About MAKE

MAKE is a one-stop, all-things-custom store that offers custom printing, embroidery, and engraving!

Located on Granville Island in Vancouver, MAKE has been offering these services in-store as well as online for over 25 years. MAKE is not shy about retail services either as we offer tons of gifts and souvenirs along with custom products, making us the most creative gift store in the universe!  

For Media Inquiries

MAKE loves working with journalists and bloggers around the world to share our unique products and to hear compelling stories! If you’re a member of the media and would like to chat with MAKE, please contact us below and we will get back to you.

Robert Pacey - Marketing Manager: 

Vancouver is Awesome - April 1, 2024

Vancouver Is Awesome readers had the chance to cast their votes in the annual readers' choice awards and selected MAKE as one of the top 3 gift shops in YVR!

Read the article here.

Vancouver Planner - Feb 11, 2024

MAKE is listed as one of the top 13 Things to Do at Granville Island by local Vancouver Travel Blog

Read the article here

Vancouver Whitecaps - Sept 28, 2023

The Vancouver Whitecaps have invited MAKE to help acknowledge Orange Shirt Day / National Day for Truth and Reconciliation at their upcoming home game. MAKE will be selling orange shirts with 100% of proceeds going to the Urban Native Youth Association

Read the article here.

Daily Hive - Sept 12, 2022

For this year’s Orange Shirt Day, Vancouver-based Urban Native Youth Association (UNYA) partnered with acclaimed Heiltsuk artist KC Hall and local custom-design gift store MAKE to offer a new Every Child Matters t-shirt.

Read the article here.

Vancouver Is Awesome - Aug 1, 2022

MAKE Gastown is included in the list of this year’s best cafes, boutiques, art galleries, restaurants and more.

CBC News - September 27, 2021

"Vancouver orange shirt campaign raises more than $37,000 for Urban Native Youth Association". Read the article here.

Daily Hive - Dec 16, 2021

Daily Hive included MAKE in  their "Where to Buy Last Minute Holiday Gifts" article.

Read the article here


Vancouver Magazine - Dec 7, 2021

Vancouver Magazine selected MAKE Gastown as one of their "Ultimate Gastown shopping destinations" and the ChopValue Block Set as their gift of choice.

Read the article here. 


Vancouver Magazine - November 29, 2021

MAKE Gastown is mentioned in this article describing "best gifts, giftable experiences and places to eat while you shop in Gastown and Chinatown in 2021".

Read the article here.

Vancouver Magazine - June 28, 2021

MAKE's Orange Shirt Day fundraiser for Urban Native Youth Association (UNYA) was listed along with other four other groups. Our shirt was designed by indigenous artist KC Hall and will be available until the end of September, 2021,

100% of proceeds will be donated to UNYA. Purchase the shirt for $20 here.

Read the article here


May 21, 2021

MAKE Vancouver owner Stacy Hall discusses MAKE's mask donation program with CTV's Penny Daflora.

Check out the video here.

May 21, 2021

To officially launch our tentree pop-up at MAKE on Granville Island, tentree's Environmentor blog featured the new store in their post 'tentree @ MAKE Vancouver: Canada's Most Sustainable Retail Experience!'

Read the blog here! 



Surrey Now - May 19, 2021

The Surrey Nostalgia Collection, in collaboration with MAKE and Rebecca Bollwitt (Miss 604), was highlighted by Surrey Now-Leader as a creative campaign that is giving back to the community.

Shop the Miss 604 Surrey Nostalgia Collection here!

September 10, 2020

MAKE's kids mask collection was featured by BC Hydro as a local brand to shop for stylish face masks for back to school.

Shop our growing Kids Face Mask Collection here!



Health Family Living - August 26, 2020

MAKE was featured by Healthy Family Living Metro Vancouver promoting our Kids Face Mask Collection and our one for one donation initiative.

Shop our growing Kids Face Mask Collection here!


Simply Beautiful Magazine - Summer 2020

Our MAKE Original face mask designs were featured by Simply Beautiful Magazine as one of their top recommendations for 11 Made-In-Canada Face Masks this summer!




Vancouver is Awesome - Summer 2020

MAKE was mentioned as a Granville Island destination point in Vancouver Is Awesome's online article titled 'This island getaway is the local escape you need right now, and it's closer than you think'. 



OH My Dog - August 7, 2020

Vancouver-based blog OHMYDOG! posted an article dedicated to showcasing our custom face mask feature - where customers have been creating hilarious masks using their dog's mouth!




