Blog posts June 2021

Happy Mail! Kind over matter.

Here's what our first recipient got surprised with:

What is Happy Mail?

Well Happy Mail is exactly what it says on the tin, it's mail that gives you the warm and fuzzies. Not bills, bank statements, flyers or other junk mail. It's cards, notes and packages that bring a smile to your face a…

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Maker Spotlight



Ageliki started jewelry making while recovering from a sudden illness. She stopped by a bead shop while taking a stroll one day and looked at the endless rows of findings and jewelry components they carried. It was at that moment, something clicked. 


After Ageliki …

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Maker Spotlight

Trees on Seas


Trees On Seas, founded in 2019 by a West Coast adventurer named Krisitne, is a Van Isle collected and inspired hand stamped driftwood business.

Originally started as a passion project with sassy fridge magnets, she now dreams up many creations such as key chains, coasters, …

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The wait is nearly over!

Have you been patiently awaiting the return of Vancouver Island Market, or any market for that matter?! Well the wait is nearly over folks. It has been in the ‘making’ (see what I did there) for quite some time but we are nearly there and we want to invite you to start applying now for our August ou…

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Are you better off doing physical markets, virtual markets or both?


Hey... so you wanna know!

First of all, let's talk about the difference between a physical market (marketPLACE) and virtual market (marketSPACE)
mother working at the counter with child next to her smiling
A Marketplace is a physical location of buyer and seller interaction. At the marketplace, the seller and buyer meet each othe…

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How to become a Featured Maker

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After completing our community survey, seller intake form and quiz (approx. 5 mins), you'll want to submit these to us.


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