Shop this indie-craft marketplace
The aisles of the Renegade Craft Fair are like the best of Etsy.com come to life. Chicagoans Sue Daly and Kathleen Habbley started the indie fair ten years ago, when they couldn't find a venue to sell their silk-screened wooden jewelry and coin purses. Traditional craft fairs had steep fees and didn't fit their aesthetic, so they started their own. Renegade was such a success that Daly and Habbley quit their jobs as waitress and animal-shelter employee, and have spread the biannual fair to Chicago, Brooklyn, Los Angeles, London, Austin, and San Francisco. This weekend, they set up shop in the Skylight One Hanson with a special winter edition. Expect a meticulously curated vendor lineup that includes terrariums from Kamspots, camping gear from Bush Smarts, handprinted t-shirts from gnome enterprises, and over 200 others. Also on the agenda, music from the Renegade Gang, savory snacks and a hands-on workshop hosted by Kollabora.