Start checking holiday gifts off your list with NextFab’s 2021 Holiday Gift Guide, filled with locally handmade products. New this year, you can get a taste of Santa’s Workshop on November 20th, 2021 at Miracle On American Street Art & Gift Market. From 11:00 AM to 6:00 PM guests can shop for their loved ones while supporting local artisans. Guests can expect handcrafted, one-of-a-kind items and get to tour NextFab’s brand new, state-of-the-art makerspace.
The region’s premier maker space is focused on providing the necessary resources to allow Philadelphia artisans and creatives to excel in their craft. The professional working space gives the opportunity for makers to craft innovative creations and incredible stories within the NextFab Community. Not only does the Gift Guide provide exposure for craft makers and online businesses within the local community, it also provides everyone a chance to “shop local” and support these local entrepreneurs. NextFab operates locations in North and South Philadelphia, and Downtown Wilmington, Delaware. NextFab is a network of membership-based makerspaces that provide access to tools, technology, education, events, and services for makers and professional artisans.
“At NextFab, we believe in local artisan entrepreneurs and our team dedicates itself to helping more people to make things for themselves – and to feel empowered, to create new art, new products, and new businesses. With the opening of our new North Philadelphia space, we will be able to do that at an unprecedented level,” says Evan Malone, President, NextFab
While its fundamental mission is driving artisan entrepreneurs in building their business, this Gift Guide showcases the talent of many of those already successful and budding artisan entrepreneurs. NextFab’s members have a wide range of products that showcase their creativity and craftsmanship. This year’s Gift Guide can be found at Nextfab.com and is divided into five categories. Over 40 local makers are included in the guide, which provides a little something for everyone. The categories are Feeling Empowered, Modern & Homey, Sustainable & Stylish, Playful & Practical, and Elevate Aesthetic.
Get ready for the holidays at Miracle On American Street Art & Gift Market. Hosted by NextFab and Olde Kensington Boutique, this collaborative event allows guests to shop for unique gifts while supporting local small businesses.
Here are a few artists to expect in the Holiday Gift Guide and Gift Market:
Andrienne Manno of Feast Jewelry
Feast is a line of handmade ever-evolving jewelry and accessory capsules that is inspired by both industrial design and nature. Combining found and sourced organic elements of pearl, shell, coral, and glass, Feast borrows from the environment with restraint, and up-cycles vintage and deadstock chain when possible to lighten the footprint of the brand while adding a vintage aesthetic.
Ayla Knight of Nudeworks
Nudeworks is an art shop filled with works modeled after the women of nudegang. The works sold by Nudeworks aim to help all women feel better about their bodies and change society’s view on them and include custom sculptures, wall hangers, earrings, and photographic prints.
Cody Hughes of Untitled_Co
Untitled_Co is a home goods and furniture design studio based out of Philadelphia. With a mindful approach, we create heirloom quality goods with an emphasis on traditional craftsmanship and sustainable design.
Lauren Parrow of Ash & Rise Atelier
Ash & Rise Atelier upcycles old clothing pieces and creates new fashions from scratch for any size and gender!
Melanie Hansan of Modest Transitions
Modest Transitions aims to empower women through conscious clothing, beauty, and inclusion. From sourcing fabrics with integrity to creating baths of natural dyes—our products help eliminate toxic waste while creating timeless, aesthetically pleasing wearable art to help embrace your natural self.
Troy Musto of Fishtown Signs
Fishtown Signs handmakes unique and whimsical wooden fish and maritime-related signs for people’s homes, businesses, and beach houses.
Tour the beautiful NextFab facilities and meet the makers in the actual studio spaces they use to produce the fantastic work available for purchase. Open to the public, guests of this event can also expect a variety of delicious food vendors, gift-wrapping stations, live music, and more!
Anyone can enjoy access to NextFab features by becoming a member at https://nextfab.com/join/. Stay up to date on what is happening at NextFab by following them on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. NextFab can also be found through #NextFabMade. Explore the creations and ideas that were created at NextFab for the 2021 Holiday Gift Guide at https://nextfab.com. This Holiday Gift Guide is filled with incredible projects and stories that were created in the NextFab community.