Hello, Buyers! We know many of you are already placing your orders for the holiday season — and what better way to shop than to do so while supporting other small businesses?
As some of you may know, in January of 2020 we debuted the Handmade Gift Show, which allowed retailers like you to come and find new vendors for their stores for the new year. It was a huge success and we are so pleased to be bringing this event back to a bi-annual date pattern, now with a show each summer and winter.
We love all the vendors we are able to introduce you to at our shows, and know that you will too because they each offer unique products that have a fantastic story behind them! Some of our old school vendors have gone on to be HUGE in the retail marketplace and Urban Craft Uprising’s Handmade Gift Show is the place to discover those new budding businesses. So come meet some great new makers, restock your shelves and make 2023 the year you focus on handmade products!
This event is hosted each summer and winter, connecting vendors to shops in the PNW. It’s a great place to restock your shelves after a busy holiday season! Come discover your new favorite vendors! We can’t wait to see you.
- Dates: Friday, January 27th – Sunday, January 29th
- Time: 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. all days
- Location: Magnuson Park Hangar 30
- Booth Fee: $350 (5’x10′) / $450 (10’x10′)
- Application Deadline: October 3rd, 2022
- Please note: This is a WHOLESALE show, not open to the public. Your shoppers will be retail buyers and shop owners, intending to place wholesale orders with you.
PLEASE NOTE: This event is ONLY open to wholesale buyers and shop owners. Please only register for this event if you will be attending as the representative of a business interested in establishing wholesale relationships with our vendors.
UCU is Seattle’s largest indie craft show, hosting over 150 independent designers, artists, crafters and makers at our biannual shows. Our wholesale events have been a big hit with buyers in and around the Pacific Northwest, as it offers a dedicated shopping experience so you don’t have to fight through the crowds to have a conversation with our vendors.
We urge you to register as soon as you can, so you’ll be kept in the loop as the event approaches!
This event was so much better than I expected. The vendors were top quality, all the displays were amazing, everybody was ready to talk about their product and really engaging, and I had so much more success than I expected in making new relationships in finding potential products and collaborations for my store.
Yes! It was great to be able to take pricing info on the spot to review at the office and everyone we spoke with was very personable and enthusiastic.
All the vendors I talked to were very friendly and kind, and they all had information packets for us to take and look at. Most of them also had specified terms and order minimums on said packets, which is great to know.
Vendors were friendly, positive and passionate. They often had great stories to tell regarding how they got their ideas. Your vendors made me want to support independent creators even more than I already do!
We found a number of new products and also placed reorders with companies we currently carry. Everyone was friendly and it was nice to see good quality lines.
The vendors are always great – very personable and wanting to talk about their products with no expectations except getting the word out makes it a really fun and low-key event (no high pressure sales tactics).
The quality [of products] was so high and consistent!
Great variety of vendors, It was my first time going to this show, & I was impressed. I Have gone to Gift show for over 20 years so I was not sure what to expect. Very well done!
Everyone was extremely friendly and easy to talk to. Great vibe. Really enjoyed interacting with all of the vendors.
There was a good variety of different companies. Very nice for a store like ours that carries cards, baby clothing, pottery, jewelry, prints etc…