom jeans).

 “Now more than ever, consumers can make a difference by supporting Canadian designers and the environment with shopping locally and sustainably,” says Janna Hurtzig, First Pick Handmade Founder, and Curator.

What:                First Pick Handmade – fall and winter Canadian indie designer pop up sale

 Date:                Saturday, September 15th and Sunday, September 16th

 Hours:              11:00 am to 6:00 pm

 Where:              Heritage Hall

                        3102 Main Street, Vancouver, BC

 Tickets:             $3.00 per person, at the door or Eventbrite


First Pick Handmade fall 2018 vendors include:

 Clothing: Sans Soucie, SUPERNOVA by Black Hole Clothing, Bianca Barr Design, Jessica Redditt Designs, Novel Supply, Street and Saddle, Couture Therapy, Anian Manufacturing, Silver and Gold Clothing (AG + AU), Dogwood Denim Apparel, Hinojosa Official

Jewelry: Black Solv, Bianca Barr Designs, Billy Would, LanaBetty, Kolton Babych Fine Jewelry, Roberto Fioravanti, Toodlebunny

Bags, Belts + Wallets: Bronsino Designs, My Bukuro, HMPL Design, Joseph Henry Workshop

Active Wear and Lingerie: Daub and Design/Daub Active, Revol Girl Period-Proof Panties 

Fall / Winter Weather Accessories: Claudia Schulz Hats, Frances Felt, Winterluxe Recycled Cashmere

Skin Care and Beauty: Conscious Care

Vendor’s with Men’s/Genderless Items: Bronsino (belts, belt bags, pouches), Black Solv (jewelry), Kolton Babych (jewelry),  Roberto Fioravanti, (jewelry), Winterluxe (toques, fingerless gloves, scarves, mittens, neck warmers), Billy Would (belt buckles, bottle openers, keychains), Joseph Henry Workshop (wallets, shaving kits, key fobs, card holders), Novel Supply (clothing), Anian Manufacturing (clothing, toques, hats, wool socks, sweaters), Dogwood Denim (custom fit jeans), My Bukuro (totes with interchangeable straps, key and transit pass lanyards), Claudia Schulz (hats), Conscious Care (CBD Oil creams, oils), Street and Saddle (special edition designs), Hinojosa Official (hand painted, altered, distressed vintage designer pieces)

About First Pick Handmade:
Janna Hurtzig, of the local Winterluxe Recycled Cashmere label, saw a need for a local fashion and accessories only show like First Pick Handmade.  She continues to curate the show with the goal to create access for consumers to Canadian designers.  Since 1998, Hurtzig has been part of Vancouver’s handmade scene in numerous roles such as vendor and show coordinator, so she knows what makes for a good experience is for both the designer and the consumer.  Hurtzig has been a co-organizer for Shiny Fuzzy Muddy, one of Vancouver’s most popular and successful Holiday markets currently celebrating their 16th year.  For the past 11 years, Hurtzig has sold her handmade designs at popular shows across Canada. 

 Find First Pick Handmade on social media:

Instagram: @firstpickyvr

Facebook: First Pick Handmade