YOUR FIRST LOOK AT BC'S BRILLIANT MAKERS & ARTISANS LANDING AT SQUAMISH CONSTELLATION FESTIVAL
Visiting even one of these makers on their home turf makes for a dreamy weekend. What about visiting all 20 in one stop? Here’s your first look at the Squamish Constellation Festival Marketplace that lights up Hendrickson Field in Squamish from July 22 to 24.
First things first, if you haven’t heard of the Squamish Constellation Festival, let’s set the scene. It’s one of Canada’s best live music experiences tucked in between Vancouver and Whistler. It’s three days, two stages and 30 bands with stars like Black Pumas, Sarah McLachlan, July Talk, Lights, JESSIA and more. It also features this list of artisans, the best local bites and sips in the region, all on a backdrop of stunning glacial vistas. Where do we sign?
To seize the summer and take it all in, single day and weekend passes are available here.
And now, on to the list makers and artisans that you won’t want to miss. Here’s who’s joining us at this year’s Squamish Constellation Festival Marketplace:
Based in Whistler, All The Good Things From BC is a supply & gift store based in with all of their wares either designed or made here in BC with sustainability top of mind.
Aragon Arts creates stunning acrylic monoprints from wildfire-salvaged trees. This brilliant decor carries with it stories about forests, resilience and climate change. It’s made with the intention to bring you closer to nature. The father-daughter team also brings with them the beloved designs of Crescent Handmade Jewelry.
Always attracted to the bright and shiny Caroline Miller Design excels in custom jewelry design and metalsmithing. From simple forged bracelets to elaborately constructed rings, Caroline has the intuitive ability to create pieces that make a statement.
Known for their luxurious, sustainable eco-textiles, Dakini Arts Apparel brings their eye for original design. From their clothing to their curated jewelry and wares, you’ll quickly see that they design for conscious and artful lifestyles. Based in Squamish, they aspire to elevate your personal style and support your divine essence to shine.
If you’re a lover of comfort and sustainability, you won’t want to miss Ecolibrium Sustainable clothing. They make hand-dyed organic clothing from bamboo, hemp and organic cotton, focusing on womenswear and pieces for little ones. The pieces share the designer’s love for the planet and her love of colour, combining to make wearable art dyed with botanicals.
People often see The Little Bookshop from a mile away with their chic trailer that beautifully displays their favourite reads. With children’s books and playthings galore, they are passionate about diversity, acceptance, representation and self-love. They also give 5% of their profits back to the local community for schools and littles in need.
Photo by Bliss Photography
Born from the ocean, Canadian-made and designed to last, Salt Shop brings their beautiful take on sustainable clothing and accessories to this year’s marketplace. Passionate about connection, community, and ocean conservation, they aim to be a part of lasting change that leads us towards a more conscious future.
Samurai Apparel brings Japanese-inspired street style fusion apparel to our marketplace and beyond. Their collection of noragi kimono, samurai pants, comfy pants and skirts is their dreamy take on the vintage countryside indigo garments of Japan.
Sḵwálwen Botanicals is an Indigenous skincare brand that honours cultural knowledge, Indigenous plant science and self care. Founded by ethnobotanist, Leigh Joseph of Squamish First Nation, Sḵwálwen provides gentle and effective skincare products that draw from the ceremonial aspects of plants. Incorporating sustainably harvested and sourced botanicals, Sḵwálwen unites ancestral traditions with modern beauty rituals.
Small Talk Vintage is a woman run business that resells and repairs recycled clothing. From hand-selected vintage and pre-loved pieces, the tailor and update pieces with their artful design. They are passionate about keeping clothing out of landfills and giving them love, care and redesign that gets them back into your wardrobe.
At Whistler’s vintage paradise, The Velvet Underground you can find anything from vintage clothes, homewares, nostalgia, records, plants and more.Their vintage is handpicked from across North America, and their new products are curated by us from local small businesses that align their values.
Treeline Collective has a reputation of making high-quality long-lasting products designed to last more than just “the season”. From blankets to jewelry to bathing suits, their wide selection of sustainable and ethically made lines serves as a one stop shop for mindful shoppers.
From across the water on the Sunshine Coast, each piece of Uni Design is wearable art, individually designed and sewn by Maya Bergeron using 100% upcycled and reclaimed
materials. Prioritizing quality natural fibers like linen, cotton and wool, Uni Design creates one of a kind dresses, tops, pants, shorts, bags and hoodies.
You can also find Chickadee Design, Red Sleep Co, Sunlaced, Tribal Collective, Van Wilken Art at this year’s marketplace alongside two stages of music, good vibes and a nature-filled weekend. Shop the market at Squamish Constellation Festival from July 22 to 24. Get your tickets while they last!