A big hand for our vendors and all of their wonderful items!
5th Line Creations
Living a crafty dream!
5th Line Creations started as an after-work hobby to decompress and has quickly turned into a way for me to share handmade creations with others. My love of fun fabrics leads the way in what I make; Fandom fabrics are especially fun to work with – I love to connect people with pieces that can be used as conversation starters. You never know when you might have a shared interest in 90s anime with a potential new friend! Follow me on Instagram if you’d like to see what I’m up to @5thlinecreations
Hello! We are Another Studio, a plant-loving, conscientious, design company, founded on Aimee Furnival’s kitchen table in London, in 2009.https://www.another-studio.com/
Our inspiration comes from ephemera, architecture and the botanics. We’re enthusiastic about every product we create, especially if it plays with scale. In 2010, we launched our first collection of products, the Postcarden growing kits. These proved a massive hit and were even featured in Elle Decoration and Dezeen.
We help you take care of your skin with nourishing Shea Butter productshttps://www.aromariss.com/
I started making soaps and body products more than 20 years ago when I was still leaving in Africa. The formula I used in my soaps are based on vegetable oils and butters that were easily found there. Which explain why the main ingredient in my soaps is Shea Butter. My soaps and body products are very gentle and would not dry your skin.
Artwork By Emilie
Emilie Darlington is a Canadian muralist, painter and illustrator specializing in colourful artwork that expresses and inspires connections with nature.https://www.artworkbyemilie.com/
Emilie Darlington is a Canadian muralist, painter and illustrator specializing in artwork that expresses and inspires connections with nature. Most often working with crisp lines and vibrant colours, Emilie’s intricate murals can be found brightening spaces indoors and out throughout Canada. Emilie’s Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree informs her approach to colour, scale and design, which she enjoys applying to small scale paintings and vast murals alike. All mural designs are produced by Emilie in her Ottawa studio, where she works directly with clients to bring the concept to life before traveling to hand-paint the mural herself. Emilie’s work is incredibly detailed, and she is known for creating artwork that is equally impactful when viewed from a distance or when close enough to touch.
Artwork by Sandra Naufal
Always inspired by my surroundings.https://ottawaartisans.com/pages/seller-profile/artwork-by-sandra-naufal
I’m a self-taught artist, specializing in home decor and hand painted items. I work with textiles, acrylic paint, wood, and beads. As a former educator, I have pivoted to my art to keep myself inspired to create new treasures.
Aurora + Holly
children's accessories and playhttps://auroraholly.ca
With my little girls to inspire me, I use fun fabrics to make handcrafted accessories, clothing and play items for babies and kids. Also checkout the STEM Sensory Kits; play a scientist with our natural coloured bubbling powder.
Axol & Friends
The story of Axol the Axolotl and their many adventures | Sustainable brand working to save the world 🌎💖♻️https://axol.us/
Taste the Caribbean Lifestyle - with award-winning Chef Resa!https://www.baccanalle.com
Resa Solomon-St. Lewisshe/her
Sharing and fostering a love of Caribbean food and Afro-Caribbean artisan culture is my passion and my business. I feel immense gratitude for the opportunity to immerse myself in my heritage, creating through food and to collaborate with Artisans, Makers and Artists and to connect deeply with the African-Black-Caribbean Community to learn from each other and share our gifts.
Back of the Class Designs
Back of the class dreams with front of the class focus!
I’m a young Black high school student influenced by urban culture
Hand-drawn, hand-cut wooden creations
Bennett’s Woodworking was created by registered nurses Milena and Daniel Bennett in June 2021 after making wooden toys for their children. Their goal is to create unique, one of a kind wooden toys that will spark little ones’ imagination and creativity.
A collection of nature-inspired jewellery designed and made in Ottawa.https://birchjewellery.com
Samantha, designer & CEOshe/her
Drawing from the deep connection we as humans have to nature, Birch Jewellery seeks to offer meaningful and timeless pieces for any occasion—be it a gift for a loved one, a way to say thank you, or a wearable memory.
Bye bye chemical cleaners...Hello Bowl Bombs!
Hey everyone, my name is Danielle and I am the owner of Bowl Bombs! In 2019 I began transitioning to all natural cleaning products after truly realizing how many chemicals are in cleaning products on the market today. Once I started the transition there was no turning back. I fell in love with the benefits to the environment, my health, and my home. I decided at that very moment in time to start a new project. I have three bathrooms in my house and only really even use 1 or 2. I ended up cleaning all three weekly and it was getting extremely frustrating. Due to the evil red ring that was showing up in my third toilet due to hard water, I began experimenting and researching natural diy toilet cleaners. After many weeks of being a mad scientist in my kitchen, I created the perfect recipe for the most wonderful toilet cleaning bombs…and thus Bowl Bombs were born! Since the creation of Bowl Bombs I have expanded my use for them within my household. I started with using them only in my toilets and have since added them to my cleaning routine for my sinks, bathtubs, and counters. They are so simple, smell great, and the best part is….there are NO chemicals- only 4 simple ingredients. Ingredients you can read, understand, and that are all natural!
