Renegade Craft Fair just completed their second show across the pond in London. Renegade selects their vendors from applicants who are indie artisans and crafters. Renegade started in Chicago in 2003 with 75 vendors. It is quite a popular market and one to visit when they come to Brooklyn. Selling in markets myself it can be frustrating when you work at a market that also has knock offs and chotcke items you would find in a dollar store or on Canal Street. If your market is filled with independent artists and crafters then the customers who will come are wanting to buy unique, quality items. The customer appreciated a handmade apron or piece of pottery. An item that someone spent serious time on because it is a labor of love. If you have the opportunity to go to a Renegade Fair please do. They are held in Chicago, Brooklyn, LA, San Francisco, Austin and London.
Here are some pics from their flickr page.
To see more pics of this great and inspiration market click here.
Have you ever participated in Renegade? Or any other fairs? If you haven't but have visited some fairs what do you look for?