About MAKE

Exterior photo of MAKE on Granville Island 

Welcome to MAKE on Granville Island

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

MAKE on Granville Island

We're Funky and Unique 

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.

We're 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.

Shop local at MAKE on Granville Island

Come Make it at MAKE

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. 

MAKE is the place for custom printing, engraving or embroidery

MAKE and Tentree

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!

MAKE houses the first retail location of Tentree apparel

MAKE Gives Back

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. 

MAKE gives back to the community

MAKE Supports Local Non-Profits

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.

The Gastown Pop Up!

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.

MAKE Gastown

Click HERE for MAKE's location and hours.