HANDMADE & VINTAGE MARKET
from 10 am
Il Mercantile is coming to the Manifattura on saturday 7 and sunday 8 september and will feature an incredible range of handmade and vintage products from Tuscany and all over Italy: artisans, illustrators, makers, designers and lovers of vintage, all carefully selected for the attention and passion they put into their work.
Il Mercantile also features workshops for all ages:
- Linocut, a workshop on linoleum cut prints
- Terrarium, workshop with Sottobosco [SOLD OUT]
- Relief matrices, workshop for children
All of the workshops are in Italian language, free entry with booking, click on the button to reserve your place.
Il Mercantile a design-focused market that was set up in 2013. Over the years it has slowly built up a collection of unique and innovative tradecrafts. It has become a real family of artisans and makers who work together and who always welcome interaction with the many members of the public they meet each year.
Every edition, around 70 artisans, makers and traders are carefully selected from all over Italy to display their quality creations, alongside workshops for adults and children, artistic performances, and food and drink areas. Every edition takes place in a new location that is fascinating and rich in history, such as the Villa Mimbelli and the Fortezza Vecchio in Livorno.
Our philosophy is to educate people about different ways of living, both in our interpersonal relationships and in the promotion of ethical consumption, away from strictly commercial objectives: less waste, greater awareness, more collaboration and interaction.
La nostra filosofia è quella di educare ad una vita alternativa, sia nei rapporti interpersonali che nella promozione di un consumo consapevole, fuori dalle logiche strettamente commerciali: meno spreco, più consapevolezza, maggiore collaborazione ed interattività.