Bright Holler Herbs
Small-Batch Organic Herbal Tinctures. Made in Toronto by a couple of weirdos.https://brightholler.ca
Roots & Ashtonshe/her
Bright Holler is founded by two herbalist friends with a dream of creating a new herbal community network. We believe social and environmental justice takes on many forms. Our vision of creating long lasting relationships with local herbalists and growers to continually supply sustainable, consistent levels of premium herbs. Between us, we are queer, POC, herbalists, plant people, gardeners and artists with physical disabilities. It’s the connection to plants, herbs and nature that has allowed us to work through our own adversities and can now help others to do the same.
Map and travel themed gifts and home decorhttp://butterpotdesigns.com
As with many handmade businesses I started Butterpot Designs because I was looking for a gift and couldn’t find what I wanted. So I made it myself. Once I realized I could do it, I was able to start a small businesses supporting myself after my mat leave ended and I knew going back into the workforce wasn’t an option between mental and physical health issues coupled with knowing I wasn’t going to make much more than paying for daycare. Over the last 9 years I’ve grown my business and built it to work around my health hiccups. I appreciate every order we get that supports this fun little business of mine and my family.
Carrot Top Soap Shop
We've been jazzing up your hygiene routine since 2016!https://Www.carrottopsoapshop.com
Thank you for joining us! My name is Shannon and I am the creator behind Carrot Top Soap Shop. I’ve had a passion for all things bright and wonderful smelling for as long as I can remember. I’ve coupled this with my love for skin care products and my business was born. I’ve tried to create an inclusive space, free from judgement and full of amazing skin care products that my customers can use to help with their self care rituals. Soak away the day. Breathe out the negativity and take in some relaxation. Thank you for shopping with us, you are everything to this business and to my family!
Custom Blended & Individually Hand Pressed Multifaceted Eyeshadows. 20+ gorgeous shades. FREE FROM Talc, Parabens, Gluten & Fragrance. Vegan & Cruelty Free. Cosmetics for Humanity.https://www.chaoticcomplexion.com
I am Talia, The quirky, queer, plus sized Queen behind my brand, Chaotic Complexion! I am a professional Makeup Artist that dabbles in Body painting, SFX work and Glamour Makeup! I custom blend & individually hand tamper over 25+ eyeshadow shades that have a wonderful lustre formula that is easy to apply, multi faceted & created exclusively for humankind! I believe that when you tap into your inner chaos, your inner creativity, you unleash this boundless stream of beauty within! Free to BE. Free to LOVE. Free to EXPRESS. That’s Chaotic Complexion!
Chez Louie Designs
Waterproof vinyl stickers & other cheeky little treasures.https://www.chezlouiedesigns.com/
Affectionately named after my cat, Louie, I launched Chez Louie Designs in Summer 2020 as both a creative outlet and a way to connect with others. Since then, it has blossomed into a fully realized business where I specialize in creating quirky digital graphics, custom pet artwork, stickers, stationary and more. My illustrations often represent authentic or vulnerable aspects of myself, twisted generally with some kind of humor, in an attempt to connect with other people. Drawing for me is a catharsis, a way to channel my emotions and is influenced by struggles and experiences in my life, including mental health, work-life balance, pet ownership and more. Generally, I aim for candid, cute and swear-y when I pick up my Apple pencil.
Cosmic Jackalope Co
✨ Where the magical & creative meet ✨https://linktr.ee/cosmicjackalopeco
OH HOWDY THERE HOP STUFF! Welcome to COSMIC JACKALOPE CO! My name is Sam and I am a 29 year old Taurus who is obsessed with bunnies, the moon, glitter, smashing the patriarchy and Taylor Swift. I am primarily a resin, clay, design and embroidery artist but I am also a songwriter, singer and producer. So here’s the sitch. My journey has had a lot of ups and downs and there have been days where I didn’t know if I was going to make it. Yet, I did and a constant source of growth, therapy and self care has always been creativity and self expression. I truly wouldn’t know where I would be without my ability to create things. With that being said, I started Cosmic Jackalope Co. not only as a way to set my own schedule and do things at my own pace as a chronic illness warrior, but to be able to use my privilege and allyship in society the best way I can. I want to speak up for the voiceless and help those speaking say it louder. Also with every purchase, I will be donating 5% of the listing price to a cause, or initiative in need. I feel like part of my journey on this earth is to help others and this is one way I can do that. Finally, even though I run everything myself, my doggo Bane gives his seal of approval on every item I make/ package with a good ol’ nose boop or sniff snoff. So also tell your fur baby we say hi 💕 Hope to see you around the coven soon! – With love and bunny binkies, Sam
Mom made with love (and crochet!)
This little venture was started last year with my mom. She loves to create new things with crochet, I sometimes I have to tell her to not create “new” items because older ones are still lined up! We both love crafts and I wanted to do something to keep her busy and motivated and this is what we came up with! Thank you for all your love and support last time, we look forward to another round with PNP! Hope you like our products! If you’d like to follow us and share feedback, you can do so on Instagram – @CraftifyMom. Thank you!
