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We are thrilled to have Krista Anne, one-third of The Makery's sister trio, on the blog today giving us an update on this inspiring NEW company!
Over the past six months my two sisters and I have been traveling the state, attending events, markets, and fairs and meeting craftsmen of all kinds from across North Carolina.
Time and again we’ve been floored by the quality of art, apparel, accessories and homeware that’s being made right here in our home state. It has been wonderful to meet and talk with folks who are building or running successful craft businesses, and to fully appreciate how difficult it is to do what they are doing.
Not only do they have to be talented in their chosen craft, but they also have to be marketers, photographers, copywriters, and accountants. There are hours upon unseen hours that go into setting up a profitable Etsy shop, or constructing a beautiful booth at a craft fair. Most often it is a one woman or one man show, sewing, scheduling, snapping photos, and managing retail accounts. As my sisters and I build our own business, it’s humbling and inspiring to rub shoulders with those who are working so diligently, with such talent and flexibility, to make what they love for other people.
And it’s made us even more committed to the founding goal of our company, The Makery — help our community get a chance to discover and buy local products they love!
Last time the SavorNC readers heard from us, my sisters and I were just starting our business, and running a Kickstarter campaign that would help us get off the ground. SavorNC readers even contributed a couple hundred dollars to make the campaign a huge success — thank you!
We’re excited about using an online platform to create connections between makers and buyers so that not only can we be assured we’re buying something local and beautiful, but we get to know the story behind the product and the artisan.
Right now, we’re inviting a select number of tastemakers, shoppers, passionate North Carolinians, and handmade lovers to be founding members of our community. If you haven’t already, request your invitation now at www.themakeryproject.com.
Here’s what you can expect from us: every week we will feature a limited run of North Carolina artisan designed and handmade products — only available for purchase for 48 hours. We will send an email to our members alerting them when the sale goes live. These emails are really special. They grant members access to the site, and they will also contain a coupon code, so members can enjoy a discount on whatever they buy.
We hope you’ll join us in supporting the state we love so much, while getting fantastic products and discounts at the same time. It’s a win-win, right?