Help the Native Makers community survive COVID-19

by Native Makers in Plymouth, England, United Kingdom

£3,151

raised so far

164

supporters

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

We're still collecting donations

On the 28th April 2020 we'd raised £3,151 with 164 supporters in 28 days. But as every pound matters, we're continuing to collect donations from supporters.

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.

Rewards

This project offered rewards

£25 or more

Waxed Cotton Handmade Shopper Bag

Pledge £25 for one of our limited edition hand made waxed cotton shoppers. They're waterproof and organic, screen printed with our logo in a shimmery golden ink.

£5 or more

Raffle Ticket

Enter our raffle for a chance to win the full NM bundle! Get a tote bag, a tee, a sweatshirt and a bunch of other mystery merch surprises thrown in, worth over £100.

£8 or more

Soy Wax Candle in collaboration with Emma Carlisle

Pledge £8 for a limited edition handmade soy candle. Choose from two scents: Cedar and Pine or Spiced Orange, each with their own custom painted label. These candles are completely plastic free, natural & vegan. Each candle tin will burn for approx. 20 hours. Made with soy wax, pure essential oils and a cotton wick, each candle is hand poured in small batches.

£15 or more

MAKER tote bag

Pledge £15 today and we'll reward you with our 'MAKER' slogan tote bag. Our organic cotton tote bag is the perfect remedy if you're searching for a plastic-proof shop AND a way to show the love for the makers.

£15 or more

We Are The Creative Economy Tote Bag

Pledge £15 today and we'll reward you with our 'We Are The Creative Economy' slogan tote bag. Our natural colour organic cotton tote bag is the perfect remedy if you're searching for a plastic-proof shop AND a way to show the love for the makers.

£15 or more

Shop Small Tote Bag

Pledge £15 today and we'll reward you with our 'We Are The Creative Economy' slogan tote bag. Our natural colour organic cotton tote bag is the perfect remedy if you're searching for a plastic-proof shop AND a way to show the love for the makers.

£15 or more

Support The Makers, Movers & Shakers Tote

Pledge £15 for our Movers and Shakers tote. Just 11 of these available! Our organic cotton tote bag is the perfect remedy if you're searching for a plastic-proof shop AND a way to show the love for the makers.

£20 or more

NM Denim Apron

Pledge £20 for one of our signature aprons. Made from a tough denim, these are great in the wash and are screen printed by hand. Choose from a white ink logo or a metallic gold ink logo.

£25 or more

30 mins Creative Coaching

Are you looking for guidance to support you and your creative business? Maybe you’ve established your brand and you’re looking for help taking the next steps? From social media to brand direction, wholesale, collection design, market prep and the rest! The 121 coaching sessions focus on you, your brand and your goals. We discuss topics that are important to you and deliver tailored advice. We can arrange any suitable time to meet digitally!

£25 or more

We Are The Creative Economy - Women's Tee PINK

Pledge £25 today and we'll reward you with our 'We Are The Creative Economy' women's slogan tee. Our tees are made from organic cotton and look great solo with some jeans and trainers.

£25 or more

Goal Digger - Women's Tee PINK

Pledge £25 today and we'll reward you with our 'Goal Digger' women's slogan tee. Our tees are made from organic cotton and look great solo with some jeans and trainers.

£25 or more

Goal Digger - Women's Tee GREY

Pledge £25 today and we'll reward you with our 'Goal Digger' women's slogan tee. Our tees are made from organic cotton and look great solo with some jeans and trainers.

£25 or more

Goal Digger - Women's Tee WHITE

Pledge £25 today and we'll reward you with our 'Goal Digger' women's slogan tee. Our tees are made from organic cotton and look great solo with some jeans and trainers.

£25 or more

We Are The Creative Economy - Women's Tee GREY

Pledge £25 today and we'll reward you with our 'We Are The Creative Economy' women's slogan tee. Our tees are made from organic cotton and look great solo with some jeans and trainers.