Deidre is an illustrator living in Halifax (K'jipuktuk). They sell pins, patches, stickers & art prints.https://deirdresokolowska.bigcartel.com/
Deirdre Sokolowska (they/them) is an illustrator living in Halifax (K’jipuktuk). Their work explores queerness, trauma, & childhood. They strive to create art that explores the complexity of coming of age while humanising unsavoury feelings. Deirdre primarily works in digital illustration & watercolours and gouache.
Hand made pens, spice mills and bowls made from recovered, rescued, and sustainably harvested woods for a lifetime of use and joy.http://www.distinctivewoodworking.ca/
With a 30 year career in high tech, a pair of strong female university aged daughters and a special needs teenage son, I use my ‘distinctive woodworking’ persona as a way to step away from ‘battling my computer’ and to express some badly needed creative time. It also creates an outlet for me to do woodworking with my autistic son in the hopes of building his skills, and to provide him the ability to grow. The other very very important part of distinctive woodworking: I provide people the opportunity to understand that writing is still a crucial part of people’s lives, and that one can write with a sustainable, long lasting, pen, instead of some Chinese-made plastic junk that ends up in a landfill. My bowls and spice mills give you the ability to work with organic textures and tools, while providing an opportunity (especially in the spice mills) to work with smaller, fresh-ground, quantities of herbs, spices, salts and peppers.
Dollop of Spice
Hello! I’m Kanika, this is my second business (first one is Craftify Mom – go visit! :D). Few years ago I found myself to be in love with cooking, trying new dishes and the feedback I’ve received over the years has been very encouraging! With that motivation, I decided to create a Dollop of Spice to share my and my mom’s Indian spice and pickles recipes, you’d find pickles, jams, spreads and what not but everything will have a touch of “Indian-ness”. It’s all home made, tried and tested. If you have any feedback or would just like to follow us, please visit us @DollopOfSpice on Instagram! Thank you for visiting us 🙂
Helping you define your personal style & feel fabulous!https://www.drakestail.com
Robyn, Trish, and Roxyshe/her
When Roxy and Robyn signed up for a jewellery-making class in 2006, we never imagined we’d be selling our work worldwide! However, in 2008, we did exactly that, launching Drakestail Jewellery at a small local fair. Following that success, we’ve participated in numerous fairs and markets, and launched our Etsy shop to reach a much wider audience. Fast forward to 2015, Trisha joined the team as our third jewellery designer. We’re thrilled to be a trio, and we love bringing our unique styles together into our shop. Our goal is to create quality jewellery that is fun, versatile, and feels fabulously YOU. Drakestail Jewellery is a 100% women-owned business. It’s important to us to be inclusive, and we promote body positivity for all people. We will happily work with clients of any gender, orientation, colour, or culture to help them feel fabulous in our jewellery. It is also important to us to give back to our community, and regularly donate to charitable organizations. Please reach out to us for more information or to collaborate.
Dyke Series of Books
Memoirs of a Butch Dyke
I have been an out Butch Dyke for over 30 years. I’ve remained an independent artist while i navigated the world around me, and most recently i’ve written and published two memoirs about my experiences. “Dyke, a memoir” and “Dyke II, The Decadent ’90s,” the first two books in the three-book Dyke Series. Both books delve deeply into my very colourful life as a musician, touring artist, event producer, entrepreneur and business woman and focus on the joys of friendship, love and making music. Content warning – Includes stories of sexual abuse, rape, addiction, and a difficult abortion.a
All natural skincare in fun and delicious scents you just can't get enough of!https://www.enfematic.ca
Made with 100% natural and organic ingredients, Enfematic is dedicated to creating and providing natural and organic products that’ll keep your mind calm, skin soft, and the body well. Our name – Enfematic – derives from the word emphatic, which means to strongly express yourself. The abbreviation ‘fem’ is used as this is a woman-owned business. Founder – Junique Gooden – in her passion of creating natural products, believes that natural products are an extension of expressing oneself naturally and truthfully just as natural products do. As we are an all natural and organic products brand, we take your health seriously. Chemicals, such as: sulphates, parabens, and phthalates, have no business being in any skincare products and you will most definitely not find such chemicals in our products. Our products are handmade in small batches to ensure the quality of each product; created with intention and diligence to maintain high quality standards. As our motto is keep calm, stay soft, be well – Enfematic makes sure that this phrase is lived through our products, so that you can experience it too!
Jams, Pickles & Preserves. They're fuckin' delicious if we do say so ourselves!https://www.fuckindelicious.ca
Sam & SummerShe/her
Hello, Our names are Sam and Summer, we are sisters who love to make people laugh. We created Fuckin’ Delicious to merge our sense of humour with our love of delicious things. We don’t censor ourselves even when people ask us to. We are unapologetically us just like our brand is & we don’t plan to ever change.
Fleisch † Church
Creating Slavic and folk-forward pieces, whether they be through illustration, paintings, or tattoo designs.https://fleischchurch.com
Theo Fiętka (they/them) is a queer and non-binary multidisciplinary artist, living and working on Unceded Algonquin Anishinaabe Territory. They are often inspired by folklore, horror, and nature.
