Refresh Market returns Friday, April 26 and Saturday, April 27 with clothing, ceramics, housewares, jewelry, vintage and more from a handpicked lineup of 100 local artists, makers and small shops. Here are ten first-time vendors worth stopping to check out.
Beth Hawthorne Ceramics
Sunshine Coast artist Beth Hawthorne creates small batches of wheel-thrown functional porcelain, black stoneware and terracotta clay, that are minimal in style and neutral in colour palette.
Conscious Care Skin is a cruelty-free collection of healing products made with organic, local and wild-crafted ingredients including CBD organic cold pressed olive oil (Cannabis Indica) to soothe localized pain relief, muscle soreness, inflammation, arthritis pain, psoriasis, eczema, and menstrual cramps.
Inspired to continue a mother’s legacy, the family behind Pink House Organics created a collection of natural beauty and skincare products, including masks, glow sticks, dry shampoo, washes and scrubs, made without preservatives, fragrance or dyes. Many of the products are vegan.
Fernwood’s Luna Collective houses locally made jewelry, clothing, accessories, homewares from over 50 independent artists and makers, as well as an extensive collection of vintage finds curated by shop owner Eryn Beattie.
North Shore Tropicals
North Shore Tropicals sources rare and quality tropical plants and fiberglass planters to bring warmth and life to your indoor space.
Old Fashioned Standards
Vancouver designer Cassandra Bailey is the designer and maker behind Vancouver’s Old Fashioned Standards, a collection of oil cloth clothing and accessories that are wind and water repellent abrasion-resistant and made to improve with wear.
Zero waste lifestyle shop Refill Road supplies healthy and affordable household items and personal staples such as with with little or no plastic content, so you can save on packaging and support the environment.
Picnic Charcuterie will stock your next charcuterie platter with handcrafted seasonal preserves, aged cow, goat and sheep cheese and a range of small batch meats that are butchered, cured and aged on site.
Wolf Circus is a line of demi-fine jewelry hand-fabricated or cast in recycled sterling silver or high grade 14K gold plated bronze. Known for creating classic and contemporary pieces, the collection includes statement earrings, everyday studs and delicate layering designed and made by Vancouver designer Fiona Morrison.
We are Stories
We are Stories designer Tracy Fillon uses traditional methods of plant dye, eco printing and weaving to create minimalist year-round clothing pieces in her 5-acre home-based studio in the West Kootenay forest.
Find these new vendors and more at the West Coast Railway Heritage Park on Friday, April 26 from 4 to 9 p.m. and Saturday, April 27 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the 15th Refresh Market. The first 50 to arrive on both days will receive a market swag bag full of small gifts and minis from market vendors. Browse the full vendor lineup and find early bird tickets at refreshmarket.ca.
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