One of a Kind Online in the news II

More love for OOAK Online in the news.

National Post:

“Before there was Brika and even before there was Etsy, there was the One of a Kind Show – the now bi-annual event that showcases the wares of artisans across Canada. And finally – finally! – event organizers are bringing the event’s works to a wider audience via an online store – the One of a Kind Online Shop.”

Canadian Architect:

“Works by artisans and designers are vetted to offer a beautiful selection of quality well-crafted items – featured in five key categories, including: Home, Jewellery, Fashion, Kids and Flavours. Products range from furniture, wooden bowls and silkscreened pillows to leather clutches and statement necklaces to small batch olive oils and fine organic teas to natural skincare with indigenous ingredients to luxurious baby blankets and plush toys.”

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“Canada’s most popular craft show (for over 40 years!), One of a Kind, is finally bringing the wares of Canuck-based designers and artisans to the web with a just-launched online store. There are cute clutches, amazing jewellery and out-of-this-world handmade beauty products. It’s a DIYer’s haven.”

(More here)

One of a Kind Online in the news

Hi again, folks!

I thought I’d pass on a few of the articles regarding the new One of a Kind Online shop below. Good to see the word is getting out!

We artisans are working with One of a Kind staff to make sure the functionality gets better, too (can you say “how do I search for an artisan?”). If you have any suggestions for site functionality, please let me know in the comments!

Designlines Magazine

“Anyone that’s been to the One of a Kind Show & Sale knows it’s a thrilling occasion – the sights, the tastes, the exclusive access to unique goods, the rush that is impulse shopping. The biannual event, which for 39 years has exhibited select wares by hundreds of artisans from across the country, has opened an online store. Now fans of the small-batch and handmade can shop all day every day.”

Urban Native Magazine

“This Thursday,  OOAK opened the One of A Kind Online Shop, a digital marketplace featuring items from over 300 artisans and designers from across North America. The store offers shoppers the option to shop five key categories – home, jewelry, fashion, kids and flavours – from the comfort of their homes or mobile phones. The curated list of artisans includes Indigenous artisans Alana McLeod of Collagiste and Mary Pheasant and Robert Pheasant of Pheasant Original Arts.”

Style At Home Blog

“The One of a Kind Show has been offering unique artisanal wares to Torontonians for nearly four decades. The massive twice-a-year fair is something many of us anticipate with bated breath. But you need not hold your breath any longer; the organization has launched an online store. Now, all through the year and across the whole country, lovers of all things handmade can shop beautiful designs by hundreds of artisans.”

“Now you don’t have to wait for the twice-yearly One of a Kind Show nor do you have to get yourself to Toronto to shop curated Canadian handmade wares, and fares. You’ll find original fashion, art, décor, beauty and home goods and, of course, delicious treats from more than 300 artisans and designers on the new One of a Kind Online Shop.”


“Now every day is like the One of a Kind Show in Toronto – without the schlep to and from the Ex. … Once you place an order, it’s filled and shipped by the artist; think of the site as a miniature Etsy, but with a selection process that cuts down on any possible Regretsy (RIP) factor.”

Toronto Life

“One of a Kind Online is a new e-retail version of the gargantuan One of a Kind craft fair held twice a year at the Ex. The site sells a mix of clothing, jewellery, art, food and other handmade items from over 300 Canadian sellers. Although the inventory isn’t as extensive as Etsy’s seemingly boundless craft universe, the stock is curated for quality, meaning you won’t have to click through pages upon pages of weird junk in order to find the perfect set of silk-screened tea towels.”

Vitamin Daily & North Shore News

“Why should the 604 and the 416 have all the fun? For decades Vancouverites and Torontonians “proper” have been flocking to the One of a Kind Show & Sale each season, shopping a carefully curated selection of some of the best handmade goods from North American artisans and designers.”

(More media mentions here)