Fashion Focus: Fans of all things unique flock to Fivemiletown


DESIGN…Handmade jute bags by Katie Koo

IF YOU are bored of shopping the usual experience of the high street or if you are looking for something different and something unique you can experience all of this at a vintage and craft fair.

Fairs have become a popular way for cottage industries to display and sell their wares sort of like an indoor market with a mix of home-made and hand made products and unique finds.

Two local ladies, Helen McKeown and Liz Barley otherwise known as the Fair Ladies have organised a series of fairs which will run in conjunction with a series of local events.

Saturday’s Fair marked the launch of the Craft and Vintage Emporium, now open in the Buttermarket Fivemiletown.
As well as being a one stop shop for lovers of all things unique it will also act as a drop in centre for crafters where you can attend classes on how to create your own unique items.

Saturdays Fair was attended by ‘Bens Bags,’ ‘Omagh Jewellery Designs,’ ‘Allis Vintage,’  ‘Lough Erne Cakes,’ ‘Aunty Clare,’ ‘Nitted Things,’ ‘Sperrin Sparkles,’ ‘Gone Dah Pot,’ ‘Kate’s Krafts,’ ‘Finner Fancies,’ ‘B Vintage,’ ‘Caroline’s Scarves,’ ‘Tropic Skincare NI,’ ‘Tilly Lu,’ ‘Pampered Chef by Hazel,’ ‘Valerie’s Handcrafts,’ ‘Mrs Rip ‘N Stitch,’ ‘Aloe Vera Products by Eileen,’ ‘Handmade by Katie Koo,’ ‘Linda’s Bakery’ and ‘Liz’s Tarot’.

Many of these local cottage industries will have items on sale at the Emporium as well as attending the upcoming fairs and offering master classes at the Emporium in order to teach their unique skills to others.

The next big event will be the fair held on Saint Patricks Day at the Cancer Connect Centre, where 50% of the proceeds will be given to Cancer Connect NI so if you are in town for the parade why not call over to the Cancer Connect Centre to show your support.

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