About – old

Makerhood is an initiative to promote local makers and create a website enabling people to buy things made in their neighbourhoods. We believe this has huge benefits for our communities, economies and environment. And you get to have cool, unique things.

We have recently won an award from the social enterprise fund Unlimited, to help build the first Makerhood website – in South London, where we are based. We are  currently working with the local community to understand how the site can best support makers and physical shops and events. The first website will cover Brixton, Camberwell, Herne Hill,  Stockwell, Clapham and Dulwich.

While we believe local online trading can really work, Makerhood is in many ways an experiment. We are learning as we go, and will share our experiences on our blog. We hope it may be of use to others involved in local product initiatives.

More about our goals: Making meets the web: the idea behind Makerhood
How the project came together: Happy New Year!

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3 Responses to About – old

  1. Hi,

    I am a costume designer and I have organised some free workshops in a charity shop in Streatham Hill on Sunday 6th March based around ideas of recycling, up-cycling and transforming stuff.

    Is there a way of putting information about it out there on the ‘Makerhood’ network?

    I am looking for participants and also makers to join me in leading workshops in shops and spaces along the high street. I also want to create ‘party packs’ for the participants, containing information about local groups, makers, classes, networks that they can access and even join.

    Let me know if you can help!

    Lucille

    • kristina says:

      Hi Lucille,

      Thank you for getting in touch. What an awesome idea – very happy to help if we can.

      Drop us a line on makerhood [at] gmail.com and we can work it out?

      Cheers,
      Kristina

  2. Paula says:

    Hi Lucille,

    Your workshops sound great. I sell vintage clothing from Ed Warehouse in East Dulwich and we are always looking for exciting new ways to promote recycling and get involved with local creative initiatives…..I’m sure we can collaborate in some way ….maybe even holding workshops here.? If you are interested in discussing this further please do get in touch.

    Paula

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