WHAT DO YOU MEAN BY "MODERN HANDMADE GOODS"?
Products from Crafted are designed and/or created using traditional techniques and artisanal skills. However, the aesthetic is fresh and forward-thinking. Our makers don't ignore modern trends, pop culture, or contemporary fashion, but they translate those inspirations into products that show the best of local handicrafts.
IS EVERYTHING YOU SELL MADE BY HAND?
Crafted only sells goods that show the originality, creativity, and handcrafting ability of the maker. In some cases, our makers supply their original design to a printer or manufacturer to create the finished product, but their inspiration is always the center of the piece. In other cases, our artisans individually carry out the whole process from start to finish. It all depends on the nature of the item and the medium.
WHAT KIND OF PRODUCTS DO YOU SELL?
Crafted is constantly finding new talent in our community, and our stock changes with the seasons. However, you can usually expect to find paper goods; jewelry; fiber art; ceramics; toys; home decor and much more!
IS EVERYTHING LOCALLY MADE?
Our shop at the Calgary Farmers' Market is all about local, Calgary artisans, with a few of the best makers from across the province and from all across Canada mixed in – still more local than what you'll find in most gift shops!
HOW DO YOU FIND THE WORK YOU CARRY?
Makers often reach out to us wanting to be part of Crafted, and if you're interested, we'd love to hear from you! Just visit our consignment page. (As Crafted is becoming more of a presence in our local retail scene, you may not receive a reply unless we have a spot on the shelves for your work in the current season.)
CAN I BRING SAMPLES OF MY WORK TO SHOW YOU IN PERSON?
It can be difficult for our customers to get the shopping experience they deserve if we're also hearing vendor pitches. Therefore, as much as we'd love to see your work in person, PLEASE apply through the consignment page.
HOW DOES SELLING AT CRAFTED WORK?
We operate on a consignment model and we protect our makers with signed contracts, sales statements, and monthly payouts.
HOW ARE THE PRICES OF THE PRODUCTS DETERMINED?
Our makers set the prices to reflect the quality of their materials, the needs of their creative process, and the effort and time they lavish into each product.
DO YOU ACCEPT RETURNS OR EXCHANGES?
Since we're a small business representing individual makers using a consignment model, items purchased are final sale only.
These terms protect our makers' interests when they choose to contribute their talent to our community.
Copyright Crafted 2017