May172012

Scout Vendor: Groovy Glass Girl and Champion Jack’s

Thursday May 17th 2012, AT 6:00AM   3 Comments;

Delish Magazine is honored to be a sponsor of the upcoming Scout Handmade + Vintage Market! This fantastic event is brought to you by Rachel & Lily of Birch & Bird Vintage Home Interiors, the same dynamic duo who brought you the Fieldstone Vintage Market.

From now until May 25th, Delish will be bringing the sellers to our readers! Consider this a sneak peek to entice you to come to the market (make sure to say hi to us at the Delish General Store booth!), or an introduction to an amazing artisan, handcrafter or business for those of you who are not local to the Lower Mainland, or cannot make it out. Check back every day for new vendors!

GroovyGlassGirl

Owner/artisan: Poppy Adams

What is the story behind your business?

I started out doing stained glass over 16 years ago, but I’ve always had an affinity for making jewellery so when I purchased a kiln several years ago GroovyGlassGirl was a natural transition for me.

Where and when do you craft your goodies?

I have a studio in my garage at home, I work whenever I feel like it…..nice!

What will you be selling at Scout?

I will be selling hand-formed fused glass jewels that combine stained glass techniques and jewellery making to create most unusual wearable pieces.

Why do you like these events?

I don’t just like these events, I LOVE these events! They are vital for building momentum in small business, not to mention super fun to see all my crafty friends together in one place.

What is next for you, personally and professionally?

I am in somewhat of a metamorphosis phase in my life right now, not sure what lies ahead for me personally, but I know there will be tons of juicy new colourful glass in my future…and there may be some funky tiaras!

Find it here: GroovyGlassGirl

Champion Jack’s Emporium

Owner/artisan: Amelia MacArthur


Courtesy of Jayme Anne Photography

What is the story behind your business?

Champion Jack’s Emporium is a Vintage Clothing and Vinyl Record Shoppe. My husband, Jason Nicholas, and I have both worked for other well-known vintage clothing stores, Mintage in Vancouver, and Black Market in Toronto. We love music, fashion, and art; and are especially dedicated to the Downtown Abbotsford scene. We knew that by supplying stylish vintage clothing, new music on vinyl, and a space for local artisans, we would save a lot of people a drive into Vancouver…and felt we should contribute to our town in this way.

We started showing in local craft markets in 2009. Right away the response to our products was really positive. So in October, 2011, we opened up a retail store at 33784 George Ferguson Way. Having a permanent place to house our goods, we were able to expand and carry new as well as rare collected vinyl records and tapes, locally produced albums by local bands, original art by local artisans, as well as handmade jewelry and clothing. We carry lines by some of the other vendors participating in the Scout Market — Carmen West Creative and Little Sparrow Designs.

We also use our store as an event space, to showcase and promote local design and music. Our goal is to be a place for encouragement of individuality, recycling, and local creation.

Where and when do you craft your goodies?

All of our Vintage Clothing is selected from different sources throughout North America; our records are picked by Jason, and our local artisan goods are made right here in the Fraser Valley!

What will you be selling at Scout?

At Scout (which we are so excited for!) we will be showing some of our finest vintage clothing items for women, a lot of purses as well as shoes, and a few select records.

Why do you like these events?

This will be our third time attending one of these events. We love them because they are so well organized that we have a lot of fun. All of the event organizers as well as the other vendors are so great. It ends up not only being a time for selling and networking, we usually spend time perusing and shopping at other vendor booths. The quality and nature of all of the diverse products available are right up our alley.

What is next for you, personally and professionally?

Well, I am going to continue to man the shop down at Champion Jack’s. I plan to get more and more involved in my community, and in making art fashion for my Swank Fashion line.

I’ve put in nearly ten years in the textile recycling industry, and it’s all been working towards having a production of one of a kind, reworked textile clothing and accessories. I hope I will soon get my workshop together for some fun designing sewing time!

We are onto something AMAZING in this town! I feel like there is a revival of positive creative receptive spirit, and I want to have a part of it.

Find it here: Champion Jack’s Emporium

Scout Vintage + Handmade Market Info

When: May 25th-26th, 2012
Friday, May 25th from 6-9pm will be open to ticket holders and invited guests only. A limited number of tickets will be available to purchase on April 15th for a First Dibs night of shopping, wine + cheese and live entertainment. Saturday, May 26th will be open to the public from 10am-4pm for a small admission fee.
Where:The Parallel Marketplace (across from Thrifty Foods) 1920 North Parallel Road, Abbotsford BC.
Partial proceeds of the admission will go to a local charity, Life Recovery, a non-profit residential women’s recovery program.

See them here: Scout Vintage + Handmade Market

And see you there!

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3 Responses to “Scout Vendor: Groovy Glass Girl and Champion Jack’s”

  1. colleen says:

    Love that necklace Poppy… I will be over to your booth!
    And Champion Jack…my girl loves your clothing store & I am crazy for your design stuff!

  2. Awesome interviews guys! See you next week :)

  3. Clifford Molleur says:

    My husband and I came for the first time last year and plan on returning the fall. Got some great unusual xmas gifts. See you there.

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