From their website:
Our mission is to provide opportunities that help entrepreneurs, designers and artists grow and increase success - helping to take their businesses to the next level. All while helping the public discover and support local small businesses, creativity and take part in community. Our very first market, #UniqueLA, started in December of 2008 and instantly became the largest indoor 'buy local' shopping event in the country. Every year close to 50k attendees come to discover independent designers/artists and buy local at our markets (an estimated $1 million is spent at each two-day show). We hold three major shopping events in LA per year, plus smaller educational and retail experiences. In 2018 we will produce markets in other cities across America including Austin, Boston, Seattle, DC, Denver, Minneapolis, and Phoenix.
Over the past 10 years we’ve worked with and have featured over 10,000 small businesses, and shoppers have spent more than $25million at our pop-up markets! We’re proud to be a major force in the country, cultivating community and pushing entrepreneurship and local enterprise. Our headquarters are in sunny Los Angeles, we work a four-day flex work week, and if you can believe it, we cook lunch for each other everyday. We believe in people and we believe in being the change you want to see in the world.