Meet our Makers

At MAKE Vancouver, we are all about sourcing one-of-a-kind products that support North America's thriving artisan community. Our growing collection of makers include talented artists, designers and makers from all across the great white North and beyond. Read more about the independent brands we love and how you can support them at MAKE:

 


ADRIAN KLIS - Alberta, Canada

Adrian Klis' traditional craftsmanship makes for a top quality product that is made to last. One of the best parts about these bags and wallets is that they are handmade in Alberta, Canada. The specially selected hides are used to create stagecoach leather, and are selected for their strength, character, grains, and tactile quality. Shop in style while shopping local! Shop our Adrian Klis Collection here.

 

 

ANDREA HOOGE - Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Andrea HoogeAndrea Hooge is a local artist who makes awesome pop culture and animal magnets, among other cool creations! Living and working out of her home studio in East Vancouver, she’s also had her art featured in a number of solo exhibitions and group shows. She finds her inspiration from the nostalgia of vintage magazines and childrens books. Shop the Andrea Hooge Collection here.

  

 

  

THE BASIC STITCHES - Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Chelsea and Tiff are lawyers by day, stitchers by night. They formed The Basic Stitches based on their mutual love for sarcasm and stitching. Each of their kits walk you through how to create your own masterpiece with a variety of humourous designs to choose from.
 
 

 

 

BAUN BON - Golden, British Columbia, Canada

Jayn Baun, the creative mastermind behind Baun Bon, swapped Alberta farm-life for the beautiful mountains of BC. Her unique card designs feature original artwork in hopes of uplifting and spreading joy through lighthearted creative expression and fun!
 
   
  
  
 
 

CLASSY CARDS - Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada

Classy Cards is a small, one woman (plus help from her husband) shop founded by Designer Cassy Collins. She uses clean-cut design to spread joy through warm wishes and a tiny bit of inappropriate and sarcastic humour. Classy Cards simply say what everyone else is thinking.

 

     

 

COLAB HANDBAGS - Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Collab Bags at MAKE Vancouver

Colab is designed with you in mind, and this colab-oration is statement worthy. Based in Montreal, 100% vegan, each piece is created with beauty, simplicity & catered to the everyday girl. Together we look good, together we make a difference.

 

 

  

CRAFTEDVAN - Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Once upon a time, 2 girls had lots of creative ideas but no way to share them. But then - Diana & Erica joined forced to send smiles around the world! Craftedvan makes the cutest pins, bookmarks, and magnets - often while snacking. Outside of their Craftedvan adventure, Diana is a designer and Erica is a nurse - a perfect mix of love, care, and creativity goes into all they do!

 

 

THE FIVE 15 (Angie Q. Coates) - Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

The Five15 is an accessories & apparel shop based in Vancouver, BC and designed by Angie Q. Coates. All of her products have a message, and were created for feminists, animal lovers and kind people. While Five15 was also founded hoping to connect with others with designs that people love, a core purpose has always been to give back. If you're a dog mom or a cat dad, they have the items for you! Shop the Angie Q. Coates Collection.

  

 

 

HALIFAX PAPER HEARTS - Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada

Stefanie, the creative force behind Halifax Paper Hearts, is a self-proclaimed heart-following entrepreneur that is mildly obsessed with marketing, design & all things squish-in-your-face cute. Her seaside stationery & design studio makes whimsical card designs with love, care & salty air.

 

 

 

HAND & SEW LEATHER - Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Hand & Sew is a leatherworking company founded by Steven Enns in 2011. Each piece is hand cut, sewn, and embossed out of their East Van studio. The keychains act like an accessory for your keys that give it a little more personality, just like YOU! 

 

 

    

HERSCHEL SUPPLY CO. - Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Founded in 2009 by brothers Jamie and Lyndon Cormack, Herschel Supply Co. adopted the name of the town where three generations of their family grew up. Based in Vancouver, Canada, Herschel Supply Co. is a design driven global accessories brand that produces quality products with a fine regard for detail. Shop Herschel in our Wallets & Bags Collection.

 

 

 

JEN ELLIS DESIGN - Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Jen Ellis is a Canadian designer based in Vancouver, BC. She specializes in small-batch, fine jewellery made of sterling silver and gold. Her pieces are minimalist and use cute shapes to create elegant accessories. As her jewellery is handmade, there may be slight variations in each piece, but this is what makes them one-of-a-kind.

