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.