What do you get when you mix fashion and recycling with Canadian know-how?
Precocious Environmental Couture Inc., an eco-chic clothing line for women, made entirely from vintage fabrics. Originally from Toronto, designer Melody Cebula’s found the capital city crowd receptive to her one-of-a-kind collections.
“The Ottawa market has been good to me,” said Cebula. “People here respond to my ecologically friendly but fashionable clothes.”
Cebula’s creations are just one of the many unique products offered at the 2010 Spring Craft Sale, held at Lansdowne Park through Sunday.
The event has drawn 180 artists, crafters and designers from all over Canada to showcase their eclectic products to Ottawans.
Shoppers can find a range of items including home décor pieces, paintings, jewelry and bags, all meticulously crafted and one-of-a-kind.
For party planners, the gourmet food section offers a wide range of homemade dips, jams, chutneys and spreads. Offering up tastes of their creations, food vendors are prepared to delight the free sampler in anyone.
For men or Father’s Day shoppers, Artech Glassblowing Studios offers a range of distinctive beer glasses recreated from original bottles.
“This event is for anyone looking for well-made gifts outside the box,” said shopper Breanne Whitmell. “It is a real bonus that everything is homemade.”