About

Makeology is a growing community built around supporting local artisans and crafts-people through high-end curated craft shows around the GTA and in-person workshops.

Founded in 2013 by Melissa Lowry, Makeology started as an online group aiming to bring together likeminded makers of things.
 

Photography by Sara Wilde Photography. 

 
 


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Want to become a vendor?

The goal of the Makeology Fair is to bring the most talented crafters around together under one roof. Vintage and food vendors are welcome. The jury will carefully select the participants in order to have the best possible curated show.


FAQs

Who can participate?

Anyone who makes original, well crafted, strictly handmade items. Vintage and food vendors may also participate. Curated box vendors are now allowed. You or someone in your team/business must make the product you are selling locally, products made abroad are not allowed. 

Here’s what we’re looking for: 

The work is unique, creative and innovative – but above all handmade.

The work is made by you, the person who will be at the Fair.

The work is priced adequately.

The work is excellently crafted. The quality of the goods to be sold at the Fair must be of the best quality.

A working website or shop link.

Well lit photos, good quality photos of the work you submit. This will help the jury judge your work, we cannot stress the importance of photos!

We’re looking for variety in the type of work accepted. The jurors will select a diverse group of vendors in order to offer the best shopping experience.
 

Will my work be juried?

Yes. The Makeology Fair is a curated show. Every single application will be reviewed by the jury during the selection period.


Who is part of the Jury?

The jury changes every time applications are submitted for a Fair. They come from a variety of disciplines and bring their expertise in order to judge fairly.
 

How do vendors get selected?

Once all applications are submitted they are reviewed by each individual juror. Each juror scores the applicant anonymously and makes notes based on the material submitted for review. All votes are then tallied and categories organized. The jury will meet and review applications when necessary, especially those that are received under categories that tend to be more saturated. Applicants who are not admitted are placed on a waiting list.
 

Can I apply if I'm out of town?

Yes! If you feel your work belongs at the Makeology Fair be sure to apply!
 

Can I bring my own table/display?

You may bring your own table as long as it’s clearly stated in your application AND it fits the 6′ or 8′ by 2.5′ dimensions. Because space is limited we cannot accommodate displays that are bigger than this.

If you plan on having your own display other than a table you must tell us and show us a picture/sketch for approval. Displays taller than 6′ are not permitted and they must adhere to the 6′ or 8′ by 2.5′ dimensions. Elaborate displays will not be accommodated.

If you have a clothing rack you may use it in leu of your table. You CANNOT have both.

We ask vendors to be respectful of the space provided and be considerate to your neighbours.

No discount will be given if you choose to bring your own display.
 

Do I have to be present?

Yes. We expect the maker and shop owner to be present at the booth during show hours. 
 

Are swag bags mandatory?

Swag bags are not mandatory but are highly recommended! We had people line up 3 hours before the show opened to get one of these coveted bags. They are heavily used to promote you and the show.

A swag item is something small that represents you or your business. Paper items alone (business cards, postcards, coupons) will not be accepted.
 

What's your cancellation policy?

Once accepted and payment is received your booth fee is non-refundable.
 

How many vendors do you accept?

Between 50 and 80 depending on the venue space. However; the number of vendors depends on the number and quality of applications received. Final numbers are determined during the jurying process.
 

I see the published list of vendors, do you still have space available?

No. Once the vendor list is published it means the market is full.