WE SENSED A NEED AND MET IT HEAD-ON.
Since the closing of the San Francisco Gift Center (remember the mauve interior?) and the end of gift shows at the Moscone Center and Concourse, the region has been without a wholesale gift show. We believe there’s a need for a show, but not a show stamped out of the same cookie-cutter model seen around the country. We believe the time has come to offer something new – a show with a goal of creating a community of makers and merchants not just to buy and sell but to shape the future of manufacturing and retail. As a re-imagined trade show platform, our goal is to promote product and retail innovation to positively impact how we live
WE LIKE ORGANIC.
INDIE Market was launched with no lavish budget or high paid consultants, just a handful of industry veterans determined to make a difference by being different. We don’t think that great ideas come from the top. They grow organically from the bottom up. We have big plans and the usual time and budgetary challenges – everything that keeps us real, but we’re certain of one thing: the future of our industry depends on creating a venue for talent and innovation to emerge. It’s newness and innovation that drive retail and give consumers the products and experiences they crave (whether they know it or not).