EST. 2005 Alternative Craft Fair in Columbus, Ohio
Outlaws Organizer: Megan Green
Now organized by Megan Green, who continues to bring a highly curated selection of handmade goods to the great city of Columbus.
Megan is also the owner of Stinkybomb Soap, co-organizer of Midwest Craft Con, mother of two, wife to one and lover of all things craft related.
The mission of Craftin' Outlaws is to expose the public to an alternative to mass produced products and to support local indie artists, crafters, and designers. Craftin' Outlaws, the largest fair and longest running of its kind in Ohio, it is THE place to be whether a vendor or shopper.Now in it's 10 year, Craftin' Outlaws is an annual 'alternative' craft fair held in Columbus, Ohio. The first event, held in 2005 featured 50 fabulous and original artists, designers, and crafters selling their hip handmade wares to a steady stream of customers who were looking to purchase that one-of-a-kind gift for themselves or a loved one. Craftin' Outlaws embraces the same methods and techniques that have been used for years, but are putting a modern twist to it. Created by Liz Rosino, of Lucky Kat and Blue Diamond Stamps, who had sold at her share of these 'alternative craft fairs' across the country and wanted to bring one to central Ohio.
Outlaws Assistant: Julia Hypes
Ohio native, and long time Columbus resident Julia Hypes, is the owner and founder of JMH Nutrition, as well as Nutritionish, a nutrition and lifestyle company. She is a Certified Holistic Nutritionist who provides creative, personalized nutrition counseling to individuals of all ages and stages of personal health, as well as consultation and nutrition education to groups and businesses.
Julia is going into her fourth year as part of the Craftin’ Outlaws team and has acted as an assistant coordinator for the Holiday Show and as Megan’s show assistant. She is not a crafter herself but loves the creativity, uniqueness, and passion of the maker community here in Columbus. She is a collector of local artwork and a big fan of handmade soaps, jewelry, anything stitched, knitted or crocheted, ceramics, and all-natural body products.
In her spare time, Julia enjoys cooking, taking care of her kitties, writing for her blog, and attending Nina West shows with friends. She is incredibly grateful to be a part of Craftin’ Outlaws and the Columbus crafting community. Through them she has made some truly inspirational friends and has had a bunch of fun.
Outlaws Assistant: Mallory Hill
Mallory Hill has been sewing since she was young but didn’t pick it up seriously until she was out of college. That’s when she first started working in the fabric and sewing industry and her passion has grown as she continued to work for various textile companies for the past 10 years. She has two daughters and has recently re-located back to her home state of Ohio.