My Very First Renegade Craft Fair
I have a good news. I'm going to be a vendor at the Renegade Craft Fair in San Francisco this December. Hooray! I am simultaneously thrilled and terrified by the tasks of making oodles of products, finding eco-friendly packaging, and designing and building my booth displays. I am about 70% thrilled and 30% terrified, so let's hope the percentages stay steady as the craft fair approaches. I imagine this will feel something like preparing for an exhibition with the addition of a few dozen biodegradable cellophane bags and several stacks of business cards. (Note to self: I can do it!)
In preparing for the fair, I'm trying to organize my thoughts now so I can spare myself a bit of the "almost-there-keep-working-stop-sleeping" jitters that will inevitably descend about one week before the show. So, I'm making lists of new products, old products, packaging needs, display needs, and collecting materials too. I'm torn between creating new products while also wanting to streamline the creation of old products too. What's your vote--focus on old or new?
I've attended the SF Renegade fair a few times but I've never been a vendor. I'm always so inspired by the talent of the artists and artisans, so I'm honored to join them this winter. AND... if you've ever been a vendor at Renegade or a similar-sized craft fair, please do tell your tips! And if you've never been a vendor but you've been a happy buyer, please do tell your insights. I'm all ears and will be grateful for ever and ever and ever. Now then, wish me luck and ample black tea. xoxo, k.