One Of A Kind is Celebrating Canada’s Craft Makers with a Virtual Summer Show
The platform dedicated to Canadian craftsmanship has created an all-new summer extension of its show, running online through the month of July.
One Of A Kind is celebrating Canada’s birth month by highlighting 100+ Canadian makers in its first-ever online summer show. Recognizing that local and independent makers need support now more than ever, the show (typically held in Toronto twice a year IRL) pivoted to a virtual edition this past spring, and has now added a summer extension for the first time.
Known for bringing together the largest community of makers, designers and creative entrepreneurs from across the country, the summer show will offer a month-long celebration of craftsmanship and design. Throughout the month of July, tune into OOAK’s Instagram Stories, where they will be highlighting creative entrepreneurs from across the nation.
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Opening today! Starting today at 1pm our first ever Virtual Summer Show will begin! Tune into our stories and follow along each week this month to get your fill of One Of A Kind finds! From ceramicists to clothing designers, leather workers to food producers, you will be able to shop from some of your favourite artisans and get to know 40+ makers who are new to the One Of A Kind family. Visit an new set of ‘virtual booths’ and swipe up to shop every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday this month from 1pm-3pm in our stories. Missed a day? We’ve got you covered! Each Show day will be saved to our story highlights! You can also check them out any day or time on our dedicated Virtual Show webpage via the 🔗 in our bio ☝️
“We can’t think of a better way to celebrate the Canadian spirit than to highlight the kind, courageous and resilient makers in our community,” said Janice Leung, Show Director, in a press release.
The virtual summer show will offer easy access to the makers’ Instagram profiles and e-commerce sites via a dedicated landing page on the One Of A Kind website; spotlight different makers on Instagram through a weekly feature running each Monday, Wednesday and Friday during the month of July; and has awarded scholarships for 20 spots in the July Virtual Show to BIPOC applicants.
One Of A Kind will also host weekly Instagram giveaways and will be donating 20% of their total Summer Show revenue to Feed the Frontlines. Look out for the maker spotlights on OOAK’s Instagram Stories on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 1-3pm, and support these local artisans if you’re able.