Etsy is the world’s most vibrant handmade and vintage online marketplace showcasing some of the best craftsmen and women the globe has to offer. Etsy has joined forces with Crafty Fox Market and printmaker Sam Wingate to launch ‘Manmade’, an exciting new craft market showcasing 60 male designer makers at the Truman Brewery in East London.
The UK is bursting at the seams with talented male designer makers and Manmade will celebrate the work of the best from across the UK. Talented men will be exhibiting and selling their work which will range from art and jewellery through to fashion and ceramics. As well as the marketplace, Manmade will feature a visual arts area, talks by inspirational male designers, beginner’s screen-printing workshops, food and drink, music and craft demonstrations.
Etsy seller and printmaker Sam Wingate came up with the idea for a men-only craft market when he noticed how few men participated at the craft fairs he attended. “As a man who makes things, I have always been aware of quite how few of us are out there making and selling in comparison to our female counterparts” he says. “The number of women selling at craft fairs like Crafty Fox far exceeds the number of men. I want to get more men involved with making and selling and dispel the myth that craft and making is just for the girls.”
Manmade takes place at The Old Truman Brewery (F Block G4 & G5, facing the courtyard at Ely’s Yard) on Friday June 12th (12 noon – 9pm) and Saturday June 13th (11am – 8pm).
Entry is free of charge.