WHAT TO EXPECT AT MARKETS/EVENTS:
At events you can buy a basic cap or panel cap or get your head measured. The trapper caps, cloche caps and fisher caps are available to try and order. There is also usually a selection of earrings and waste not want not products to buy, made from the cap offcuts. There are also special market only discounts to be had too.
Markets are tricky to plan as a slow fashion business, I try to create as little textile waste as possible as a biz, whilst creating a balance between having enough caps for folk to buy & bringing enough samples for you to figure out which size you are. It is also nigh on impossible to know who is going to turn up and what head-size they are going to be! Markets are just unpredictable, to an extent anyway! So the system of what caps are brought, is based on feedback and what has happened at previous markets.
Size wise, so you know what to expect, I normally bring the basic caps in SM, M, M/L, LG & XL. Same for the panel caps. That also includes more than one colour option in all those sizes. Recently there have been requests for XXL & 3XL too, so I've added those to sizes to the regulars.
To balance running as a slow fashion biz and minimising textile waste, I also now offer an event only discount if you can't find your size at the market and need to order one to be made up afterwards.
You can also send me a dm on instagram to request a certain style & size to try on.
Upcoming Markets/Open studios and where to find The Capalog out in the wild & when you can try caps on:
Click on the links to go straight to their websites, AND/OR the event photo for their instagrams.
SHEFFIELD - ENDLESS LOVE CREATIVE MARKET
Pencilled in! But very likely to go ahead.. Follow ELC or @thecapalog on insta to get a reminder.
SHIPLEY (BRADFORD/LEEDS) - WHARF ST STUDIOS: OPEN STUDIOS
Open studios at my studio in Shipley! We're in talks about this!
TOP TIP: To keep track on the latest news, it's best to check instagram under @thecapalog. cos it is often a lot more up to date!