We love our Sponsors!

Only 4 days until the debut of the Chicago's newest craft show, Show of Hands!  We have a seriously amazing group of talented designers and craftspeople selling their wares in a beautiful setting, the Showroom at the Ravenswood Event Center. 

This show would not be possible without our amazing sponsors!

 

GREER CHICAGO

1657 North Wells, Chicago, IL 60614

We are truly honored to have GREER Chicago participating in this year's show as one of ourIndie Supreme SponsorsChandra Greer (GREER's owner) and her amazing boutique have inspired us on a personal & professional level for years.Chandra's amazing eye for good design, her outstanding business savvy and her exuberant energy are on board are exactly what Show of Hands is all about!

image from Truly Smitten

image from Truly Smitten

ALAPASH HOME & TERRARIUMS

1944 West Montrose Ave., Chicago IL 60613

Walking into Alapash Home & Terrariums is like being transported to a wonderfully lush and cozy sanctuary. Marco Chavarry's shop is filled with beautiful terrariums that he builds himself along with a thoughtfully curated selection of home decor items. Marco will also be a vendor at Show of Hands and you can count on his booth being just as beautiful as the inside of his shop!

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VIRTU 

2034 N. Damen Ave., Chicago, IL 60647

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Virtu is the place where you will find something for someone who has everything. We are so excited to have Julie Horowitz, the owner of Virtu, on board as a sponsor. She keeps her shop stocked with an ever-changing collection of jewelry, home goods, accessories and much more, mostly made by hand by talented artisans. 

MODERN COOPERATIVE

1215 West 18th Street, Chicago, IL 60608

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Mike and Tiffany, the owners of Modern Cooperative, are collectors and lovers of all things mid-century modern design, re-claimed / re-purposed and vintage. Modern Co-op features an ever-changing collection of thoughtfully-curated mid-century modern furniture and home decor. They also showcase local artists and designers who use recycled and reclaimed materials to design and create a mix of handmade goods ranging from greeting cards, jewelry and bags to tables, desks, credenzas and more. Modern Co-op currently stocks probably almost 1/3 of our Show of Hands vendors so we are very proud to have them as a sponsor!

 

SQUASHT BY LES

2556 W. Chicago Ave, Chicago, IL 60622

Squasht by Les creates locally designed and professionally hand-crafted garments and accessories in Chicago, IL. Becoming well known for their signature reversible handmade hats and endlessly wearable vintage-modern style dresses, Squasht is making a name for itself in the independent fashion world. We are excited to have Squasht as a vendor/sponsor and we can't wait to try on all her new styles that she'll have at Show of Hands!

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SUPERMARKET

http://supermarkethq.com/

Supermarket is awesome. It's a curated online marketplace for independent designers to sell their work. You have to be accepted to sell your work, which makes for a highly professional and talented array of artists, which is great for everyone. Several of our vendors sell their work on the Supermarket website so we are very excited to have them involved! 

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MAILCHIMP

www.mailchimp.com

More than 4 million people use MailChimp to create, send, and track email newsletters. It is one of those incredible tools that makes it extremely easy for business owners like those who will be selling their products at Show of Hands to communicate with their mailing list in a professional manner. MailChimp is free for lists of up to 2,000 subscribers, which is great for smaller businesses.

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SQUARE

www.squareup.com

Square readers have, simply put, revolutionized craft shows. Instead of having to deal with awkward and bulky credit card imprinters, now all we have to do is set up an account through Square, connect a square reader to our smart phone, and we can easily take credit card payments with a simple swipe, all with one easy transaction fee of 2.75%. They have now expanded to a more robust application where you can upload inventory and images, which makes for a very smooth checkout system.  More and more businesses are using square, including 100% of our vendors.  Makes perfect sense that they are a sponsor!