ALL ABOUT SUPER SECONDS FESTIVAL
Super Seconds Festival is your opportunity to pick up an absolute bargain from independent makers from the UK and further afield! Lots of indie makers have seconds, samples and misprints that just didn't go quite right - normally these would be sold off at in person fairs at bargain prices, but Super Seconds Festival gives you a chance to buy from lots of makers all in one place over one weekend!
Super Seconds Festival (formerly Super Seconds Saturday) is organised by Sophie from Ink & Bear (that's me, in the photo below!). To keep in the loop please join Ink & Bear's newsletter here and follow along with Ink & Bear on Instagram here.
WHEN IS SUPER SECONDS FESTIVAL?
The next Super Seconds Festival will be all online on Saturday 1st and Sunday 2nd October 2022. The festival happens twice a year and the following one will be in March 2023.
Kick off is 10am on Saturday 1st October and after the last four Super Seconds my top tip would be to be ready to jump on your favourite makers at 10am sharp! It's often fastest finger first to grab a bargain!
HOW DO I GRAB A BARGAIN?
Head to the Makers Line Up on this website after September 2022 to see who you'd like to buy from - make a note of who you'd like to shop with and be ready to buy from them at 10am sharp on 1st October. The Makers Line Up will be ready to view 2 weeks before the big weekend!
You can also follow along with the hashtag #supersecondsfestival on Instagram closer to the time to see which makers are taking part. Click on the makers' posts and stories to find out more - it's as simple as that! They'll then direct you to their listings on their website or Etsy/a third party website.
I'M A MAKER - HOW CAN I GET INVOLVED?
Thank you for your interest in Super Seconds Festival. You can find more information about joining here and the best place to find out about the next event is to sign up to Ink & Bear's newsletter here. There are lots of benefits to joining as a maker, including being part of the amazing Super Seconds community - to find out more head to the applications page!
WHERE DID SUPER SECONDS COME FROM?
Sophie from Ink & Bear came up with the idea in September 2020 in the middle of lock down after printing a whole pile of t-shirts that went ever so slightly wrong! She launched the idea 3 weeks before the first Super Seconds event and thought she'd have 10 people joining in with her - by the first Super Seconds there were over 250 makers involved and it's continued to grow from there! Fancy hearing more about how the idea grew?
WHAT WILL BE ON OFFER?
There will be lots on offer - from prints, pins, ceramics, t-shirts, jewellery, cards, printed fabric goodies and loads more! All makers will be in the Makers Line Up for you to browse by category! Here are some of the gorgeous makers who were involved in the April 2022 event.