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The Labrador Craft Market Agency is closing its doors

When a craftsperson from Labrador wants to get their work to a national market, they go to the Labrador Craft Market Agency. The Agency buys in bulk — things like slippers, and carvings — then sells them across the country. But all that will change at the end of September. The Craft Market agency — which is part of the Newfoundland and Labrador Craft Council — is shutting down. The council says the model no longer works, and there aren’t as many people buying or producing Labrador crafts these days. But Barb Wood is producing crafts. She works in Happy Valley-Goose Bay, and she’s on the advisory board for the Labrador Craft Market Agency. She spoke to the CBC’s Bailey White.

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