After years of running an in-person pop-up store that has attracted over 15,000 visitors, Abbotsford Convent has launched its online store called Convent Made. Now you can easily buy beautiful, original, handmade products while directly supporting our local community of creatives.
The Convent has been closed for 305 days due to shutdowns, so the goal of creating this e-commerce platform is to help support the Convent and its community of struggling artists and creators.
“We know so many in the community are looking for ways to meaningfully support artists who have been deeply impacted throughout the pandemic,” said Collete Brennan, CEO of Convent.
The store currently features works by nine artists ranging from ceramicists, visual artists, photographers, textile printers, fine art painters, writers and designers, with more creatives expected to join as the website expands.
Currently, you can purchase ceramics from pottery studios Cone 11 and Ghost goods; tea towels and textiles printed by Hamish and Buster; printed cushions, aprons, shirts and more by Sora May; photographic prints by Helga Salwe; printed cards and table linens by Ink and Brooch; greeting cards and posters of Maggie Vaioopolowe; books and maps Rick Mator; and graphic novels and paintings by Simon Swinger.
If you want to add some of these beautiful new wares to your home, head over to the Convent Made website to start shopping.
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