First Pick Handmade

First Pick Handmade


Best Spot to Source your Sustainable Fashion
in Vancouver – First Pick Handmade

Featuring spring collections from over 30 Canadian indie
fashion and accessory designers – March 16 – 17 at Heritage Hall

First Pick Handmade again transforms Heritage Hall into a 3,300-square foot pop up boutique department store on Saturday, March 16th to Sunday, March 17th, at 3102 Main Street, Vancouver. This spring fashion and accessory only event features head to toe handmade fashions with several local designers debuting their spring seasonal lines. Customers of all gender expressions can expect to find high quality, Canadian made pieces, with a sustainable focus.

“We’ve seen some real success with our market,” says Janna Hurtzig, First Pick Handmade Founder, and Curator, “We’ve hosted three shows, and, in that time, we’ve already been noted as the Georgia Straight’s Best of Vancouver’s pick for sustainable shopping. I think we offer a really unique market experience in that we offer fashion and accessories only, and all handmade by local and Canadian designers.”

What: First Pick Handmade – spring fashion and accessories Canadian indie designer pop up sale

Date: Saturday, March 16 and Sunday, March 17, 2019 
Hours: 11:00 am to 6:00 pm 
Where: Heritage Hall, 3102 Main Street, Vancouver, BC

Tickets: $3.00 per person, at the door or Eventbrite


First Pick Handmade spring 2019 vendors:

Clothing for Women: Sans Soucie Textiles, Modeluxe Designs, Kate and Frances, Jessica Redditt Designs, Couture Therapy, Silver and Gold Clothing (AG + AU), Dogwood Denim Apparel, Harly Jae, Street and Saddle, Supernova by Black Hole and Novel Supply

Clothing for Men: Novel Supply, Dogwood Denim, Stede Menswear and Street and Saddle

Jewelry: Black Solv, Billy Would, Kolton Babych Fine Jewelry, Roberto Fioravanti, Zula Jewellery, Joanna Lovett Sterling, Shesso

Bags, Belts + Wallets: Bronsino Designs, My Bukuro, Joseph Henry Workshop, Fiveleft Leather

Active Wear and Lingerie: Daub and Design/Daub Active, Revol Girl Period-Proof Panties

Skin Care and Beauty: Conscious Care, Element Botanicals, IceMelk by Craft Lipstick

Shoes: Amy Slosky

Vendor’s with Men’s/Genderless Items:

Stede Menswear (men’s button-down shirts and knit tees) Bronsino (belts, belt bags, pouches), Black Solv (jewelry), Kolton Babych (jewelry), Roberto Fioravanti, (jewelry), Zula Jewelry, Billy Would Designs (belt buckles, bottle openers, keychains), Joseph Henry Workshop (wallets, shaving kits, key fobs, card holders), Novel Supply (clothing), Dogwood Denim (custom fit jeans), My Bukuro (totes with interchangeable straps, key and transit pass lanyards), Conscious Care (CBD Oil creams, oils), Street and Saddle (special edition designs), Fiveleft Leather (leather wallets, bags and accessories), Amy Slosky (made to order shoes) and Element Botanicals (skincare)

About First Pick Handmade:

Janna Hurtzig, of the local Winterluxe Recycled Cashmere label, saw a need for a local fashion and accessories only show like First Pick Handmade. She continues to curate the show with the goal to create access for consumers to Canadian designers. Since 1998, Hurtzig has been part of Vancouver’s handmade scene in numerous roles such as vendor and show coordinator, so she knows what makes for a good experience is for both the designer and the consumer. Fall plans will see an extension of First Pick Handmade moving into an additional housewares show as well.

Hurtzig has been a co-organizer for Shiny Fuzzy Muddy, one of Vancouver’s most popular and successful Holiday markets currently celebrating their 16th year. For the past 11 years, Hurtzig has sold her handmade designs at popular shows across Canada.

Find First Pick Handmade on social media:

Instagram: firstpickyvr
Facebook: First Pick Handmade



Editor in Chief of Fabulously Frugal in Vancouver.

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