Macrame/Fibre Art Creationshttps://forgetbknot.ca/
I started my macrame journey in January 2020. I bought some macrame pieces from Homesense, where I worked as a merchandise coordinator, but I found them a little boring. So I learned some knots on YouTube and redid the bottoms of the hangings. I got hooked and by July 2020 I decided to pursue making macrame full-time. I live in Ottawa with my husband and two young adult children, four cats (nutmeg, Pepper, Coriander and Ginger) and the cutest doggo ever (Finley).
Frisky Misky's Feline Euphorium
Handmade Cat Toys and Art for Cat Lovershttp://friskymiskys.etsy.com/
Frisky Misky’s Feline Euphorium provides handmade products for the ultimate cat party – catnip-filled and catnip alternative-filled fabric toys, self-warming blankets, and other toys such as Kick It toys with crinkle paper inside. All items are made in a small craft room in Ottawa, Ontario; handcrafted in a clean and smoke-free environment and sent out into the world with love, to be enjoyed, and cherished . . . or chewed, or clawed, or caught . . .
Hand poured pure soy wax candleshttps://www.shopharbour.ca/
Hi, I’m Jess, the owner and creator behind Harbour. I’ve always loved having candles in my home, but found that I was often overwhelmed by overpowering artificial fragrances. This inspired me to start making my own candles using only natural essential oils to create the soothing effects of scented candles, free from synthetic ingredients. In addition to scented candles, I also hand pour sculptural candles in a variety of shapes and colours. I hand-pour every candle with pure soy wax, use all cotton wicks, and I am committed to keeping our candles free from phthalates, synthetic fragrance and paraffin wax.
Plant-based & Organic Skin Care Products in Eco-Packaginghttps://herbalera.ca/
Tiziri Ait AliShe/Her
Following my degree in plant biology, in 2012, I developed a deep passion for plants and alternative medicine. I started studying herbalism 5 years ago, and through Herbalera, I express my knowledge and experience by crafting all-natural skin care products with heart and consciousness. Herbalera creates quality plant-based products careful to the skin, and to the planet by using eco-packaging. Our goal is to encourage our customers to adopt a healthy zero waste lifestyle, as well as to help them reduce their ecological footprint.
Armour to help you take on the world!https://www.historicallinks.ca
I’m a chronically ill queer jeweler living in Ottawa on un-ceded Algonquin Anishinabe territory. I handcraft unique pieces of jewelry using stunning patterns, including some that have been around for centuries. Each ring is individually opened, closed and linked to create these patterns. My love of fantasy and history was the initial reason I got into jewelry, but I was also driven by the need I saw around me for jewelry for sensitive skin, which is why I make pieces in a wide variety of metals. I also provide different sizes and customize pieces so that everyone can enjoy my work.
I Love My Blanket
Original finger-knitted blankets and accessories handmade with vegan loop yarn.https://ilovemyblanketshop.com/
Working as a designer and fibre artist has been the most fulfilling creative period of my life so far. Being able to support myself with my art, as a genderqueer, neurodivergent, disabled person with complex needs is something I never dreamed was possible. Finding a niche craft like finger-knitting has allowed me to flourish, and in the past few years I have written almost 200 knitting patterns, and sold thousands. When you purchase my knitting, you are buying prototype versions of those designs – the original by the author.
If: Ball‚ Then: Catch
A beautifully illustrated book to get kids excited about robotics and coding!https://www.ifballthencatch.ca
Katherine is a female engineer who would like to encourage young children to get interested in the STEAM field (science, technology, engineering, art, and math). After many years of volunteering with children, she wrote “If: Ball, Then: Catch” to make robotics and coding seem more exciting and approachable! John (the illustrator) is a retired engineer and grandfather with a knack for water colour and cartooning. Both Katherine and John are based in Ottawa, Ontario. “If: Ball, Then: Catch” follows the story of a girl who is given a robot dog on her 8th birthday. If she can train this robot dog, then she will prove to her parents that she can handle a real live dog. How hard could it be? Follow along with Dot as she is introduced to some of the logic, reasoning, and structure used to program robots – as well as the importance of curiosity and never giving up! Will Dot be able to prove she is ready for a real live puppy?
Ifs‚ Ands‚ or Buttons
Buttons, magnets, and other little things with unapologetic passion.https://ifsandsorbuttons.ca/
I’m a proud queer, feminist maker. The reason I started making buttons is the same reason I continue to make them: I love their ability to communicate, to unite, and to spread awareness, discussion, and progress. I love that this small medium can express so much with the wearer not saying a word. My designs are inspired by things that I am passionate about: activism, animals, plants, mental health, and, of course, cute things. My goal is to spread joy, awareness, community, and understanding while raising money for local causes. I work to make my activism and designs intersectional, and am always looking for ways to expand my knowledge and awareness – while recognizant of my privilege as a white, cis woman.
