VENDOR APPLICATION FORMS FOR OUR 2013 FESTIVAL WILL BE AVAILABLE BY FEB.9!
While you are at Starbelly Jam this year, take some time to stroll through our Hand Crafted Village Vendor area where we feature artisans who design and produce their own work. You never know what treasures you will find there but they could range from beautiful, locally designed clothing and jewelry – to hula hoops, spinning toys, feathery eyelashes, and mischief-inspiring masks – to luscious, natural body products – to…who knows! 🙂
When you purchase from a Hand Crafted Village Vendor, you are saying YES to small local business, creativity, and people making a living through art…a value we believe is at the heart of what makes the Kootenays so special.
This year we are continuing to work towards ZERO waste from our craft vendor area, which means we aim to make all of our craft vendor packaging either recyclable or compostable in our efficient Bokashi composting system. Of course, we welcome and encourage everyone to bring your own personal cloth shopping bags or baskets to carry your treasures home in. Let’s make 2012 the greenest year ever for SBJ!
We are also introducing a new challenge for our craft vendors to adopt the HAND CRAFTED and LOFT system, encouraging vendors to sell items that feature Hand Crafted, Locally produced, Organic or Fair Trade components.
HC = Hand Crafted
L = LOCAL
O = ORGANIC
FT = FAIR TRADE
Clothing, jewelry and accessories designed and assembled with bits and bobs from a lifetime of collecting pretty things – both recycled, new & semi precious – locally designed and made by me – Gemma.
BENEATH THE BODDHI TREE
Clothing & accessories that are both hand made and fairly traded from our travels to India every year where we deal directly with those who manufacture our clothing and leather belt designs.
BLISS BODY ART
Temporary tattoos that are airbrushed directly onto skin using stencils.
CACTUS JAMMIES TIE DYE & FABRIC ARTS
Returning to StarbellyJam with intriguing locally hand dyed garments from Revelstoke. From retro to modern fusion of Shibori with dynamic scrunches – items for every family member.
CUT THREADS & PROSPERO POTTERY
Hand-crafted utilitarian pottery, thrown & fired in Nelson alongside hand-woven urban accessories created & constructed also in Nelson.
All jewelry is handcrafted from nickel-free sterling silver in Nelson, BC. Featuring feather hair extensions with long thing feathers in a wide range of colours.
With feather eyelashes, earrings, leg warmers, hoops and so much more – all one-of-a-kind handcrafted items are inspired by hoop dancers, clowns & performers of all ages and made by me in Kaslo !!
Inspired by nature we create from what we have at hand – turning feathers, stone, seed, wood, glass, hemp, cord and various metals and pipes into hair accessories, jewelry, hoops & more!
THE FAIRIES PYJAMAS
A travelling Canada based boutique that works with a fair trade facility in Nepal to produce festival inspired clothing & accessories. This year we are taking it further by introducing organic cotton !!
Wood carvings handmade by artists in the Kootenay & Creston Valley.
By encouraging and directly assisting craftspeople in developing countries, we have a selection of beautifully hand-crafted West African baskets, hats & drums.
GRASSHOPPER LANE ARTWORKS
Hand-sculpted leather accessories along with face and body painting, done with FDA approved paints designed specifically for use on face and body. Featuring black light reactive paint !!
GYPSY JEWELS & TREASURES
Made by us !! Original clothing & sculpture are all works of art – no two pieces of anything are ever the same! Jewelry from semi-precious stones shell, seeds, copper & silver.
HAPPY PLANET HATS
Unique eco-friendly hats handmade in Nelson from 100% locally sources recycled fabrics.
Made on the East-Shore, we handprint our original & organic designs using water based ink.
Featuring Thai silk strands that we tie to one piece of your hair so you can shine long after the festival is over, we also offer feather hair accessories, wool felts, belly dancing scarves and much more!!
LadyWinter Handbags & Accessories uses reclaimed and up-cycled leather. Each piece is one of a kind and ‘Handmade with Heart’ in the Kootenay’s – designed and created by Jessi Winter.
LAGALA JEWELRY & ALCHEMY FASHIONS
Alchemy Eco Clothing, made in India, is ethical, fair trade, sweatshop-free & child-labour-free. La Gala Jewelry is designed and hand-crafted in the Kootenays.
Vegi-dyed & stained leather, carved and stamped, molded on face forms, sealed with water based gloss. Designed & hand-crafted in BC.
OPEN TO CHANCE DESIGNS
20+ funny & thought-provoking images, hand screen-printed by Vancouver artists, using eco-friendly ink on sweatshop-free fairly traded organic t-shirts for men, women & toddlers.
Designed & hand-made in Nelson home studios: pottery, up-cycled stuffies, clothing, hand-blown glass pendants & beads, jewelry & up-cycled laminated plastic bags & wallets.
SOLAS CANDLES AND CELTIC ART
Hand poured & painted soy wax candles, dishwasher safe glass wear, & stunning yet simple jewelry featuring influences form the Book of Kells, mother nature, pop culture & science.
THREE LITTLE BIRDS
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I hand make some of my jewelry, clothing & purses in Kaslo, but it is on my travels to Asia where I meet the most talented, beautiful, hard-working, inspiring people, buying their crafts, supporting their families.
KERRI HOLMES POTTERY & SARAH PIKE POTTERY
Thrown / hand-built pottery made in Fernie! Focusing on travel mugs, bowls & plates for use with yummy festival food. Beautiful & easy to rinse & reuse in celebration of the festivals Zero Waste Policy.