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Mercatino

Mercatino

Join us on Sunday, November 12, from 12-6 p.m. as we welcome local artisans and crafters to Eataly Chicago for Mercatino, our monthly craft market.

Mercatino, Italian for "market," is a place for local artisans and crafters to showcase their wares and share their passions with others. Just as we search carefully for the best products and producers to display on our shelves at Eataly, we have hand-selected each artisan for Mercatino. A selection of the city's best artisans will be stationed throughout the store displaying their innovative wares, from functional furniture to handmade jewelry. All artisans' wares will be available for purchase.

Read about all the artisans below, and join us on the second Sunday of every month to meet more local crafters!

FEATURED ARTISANS ON NOVEMBER 12

J.Villa Workshop, Joslyn Villalpando
"There is nothing better than gathering with others to create." J.Villa Workshop is owned by Chicago local Joslyn Villalpando, and focuses on hosting crafting workshops and events in restaurants across the city (like this cocktail and macrame workshop at Eataly!). She also creates DIY kits to make crafting possible for anyone, including weaving, embroidery, and macrame.

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Adorn Decor
Adorn Decor is a local company specializing in candles made using beeswax, coconut wax made from cold-pressed coconut oil, or coconut wax blended with orange wax (and all-natural bi-product of the food industry). To make it every better, their wicks are made from untreated wood (making them crackle softly as they burn) or organic lead- and zinc-free cotton.

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Lifetherapy
With gentle hand and body washes, moisturizing body lotions, all natural body scrubs, decadent body cremes, eau de perfume and alcohol-free roll-on fragrances, Lifetherapy infuses the art of subtle fragrance with indulgent self-care products made with intention. All of their products are formulated without sulfates, mineral oil, petroleum, DEA or parabens, are not tested on animals, and are proudly made in the USA. 

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Peter Gaona, ReformedSchool
Peter Gaona is the founder of ReformedSchool, where he creates handmade bow ties from combinations of repurposed, vintage, and new materials. All of his bow ties are pre-tied, versatile, and can be worn with jeans or to a black tie event.

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Cecilia Romanucci & Moses Valdez, Selleria Veneta
Selleria Veneta offers a selection of hand-picked handbags and accessories made with unique and exclusive designs and materials. Each piece is handmade in Italy by the best craftsmen and designers, selected and brought back to U.S. by Selleria Veneta representatives. The overall mission of Selleria Veneta is to represent individual Italian hand-crafted leather brands.

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Emily Nothnagel, Beautiful Change
Beautiful Change is a local jewelry business with a cause! Founded by Emily Nothnagel, the goal of Beautiful Change is quite literal: create beautiful change in the lives of refugee women through the sale of unique jewelry. Emily's designs are inspired by geometry and nature, oftentimes featuring unique gemstones, porcupine quills, or air plants. The best part? 10% of all profits are donated to Refugee One, a program for newly-arrived refugee women in Chicago.

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Mashallah Ghouleh, MASHALLAH
With an innate appreciation of beautiful things, Mashallah Ghouleh a Chicago based jewelry designer began her career in fashion, working in Chicago as a wardrobe stylist. After 8 years of dressing some of the city’s most influential people she began her journey of designing when friends, family, and strangers requested that Mashallah make them pieces of their own. With that, MASHALLAH jewelry was born.

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Actutechic, Ruby Thomas
Acutechic, a boutique that works hard to change hearts and minds that fashion is about individual expression instead of following the trends, was founded by Ruby Thomas. They believe that shopping for the “look” rather than for the name brand can express the person you are within and who you are today.

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Happy shopping!