£25 or more

We Are The Creative Economy - Women's Tee WHITE

Pledge £25 today and we'll reward you with our 'We Are The Creative Economy' women's slogan tee. Our tees are made from organic cotton and look great solo with some jeans and trainers.

£25 or more

Head Of Logistics - Men's Tee MUSTARD

Pledge £25 today and we'll reward you with our 'Head Of Logistics' Men's slogan tee. Our tees are made from organic cotton and look great solo with some jeans and trainers. Perfect for the pit crew ;)

£25 or more

Head Of Logistics - Men's Tee GREY

Pledge £25 today and we'll reward you with our 'Head Of Logistics' Men's slogan tee. Our tees are made from organic cotton and look great solo with some jeans and trainers. Perfect for the pit crew ;)

£25 or more

Head Of Logistics - Men's Tee WHITE

Pledge £25 today and we'll reward you with our 'Head Of Logistics' Men's slogan tee. Our tees are made from organic cotton and look great solo with some jeans and trainers. Perfect for the pit crew ;)

£25 or more

Eat Sleep Make Repeat - Men's Tee NAVY

Pledge £25 today and we'll reward you with our 'Eat Sleep Make Repeat' Men's slogan tee. Our tees are made from organic cotton and look great solo with some jeans and trainers.

£25 or more

Eat Sleep Make Repeat - Men's Tee GREY

Pledge £25 today and we'll reward you with our 'Eat Sleep Make Repeat' Men's slogan tee. Our tees are made from organic cotton and look great solo with some jeans and trainers.

£25 or more

We Are The Creative Economy - Men's Tee GREY

Pledge £25 today and we'll reward you with our 'We Are The Creative Community' Men's slogan tee. Our tees are made from organic cotton and look great solo with some jeans and trainers.

£25 or more

We Are The Creative Economy - Men's Tee NAVY

Pledge £25 today and we'll reward you with our 'We Are The Creative Community' Men's slogan tee. Our tees are made from organic cotton and look great solo with some jeans and trainers.

£40 or more

Fempreneur - Women's Sweater GREY

Pledge £40 today and we'll reward you with our 'Fempreneur' women's slogan sweater. Made from soft organic cotton, for throw-it-on, feel good vibes.

£40 or more

Fempreneur - Women's Sweater BLACK

Pledge £40 today and we'll reward you with our 'Fempreneur' women's slogan sweater. Made from soft organic cotton, for throw-it-on, feel good vibes.

£40 or more

Eat Sleep Make Repeat - Women's Sweater BLACK

Pledge £40 today and we'll reward you with our 'Eat Sleep Make Repeat' women's slogan sweater. Made from soft organic cotton, for throw-it-on, feel good vibes.

£40 or more

Eat Sleep Make Repeat - Women's Sweater GREY

Pledge £40 today and we'll reward you with our 'Eat Sleep Make Repeat' women's slogan sweater. Made from soft organic cotton, for throw-it-on, feel good vibes.

£40 or more

Solopreneur - Men's Sweater NAVY

Pledge £40 today and we'll reward you with our 'Solopreneur' Men's slogan sweater. Made from soft organic cotton, for throw-it-on boss vibes.

£70 or more

Women's Bundle

Pledge £70 and save some pennies on the full bundle. Get a 'Goal Digger' Tee, 'Fempreneur' Sweater and Black 'MAKER' Tote, all made from soft organic cotton.

£70 or more

Men's Bundle

Pledge £70 and save some pennies on the full bundle. Get an 'Eat Sleep Make Repeat' Tee, 'Solopreneur' Sweater and Natural 'We Are The Creative Economy' Tote, all made from soft organic cotton.

£20 or more

Hot n' Cold Flask by Corkcicle

Pledge £20 for our Hot n' cold flask! Enjoy your favourite cold or hot beverage anytime, anywhere. Crafted from stainless steel with proprietary triple insulation. Keeps drinks ice cold for up to 25 hours or hot for up to 12 without freezing or sweating. Keep cool for even longer with drinks containing ice. Only 3 available! • Slip-proof, silicone bottom • Easy-grip sides • Screw-on cap

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