We are three sisters, artists, and North Carolina natives who have been continually inspired by the creativity and talent that we see all around us – in our friends, our neighborhoods, and our community. From personal experience and observation, we know that it’s hard for local artists to get recognition and access to a group of enthusiastic supporters and buyers. It isn’t a matter of talent or will, but artists oftentimes just don’t have the platform to reach a wider community. We hope to fix that.THE PROJECT
Combining the ideas of online sales, buying local, and the renewed passion for handmade goods, we created The Makery as a new way to build community-supported commerce and support our friends, neighbors, and new favorite artists. Here’s how it will work: Each week, members will receive curated deals on a selection of limited edition art, apparel, and homewares, all lovingly handmade by one of that week’s featured local artists.When you purchase an item from The Makery, you will pay less than you would at a craft fair or on an artist’s Etsy site, and will also be exposed to new artists and pieces that have been carefully chosen as Makery Picks.To the artists, The Makery brings a large member base of potential customers, and also provides additional exposure through features on our blog and special, one-of-a-kind opportunities for VIP members.
Check out the great rewards we’re offering, and please consider helping us raise the funds we need to make The Makery a reality. The money you contribute will go straight to building and running our online shop and email service, legally establishing The Makery as an LLC, and purchasing basic stationary and shipping supplies for our first year in operation.The Makery believes in supporting North Carolina artists and craftspeople, and in harnessing new tools to revive and transform the tradition of community-supported commerce.
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