Be Authentically You!https://www.imelanin.ca
I wrote D Is for Dazzling & D pour Diamant to address the lack of young children’s books featuring affirmations, diversity & inclusion by Canadian Authors. Representation matters and positive affirmations help build self-esteem which young children need to thrive. My goal is for you to enjoy my book and that it brings happiness into a little ones home and life.
Add an esoteric touch to your life with Indigo Maiden stickers!
It's OK. It's ART.https://itsokitsart.com/
Curated local and Canadian produce, veteran run. Artisanal Soup's on!https://kanatasoup.ca/
We are a veteran run small business that hand makes artisan dried soup mixes and desserts using bespoke recipes and curated local (that we dehydrate ourselves) and Canadian produce. We actually fit a lot of the labels that PNP supports and represents, but we are not fans of labels themselves. We are all human first. We support a lot of socially forward businesses and animal rescues. We make our mixes in a commercial kitchen and are licensed and inspected by the City of Ottawa Health Department (feel free to ask KRae how anal I am about food safety.. lol).
Kristin Fardy Artist
Original paintings, prints, cards, and stickers. Queer AF.https://kfardyartist.com
Kristin Fardy paints and creates from her home studio in Ottawa, Canada, and is inspired by nature, human faces, and explorations of identity. While she considers herself a painter first, and creates original paintings of a variety of subjects, Kristin also loves creating new linocut / hand-carved stamp designs for greeting cards, notebooks, and more. Kristin is a queer, genderqueer woman whose work is inevitably informed by this experience (the evidence of which is more apparent in some works than others).
Luck & Lavender Studio
Luck and Lavender Studio (KJ Forman) creates soft art, accessories and apparel with a hard edge. KJ’s work features floral drawings combined with darker imagery like skulls and swords, showcasing feminist and 2SLGBTQ+ mantras. Luck and Lavender Studio is for babes who have something to say and want to show the world who they are.https://www.luckandlavenderstudio.com
Luck and Lavender Studio was created by KJ Forman, a queer, non-binary feminist artist who works out of their home studio in Ottawa, Canada. They create visual art speaking to their LGBTQ experience that has a feminist and sex-positive focus. Luck and Lavender Studio’s goal is to create positive, affirmative pieces that can be used as a tool to connect and bond with other marginalized people in a way that celebrates lived experience and resilience.
Maple Mills Macrame
Maple Mills Macrame offers a variety of macrame decor, including coasters, plant hangers, wall hangings, and more. Handmade with care using recycled cotton, my products add personality to any space in your home.
I started macrame as a hobby just about two years ago now. It quickly became one of my favourite creative outlets, and not long after I started to sell my creations. Every piece is handmade with care, the majority being made from recycled cotton from a Canadian supplier. Supporting local and small businesses has always been important to me, and I am honoured to once again be represented alongside many incredible vendors at the PNP fair and to be supporting a variety of causes. A portion of sales from any of my pride macrame collections will be donated to a local charity- my way of giving back to our community.
Authentically Indigenous Original Designshttps://www.miigwetchgifts.ca
Miigwetch Gifts is owned by Elena, an IndigiQueer/Two-spirited Ojibwe Anishinaabe Kwe, and member of M’Chigeeng First Nation, who now lives on unceded unsurrenderd Algonquin land (Ottawa). I have been involved in social justice issues for most of my life and work full time as a reconciliation consultant. Miigwetch Gifts was partially created to make the size inclusive social justice/Indigenous rights graphic design shirts that I wanted to wear!
A Collection of Fun and Cheeky Products. Great for gifts for that special someone or a gift to yourself!
We are a brand of eclectic gift items including, stationary items, apothecary, and Home Goods.
Move Over Martha
A woman-run business bringing a little piece of MOM to your space.
Donna-Marie, Chrissy and Caitlinshe/her
Move Over Martha is brought to you with love by a mother-daughter team. Donna-Marie and Caitlin have been crafters forever and always making new wares for their house and as gifts for family and friends. Move Over Martha started as a joke between my mom (Donna-Marie) and myself while hosting family dinners, setting up for Christmas or decorating our homes. We always say #moveovermartha when we hit it out of the park. We created this as an outlet for our creativity and focus on creating items that make your house feel like a home; we can make your vision come alive with an item Handmade by MOM. And mainly because our homes are chock full of stuff and our friends/family don’t have room for everything we make for them! We focus on home and personalized goods. We take pride in our wide variety of top-quality, affordable products.
No String Chicken
A combo of practical items and fun items, including macrame plant hangers, crocheted things, and zero waste items.
Hi! I’m Christina, acupuncturist by day, crafter by… well all the time. In my day job, I help people with chronic illnesses and mental health challenges get their health back on track. I love my work, but sometimes I need a creative outlet to allow me to disconnect. I’m a big fan of all fibre crafts. I love how versatile they are. I often craft with a show playing in the background. My rescue cat Millie usually keeps me company while I craft as well. She was adopted from the Ottawa Humane Society. For this reason, a portion of each purchase will be donated to the Ottawa Humane Society (amount specified on each item). Thanks for stopping by!
