COMMUNITIES are
MAKING THINGS AGAIN

Factories are being celebrated. Seamstresses are in short supply. And a new generation
isn’t trying to escape blue collar — they’re embracing it.

It got dark before the dawn, but our global community is finally coming to the realization that it’s worth preserving our ability to make things, and to make them well.

We believe decades from now, people will look back and say a new renaissance in manufacturing started here. And we want to do our part to help.

Introducing Makers Monday—created to celebrate the excellence of craft and support the local makers and businesses that are based in the towns, cities and neighborhoods where we live.

WHAT is a
LOCAL MAKER?

Local Makers: locally-based craftspeople and artisans whose products are handmade. And who design and craft products with purpose that are built to last, made with a passion and dedication to the craft of making.

WHAT WE DO

Makers Monday encourages consumers to pledge to buy maker on the Monday after Thanksgiving, and to share that pledge and their hand-crafted purchases on their social networks.

We host a database where consumers can find participating makers, and makers can register their business, with a primary focus on the craftspeople and artisans who hand-make their products. And who design and craft products with purpose that are built to last, made with a passion and dedication to the craft of making.

Consumer suggestions are encouraged; MakersMonday.com is an evolving, crowd-sourced portal for well-designed and handcrafted products.

WHAT YOU CAN DO

Register as a maker or pledge your support. This isn’t just a purchase. It’s an investment.

Makers Monday asks consumers to put their money where it’s made and pledge to buy a locally crafted product on November 28th.

The maker movement is built on the admiration of the highest quality products and the people who have risked everything to start small businesses based on their passion and skill for a craft. We believe that supporting makers creates local industry and entrepreneurship. Join the maker movement.

Shinola is proud to bring together a community of Makers. We review submissions for commitment to quality and craft only. Shinola does not verify any of the Makers’ representations on the Makers Monday site, including, without limitation, the country of origin of the Makers’ products.