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Renegade Craft Fair

by Austin Hutchison

May 20, 2017

This summer we're excited for so many things: ice cream trucks, music festivals, and perhaps most of all - pop-up shops! Most recently, on May 13th and 14th the Renegade Craft Fair came through Chicago's Pilsen neighborhood.

In attendance were entrepreneurs and artists from all over the country, including a great representation of talent from right here in Chicago. We had the good fortune to meet a few of the amazing makers showcasing their wares at the event.

Here is a selection of our favorites

Clayton and Crume

Louisville, KY

"We source only full-grain leather from the best tanneries on earth and we keep our edges raw to show you that we have nothing to hide."

rovePrints

Chicago, IL

"hand-pulled screen prints of cities | states | terrain"

Reppin Pins

Chicago, IL

We loved this very cheesy Chicago deep dish pizza pin.

Flynn & King

Brooklyn, NY

"Handcrafted, all-natural skin care and soaps made in Brooklyn, NY made with Earth's inhabitants in mind."

Milton and Margie's Soy Wax Candles

Chicago, IL

"Milton and Margie's Soy Wax Candles creates handmade, 100% soy candles made in reused containers, sustainably making your space smell nice. Our soy wax is made in the United States, supporting American farmers."

Res Ipsa

Atlanta, GA

"Inspired by our travels to the great cities of the world, Res Ipsa is the destination for premium handmade travel and leisure goods."

Neck & Tie

Grove City, PA

"Neck & Tie Company is a cut & sew mens lifestyle brand dedicated to crafting quality neckwear and accessories in the context of social awareness and compassion for people."

Vichcraft

Chicago, IL

These awesome punk prints and designs are the product of founder Jenna Blazevich. You can even learn from the master at one of her workshops!

PSC & Richer Poorer

Southern California

Pair neckware from PSC with socks from Richer Poorer for a west coast inspired dapper look.

Kira Kids

San Francisco, CA

"Kira Kids is a charming and mischievous apparel collection for newborns up to age 8. Locally produced in sunny California, each garment is made with the softest eco-friendly fabrics."