5 Reasons to Shop Local

Posted in Blog, on January 13, 2020

 

 

 

Vancouver is home to thousands of local creators and artists and MAKE on Granville Island is happy to house a big list of those people! The importance of shopping local isn't always clear but here are 5 great reasons why buying from local shops is a better choice:

1) When you shop local you are keeping your money in the community.

Often times, local businesses buy from other local vendors which helps our local economy. (We've create a list of local and Canadian vendors that MAKE carries for you to check out below.)

2) MAKE cares about our community and so do other local businesses!

By shopping local you give MAKE the opportunity to give back to local charities within our community. In the past, MAKE has donated to QMUNITY with our PRIDE RIOT Collection and to Saints Rescue with Custom Bandanas in the past and it's all thanks to your help! 

3) Our carbon footprint is decreased when you shop local!

Because we're conveniently located on Granville Island, Vancouverites can easily reach us on foot or by bus. We also offer online shipping options like "Local Pick-ups" which help us reduce the amount of packaging and fuel emissions from delivery services that would normally happen with products from out of town. Find us here!

4) Know the face behind your products.

When you personally know the people behind the business where you’re buying local products, you enjoy a connection you would not otherwise have. MAKE loves to connect with our customers! And they love connecting with us. They said so: Check out MAKE's 300+ Google Reviews here! 

5) Local businesses give Vancouver its personality!

Supporting artists in your city helps them thrive and gives them the opportunity to create the items you hold dear. By shopping local you help preserve our city's uniqueness. And make sure to Meet the Makers while you're at it!

 

DESIGNED AND MADE IN OUR STORE

Our "MAKE Originals" collection is 100% LOCAL with all items in this collection designed by staff members or Vancouver artists and printed, engraved and embroidered on Granville Island. We have over 40+ designs on 20+ different types of products that are displayed all over the store! Each MAKE Original has a special red tag - you can't miss them! They're all "Made with love on Granville Island!"

Check out our MAKE Originals collection here!

 

DESIGNED AND MADE IN THE LOWER MAINLAND OF VANCOUVER 

Ole Originals Apparel (there is a whole 16 foot wall of Ole in the store!)

Reclaimed Print Home decor products

Crafted Van accessories

Hand & Sew keychains

My Cat is People - pins and accessories

The Five 15 - art and accessories 

Andrea Hooge - art and novelties

Moonshine Dreams wood jewelry and accessories

Shackles Co. jewelry

Konisa Studios - wood wallets

Watershed Wax Co. bags and wallets

Mokajade Designs jewelry

 

DESIGNED AND MADE IN BRITISH COLUMBIA (outside of the Lower Mainland)

Westcoastees apparel

West Wind Hardwood - serving boards & accessories

Birch Street Studio - jewelry

Fishskins Designs - Cork wallets and purses

Big Bear and Wolf art boards

 

DESIGNED AND MADE IN CANADA

Adrian Klis Bags and Wallets

Stinson serving boards and accessories

Tense Wood Watches

Medium Rare Chefs aprons

Sol Designs upcycled clutches and purses

Hau’oli Organic Baby Apparel

Jibe Jewelry

Velvet Moustache Handmade Animal Pillows

 


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