SKUE at INDIE
Craneway Pavilion / Berkeley
July 8-10
indiemarketbayarea.com

The Bay Area has always bet on big inventive ideas. Born from this culture is INDIE Market, a trade event to showcase the the newest lines and trends of 2017. SKUE is representing handmade designers as one of the five anchor vendors at INDIE to connect you with West Coast buyers who do on average 500K - 5 Million in annual (retail) sales. You will get access to buyer account base with established rep and design groups like Keena, Roost, Behome and Kiss That Frog.

EXHIBITING VENDORS SUMMER 2017

Come see them at our exhibit space
marja germans gard Studio
MGG Studio pairs bold geometry with everyday ease.Created sustainably using fair mined metals as wellas conflict free diamonds whenever possible.
timmy mays
Local meets leatherwork. Locally sourced materials combined with slow fashion give personality and tensile strength to these leather goods by designer May Lo.
esselle
Adding the extra to special occasions.
Sherry Lee’s team makes table top ware
and cardholders much less ordinary.
HELIOTROPE
Restoring skin without perfumes, parabens, or phthalates. Products are all natural and fragrance free. Feel good in your skin.
adelle stoll
Heirlooms originate with bold, classic shapes. Designer Adelle Stoll blends contemporary design with classic minimalism to cut through trend clutter.
korut studio
A transformation of eclectic bits into iconic symbolism. Symbols from various cultures find a melting pot in Lisa Korut's jewelry studio in Berkeley.
urb apothecary
Healing begins with chemical, cruelty and parabens free. Quality organic ingredients manifest in Leyna Allred’s love for good art, design and intentions.
YUZU SOAP
Native ingredients blend together for a pure, natural cleanse. A favorite among the nature loving Californians. It's also fun to say Yuzu.
ZELMA ROSE
Interlocking California's bold colors and details in beautiful fibre. Needlework is guided by a slow process, attention to detail and grandma's heritage.

PAST VENDORS

Find these talented makers on online on SKUE
alibi interiors
ende collective
esc
klai
my family builders
yvonne mouser
ayk
nipomo
ichcha
S/HE STUDIO
Newd Elements
Luvhaus
maya bauman
potluck products
tim eeds
cuppafog
mo murray
barnwell
ft-fc
vartan

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Apply to Buy from SKUE makers at INDIE and over 200 premium handmade makers on our online wholesale marketplace

Dear Buyer,
Thanks for your interest in SKUE. We love buyers who are interested in well crafted bespoke products. Next steps, we'll do our diligence and make sure everything checks out. We only work with brick and mortar stores. Expect to hear back from us shortly with login credentials to start buying on SKUE. Your  account also pre-registers you to buy at our trade show INDIE on July 8-10 in the SF Bay Area if you plan to attend.

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A NEW PERSPECTIVE IN TRADE SHOWS

You’ll have a stress free place to chat leisurely and connect with buyers
Less Setup
We're setting up the space so there's less time worrying about building walls and stuff in our 380 sq ft space
Lots of Buyers
500+ buyers attending from around the West Coast. You will also be promoted online before and after the show to thousands.
Show Training
Training sess with store owners prior to the show to make the most out of the 4 days and book orders. Also lunch and learn sessions.
Online Ordering
We have some serious custom wholesale tech to cut down that ordering process
Sales Help
Sales guys at our booth to help you with closing the sale, we know that can be awkward at times.
Low Investment
Pricing is the lowest for any trade show and varies with your category and space required, but will not exceed $900.

highlights from OUR LAST TRADE SHOW

Thanks so much for a great show. I'm really pleased with how it went for me!
Lisa Anderson
Thanks again for the tremendous work you put into all the show preparations, I know you guys put in many hours with the show layout, marketing materials, training/workshop, and set up.
Lauren Shun
Look forward to next time!
Klai Brown
We had a nice group, and I’m glad I participated.
Jonathan Plotzker

SHOP THE FINEST HANDMADE DESIGNERS

Login to your SKUE account and shop these products from our wholesale marketplace. Orders will be placed with the designers.
ayk
barnwell co
full tables full chairs
Maya Bauman DESIGN
heliotrope sf
hooks and luxe
ichcha
Nipomo
loop de loup
Luvhaus
mac cutting boards
mafia bags
mo murray
newd elements
windy chien
saffron and kumquats
s/he studio
shop joyo
slow north
sweet hyena
tim eads
vartan
woll jewelry
yuzu soap
potluck products
candace loheed
cuppafog
the whiteout

GET TO KNOW A FEW BUYERS

Katie Gaertner
Whistle
“ I love hearing stories from artisans and finding a way to tell them visually in my store.” Katie was a buyer for 10 years before starting Whistle.
Angela Tsay
Oakland Supply Co
“ Emerging designers need ideas that are fresh, and need to keep it fresh." says Angela whose stores have grown into retail landmarks in Oakland.
Kerri Lee Johnson
Marion JONES WORKSHOP
"Promoting other stores brings more business to everyone," says Kerri Lee Johnson who started the Plaid Friday Movement.
David Auerbach
dijital fix
“Our demographic appreciates good food, good wine, up-and-coming artists and electronics,” says David of his lifestyle  store in the Mission where technolust meets designer chic.
Lily Chau
Acacia
“I try to stay true to my own point of view instead of being influenced by trends. That’s why I try not to look at too many fashion or design blogs," says Lily on curation.
Zoel Fages
perch
"I need to have a strong gut reaction." says Zoel when looking a products. Zoel worked at the GAP before finding his true calling at Glen Park store, Perch.
Michael Levy
Paxton GATE
“Walmart, McDonalds they're all shrinking. People are tired of this market approach which means a lot of stores can pop up to fill this niche," says Michael Levy on the growth pf the maker movement.
Giselle Gyalzen
rare device
"Every time we sell a favorite of mine, my heart breaks a little to see it go. But I'm happy it's going to make someone else happy." says Giselle. Awww…:) who runs her two stores in SF.
Shane Salvata
SF MOMA
"I look for jewelry that's modern, contemporary. Most of the jewelry is handmade" says Shane, jewelry buyer at SF MOMA on her approach curating products.
Wayne Whelan
therapy
At the heart of diversity, for Wayne, is one core principle – value, which Wayne defines as “something that tends to look like it’s worth more than what we sell it for.
Matt Bissinger
Maker and Moss
"I'm always looking for goods that are aesthetically pleasing and a good value regardless of price point." says Matt on his approach to curating products for his Hayes Valley Store.
And 500 more
FROM THE WEST COAST
Our retailers aren't your typical stockists, they source products but also provide guidance to makers on store readiness and plain ol' fashioned support.

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We're currently full but you may apply to get on July SUMMER INDIE Waitlist

(July 8-10)
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Hello Maker,
Thanks for applying. We’ll review your application and get in touch soon with an email requesting more info or next steps. No further action is required from you. Thanks for your patience and stay tuned.

Team SKUE

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Applications are still open for our waitlist. We can offer a spot in the event of a cancellation.