Thank you for your interest in participating in this movement towards ethical shopping! You are the ones paving the way!

Please read thoroughly before registering.

Vendor Perks:

  • Marketing collateral.
  • Print & Digital brand advertisement.
  • Gain visibility in community + access to new market.
  • Feature one of your products in our fashion show auction.
  • Network with other entrepreneurs.
  • Engage in meaningful conversation on sustainable and ethical business practice.
  • Learn more about B Corps and Fair Trade Certification.
  • Share your knowledge and advice with emerging entrepreneurs.
  • Enjoy food and wine for purchase, live entertainment, a DIY craft bar, a film on “The True Cost”, a fashion show + auction.
  • Be part of a zero-waste event.
  • Attend a vendor orientation to discuss potential MIIS partnerships, marketing tactics, B Corps & Fair Trade Certification procedures.
  • Share your knowledge and advice with emerging entrepreneurs.
  • Event includes food and wine for purchase, live entertainment, a DIY craft bar, a film on “The True Cost, a fashion show + auction.


“Prototyping” or “Emerging” Vendors are MIIS students interested in

  • piloting their own product or service, networking with local entrepreneurs, & receiving feedback from the community (retail items/services can be sold, food items can only be sampled)
  • diverting their waste and reselling any unwanted resale items (bringing the online MIIS Marketplace to a live physical location) that are in good, clean, working condition
  • selling items to fundraise for a registered MIIS Club or registered non-profit organization

*These students are exempt from paying the registration fee.

Event Theme: Empower Impact, Shop Ethically
Date: Friday, December 8th
Location: Irvine Atrium, McCone Building (499 Pierce Street @ Jefferson)

Market Time: 5:00-8:00 PM
Load-In: 1:00-4:00 PM
Load-Out: 8:00-10:00 PM

Deadline to sign up is November 10.

Prices per Booth:
Pay via Paypal:

  • Before Nov 10: $15 for returning vendors$, 25 to cover event costs for new vendors
  • After Nov 10: $25 for returning vendors, $35 to cover event costs for new vendors

Free for No host vendor who meet these conditions: Out of State & Int’l Vendor ONLY. Vendor is responsible for shipping product to Celina Lima, who will pay the wholesale cost of product sold and will return any unsold merchandise to vendor address to be deducted from net profits. We recommend shipping your products as soon as you are able to. Please ship to: Celina Lima, MIIS Holiday Pop Up Market, 460 Pierce St, Monterey, CA 93940.

Free for “Prototyper” students mentioned above.

Booth Specifications:
4×6 space. We can provide 1 3’x5′ + 1 white table cloth if you need one. Tables are limited and on a first come first serve basis.

You are responsible for bringing your own materials for your booth (e.g. product display, signage, business cards, etc.). If you have your own table, you are encouraged to bring it (please, no bigger than 4×6). We are not allowed to hang anything on the walls or ceiling. Please specify any special set up needs, if any, below.

Product Storage: We will have ample space to store any products you may want to deliver in advance. Please contact us to coordinate.

On-Site Kitchen: We have a mini-kitchen with a sink, refrigerator, and freezer. Please specify if you will need access to this below.

Confirmed Vendors will receive a digital Vendor Packet that include set-up & breakdown information, digital event collateral, map, parking directions, etc.

Vendor Orientation:

Fri, December 1st | 5:30 – 6:30 PM | DLC Design Space, 420 Calle Principal

Discussion Items:

  • day-of event layout + logistics
  • vendor support
  • marketing 101
  • zero waste
  • opportunities for future client projects
  • volunteer shifts + roles
  • student prototyping opportunities
  • your questions

Light refreshments provided.

Vendor related questions? Email

Deadline to sign up is November 10. Spaces limited, so please sign up before the deadline!

Click here to REGISTER

Sites DOT MIISThe Middlebury Institute site network.