Looking for Artisans!

Our retail store, The Labour District, will be up and running shortly, and we’re looking for a few local/Canadian artisans who want to sell their work on consignment in our space!

The Labour District is going to be a sewing studio with retail space located in downtown Oshawa.  Oshawa, for those of you who don’t know, has a substantial college/university population from Durham College, UOIT, and a Trent U campus.  It also has a steadily increasing population of young and established families, and the downtown core is easily accessible by public transit.

For those of you who are chosen to sell your work with us, we’ll start off on a three-ish month trial consignment deal, 50/50 split (we have plans to incorporate a wholesale agreement at some point in the future, but for now we’re just doing consignment).  The artisan covers the cost for shipment to the store, and for the return shipment of any unsold items.

We’re looking for handmade pieces in the following categories:

*Casual men’s wear

*Women’s wear (preference will be given to lines that are plus size inclusive)

*Accessories (bags, wallets, hats, belts, etc)


And we especially enjoy skillfully made upcycled creations!

The target market for our retail space is savvy art/craft/fashion fans ages 20-45.

As for price points, we’re keeping the retail prices mainly between $20-80, however we will be willing to go above $80 for certain pieces (for example, we’re willing to sell dresses priced up to $120).

If you’re interested in having your work in our store, and you think you’d be a good fit, please email us at thelabourdistrict[@]gmail.com with the following info:

*Your name and business name

*A small bio (about your work, not your life story)


*5-7 pictures of the pieces you’d like to sell in our store

*The retail prices of each item

We look forward to hearing from you!