Friday, December 29, 2017

Wow! What a Year its Been!

I don't know about you but I've certainly had one heck of a year both personally and professionally. 
As 2017 comes to a close I felt it was only natural to cover some major highlights...

As many of you may know, I am the organizer for the annual Nifty for Fifty Sale
and this year we celebrated our 10th year anniversary!

What a milestone that was! 

...and to think the Nifty for Fifty Sale first started out as a mini event
in a little venue off Robson Street in Vancouver, BC where there was only Adhesif Clothing and a handful of other designers. 
Now a decade later there's a rotating selection of 30+ artists & designers
ranging from fashion to visual art, jewelry, ceramics and more.

Already looking forward to our next big event on April 15th 2018
Make sure you mark your calendars for the 11th Annual Nifty for Fifty Sale!

Shortly before the Nifty for Fifty Sale happened we transitioned from our boutique location on Main Street in Vancouver, BC... 

...into our awesome NEW Showroom + Studio 
(by appointment)
located at Knight + Kingsway in Vancouver, BC.

Change isn't always easy but you know what they say, with every closed door there's an open one just waiting there for you! 
I can honestly say that this fresh new direction has really been the case for us.  

We've really welcomed the new transition as it has given us the ability to be able to focus more on the tedious creative process involved in ensuring that the quality and originality of our handmade 
one-of-a-kind garments stays true to its original intent. 
We really do make it look easy but the reality of it is that it takes countless hours of physical handiwork  (much of which I still do myself after 15 years since starting Adhesif Clothing) 

FYI we welcome appointments to shop in person at our studio 
Monday-Friday 11-6pm 

Email us to book an appointment

In the process of all of this professional change came some major exiting new personal changes as well. My wedding day!
(Which just happened to be on the other side of the globe in Germany 
where my husband Max is originally from)

I think it's really important, in life, to be grateful for everything received both big and small.
I feel so extremely blessed to have found Max. He has been my confidant, my best friend, lover and my rock through some of the recent challenges and adventures in my life and for that I am truly grateful.

Well those two weeks in Germany, this past August, went by SUPER quickly!
I had to rush back to Vancouver to finish prepping to participate in a string of upcoming holiday events starting in the early September and ending in mid December...

(Side note: Somehow in the middle of doing multiple back to back holiday markets, Max & I managed to move my apartment of 12 years into our new apartment...don't ask me how...)

Now we're back in Germany celebrating the holidays with family and friends

Like I's been one heck of a year 
One I'm sure I will look back on with some serious admiration for.

And guess what??
There's more in store!

It's true! 
We're taking another bite out of life!

Coming out in 2018, Adhesif Clothing will be creating an exclusive 
(and very limited) 
run of up-cycled sweaters and jackets for both boys and girls!
Aaaayyyyeee maaaa goodness it's gonna be so DARN KA-UTE!!

So FOLLOW US and keep your eyes and ears peeled on our Instagram page for updates 
in the New Year!

Signing off now in 2017 and wishing you all a healthy, prosperous and happy start into the new year ahead and all future days to follow.

Much love;


Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Catch Us if You Can - Upcoming Holiday Events!

November is upon us and with it comes our busiest month of the year. 

We have been busy creating our wonderful up-cycled works of art and design all year round just for the many holiday events we have coming up very soon starting with our longest running event the Circle Craft Christmas Market now in our 12th consecutive year!

In Vancouver, the holidays begin with Circle Craft Christmas Market, a city tradition running for 45 years! Incredible! 

There's a long history with this event.
The first Market took place in 1973 at The Cultch. The 2017 Circle Craft Christmas Market features artisans from coast to coast: BC craftspeople from communities such as Salt Spring Island, Mission, Vancouver, Kelowna, Shawnigan Lake, Tofino, Prince George, and Halfmoon Bay will showcase the very best of this province. 

In addition, to round out the experience, visitors will find entertainment by local performers, craft technique demos, contests, and the "Budding Artists" open area where emerging artists will introduce exciting and innovative new work as well as a Fashion Show where you can check out fashion exhibitors like Adhesif Clothing on the catwalk! 

From “The Cultch” in the 70s, to “under the sails” at the Convention Centre, to the new Convention Centre West, the Market has moved around Vancouver, but it’s always retained its unique character and mandate to showcase high quality craft via the artisans themselves. Parents who went as children now take their own kids and grandchildren. Circle Craft Christmas Market is truly a Vancouver tradition. 

The 2017 Market will take place at the Vancouver Convention Centre West, 
1055 Canada Place, 
November 8-12, 2017. 
 Friday: 10 am – 9 pm; Saturday: 10 am – 7 pm; Sunday: 10 am – 5 pm 
Tickets are available online at 

 This year you can catch Adhesif Clothing at corner booth #441 down the main center aisle

Right after Circle Craft we take off to Calgary to take part in the Art Market. This will be our big debut at this fabulous event and as such we had the pleasure of being apart of a video series featuring some of the new talent that will be showcasing our work. 

Check out the video of designer Melissa Ferreira of Adhesif Clothing in her happy place!

Calgary Telus Convention Center
136-8th Ave. SE
Calgary, AB Canada

Check out the Art Market website for more details 

Find us at booth #521

From Calgary we head over to Victoria, BC on Vancouver Island for the Out of Hand Fair

Victoria’s most prestigious artisan fair, the Out of Hand Fair has a well deserved reputation for presenting fine crafts, artisan food and one-of-a-kind fashions.

Mark your calenders! November 24th, through 26th we return with some of BC's most creative artisans, bringing an eclectic mix of food, fashion, home decor and art.

Find Adhesif Clothing at booth #93

Friday, Nov. 24 - Sunday, Nov.26, 2017

Friday, Nov. 24, 10 – 9 pm 
Saturday, Nov. 25, 10 am - 6 pm 
Sunday, Nov 26, 10 am - 4:30 pm

The Victoria Conference Centre - 720 Douglas Street

 Last but not least we finish off the year with a 

Shiny Fuzzy Muddy formed in 2003 to collaborate in creating events that bring their art to the people. The driving force and vision behind the non-profit collective comes from the group’s four core members (L to R) – Janna Hurtzig, Arleigh Wood, Frances Dickinson and Kari Woo. Initially drawn to each other’s aesthetic sensibilities, they found great support and inspiration in their collaboration and so it has lived on ever since!

Every year they present the SHINYFUZZYMUDDY show, which takes place the second weekend in December at Heritage Hall. With an effort made to seek out new artists, up to thirty guests are invited to exhibit and sell their work at this historic Main St. location. 
The common thread that ties the work together is the high quality of design, craftsmanship and material sensibility.

Patrons can be sure to find meaningful objects to enhance the quality of their lives and to meet the designer/makers directly.

Shiny Fuzzy Muddy 

Show Hours:
Saturday, December 9, 2017 - 11am - 7pm
Sunday, December 10, 2017 - 10am - 6pm
Heritage Hall / 3102 Main Street, Vancouver, BC

Admission: $3

If you have never checked out the Shiny Fuzzy Muddy show I highly reccommend it! It's very well curated and has a great relaxed vibe. Definitely one of the highlights of our holiday market season :)

This will be out last event of the season to catch Adhesif Clothing before we see you again in 2018. 
We will have a special selection made up just for this event!

Hope to see you out there supporting our amazing scene of talented local makers this coming holiday season! Remember, sharing is caring :)