We love market season! As event invitations begin to roll in, we can't help but get so excited for this time of year! Street festivals, farmers markets, makers markets, the music, food trucks, vendors, the people - the whole shebang! We love it!
That first event we ever did in 2016 was so overwhelmingly positive, that we became addicted. I am a talker (understatement) and Adam and I both love getting out and having a good time. So, being able to be out in the community and socialize with people was so fun for us. Plus, we got to watch our GILTEE baby grow into something that really connected with the community.
We love being able to build relationships with other vendors, local businesses and organizations, and our customers. We label our products as hyperlocal. That is because we want our designs to authentically represent life in Wisconsin and the unique communities within. We want people to feel connected to our products.
The Sprague Family of Firefly Real Estate; Chili'n On The Ave; Wauwatosa, WI
Getting to know our customers has been one of the most rewarding elements of vending at these events. We have met such wonderful people, gotten to hear their stories, and made a lot of fabulous friends.
Summer Soulstice Music Festival; Milwaukee, WI
Another true gem of market season, is the maker community itself. Milwaukee and Wauwatosa both have such a supportive, collaborative, and welcoming village of small businesses. There are so many creative, talented, and simply inspiring people in our area. Beyond talent, the kindness, respect, and genuine nature of most makers we meet makes these experiences so enriching.
The Madison Night Market; Madison, WI
This year we are continuing to expand our list of events. As this list has grown, our amazing friends and family have been helping us out by working the GILTEE booth! We are beyond thankful for them! You may see us or you may see our out there! Either way, you will be met with a smile and some seriously positive vibes!
Handmade for the Holidays; Oshkosh, WI
Check our event calendar on Facebook to find out where you can find us! We will update it as new markets come our way! We can't wait to see you!
Makers Market Sun Prairie; Sun Prairie, WI