The Avant-Garden Shop: Your Garden & Bird Store

Garden Gate: Episode 82 – A visit to the Toronto Gift Fair

Flowered HatCHEX TV airdate: Friday Feb. 5th, 2016 5-6pm

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Each year we attend the Toronto Gift Fair to meet up with our suppliers, find new products and to check out the quality of items.  Pictures in catalogs don’t usually show the true item, so we like to check things out carefully for quality and durability!

We always take lots of time to visit the Canadian artisans section. There are so many talented artists out there and we love to support their craft! From Puffin Gear hats, hand puppets to stunning wall art. We can find a good variety at this show for retailers. Unfortunately there is only a small segment of this show dedicated to Canadian artists.

Forest Animals artworkOn this episode of The Garden Gate, I feature some of the items and artists that we currently carry in the shop and I also highlight one new one that will be coming to the shop very soon!

In two weeks, we have a similar segment but focused on The By Hand Show.  This is a much smaller show with only Canadian artisans and its held in Brampton once per year for retailers only.  We get to meet the artists, hear their stories and support them by bringing their work into the shop.

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