Super soft lifestyle tees, printed with eco-friendly inks and sustainable processeshttps://octopusstudio.ca
Jenn van der Scheeshe/her
Octopus Studio is the result of two like minded individuals coming together to create super cool printed tees. We both were working with eco-friendly inks and processes, and our designs vibed well, so we formed a partnership to be able to take our individual brands to the next level! We named our business after our 8-station, 8-colour printing press which we think looks a bit like an octopus, or octo-press, if you will. We hand print all of our designs using water based inks and sustainable processes on the best quality tees. We hope that our lifestyle themed tees will become your favourite t-shirt!
A 20-something-year-old art school dropout drawing, sewing & printing queer little things for your eyes to enjoy.https://olioldsart.bigcartel.com/
Oli Oldfieldthey / he
Oliolds Art is a small, independently run online art store that sells a mix of handmade & outsourced printed goods & textiles such as prints, patches, stickers, tees, tote-bags & more. It is run by myself, a 20-something-year-old queer, trans/enby, disabled & neurodivergent, leftist creator & white settler born & based on the unceded territory of Kjipuktuk, Mi’kma’ki (Halifax, NS). Along with my graphic work for a local 2SLGBTQ+ youth organization, Oliolds Art was “officially” founded in 2020 as a way to make back some of the money I was spending on art school. Now that I have decided to take a break from school, Oliolds Art has become a way to pursue an art career without the rigorous pressure of academic institutionalism, and also serves as a method through which I can connect with/help out in my community through art.
Plus size vintage clothing reseller and maker of silly colorful earrings
First, I would like to acknowledge my presence as a white settler on unceded, unsurrendered territory of the Anishinaabe Algonquin People. Hey, I’m Kat (she/they), the person behind Pamplemousse Vintage. I’m a queer/bisexual french Canadian creator and lover of vintage clothes. My experience with shopping for vintage clothes as a fat person was always very disappointing. Sizes were far from inclusive, and XL was often the biggest size businesses had (and let’s be real, a vintage XL is barely a L..). Therefor, I started curating my collecting for bigger bodies. I also love creating silly and whimsical earrings (yes i’m that kind of gay) that I make with polymer clay and hand paint with love. A small collection of earrings is what I will be showcasing at this fall PNP fair. Enjoy xx
Paste n' Paper
Paste n' Paper is a small artisan shop that specializes in hand bound journals, cut paper art pieces & handmade goods.https://paste-n-paper.ca
Paste n’ Paper slow makes items that can be treasured, saved, and used for generations. This means using traditional techniques that have been taught for decades, along with carefully considered materials, including recycled and renewable paper sources. Owner and artist Lindsay Searles has made art out of paper for over 20 years. She started by folding origami models, learning from her Japanese grandmother. In the years since she has widened her skills to include paper cutting and book binding. It has given her even greater control in expressing the beauty found in paper.
Phantomtits is written by Cara Tierney and illustrated by Pascale Arpin, and unfolds over 3 volumes, and is an autobiographical retelling of Tierney’s experiences navigating the medical system as a trans person with a fantastic twist.https://www.phantomtits.com
Cara Tierney & Pascale ArpinCara (they/them), Pascale (she/her)
Phantomtits is an autofiction graphic novel trilogy which casts Tierney’s top surgery (and actual breast cremation) as a super-ish-hero creation story. Told across 3 volumes, the narrative blends reality with fantasy to explore some of the limits of mainstream trans discourse, and trans liberation in our contemporary moment. As a non-binary/trans/genderfluid individual, Tierney’s story exposes a double standard in the medical treatment of trans and cis(not-trans) people while also challenging dominant ideas of what transgender means and how it is experienced. The comic book/graphic novel is an artwork, an educational tool as well being a documentary reflection of a time, place and understanding of how gender-creative identities are filtered through the dominance of a limited gender binary. Volume 1 was released in 2020, Volume 2 in 2022, and Volumes 3 is scheduled to be released in 2023.
Handmade enrichment toys for dogs, cats, small animals and more!
Phoebe’s Pawlace started with the desire for a snuffle mat to use as an enrichment toy for my puppy Phoebe. There were not many options available locally and I’ve always had a crafty side so I decided to make my own! She had so much fun with hers I thought why not make more for friends and family, and the idea to open a small business began! We officially launched in January 2021 and specialize in snuffle mats, snuffle balls and pompom toys in fun colours and patterns. Hide some treats or dry food in the snuffle mats or balls and let your pet sniff them out, or use the pompom for a fun game of fetch or just to shake around! We hope you enjoy your items from Phoebe’s Pawlace, as each piece is lovingly handmade for your furry friends.
Pink Banana Sparkles
Welcome to my wonderful world of whimsy, where anything is possible and everything is colourfulhttps://www.pinkbananasparkles.com
A queer, single mother who does everything she can to bring more colour and whimsy into the world, one art piece at a time. Whether I’m tackling difficult or taboo subjects like bodily love, sex work/positivity, queerness, genitals, or simply embracing my love for millennial nostalgia with an entire collection of original furby designs, there’s always something you can count on- I’m doing it with love, with whimsy, and with colour. Every single piece of art I create has a piece of my heart in it. I create pieces that I know I want to see in the world, and I hope that you do too.
