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Why Handmade Markets Are Critical to the Shop Local Movement

It’s a good time to be a small business owner. With market trends indicating a shift away from retail and an increased interest in smaller, local businesses, the shop local movement is on the rise! For business owners selling handmade goods, markets have been the...

10 Inspiring Shop Local Quotes

The shop local movement is hardly a trend - it's a shift in lifestyle that more and more people are embracing.  In increasing numbers, consumers are turning away from big box retailers and investing in local businesses instead, looking to support their communities...

5 Handmade Baby Gifts You Will Love

Whether you’re shopping for a baby shower, birthday, christening, or other special event, baby gifts that have been handmade with care with quality materials are the perfect way to show some love to new mamas and their sweet little ones!  We have rounded up five...

5 Amazing Toronto Handmade Markets in 2020

SHOP LOCAL IN TORONTO The impact of shopping local is greater than you might think.  By supporting local vendors and makers at a handmade market, you are creating jobs, keeping money in the local economy, investing in entrepreneurship, and nurturing a sense of...

The Rise of Pink Lemon

How did Pink Lemon come to be? I have always been a DIY’er, loved design and making things pretty and it goes back about 15 years when I bought my first home, had a tiny budget, and made most of the things inside decor wise. I always made things for people I knew...

Shop Feature: Everyday Hustle

Meet the makers Everyday Hustle is a 100% Canadian clothing brand focused on making ethical, versatile pieces that will take you from one hustle to the next. We believe ethical choices in fashion should be accessible to everybody and fit every body and our goal is...

For the Love of Local

Reality check..... Have you ever just pinched yourself and thought wait a minute is this really my life? Well I do it almost daily. I know that must sound weird but I just cannot believe Picks and Giggles is on the upwards side of turning 9 years old!!! (Insert...

What We’re Looking For In A Vendor

With every show my main goal is to connect shoppers to amazing local and handmade artisans which means I actually have 2 very important jobs. Attract amazing shops/artisans who want to be in my show Attract amazing shoppers who want to shop handmade and buy local...

“The Picks and Giggles shows never disappoint.  They are always so exceptionally well organized and have something for everyone.  They are well advertised so customers know long in advance exactly who is going to be there.  So well curated with a wide and varied selection of shops.  A great day of shopping with friends!”

Kristen Christie

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