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Renegade Craft Pop Up

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Hey, Chicago! We’re happy to announce a special Mother’s Day Weekend Pop-Up Fair, taking place just steps from our HQ on Pilsen’s Halsted Street with an outdoor celebration of all things handmade! Featuring a carefully curated roster of local and national maker and artisan talent, festivities will include amazing food trucks, DJ sets by Lumpen Radio, craft brews by Half Acre Beer, DIY workshops, photo ops, and all-around good times to provide a truly one-of-a-kind shopping experience.

Get some fresh air and explore an exceptional selection of modern indie design, including jewelry and accessories, art, fashion, ceramics, candles, illustration, stationery, home decor, cookware, apothecary, and more.


May 13 + 14, 2017


11 a.m. to 6 p.m.


Halsted St. in Pilsen Between W 18th St. and S Canalport Ave. Chicago, IL 60608

For More Information click here!


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 photography by Natalie Escobedo

photography by Natalie Escobedo

For weeks, in 25 degree weather the peaceful unarmed demonstrators have been sprayed with water cannons, rubber bullets and tear gas as they try to defend their legal right to clean water. Water is LIFE not corporate greed! 

Meanwhile there are no hospitals left in Aleppo as these peaceful protectors are being attacked on their own land. Medics are asking for Milk of Magnesia (for teargas), wool socks, space blankets, hand warmers, large ponchos, tea lights, portable trauma kits, and suturing kits.

This December, every single day is a #NoDAPL day of action! Scared Stone Camp is calling for a month of solidarity beginning with a Global Day of Action starting December 1st. Ms Matilda will be donating 15% of all proceeds the month of December to Standing Rock Sioux Tribe and the fight against the North Dakota Access Pipeline

 Illustration by Ms Matilda

Illustration by Ms Matilda

Democracy only works when we tend to it, stay active and engaged. We have to stay awake, focused and resilient. #nodapl 

To learn more on how you can help visit

Show of Hands Holiday

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What another wonderful weekend at Show of Hands Holiday show! Thank you to all you wonderful people who came to shop local this weekend!

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West Elm LOCAL Pop-up Shop

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I am honored to have been selected to participate in a Pop-up at West Elm today. Met with some many great people and fellow local makers!

Check out some of them on West Elm Blog, Front + Main. The event was curated by Nicole Balch of the design blog, Making it Lovely, which if you haven't checked out her blog yet, you totally should!

Save the Date: Renengade Craft Fair

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We are very excited to announce we will be at the Renegade Craft Fair in Chicago Sept 10+11!!

Renegade will return to Division St. in Wicker Park and as always, we will feature a thoughtfully curated selection of today’s finest independent Makers. Come say hi to me and my wonderful booth mate Melisser from Sabretooth Dream  - be sure to check out her super dope pins!!

You can find us at booth #210 on Division St between Paulina and Hermitage.

Holiday Gift Guide: Under $50

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Pyramid Mirror by Urban Outfitters // Candles by P.f. Candle Co. // Ceramic Hand Dish by Kaye Blegvad //  Eye Pillow by Magical Thinking // Zera Bowl  by Local Lejos

That's a wrap

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Wow what an amazing weekend it was at the Renegade Craft Fair!
Perfect weather
An amazing group of makers ✔
1,000's of awesome supporters and shoppers
Could not have asked for a better turnout. I am so impressed by the talent and love that was shown by all of you for coming out to support us, the streets were non-stop flooded with people!