Hand made geeky themed t shirts, some made with bleach and some iron on, but all geektastichttp://www.popsquatch.ca
Popsquatch Designs is a local small business that consists of me and husband and that’s it (unless you count cats as supervisors). We do everything ourselves out of our home. We want to celebrate fandom and our geeky passions.
Pretty Loft Designs
I love coffee and designing which led me down the path of creating Pretty Loft Designs. My designs are typically quirky, funny, and colorful and often reflect my personality.
I love coffee and designing which led me down the path of creating Pretty Loft Designs. This business has and is an avenue to escape the mundane activities of life and has been my outlet for my mental health. My designs are typically quirky, funny, and colorful and often reflect my personality. Acknowledging my white privilege, I continue to I grow, learn, and develop and the transformation of my designs over the years reflect my growth.
Pride Not Prejudice
This shop is for Fair Merch and a tip jar! The proceeds from any item here will be split towards our two community causes and covering expenses of the show.
Unique and original paper quilled artwork displayed in shadow box frames.
Hi! I’m Terilyn, the paper quilling artist behind Quilligree Creations (est. 2020). So many people tell me they’ve never heard of quilling before, which is one of the things I love most about this art form! To save you the Google search, quilling is a form of art in which long, thin strips of paper are used to create designs that are rolled, shaped and glued together. I love every part of the process, and even cut my own paper strips by hand out of cardstock. As a lesbian woman, I enjoy expressing myself and bringing cheer to others through vibrantly colourful and unique artworks.
Radical Roots Seed Bomb Company
Radical Roots offers a fun easy to use method of planting native wildflowers.https://radicalroots.ca
Radical Roots started with my passion to make conservation easy and accessible to all individuals. Empowering those to take positive action in all green spaces.
Read My Flowers
Gorgeous handmade paper flowers from upcycled books and comics, turned into bouquets, flower arrangements, hair accessories, and more. What stories do your flowers tell?
As a reader, writer, and crafter, Read My Flowers is the culmination of all my hobbies! Born from wanting to make my own flowers for my wedding, Read My Flowers has turned into a business where I can make pretty things out of what I love most: books and comic books. I strive for being an inclusive brand where everyone can like flowers. As someone who Hard of Hearing, I have gotten used to being my own advocate for accessibility and inclusion and in turn , I strive for my brand to be inclusive and accessible for all.
Hand-pressed linocut prints
Hi, I’m Noah, the person behind ReinPress! I started printmaking for fun in late 2019 and haven’t looked back since. I’m a mixed latinx artist working out of my apartment on Algonquin territory, colonially known as Ottawa. I’m heavily influenced by my queer, transgender life experience as well as my love for nature. I make linocut prints of my own designs, as well doing custom commission work for prints and stamps. Commission inquiries can be made through my instagram profile after the market. Thank you for taking the time to check out my work, it means the world!
Ritu Art & Design
Art and soul.
Hey there! I am Brittany Ritu Deecker, of Ritu Art & Design. I’m a neurodivergent multimedia artist born and raised in Ottawa and have recently returned after a 6 year stint in Alberta. My time out west inspired much of my work as I discovered my love of the outdoors while exploring Canada’s beautiful Rocky Mountains. I also find inspiration from classical art, video games and 90’s anime. I love learning new skills and new ways to express myself. Some of my favorite media are gouache, oil pastel and photography. Over the last two years I’ve been studying digital illustration while also recently exploring my love for embroidery. My shop offers a range of high quality art prints, and stickers.
Handmade, sustainable and always sassy!https://sasspotcreations.ca
Sasspot is all about embracing what makes you who you are with an environmentally friendly twist! We use thrifted fabrics to create our goods so we are taking trash and turning it into treasure. We are allies and feminists looking to make our world a better, more inclusive place.
Art for The Futurehttps://laynesharpe.wixsite.com/sharpearts
Pleased to meet you! I am a multi/mixed media artist thankfully living as an uninvited guest on the ancestral land of the Anishinabe Algonquin Nation. I am focused on textile processes surrounding topics of nature, and drawing/painting abstractions of complex emotions. My art is narrative based and focuses on systematic sustainability in a fantastical world. I am working on the creation of this world and the transformation of these ideas into stories for children and young adults. Currently, I am working towards their first book centred around the human impact of environmental degradation and garbage disposal methods.
ShirleyBee Designs is a custom gift shop that specializes in foil stamped pencils, custom drinkware, and stickers.https://www.shirleybeedesigns.com
My name is Shirley and I am the one woman show at ShirleyBee Designs. In my close group of friends, many identify as LGBTQ+. As an avid ally I make it a point to ensure I am raising awareness and supporting youth. Any products sold with an LGBTQ+ theme, or during the Pride not Predjudice fair, a portion is donated to a lovely organization called Rainbow Camp. Check them out at: https://www.welcomefriend.ca/camp/
Colourful personal & home accessories for everyone.https://studiopeachy.ca/
Studio peachy is a queer-owned accessory business where everything is designed and made by hand. Inspired by positivity, nature, and cute animals, SP aims to bring fun to peoples’ ears and into peoples’ homes.
