May 8, 2014
by Canadian Architect
With just a click, Canadians have access to local handmade items from over 300 artisans and designers with the recent launch of the One of a Kind Online Shop (www.oneofakindonlineshop.com). As the largest modern-day craft show in North America, the One of a Kind Show & Sale brings the same inspired shopping experience and product selection to its online marketplace all year around.
Works by artisans and designers are vetted to offer a beautiful selection of quality well-crafted items – featured in five key categories, including: Home, Jewellery, Fashion, Kids and Flavours. Products range from furniture, wooden bowls and silkscreened pillows to leather clutches and statement necklaces to small batch olive oils and fine organic teas to natural skincare with indigenous ingredients to luxurious baby blankets and plush toys.
“We are launching the online shop based on market research and the demand for handmade products,” says Patti Stewart, Director, One of a Kind Online Shop. “Our shows are so well attended that we wanted to give local artisans and designers from across the country an opportunity to sell their collections to even a larger audience more often.”
The search for fresh talent across Canada and to offer the best of the best in handmade items will be driven by what customers want and their interest to discover and support local brands. New artisans and products will be introduced weekly in the initial period of opening its virtual doors. The online shop will include both show exhibitors as well as new sellers to the One of a Kind banner.
Much like the One of a Kind Show & Sale where you can “meet the makers,” the online shop features the stories and inspirations behind the handmade brands. In understanding where and how the items are made, the One of a Kind Online Shop strives to make each shopping experience a meaningful one. Look for exciting online store activities such as DIY designer projects, top picks by insiders, seasonal trend forecasts and chances to win shopping sprees. Shipping is coordinated directly with each artisan.
For close to 40 years, the One of a Kind Show & Sale has been the flagship destination for handmade items in Canada. Bringing its heritage and industry leadership to e-commerce, the One of a Kind Online Shop gives more Canadians access to local, quality brands while supporting the growth of artisans and designers with a viable retail channel to sell their product.
To visit the One of a Kind Online Shop, please visit www.oneofakindonlineshop.com.
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