BC Living Magazine - July 12, 2020

BC Living Magazine placed us in the number 1 spot in their article 11 Made-in-Canada Face Masks We are one of the local companies "working hard to keep us all safe and stylish this summer." 

MAKE in BC Living Magazine

The Georgia Straight - July 30, 2020

Our face masks were featured in The Georgia Straight's list of unique and stylish face masks! They also included a mention of our MAKE #SELFIEMASKS, where customers create a mask of their own mouth using our MAKE Designer. 





Vancouver Magazine - May 25, 2020

Vancouver Magazine added us to their Favourite Local Designers Making Face Masks Right Now List!  As of this past Wednesday, Canada's chief public health officer Dr. Theresa Tam officially recommends Canadian's begin wearing non-medical face masks when they cannot keep that crucial two-meter physical distance. 




Curiocity - May 24, 2020

Curiocity Vancouver listed us as their go-to pick for local custom masks. 🙌😷 There are so many amazing creatives coming together to produce face masks and we were honoured to be mentioned in this article as one of the top 7 places in Vancouver to get a face mask. 



CTV - May 20, 2020

CTV Vancouver - Find our feature at 1:09 in their segment on face masks. MAKE Vancouver's owner Stacy Hall discussed face masks with CTV's Penny Daflora after the Chief Public Health Officer of Canada Dr. Theresa Tam announced that it "recommended" that Canadians wear non-medical face masks. MAKE can custom print masks at their store on Granville Island. 


Look About Lindsey - January 5, 2020
Lindsey, a Minneapolis, Minnesota based travel writer, spent the afternoon at Granville Island and visited MAKE.

Read her blog post here.


CTV Morning Live - May 13, 2020

CTV Morning Live - Featuring our Custom Face Masks by having their very own custom face masks printed. For every face mask purchased, MAKE will be donating one to Kidsafe to help give a mask to a child in need. Watch CTV's segment on our YouTube channel here



CTV News - December, 2019

CTV Gifts For Pets - Ann Luu features our Custom Bandanas and other pet products from MAKE for their "Gifts For Pets" Holiday segment. Read more about it in our blog post: Pet Gifts That Give Back. 


Granville Island - September, 2019

Get ready to MAKE art with us! MAKE is teaming up with Craft Council of BC for a weekend of art and fun, and you can find us at the Chain & Forge on Granville Island 

More info here.

Vancouver Courier - April 26, 2018

MAKE Vancouver was selected as one of the businesses chosen by readers as the stars of the city in the gift shop category!

Read the article here.

November, 2016

Vancouver Foodie Tours - 43 Unique Christmas Gift Ideas Feature This article took a look at Vancouver shops to see who were offering great holiday gift ideas. Look for MAKE at numbers #10 and #24!


Where Magazine - September, 2014

Where Vancouver - International Talk Like a Pirate Day Feature



Vancouver Sun - July, 2014

Vancouver Sun - Do the Light Thing - Housewares Feature This article explored unique lamps and lighting for home decor and featured a product that MAKE used to carry. Look for MAKE on the second slide.


CTV - December, 2013

CTV - Gift Ideas for the Hard-to-buy Person On Your List. What do you buy the person who has everything? CTV featured MAKE on their 2013 Holiday Shopping segment and talked about how custom gifts make perfect presents for picky people. 


CNN - July 1, 2012

CNN - Vancouver Mini Maker Faire features "Spin Art" We had so much fun with our Spin Bike Art that we caught the attention of CNN! Watch the video to see how spin art is made. MAKE is featured @1:52.


Vancouver Sun - June 2, 2012

Vancouver Sun - Diamond Jubilee feature "Cool Brittania, Sovereign Swag"

Vancouver Sun


Globe and Mail - May 14, 2012

MAKE appears in a marketing feature entitled "Small Businesses Can Score Big"


MACLEAN'S - Feb 8, 2012

MAKE Vancouver's in-house boutique "Toque Town" is featured.
Read the article here.

SHAW Magazine - Dec 9, 2011

Shaw - The Express features "Unique Gifts Special" DIY presents are a great way to express your appreciation for someone you love! This Shaw Express feature shows just what MAKE can make for you! 


Vancouver Sun - Dec 1, 2011

MAKE is mentioned in a holiday shopping feature entitled "Island is a Crafts Paradise."


Vancouver Sun - Nov 30, 2011

Small Business article by Jenny Lee featuring MAKE. The article, entitled "Make it new, make it better" interviews owner Stacy Hall about her decision to change her company name from "Justin Stitches" to "MAKE". 



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