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Indie marketability

Red House Market gives independent designers and crafters a place to sell their work and develop their own brands

By Catherine Shu  /  STAFF REPORTER

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From intricately hand-carved wooden hair sticks and delicate sterling silver rings to henna tattoos and wire name pendants made to order on the spot, the 30-plus vendors at Red House Market for Artists & Designers (西門紅樓創意市集) offer a wide range of items, but all of them have one thing in common — they are created and made by independent designers.

The market was launched last year by Red House Theater and takes place every Saturday and Sunday from 2pm to 9:30pm.

“Our purpose is to give indie designers and artists a place to sell their creations and develop their own brands,” says Justin Hu (胡景棠), one of the market’s organizers. “Anyone can have a booth here. The only requirement we have is that their items be handmade.”

Many of the designers profiled here are Red House Market regulars, some of whom have been selling at the market since its launch. For an up-to-date list of vendors and an events calendar, check redhousetaipei.blogspot.com.

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