Handmade Hong Kong proudly pops out a hoopla of a craft bazaar several times a year. These craft markets are an opportunity for the most special artists, makers, designers and bakers to show Hong Kong what they’re made of.
Our craft markets showcase local, independent vendors selling their handmade or self-designed wares. Featuring items such as; handmade bags, jewelry, home accessories, fine art, stationery and paper craft and children’s accessories, our markets are filled with one-of-a-kind and limited edition items found nowhere else!
Our very first craft market took place in 2009, with only 15 vendors. Today HmHK in Discovery Bay runs six times per year, hosting over 140 different vendors and drawing crowds of approximately 2000 visitors.
Handmade Hong Kong co-organized the Soho Wine and Dine festival in 2009 and 2010 by organizing the community market. The streets of SOHO were pedestrianized for the weekend to allow for over 160 different Handmade Hong Kong vendors to exhibit their work in conjunction with the Wine Walk and food festival sponsored by the Hong Kong Tourism Board.
In 2012 HmHK joine the spirit of community farmers’ markets world-wide to create our DB Farmers’ Markets to meet the need for our local community to have access to locally grown and homemade food. Our market averaged 35-40 vendors and was a blast. As much as we loved our little Farmers’ Market we made the tough decision to call it a day and direct our efforts back to our roots: the artsy stuff. Most of the artisan food crafters and farmers can now be found at our regular events – why split the fun when we could all party together?
Last year we finally realized our dream of hooking up with Clockenflap Festival to set up a mini craft market at what is irrefutably Hong Kong’s music event of the year. The following weekend we broke ground at a new and equally superb indoor venue in the heart of the city – The Vine Centre, Wanchai – for our Christmas Bazaar.
But two events over two weekends weren’t enough: when Access DB got in touch to ask us to help with their Rehabus fundraiser we jumped at the opportunity to support a local charity by putting on one final DB plaza event for 2012.