Selling goods in the Square Market

square that is now open. SHELDON: OVER THE NEXT WEEK, THE HOLIDAY MARKETS ARE EXPECTED TO BE VERY BUSY. HIMALA HOME AND 837 NORTH ARE SOME BUSINESSES THAT ARE GLAD TO BE HERE EVERY YEAR. HIMALA HOME has a booth featuring handmade sweaters, gloves, hats, and sleepwear for pets, all made from wool felt. EVERYTHING IS MADE BY THE PEOPLE IN A SMALL VILLAGE IN THE COUNTRY OF NEPAL IN SOUTHEAST ASIA. These handcrafted items are made in a small community in NICARAGUA. Even this piece of aluminum is made from recycled auto parts. SOLD BY WOMEN OF THE CLOUD FOREST. ENDOR IS SELLING THIS GOOD AS AN AMBASSADOR OF PEOPLE IN THEIR RESPECTIVE COUNTRIES. >> It is very important for our entire community because it provides stable jobs for the entire community. Every time we come here, the idea is to be able to sell all their products. >> They bring money for their livelihood, their family, so this is really famous. SHELDON: Some of the vendors here are based in the Pittsbourgh area. 837 NORTH is one of them. Allison Beatty and her sister make candles and perfumes and enjoy the holiday market every year. >> To be honest, warmth, I would say, is the biggest thing because people are either shopping to treat themselves or they are shopping for others, and usually it’s all about giving and sharing and kind of having experiences with others. SHELDON: This is a shared experience among all vendors. QUICKLY COME TO SHARE OUR EXPERIENCES. Every product has a story behind it. THE MORE YOU SHARE THE CULTURE WITH THE COMMUNITY HERE AND INTERACT WITH THESE, THE MORE THE EXPERIENCE WILL BE GOOD. >> Every T

Market Square Holiday Market brings warmth and excitement to vendors

The Peoples Gas Holiday Market runs through December 24 at Market Square in downtown Pittsburgh.


It’s always a new, fresh and exciting feeling for vendors who set up their booths to participate in the annual Gas Nation Holiday Market in the city of Pittsburgh. What can you find at this year’s Holiday Market? Watch the video above. Some were local, others came from other countries, but they all expressed the same sentiments about selling handmade goods at the Market Square. shopping for themselves or they are shopping for others, and it’s usually all about giving and sharing and having experiences with people,” said Allison Beatty, co-owner of 837 North, a seller of candles and perfumes named Route 837. Jairo. Tenoriok sells pottery handmade for Women in the Cloud Forest, made in a small community at home in Nicaragua. “Every time we come here, the idea is that they can sell all their products.” Experiencing the holiday hospitality of the residents of southwestern Pennsylvania is another draw for Amrita Akhikari comes back every year. She sells handmade sweaters, hats, gloves and pet sleepwear for Himala Home, items made in small villages in her home country of Nepal in South Asia. We love coming again every year,” he said. The market opens Friday and will run through December 24. Click here for daily hours and a complete list of vendors.

It’s always a new, fresh and exciting feeling for vendors who set up their booths to participate in the annual Peoples Gas Holiday Market in the city of Pittsburgh.

What can you find at the Holiday Market this year? Watch the video above.

Some are local, others come from other countries, but they all express the same gratifying feelings about selling their hand-crafted goods in the Market Square.

“Honestly, I would say warmth is the biggest thing, because people are shopping alone or shopping with others, and it’s usually all about giving and sharing and having experiences with people,” said Allison Beatty, co-owner of 837 North, a seller of candles and perfume named Route 837.

Jairo Tenoriok sells handmade pottery for Women in the Cloud Forest, made in a small community in his home in Nicaragua.

“It’s very important for all of our communities because it provides stable jobs for all communities,” Tenoriok said. “Every time we come here, the idea is that they can sell all their products.”

Enjoying the holiday hospitality of the residents of southwestern Pennsylvania is another image that Amrita Akhikari comes back to every year. She sells handmade sweaters, hats, gloves and pet sleepwear for Himala Home, items made in small villages in her home country of Nepal in southern Asia.

“People are very nice in Pittsburgh. That’s why we have our booth here every year. We love to come back every year,” he said.

The market opened Friday and will run through December 24. Click here for daily hours and a complete list of vendors.

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