The Crafty Killjoy
Indigenous beader and feminist killjoy
The Crafty Killjoy is the brainchild of Emma, a disabled, Two-Spirit mixed-Scottish and Mohawk creative. They are a multidisciplinary beadwork artist with an ever-growing list of mediums they want to try. Emma first got into beading in 2018 as a way to give her brain a break during concussion recovery, fell in love with it and never looked back. Each piece is slowly and thoughtfully made.
The Spooky Blue Jay
The Spooky Blue Jay is a queer owned & operated business that favors needlework and art revolving around nerdy, LGBTQ+, nature, spooky and surrealistic themes.
Hello there, my name is Jay Bertrand and I am the force behind all that is The Spooky Blue Jay! I am a queer, non binary/trans maker that loves needlework and drawing. All my items are carefully designed and handmade by yours truly over many hours. Creating has always been an integral means of expression for me, and I feel immense gratitude and joy being able to have the opportunity to share the result of that process with you.
These Are Things
Jan & Omar
Tu-Bees Foods Inc is a Canadian honey business that specializes in gourmet flavoured creamed honey products. The company provides consumers with a quality product that is convenient and easy to use, without the hassle or the mess.https://tubeeshoney.com/
Nikki and Jessie Heinshe/her
Tu-Bees Foods Inc. was established in 2007 by two sisters, Nicole Hein (founder) and Jessica Hein (co-owner). At the time, the sisters were ages 12 and 10 respectively. Together, the duo, along with their mother’s assistance and guidance, have expanded the business over the last 8 years to include Western and Central Canada. The company’s goal is to have its product available in stores throughout Canada, and the USA so that one day Tu-Bees will become a household name.
Tubby Tabby Soaps
Tubby Tabby Soaps is a tiny, (queer) family-owned company that makes small batches of handmade soap in Ottawa, ON. We're passionate about make fun and exciting bath and body products that are also sustainable and eco-friendly.https://tubbytabby.com/
Eli Eaton and Lia Walshhe/they (Eli); she/her (Lia)
Eli and Lia are a couple of queers with a magnificently fat tabby cat named Abby. Abby is essentially the love of our lives. In appreciation of her roundness, we sometimes call her Abby the Flabby Tabby, or (you guessed it) the Tubby Tabby. Our company name is an homage to our beautiful and beloved fur baby. Please rest assured that she does not like actual (bath)tubs one bit, and we do not put Abby in our bathtub, ever, under any circumstances. To reward us for our good faith, Abby has agreed not to scratch our eyes out while we sleep. The soaps we make are one-of-a-kind, fun and definitely a little gay. We love colour and you can rest assured that there will be cool designs involved. Currently we specialize in bar soap and shampoo bars, as they’re easiest on the environment. None of our products contain harsh surfactants or detergents that aren’t biodegradable. All of our soaps are made with natural (usually edible) oils that have a simple, naturally-occurring chemical added to make soap: lye. Alone, lye is very caustic and so it needs to be handled carefully. But once you add it to oils in a delicate balance (as we do), the magic of chemistry begins to transform those two ingredients into a mild, cleansing soap. Soap has been made for millennia, and while commercial soaps use all sorts of environmentally-damaging and carcinogenic ingredients to improve the foaming or appearance of the soap, we’re all about keeping it as simple as possible. We make good soap with biodegradable ingredients, and they look cute AF, too. What more could you want? 🙂
Fun and comfortable handmade fashion. This limited run lingerie collection, featuring upcycled faux fur and stretch lace, invites you to be bold and playful. Whether you wanna show it off or just feel yourself!
I am a queer female fashion designer with a love for colour and texture and a desire to help people feel fully themselves in the clothes they wear. I create quality garments with a focus on comfort, bold textiles, and playful design. Intimate apparel provides a unique space to explore what makes the wearer feel empowered and confident. For this limited run lingerie collection I have featured garment factory remnants of faux fur and stretch lace, to minimize waste and play with bold material combinations. I am challenging the boundaries of traditional beauty standards and gender expectations. You can show some love to yourself, someone else, and the environment, in these comfy intimates!
Yas Petit Poulet
Yas Petit Poulet creates cute science pride merch all year long <3.https://www.yaspetitpoulet.com
It is my first time in this event so I am really excited about it!! I love how long is the event, and also the amazingness of the organizers!! Very very excited!!
A crafty queer business that values communal liberation!
Mary Pepper and Becca SawyerMary: they/them, Becca: she/her
Yerpers is run by Mary and Becca, two married queers living on the traditional territory of the Mississaugas of Scugog Island in Oshawa, ON. We value queer/trans celebration, body liberation, and abolition and we include these themes in the art we produce. We are unapologetically fat, queer, trans, chronically ill and neurodivergent, and we make art that celebrates these identities. We also do our best to support people who experience systemic oppression in different ways than us, because none of us are free until we all are.