The Market vendors will be open for selling from 3:30pm-10pm on March 14 and 15 and 12pm-10pm on March 16 at the Auditorium Shores Music Series. Head to the park early to see what they have to offer!
Wrapped to Wear provides handmade bohemian wrap jewelry including bracelets, necklaces, and watches. Each piece by Wrapped to Wear is handmade using genuine leather and high quality beads. Sourced both locally and globally, each wrap reflects the beauty of nature’s elements and the designer’s journey through the creative process. Versatile enough for casual or dressy occasions, each piece is an entirely original expression of personal style that the wearer will treasure for years to come.
The Burlap Bag is a brick and mortar shop of handmade items here in Austin, Texas. It's run by Josiah and Lauren Lowe, who have a passion for supporting artists and love all things handmade. The shop has items from more than 80 different artists - making it the perfect spot for quirky gifts and high quality items.
Beyond Her is an independent design company, using original art and artisan production methods to create limited editions of a line including home goods, fashion accessories, stationery and office supplies. The Beyond Her aesthetic is clean and modern – and, above all, green. Most of the products are meant to replace consumables like paper towels and napkins and plastic bags. In everything from cotton towels to jersey scarves, from ceramic mugs to linen totes, the idea is to combine beauty and practicality in the things we use every day.
Buy, sell, or trade your vintage and everyday fashion at Buffalo Exchange. New inventory everyday includes designer wear, current basics, vintage, jeans, leather, one-of-a-kind items, shoes and accessories. Buffalo Exchange is an environmentally conscious new and recycled fashion retailer that promotes sustainable living. Buffalo Exchange has recently discontinued the use of disposable plastic bags, saving approximately 350,000 plastic bags from the landfills every year.
Cavortress is a brand that offers conspicuously classic vintage clothing as well as clothing designed inhouse. Cavortress’ owner has worked as a stylist, wardrobe designer, and professor teaching fashion design and retail management. The Cavortress Collection that will be presented at SXSW will focus on American style and design. Think leather studs, sequins, biker and cowboy gear as well as sterling silver jewelry.
The designs and inspiration for this line come from Shira Wasserman, a graduate of the fashion program at Stephens College who has been designing jewelry since age 16. In discovering that accessories were either of superior quality with designer price tags or affordably priced but lasting only a few wears, she was inspired to create her own collection. Shira’s collection combines leather, gold-plated chain, and semi-precious pendants and can now be found in over 25 boutiques nationwide, as well as online.
JJWorldStudio is a photography concept created by Jennifer and Joseph Worth. The husband wife duo were selling photos from their recent trip to Europe when they started noticing Austin; South Austin in particular had a unique look. After receiving positive reactions from displaying Austin "pop" images, they were inspired to create a uniform look of bright colors, long exposures, and an overblown sky. At their storefront, South Austin Gallery, you can find their photographs, hand crafted coasters and cutting boards as well as vintage pearl snaps, reconstructed dresses and vinyl records.
From Austin. Worn around the world. Shamak is a fashion forward brand of hand-crafted, premium leather leather sandals that helps to send underprivileged children to school for every pair sold. A product of exotic beauty, inspired by the desire to spread the gift of knowledge, each artisan sandal is created to perfection by local artists in South Asia, and will help provide either a textbook, need-based scholarship, or uniform to a child in need.
FO2LA is more than just a brand. It is a lifestyle, philosophy and outlook that reflects on the past and looks toward the future. The label is inspired by Fotoula Lambros, a young, emerging designer who combines her unique style with forward thinking in-design to create a garment that flatters any woman and every body. FO2LA is based upon an ecologically and socially conscious aesthetic, from concept through completion. A Made in the USA label, FO2LA started in 2011 and has dressed fashionistas across the country from Detroit to New York to Chicago.
Krochet Kids intl. is a cause-driven accessories brand that is working to eradicate poverty through sustainable economic development programs and unique, one-of-a-kind products. The organization is currently working in Northern Uganda and Peru to fulfill its mission statement – to empower people to rise above poverty.
Vinca is designed for those who cannot stand boring, always asking “How can we take something usual and spice it up a bit?” Headed by designer Amanda Dimova, the brand started in 2006 and has morphed from bold statement pieces to super sweet, sometimes devilish acrylic and wood baubles. Vinca is now sold worldwide from Amsterdam to Korea, loved by any customer who appreciate quirkiness. Vinca is for all ages - from little girls getting their first pair of hoops, to the trendy teen, to the keeping-up-with-trend mom. Plenty of the designs are also unisex.
CHOOZE is a footwear brand on a mission to empower and elevate individuals around the world. The collection features vegan shoes with fun and colorful prints that are matched but never the same. The left shoe is always different from the right, inspiring creativity, confidence, and the power to create a positive impact. Each year, profits are invested to help women in poverty start their own businesses and lift themselves from their situations. More powerful than a donation, it's a sustainable way to provide a hand-up rather than a hand-out.
Manzanita Sound is a new record label/distributor, run by two Oakland, California DJ’s with an affinity for soul and the keen ability to track down hard to find records and the stories of the people behind them. In addition to carrying used 45’s and LP’s, Manzanita Sound also stocks selected new releases, limited cassettes on their own imprint and vintage analog audio equipment.
Cross Cultural Creations is comprised of avid travelers always in search of an adventure. The elaborate metal jewelry of the Miao people in Southern China, the bizarre decorations adoring Karen Hill Tribe women in Northern Thailand, the vibrant and colorful weavings of Mayan craftspeople in the highlands of Guatemala, and the delicate hand embroidered textiles of the Hmong people of Northern Vietnam, Thailand and Laos. Many of the creations they collect are from people they encounter, but many they also make themselves. Each item has it's own story and cultural significance.
Brian began BDJ Craft Works in 2009, after years spent honing his skill, technique, and design approach building custom furniture for clients. It was in these special pieces of decor that he began to find deep satisfaction and further development of his creative voice. His wood work designs are hand made locally in Austin and consist of a series of glass lined wood vases, succulent planters and a series of photo frames, coin banks and and solid wood trays. Brian will be joined by guest artist Erin Griffin, silversmith and maker of tastefully designed jewelry.
Robo Roku was founded in 2006 by artists Josh and Renée in Austin, TX. They conspire in crimes of cuteness, sometimes playful banter, and often puntastic fun to create illustrations, art, apparel, totes, plush, and accessories to make you smile.
Eyefly is a unique concept in eyewear offering consumers on-trend frames and prescription lenses for a fraction of the price of eyewear boutiques, in an engaging and interactive online shopping experience. Handmade, quality eyewear at prices so affordable you can change your eyewear to fit every style in your closet. At $99 a pair including frame and lenses, glasses can become an accessory instead of a necessity. And with Virtual Try-On and free shipping and returns, shopping on Eyefly is easy and risk free!
Tickle, the beauty boutique, is nestled in a cute cottage on the artistic and evolving east side of Austin. The boutique carries trendy clothes from local and nationwide designers and with its additional salon/spa component, is the ideal place for a girls' retreat or getaway. A shoe designer of her very own line called Solettos, owner Jessica Nadeau displays her shoes in stores nationwide and applies her eclectic taste to selecting each item she carries.
Since 2002, Unusual Cards has produced a series of bizarre and hilarious pictures by remixing images from our collective American nostalgia. By blending together the unexpected, artist Francesca Berrini manages to squeeze the humor out of both the sacred and profane with her seamless, hand-cut collage work. Based in Portland, Oregon, this will be the first time Unusual Cards has participated in SXSW.