A GLOBAL NETWORK OF BRANDS
CONNECTED THROUGH VACANT SPACES
UNITED BY A COMMON OBJECTIVE

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The Canvas by Querencia is a marketplace for fashion, art, and experiences.

We provide mindful brands access to an omnichannel sales platform with
three physical locations, an online presence, and a network of creatives.

- Participating brands can sell with ease as sales, inventory management and shipping are facilitated through The Canvas. With prime locations in Brooklyn and Manhattan, New York and Antwerp, Belgium, we welcome thousands of visitors every week.

- Brands selling at The Canvas can expect consistent brand exposure and sales.

- Furthermore, participating brands will be featured in our photoshoots, social media, and traditional media publications.

Retail vacancies are rising around the world.

The Canvas by Querencia collaborates with real estate developers with vacant spaces and programs them to generate revenue via profit share agreements in prime, highly foot trafficked locations.

Bringing the emerging brands of the world together through the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals we bring spaces to life through retail, live cultural programming, music and strategic partnerships.

THE COMMUNITY

A global network of brands, artists, and media partners.
Connected through vacant spaces turned into sustainability hubs in metropolitan markets.
United by a common objective of addressing the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals.

120 Brands and counting
Small to medium in size, from Paris to Indonesia, Peru to India, sending their product to The Canvas locations to be introduced to the world.

3 Spaces and counting
Brooklyn’s bustling Williamsburg neighborhood, Antwerp’s Wilde Zee shopping destination and, soon, Manhattan’s punk Bowery.  

Inside the Space: Reduce, Reuse, Retail

A modern strategy prioritizing sustainability.

REDUCE waste through donation center installation. 

In our Williamsburg location, this is a collaboration with Goodwill, who pays a monthly fee for the space. 

REUSE clothing through the Global Fashion Exchange Swap Shop.

Membership based swap system encouraging the reuse of clothing and acts as a social media platform.

RETAIL reimagined with an emphasis on responsible supply chain and design.

All brands at The Canvas must apply and align with at least one of the
Sustainable Development Goals. 

Programming

Bringing The Canvas experience offsite.

The Palette

Our in-house publication bringing information, interviews and all you need to know about our partners, events and continued efforts to address the Sustainable Development Goals. We’ll help tell your story through this channel, and others.

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COMING SOON

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ReFashion Week NYC Promotes Sustainability by Celebrating Secondhand and Sustainable Fashion
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WoW Woman in Sustainable Fashion | Tegan Maxey, co-founder and Chief Executive Officer of The Canvas by Querencia
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INTERVIEW WITH THE CANVAS BY QUERENCIA STUDIO, NEW YORK

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Sustainable-Fashion Pop-Up Shop Coming to Hunter College 

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THIS ANTI-MAGA HATE IS ATTEMPTING TO
MAKE FASHION GREAT AGAIN

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New York-based concept store The Canvas opens first European store in Antwerp
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FOUNDER'S STORY WITH DEVIN GILMARTIN: CO-FOUNDER OF THE CANVAS BY QUERENCIA STUDIO, A MARKETPLACE FOR INTERNATIONAL BRANDS
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GLOBAL FASHION XCHANGE : BLOG
THE CANVAS NYC

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CELEBRATING NEW YORK'S ETHICAL ENTERPRISES

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The Canvas by Querencia Studio: Open for Better Business

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SUSTAINABLE MARKETPLACE ‘THE CANVAS’ LAUNCHES UTILISING THE UN'S GLOBAL GOALS
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5 Sustainable, Ethical and Eco-Friendly Stores in Brooklyn, New York

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#SISustainabilty: DSNY kicks back against NYFW with ReFashion Week NYC

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One small step in a fully 3D printed shoe…


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Applying to The Canvas: Step by Step


1. Brands apply to join The Canvas. Brand applications are processed on a rolling basis. You will hear back from a member of The Canvas team within (10) ten business days. Apply here.

