How do I apply to participate in FAD Market?
FAD Market opens vendor applications each season. Application forms will be posted on our website at fadmarket.co. Sign up for our newsletter here to be the first to know when we open new applications.
How are makers selected?
FAD Market is carefully curated to showcase the best up-and-coming brands and designers. We limit the number of makers in each vendor category to ensure there is minimal overlap and plenty of diversity. Makers are selected based on the strength of their product design, suitability for the buyer demographic of the venue, and work ethic. Past applicants who have had last minute cancellations/no-shows or late payment issues may be penalized in future applications.
How much does it cost to participate at FAD Market?
FAD Market is committed to keeping participation costs low in support of emerging designers. Participation costs varies by venue, starting at $240 for a full weekend booth. We also offer one-day participation and table shares at a lower cost in certain venues. Detailed price breakdown will be available on individual application forms.
Are there any guidelines for vendor display booths?
We encourage makers to take pride in creating a beautiful display space to showcase your products. You may bring your own setup including backdrops, racks, tables or chairs. Tables and chairs can also be rented directly from FAD Market for your convenience. Please contact us directly if you have an unusual set up or require any special consideration. For more information on display guidelines, please read our Terms and Conditions here.
What if I miss the application deadline?
We encourage interested vendors to apply quickly as spaces are limited and spots fill up quickly. If you miss the application deadline, please email us directly to be placed on the waitlist.
What can I do to increase my chances of being accepted as a maker at FAD Market?
We love hearing maker stories. Tell us a bit about yourself, your products and what makes your brand special. Please include working links to your website and social media channels as well as high-res product images. Please also make sure that our emails are not going into your spam folder and provide prompt replies where needed.
How will I know if I have been accepted as a maker into FAD Market?
We respond to every applicant individually to let you know if your application has been successful. Typically, you can expect our response one week after the application deadline closes.
What happens if I need to withdraw my participation after I have been accepted into FAD Market?
If unforeseen circumstances arise and you need to withdraw from the market, please inform us by phone or email as soon as possible. For more information, please read our Cancellation and No-Show Policy here.
I have been accepted into FAD Market. How do I get featured on your newsletter or social media channels?
Every exhibitor at each market is featured on our website and selected makers will be featured on our newsletters and social media channels as part of our marketing outreach effort to the press and public. To increase your chances of being featured, please include high quality images of your products and product descriptions.