Edmonton residents, visitors and businesses looking for that perfect locally made gift for a friend, relative or client will soon have a tool to make their search much easier. Edmonton Made is producing its first gift catalogue of local products, set to be released in September. A call for submissions in June netted an impressive 278 submissions in six categories: jewelry/apparel, books and stationary, artwork, non-perishable food, bath and body, and furniture/home accessories.
To review the submissions and winnow them down to a manageable number for the catalogue, Edmonton Made and its parent organization Edmonton Economic Development Corporation gathered a group of local experts in business and design for help. The selection committee is working over the next several weeks to identify their favourites and pull together a list of their top choices to be featured on the cover of the catalogue. The committee includes:
Once the committee identifies its top picks, the Edmonton Made community will get to weigh in via social media during the last week of July to choose which item will be the cover story.
The catalogue will be available online September 19 to be followed by limited print quantities.
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