Pop-Up Markets: Makers Matter, Shop Local!

Pop-Up Markets: Makers Matter, Shop Local!

By Janelle Lopez

Pop-Up Markets: Makers Matter, Shop Local!

Over the past couple of months TYPE has set up shop at a couple of local market pop-up shops in San Diego. These markets have been been something special! This has been a space where local creators, artists and small businesses can showcase their talents. Walking up and down the aisles vendors are showcasing handmade goods, art, jewelry and vintage wear. The vibes are all there as you walk through the market with tacos tacos tacos! More food and music playing in the background!  AND lets not forget Por Vida coffee by the cup! 

TYPE Clothing debuted our merch and store at the Clean Slate Makers Matter market in Mira Mesa. More recently we showcased some new merch at the Del Barrio Market located in Barrio Logan. This market is held every second Saturday of the month and there is a FREE shuttle that will take shoppers to the market and as well as the Barrio Art Crawl. Mark your calendars for the next one on October 12th starting at 4pm. A very unique and super cool offering that they have  is they offer shoppers a free tote bag when purchasing $10 or more from one of the vendors. Let's be real you can’t get that at any other market! These markets bring a real sense of community and cultural experience that you can’t get anywhere else. These markets have enabled TYPE Clothing not only to showcase our merchandise but it has allowed us to spread our company mission of bringing awareness to mental health. TYPE Clothing donates $1 of every item purchased directly to NAMI: The National Alliance on Mental Illness. The topic of mental illness has not and is not widely discussed within communities but has become a more prevalent issue. Through these markets we have been able to directly talk to community members, spread the message, and start a conversation on this topic. Community members can shop at our store knowing that they are having a community impact with every purchase. 

We wanted to shout out and say THANK YOU! To those who coordinate and manage these pop-up markets: Del Barrio Market, Clean Slate and Five&A Dime. They given creators like TYPE Clothing a platform to showcase our ideas and passions. If you are a creator and would like to participate as a vendor at one of these markets, check out the links below!

If you have participated in these markets tag your shop and send a thank you shout out to the coordinators!

Check out our new merch and use TYPE10 for 10% off! https://typeclothing.com/collections/shop-all

Del Barrio Market: https://airtable.com/shrpGBNpwA2Q0B1Dy

Clean Slate: www.cleanslateswapmeet.com

5&A Dime: www.5andadime.com

Photo Credit: Abril Ramirez, Jessica Lopez 

 

 

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