The Fall 2016 edition of Go West Craft Fest is Saturday, October 1 (rain date Oct. 2) at the Woodlands, 40th & Woodland in West Philadelphia. Featuring 80+ local makers, live music, acrobatic performances and children's activities, Go West is open to the public and free to attend.
Recently featured for a green fashion article in the City Paper. It all started when Mike broke one of Wilder’s favorite plates from 1903, an idea formed and the rest is history. Mike searches junk shops, flea markets and beyond for discarded vintage and antique plates to bring a new life to in his jewelry.
“Something I love about my jewelry, is how it spans the ages, literally. Hip urban 20 something’s, their moms and grandmothers, all wear and love my work.” Mike also makes stained glass earrings, river glass pendants (which he finds on the shores of the Schuylkill) and is designing a new line of vintage silverware jewelry.
Ellie’s Attic combines quality thrifted children’s clothes, embellished with unique retro patches, and hand sewn skirts, dresses and pants made by Wilder, whose love of thrifting has taken her to new and exciting heights. “As a Mama I wanted to find fun, interesting and affordable things for my daughter to wear, then quickly realized I should just make them myself, and share them with everyone.”