2. Upon acceptance, you will be introduced to your account manager who will go through the vendor agreement, commission and shipping structure, and welcome packet with you. Additionally, you will be connected with an inventory manager who will go through guidelines for tracking and sending inventory information, sending products to physical locations, and details of your inventory tracking system.

3. After the vendor agreement has been signed and the inventory sheet sent in, brands will send their inventory to The Canvas to display in a cohesive way with the rest of our brands. Account managers and inventory managers work together to keep brands up to date on this process and will share photos of displays. 

4. Once The Canvas begins selling a brand’s product, payouts are processed on a monthly basis. Each payout comes with a report detailing what was sold in each location and suggestions The Canvas team has for brands regarding their product and customer feedback.

Make a plan to grow your business with the canvas 

In an effort to be as accessible to as many brands as possible, The Canvas uses a subscription model allowing you to select how many locations you wish to join and how frequently you'd like to pay to create a plan that works for your business. 

In addition to a monthly fee The Canvas takes a 50% commission on brick and mortar sales and a 30% commission on online sales. 

All plans offer the first 30 days at no charge to allow brands time to send inventory and get products displayed before payments begin. If you are a seasonal brand, please ask about seasonal pricing options. 

Frequently asked questions

What is foot traffic like at physical locations?*
The Wilde Zee neighborhood of Antwerp, Belgium sees between 5,000 and 6,000 visitors per day. In Williamsburg, Brooklyn, we are open to the 4.5 thousand pedestrians on Bedford Avenue each day and in Bowery, Manhattan, we access roughly 9,000 pedestrians on average daily.

What is the price point for The Canvas?
The Canvas values having a wide range of pricing for our products so that we might have a bit of something for everyone. Our products range anywhere from $20 USD to $800 USD.

What types of products sell the best?
Brands at The Canvas with products that are in a lower price range ($25-$60) tend to send higher quantities of items. However, overall sales profit tends to average around the same as brands with a higher price range, who sell lower quantities.
Average T-shirt Sale- $25-$45
Average Dress Sale- $125-$200
Average Coat Sale- $100-$200

How many times can brands send inventory?
You can send new inventory as frequently as possible. The Canvas does not cover the costs incurred from shipping or duty and reserves the right to ask brands to take back any inventory that is not selling.

How much product should we send?
We suggest brands start by sending between 15 and 30 pieces, depending on the product.

Do you display products year-round, regardless of the season?
Yes, as we have many international visitors who may be experiencing different climate conditions, we display all seasons year round, however, we offer seasonal pricing for brands who would like to pay less for their Canvas membership in the off-season.

How does shipping work?
Brands ship product to The Canvas locations at their own expense and with whichever shipping provider they prefer. The Canvas offers discounted shipping rates through UPS - to access discounted shipping rates ask a Canvas representative for details.

What happens if my products don’t sell?
The Canvas works to ensure that all of our brands sell their products and there are many options and techniques to ensure that products move. One option is to test the product in a different store to see if the products do better with a different customer base. Additionally, The Canvas retail teams collect feedback data from customers to help inform brands of different ways to market and sell products more efficiently.

Do you buy products up front?
No, The Canvas operates entirely on a commission basis.

How much of each size should we send?
Brands who produce multiple items of each style are asked to send at least two items of each size to each location. We recommend discussing quantities with your account manager upon acceptance.

Who is your typical customer?
The Canvas makes itself accessible to a wide range of customers and our customer base varies from store to store. Our primary customers range in age from 18-45, and we’ve noticed a trend towards more female customers than male.

How do you handle taxes?
The Canvas collects and pays the necessary sales taxes and VAT on each sale. Brands will still be liable for any income tax imposed by their local governments.

Who pays for shipping inventory to The Canvas locations? How do you deal with customs?
Brands are liable for their own shipping and duty costs, however, The Canvas offers discounted shipping rates through UPS. Please reach out to your contact at The Canvas to learn more.

*Data collected by Locatus in Antwerp and by the City of New York for Brooklyn and Bowery.

The Canvas by Querencia is a marketplace for fashion, art, and experiences.

