The Crafter’s Expo 2017 was held in Karachi on Sunday, 03rd December 2017 at the Royal Rodale Club in Clifton. The fun-filled event got thousands of visitors, a growth in number every year, depicting the remarkable success and acknowledgment it gets from the crafters as well as the visitors.
The crafters displayed their hand-crafted and great products on their stalls with a big number of participants being women. A whopping total of 85% of the stalls were from women-owned businesses.
The colorful stalls and vibrant goods became the center of attention for all the visitors be it adults or kids and it became a one-roof shopping paradise for all the age groups.
A big number of the exhibition participants launched their brands for the first time through the platform of The Crafter’s Expo 2017 while a lot of them even traveled from outside Karachi to take part in the exhibition and display their craftwork.
The event, which had a free entry, received a large number of the audience which showed a lot of interest in all the handmade goods made right here in Pakitan.
I too was anticipating the event and the following ten brands highlights the reasoning of my excitement.
Zed Mars: They portrayed their spectacular collection of handmade bags, made with delicacy and tons of creativity. The collection included bags with Ajrak prints, hand, screen prints and much more. The collection varied from clutches to handbags to laptop bags.
Food For Your Face: They displayed their collection of natural skin care that one couldn’t miss, as winters call for some strict skincare. The collection included masks, scrubs and oils, according to different skin types. All their products are homemade hence, chemical or additives free and are packed with lots of love. My personal favorites are Mer Magic and Pink Pixie mask.
Sulafah: The leading shoe store was also at the Expo and displayed some chic styles that managed to grab everyone’s attention. Their collection always manages to stand out so well, from their pointed slides to strap heels, never fails to mesmerize.
The Craft Circus: Their stall was simply a crafter’s paradise and one could easily get lost in their collection regardless of being craftsperson or not. It included different craft papers, stamps, washi tapes, ink pads and so much more.
Glitter And Swirls: Yet another crafty corner that offered such beautifully made albums, scrapbooks, different cards and frames. Their entire collection was so delicate and pretty that it added some serious crafty vibes to the expo.
Queen Of Tarts: As their name suggests, they were actually the queen of yummilicious desserts at the expo. They offered mouthwatering Nutella Brownies, Cupcakes, Cookies and a few more new desserts such as Nutella Pie and Lemon Tart.
Basanti: It wouldn’t have been more traditional without their stall, as the colors and prints of their traditional Indian dresses, added generously to the charm of the Expo. Moreover, it was a perfect spot for those who love Indian block prints and cannot wait till next spring.
Star shine Truckart Gallery: Who doesn’t love truck art, but we loved having them over more than we love truck art. Fantastical truck art pen holders, frames, jewelry boxes, trays and what not. Those elaborate floral patterns were definitely an eyecatcher.
The Vintage Nerd: The fun-filled and colorful stall at the expo offered creatively hand painted magnets, tiny acrylic canvases and much more to add to your home decor. My personal favorites were their sea-inspired and hand painted desserts canvases.
U&I by Aneesa Unus: Shopping is incomplete until some jewelry is bought, to complete your shopping we’d this attractive stall for you. They’d chic jhumkas, beaded necklaces, delicate rings, calligraphic designs and so much more. If you visited the stall, your jewelry shopping for the upcoming wedding season must have now been done and dusted.