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Renegade Craft Fair Chicago

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Eeeeeeeeeek, the countdown has started & we are packing our bags filled with rainbow goodies! Come see us or please tell your friends in Chicago to come see us at our lovely booth.

The Renegade Craft Fair will once again take over Division Street in Wicker Park for our 9th Annual Chicago Fair on September 10 + 11 from 11am – 7pm! Always free-to-attend, Chicago’s biggest and best indie-craft event will feature over 300 of today’s brightest makers of handmade goodslive entertainmenthands-on crafting workshops and so much more! Foodbeverages and libations will also be available!

At the Renegade Craft Fair you can expect to find only the best indie-craft and DIY artisans! Featuring both local and national talent, shoppers can anticipate a vast array of independently designed jewelry, clothing, paper goods, home + garden goods, posters, artwork, plush objects, bath + body products, and so much more!!

Check out the amazing artists who will be participating in this year’s Fair!

{ If you are in the UK don't despair, Renegade is coming to London this October & we'll be there! }

father's day 19th june

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Father's Day is on Sunday 19th June, so remember to tell him how tea-rrific you think he is.


check out our cute idea's that will tell your dad how tea-rrific you think he is. We recommend ordering no later than Wed 15th June, if you live in the UK want your goodies to arrive in time.

cards - make sure you don't miss out on one of our "Daddy - you're tea-rrific!" cards.Each one is hand doodled for extra character and we use fair trade teabags in our design.

t-shirts - there are plenty to choose from but all dad's seem to have a fave... my dad's loves "Hello i'm Johnny Cash!" (it was news to me but apparently there is some joke floating around the golf club - it would be toooo long a story to tell you all!) Or maybe your dad will love, Bob Dylan,Woody GuthrieStevie Wonder... or maybe Mr T(ea)? And is the old man a bit of a dinosaur - he'd need to have a good sense of humour though! hee hee hee

mugs - there is plenty to choose from here too and all dads love to drink tea don't they?! As well as a "Make me some damn tea!" mug you could also throw in a bag of tea-rrrific tea!

St George's Market is in the Top 10

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The Guardian recently had a post about 10 of the Best... Markets. And little old St George's Market in Belfast came in 6th. WOOHOO!

St George’s market, Belfast
This is as much for entertainment as your five-a-day. Musicians serenade you around the Victorian market hall and you may catch a fashion show or food festival. Fridays are for those who want familiar veg, a nice bit of fish and the odd antique. Saturdays are for thrills. That’s when American cookie-makers and chocolatiers move in along with purveyors of fancy local meats and cheeses, continental pastries, speciality teas and pasta and Caribbean snacks. There are also plant and flower stalls and an abundance of arts and crafts.
by Anna Tims, theguardian.co.uk


anorak... making you go outdoors this summer.

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laurie my lovely friend from the old university days has launched a company called anorak, an exciting & beautiful range of outdoors products & soft furnishings - perfect for the happy-go-lucky camper. It's never to late to accessorize your campsite - her cute ‘Kissing Animals’ silhouettes might even be the motivation you need to pack up your tent and wander into the countryside! With an exciting range of products for home and outdoors, including sleeping bags, bed linen and picnic blankets. Anorak seeks to blur the boundaries between the outside and the in.

anorak was founded from laurie's love of travel and outdoor living. To keep anorak’s carbon footprint as low as possible and support British industry, all anorak products are designed and manufactured in the UK.

anorak's adorable kissing rabbits sleeping bag will make you smile even on the rainiest of camping trips... teamed together with our happy camper t-shirt your adventures will be only one thing... SUPER FUN!

what is tee and toast?

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teeandtoast is a funky t-shirt brand based on a quirky sense of humour and the ability to make people smile. we also try as best we can as a small business to be ethically responsible and environmentally friendly in sourcing our materials and packaging. we don’t want to sell you a million t-shirts, just a few that you will want, love and wear forever & ever & ever & ever ... something you’ll wear during the fun adventures of your life or to brighten you up on those dull, grey, boring days!

teeandtoast's owner & designer claire, inherited a heat transfer t-shirt press from uncle Joe the fisherman, along with vintage transfers and started making tee’s for her family and friend's. an idea started brewing that it was possible to live the dream of owning and running a creative t-shirt brand/design service and be her own boss.

eventually a hobby became a job and teeandtoast the company was created in april 2005. a company that loves doing its job - designing t-shirts that make you smile! without the encouragement and support of friends, family, Invest NI and the Princes Trust, teeandtoast and claire would have found this an impossible challenge.

we offer unique and independent graphic designs and illustrations on t-shirts which we sell worldwide online at our website, locally at our stall at St George's Market & we wholesale to shops & boutiques across the UK and Ireland. the brand has now expanded beyond just t-shirts, we now offer hoodies, babywear, tea, mugs, teapots, badges, brooches, purses and shopping bags. with more ideas already brewing for the future.

we also offer a bespoke design service - with exclusive designs for independents, small business, groups/clubs and big corporate clients. our client list includes:

- belfast festival at Queen's
- channel 4: ink bites creative factory
- lush! at kellys nightclub in portrush
- roast coffee co, belfast
- belfast oxjam festival
- belfast soul club
- cream the coffee shop, belfast
- university of ulster surf club
- totally mojo, belfast
- the prince's trust
- oxfam ireland

most t-shirts for events and occasions are only used for short length of time, at tee and toast we try to design t-shirts to outlive the event. if they are designed well they will not just be used just once as promotion material but will become part of some-ones wardrobe for years to come.

so if you ever need t-shirts for an event or occasion - no matter how big or small - please get in touch: doodles@teeandtoast.com

likewise if you know a shop or boutique that would be our cuppa tee, please contact: wholesale@teeandtoast.com