We provide mindful brands access to an omnichannel sales platform with
three physical locations, an online presence, and a network of creatives.

- Participating brands can sell with ease as sales, inventory management and shipping are facilitated through The Canvas. With prime locations in Brooklyn and Manhattan, New York and Antwerp, Belgium, we welcome thousands of visitors every week.

- Brands selling at The Canvas can expect consistent brand exposure and sales.

- Furthermore, participating brands will be featured in our photoshoots, social media, and traditional media publications.

Retail vacancies are rising around the world.

The Canvas by Querencia collaborates with real estate developers with vacant spaces and programs them to generate revenue via profit share agreements in prime, highly foot trafficked locations.

Bringing the emerging brands of the world together through the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals we bring spaces to life through retail, live cultural programming, music and strategic partnerships.

THE COMMUNITY

A global network of brands, artists, and media partners.
Connected through vacant spaces turned into sustainability hubs in metropolitan markets.
United by a common objective of addressing the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals.

120 Brands and counting
Small to medium in size, from Paris to Indonesia, Peru to India, sending their product to The Canvas locations to be introduced to the world.

3 Spaces and counting
Brooklyn’s bustling Williamsburg neighborhood, Antwerp’s Wilde Zee shopping destination and, soon, Manhattan’s punk Bowery.  

Inside the Space: Reduce, Reuse, Retail

A modern strategy prioritizing sustainability.

REDUCE waste through donation center installation. 

In our Williamsburg location, this is a collaboration with Goodwill, who pays a monthly fee for the space. 

REUSE clothing through the Global Fashion Exchange Swap Shop.

Membership based swap system encouraging the reuse of clothing and acts as a social media platform.

RETAIL reimagined with an emphasis on responsible supply chain and design.

All brands at The Canvas must apply and align with at least one of the
Sustainable Development Goals. 

Programming

Bringing The Canvas experience offsite.

The Palette

Our in-house publication bringing information, interviews and all you need to know about our partners, events and continued efforts to address the Sustainable Development Goals. We’ll help tell your story through this channel, and others.

Google Map is loading
Google Map is loading

COMING SOON

Google Map is loading

ReFashion Week NYC Promotes Sustainability by Celebrating Secondhand and Sustainable Fashion
READ NOW

WoW Woman in Sustainable Fashion | Tegan Maxey, co-founder and Chief Executive Officer of The Canvas by Querencia
READ NOW

INTERVIEW WITH THE CANVAS BY QUERENCIA STUDIO, NEW YORK

READ NOW

Sustainable-Fashion Pop-Up Shop Coming to Hunter College 

READ NOW

THIS ANTI-MAGA HATE IS ATTEMPTING TO
MAKE FASHION GREAT AGAIN

READ NOW

New York-based concept store The Canvas opens first European store in Antwerp
READ NOW

FOUNDER'S STORY WITH DEVIN GILMARTIN: CO-FOUNDER OF THE CANVAS BY QUERENCIA STUDIO, A MARKETPLACE FOR INTERNATIONAL BRANDS
READ NOW

GLOBAL FASHION XCHANGE : BLOG
THE CANVAS NYC

READ NOW

CELEBRATING NEW YORK'S ETHICAL ENTERPRISES

READ NOW

The Canvas by Querencia Studio: Open for Better Business

READ NOW

SUSTAINABLE MARKETPLACE ‘THE CANVAS’ LAUNCHES UTILISING THE UN'S GLOBAL GOALS
READ NOW

5 Sustainable, Ethical and Eco-Friendly Stores in Brooklyn, New York

READ NOW

#SISustainabilty: DSNY kicks back against NYFW with ReFashion Week NYC

READ NOW


One small step in a fully 3D printed shoe…


READ NOW

Applying to The Canvas: Step by Step


1. Brands apply to join The Canvas. Brand applications are processed on a rolling basis. You will hear back from a member of The Canvas team within (10) ten business days. Apply here.

