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MAKE is the most creative store in the universe! Our Granville Island store has been THE place to find one-of-a-kind, hand-made, local, and funky gifts for almost 25 years. MAKE Is also the ultimate place to create your own custom work with embroidery, engraving, or printing.
At MAKE, we celebrate creativity and we love great design. You will be inspired by our unique collection of one-of-a-kind, hand-made, quirky, and unique items for home, baby, children and adults. We have a great selection of items that are artisanal and traditionally hand-crafted, upcycled and recycled, and local.
All the items in our “MAKE Original” collection are designed and created in Vancouver and all of them are exclusive to MAKE. In addition to this collection we regularly feature exclusive designs by local artists such as Amanda Weedmark, Priscilla Yu, Angie Q Coates and Andrea Hooge.
MAKE is also a place to get creative! MAKE has the technology in our store, and on our website, to help you create a one-of-a-kind custom gift.
At MAKE you can customize just about anything with direct-to-garment printing, laser engraving and embroidery. No matter which technology you choose, we are ready with experienced technicians, designers, quality apparel and interesting items ready for you to adorn with your own special message. We can also use our customization technologies to personalize your own items.
For more information on turnaround times, in-person appointments, pickups, of drop offs please read our CUSTOM DEPT FAQ page.
Canada's most sustainable retail experience now lives at MAKE on Granville Island. In April of 2021 MAKE teamed up with Tentree to create their first “store-within-a-store”. This unique POP UP offers a large selection of Tentree’s seasonal collections and has contributed to the planting of over 62,000 trees!
A big part of the culture of MAKE is about giving back to the community.
During the early days of COVID, MAKE donated over 15,000 masks to local charities. MAKE is currently running a fundraiser for the Urban Native Youth Association that will see us donate 100% of the proceeds of sales of orange t-shirts.
In September of 2021, MAKE wrapped up their most successful fundraiser ever! For 5 months we sold orange t-shirts to commemorate the first Truth and Reconciliation Day. The shirts were designed by local indigenous artist KC Hall and MAKE donated 100% of the proceeds to The Urban Native Youth Association. MAKE raised over $37,000! READ MORE HERE.
In mid May of 2020, MAKE bucked the COVID-19 trend and opened a beautiful 3,000 square foot, ground-floor boutique in historic Gastown. The POP-UP is located at 170 Water Street, on the corner of Water and Cambie, in the historic Leckie Building. Visit their website to find out more.
We acknowledge that we live, work and play on the traditional and unceded territories of the xʷməθkʷəy̓ əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱ wú7mesh (Squamish), and səl̓ilw̓ ətaʔɬ (Tsleil-Waututh) peoples who have been stewards of this land from time immemorial.