Help the Native Makers community survive COVID-19

by Native Makers in Plymouth, England, United Kingdom

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Following cancellations of our events due to COVID-19, we need your help to continue to provide support for our makers.

by Native Makers in Plymouth, England, United Kingdom

New stretch target

I’d create digital tools to give independent businesses and emerging makers the opportunity to learn from home. The stretch funding would support:

  • A podcast to provide accessible business advice whilst COVID-19 restrictions continue, and beyond.
  • Developing online workshops with relevant business advice in preparation for getting ‘back to business’.

Following cancellations of our events due to COVID-19, we need your help to continue to provide support for our makers.

About Native Makers:

Hi! I’m Rosie, I’m the founder at Native Makers. NM is a platform for creative people. We provide support for creative entrepreneurs through makers markets, workshops and coaching. I started NM when I recognised a space for curated markets in the South West of England. Since then, Native Makers has grown to become a platform to promote and support emerging creatives in Devon, Cornwall and beyond. I’m a young business woman, running my own fashion brand alongside NM. I’m here to build confidence in creatives, to nurture their personal goals and help them to create stronger businesses.

Why we need your help:

COVID-19 restrictions meant multiple event cancellations for me - This has hit our makers hard. Many of them rely on our events to pay their bills. I need your help to ensure that we can continue to provide support for our cohort throughout their time in isolation, and come back with a bang at the end of it - our makers will need NM more than ever.

We’re based in the South West of England, an area with around 25% of the population self employed. We’ve grown our cohort from 15 to 150 in 5 years and we don’t intend to stop there.

Of our current cohort, the majority are female and under 30. Without NM, these individuals would be forced to move away from this region to gain the same support that NM provides. By retaining these creatives and helping them to build their businesses, we are directly nourishing our creative community. We’ve produced this campaign with Crowdfunder to keep our makers in their jobs and maintain the focus on the creative economy. 

“Native makers is the most welcoming and friendly fair I’ve ever been a part of. As a freshly graduated illustration student, it gave me a much needed boost to getting my brand ‘out there’ in the public eye - I can’t wait to apply for the next one!”

How you can help:

You can help us to fund our first market back, by pledging for a fresh slogan t-shirt, sweatshirt or tote bag (or grab some of our merch!). We’re asking you to wear your heart on your sleeve and support creative entrepreneurs. 

Our tees, totes and bags are made from GOTS certified organic cotton and printed in the UK with low waste printing tech. Made in a renewable energy powered factory audited for a wide range of social and sustainability criteria.

We’re here to support creatives and build confidence - Please help us to help the makers and pledge today!

*If we hit our initial target, we’ll introduce stretch targets to add further support for our makers during the COVID-19 crisis.*

“I don’t take part in other markets anymore… No, seriously! Nothing in the UK matches up to NM. The South West is so lucky to have such a great quality event”

REWARD DESCRIPTIONS BELOW:

Our Totes are a great addition to your wardrobe. And what's best, they're printed on organic cotton in a renewable energy powered factory, right here in the UK.

1. We Are The Creative Economy 2. MAKER 3. Shop Small

I aint sayin' she's a goal digger. Except I am because there's nothing wrong with digging for goals.

1. Pale pink Goal Digger Tee 2. White Goal Digger Tee 3. Grey Goal Digger Tee

Wear your heart on your sleeve with our Men's cut Creative Economy tee.

1. Grey We Are The Creative Economy Tee 2. Navy We Are The Creative Economy Tee

Wear your heart on your sleeve with our Women's cut Creative Economy tee.

1. Pink We Are The Creative Economy Tee 2. Grey We Are The Creative Economy Tee 3. White We Are The Creative Economy Tee 

Makers, This is the perfect uniform for your logistics representative.

1. Grey Head Of Logistics Tee 2. Mustard Head Of Logistics Tee 3. White Head Of Logistics Tee

All day errrrr'day. Eat Sleep Make Repeat, for you guys who just can't stop making.

1. Navy Eat Sleep Make Repeat Tee 2. Grey Eat Sleep Make Repeat Tee

Our fave Fempreneur Sweater in a women's cut. Made from the softest 100% organic cotton.

1. Black Fempreneur Sweater 2. Grey Fempreneur Sweater

All day errrrr'day. Eat Sleep Make Repeat, for you guys who just can't stop making. Women's cut - 100% organic cotton.

1. Grey Eat Sleep Make Repeat Sweater 2. Black Eat Sleep Make Repeat Tee

Solopreneur sweater in a men's cut. Soft and snuggly 100% organic cotton.

1. Navy Solopreneur Sweater.


Soy Waxed Candle.

1. Cedar and Pine. 2. Spiced Orange.


Hot n' Cold Flask

1. Corkcicle canteen flask.


NM Apron

1. Denim NM Apron with White Logo. 2. Denim NM apron with Gold Logo

Movers and Shakers Tote

1. Black organic cotton Movers and Shakers tote. Ltd edition.

Waterproof waxed cotton shopper bag.

1. Handmade, organic dry-wax cotton. Screenprinted with NM logo.

See further images of rewards below:

We ask project owners to honour their rewards wherever possible but please note that all pledges are donations and there is no guarantee that you will receive any rewards from the project owner. Please see Crowdfunder's Terms of Use for more information regarding rewards for pledges.

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