2. Upon acceptance, you will be introduced to your account manager who will go through the vendor agreement, commission and shipping structure, and welcome packet with you. Additionally, you will be connected with an inventory manager who will go through guidelines for tracking and sending inventory information, sending products to physical locations, and details of your inventory tracking system.

3. After the vendor agreement has been signed and the inventory sheet sent in, brands will send their inventory to The Canvas to display in a cohesive way with the rest of our brands. Account managers and inventory managers work together to keep brands up to date on this process and will share photos of displays. 

4. Once The Canvas begins selling a brand’s product, payouts are processed on a monthly basis. Each payout comes with a report detailing what was sold in each location and suggestions The Canvas team has for brands regarding their product and customer feedback.

Make a plan to grow your business with the canvas 

In an effort to be as accessible to as many brands as possible, The Canvas uses a subscription model allowing you to select how many locations you wish to join and how frequently you'd like to pay to create a plan that works for your business. 

In addition to a monthly fee The Canvas takes a 50% commission on brick and mortar sales and a 30% commission on online sales. 

All plans offer the first 30 days at no charge to allow brands time to send inventory and get products displayed before payments begin. If you are a seasonal brand, please ask about seasonal pricing options. 

Frequently asked questions

What is foot traffic like at physical locations?*
The Wilde Zee neighborhood of Antwerp, Belgium sees between 5,000 and 6,000 visitors per day. In Williamsburg, Brooklyn, we are open to the 4.5 thousand pedestrians on Bedford Avenue each day and in Bowery, Manhattan, we access roughly 9,000 pedestrians on average daily.

What is the price point for The Canvas?
The Canvas values having a wide range of pricing for our products so that we might have a bit of something for everyone. Our products range anywhere from $20 USD to $800 USD.

What types of products sell the best?
Brands at The Canvas with products that are in a lower price range ($25-$60) tend to send higher quantities of items. However, overall sales profit tends to average around the same as brands with a higher price range, who sell lower quantities.
Average T-shirt Sale- $25-$45
Average Dress Sale- $125-$200
Average Coat Sale- $100-$200

How many times can brands send inventory?
You can send new inventory as frequently as possible. The Canvas does not cover the costs incurred from shipping or duty and reserves the right to ask brands to take back any inventory that is not selling.

How much product should we send?
We suggest brands start by sending between 15 and 30 pieces, depending on the product.

Do you display products year-round, regardless of the season?
Yes, as we have many international visitors who may be experiencing different climate conditions, we display all seasons year round, however, we offer seasonal pricing for brands who would like to pay less for their Canvas membership in the off-season.

How does shipping work?
Brands ship product to The Canvas locations at their own expense and with whichever shipping provider they prefer. The Canvas offers discounted shipping rates through UPS - to access discounted shipping rates ask a Canvas representative for details.

What happens if my products don’t sell?
The Canvas works to ensure that all of our brands sell their products and there are many options and techniques to ensure that products move. One option is to test the product in a different store to see if the products do better with a different customer base. Additionally, The Canvas retail teams collect feedback data from customers to help inform brands of different ways to market and sell products more efficiently.

Do you buy products up front?
No, The Canvas operates entirely on a commission basis.

How much of each size should we send?
Brands who produce multiple items of each style are asked to send at least two items of each size to each location. We recommend discussing quantities with your account manager upon acceptance.

Who is your typical customer?
The Canvas makes itself accessible to a wide range of customers and our customer base varies from store to store. Our primary customers range in age from 18-45, and we’ve noticed a trend towards more female customers than male.

How do you handle taxes?
The Canvas collects and pays the necessary sales taxes and VAT on each sale. Brands will still be liable for any income tax imposed by their local governments.

Who pays for shipping inventory to The Canvas locations? How do you deal with customs?
Brands are liable for their own shipping and duty costs, however, The Canvas offers discounted shipping rates through UPS. Please reach out to your contact at The Canvas to learn more.

*Data collected by Locatus in Antwerp and by the City of New York for Brooklyn and Bowery.