 

 

  

JMP FLOW + DESIGN - Victoria, British Columbia, Canada

Each unique piece by JMP Flow + Design is carefully handmade by founder Jocelyn using a food safe epoxy resin fluid pouring technique on top quality wooden boards and coasters. By carefully layering colours, the dried resin decorates each piece with incredibly stunning organic flowing designs

  

   

 

 

MITERCRAFT - San Juan Islands, Washington, USA

With one new miter saw and a life-long love for woodworking, Ron and Julie Flint started Mitercraft in 1991. Today, they operate their small company in the San Juan Islands, about 90 minutes north of Seattle, Washington. Using only hand-selected, sustainably harvested wood, they celebrate the natural beauty of wood by creating products that allow its glory to be showcased.

 

 

MOONSHINE DREAMS - Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Richard Thomson, local East Van maker, never thought in his life he’d be making jewelry - but he loves it! His Moonshine Dreams collection features the raddest wood jewelry and flasks - a lot of his designs reflect his fascination with pirates, Sailor Jerry, New Orleans, naval history, and awesome animals.

 

 

MY CAT IS PEOPLE - Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada


My Cat Is People is a small cat business with a lot of heart...and a lot of cat hair! Based in Vancouver, Canada, their little design shop offers lifestyle items for the crazy cat purrson. Whether that's mew or a friend, our lapel pins, stationery and garments are sure to make the heart smile.

 

 

OLE ORIGINALS - Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Ole Originals started in 2008 when tastefully designed, nicely fitted, and good quality t-shirts were difficult to find. All Ole Originals tees are limited editions with a retro look and soft feel. The graphics are inspired by travel, culture, wildlife, and the places we love and they are still silk-screened by hand in beautiful Vancouver BC, Canada. Shop the Ole Originals Collection.

 

 

PAINTED ROCKET - Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

The collaborative creations of Vancouver artists Ivan Solomon and Micah Groberman come to life under the Painted Rocket brand. Inspired by their kids, grand-kids and natural surroundings in the Pacific Northwest, their original designs depict local sights in a colourful, playful style. Shop Painted Rocket designs in our MAKE Originals collection.

 

 

PURSUITS JEWELRY - Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Pursuits Jewelry begins each season's collection by hand. Through many stages of testing and material exploration, their designs highlight the allure of bold shapes and striking forms. Each piece is then formed and finished with care in small batches in their Toronto studio. 

 

    

 

RAVEN'S REST STUDIOS - Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Raven's Rest Studio features unique, handcrafted, fun and funky gifts and accessories made by Jennifer Conway. Every piece is designed and handmade in her home studio. Make is one of only two retailer to carry this fun and eclectic collection. Jennifer uses non-traditional and recycled materials with the objective of taking used, worn or forgotten items and turning them into something beautiful, with a new purpose turning leftover tidbits into unique, original and affordable art. 

  

 

 

RECLAIMED PRINT CO. - Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

RECLAIMED PRINT CO. is a collective of talented Canadian artists, makers and designers who combine their various creative skillsets to produce quality artworks & home decor products using printed artwork on locally sourced & sustainable wood. Shop Reclaimed Print Co. as part of our curated Beautiful Brands collection.

  

 

   

STINSON STUDIOS - Tamworth, Ontario, Canada

Stinson Studios

Since the beginning, Don Stinson has worked with wood sourced locally from family-run wood lots. The logs are chosen for rare characteristics that bring something special to each piece. Similarly, damaged trees that have developed burls and that would otherwise be considered scrap are selected to create the stunning, one of a kind signature sculptural pieces that have become a staple in our collection, and in many homes and businesses worldwide. Don was recently joined in the business by his sons Jesse and Spike. Custom engrave a Stinson Studios wooden piece in our Custom Engraving collection.
 

 

TENTREE - Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

The goal at tentree is to become the most environmentally progressive brand on the planet and to do so they plan to plant 1 billion trees by 2030. They also believe that a commitment to sustainability extends beyond planting trees. In fact, it is woven (pun intended) into everything they do. Every tentree item is made using a blend of sustainable fabrics. Whether it is organic cotton, recycled polyester, cork, or coconut; you can feel good about how your product is made, and what it is made with. Shop the tentree Collection.

    

 

TENSE WOODEN WATCHES - Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Ken P Lau founded Tense Wooden Watches in 1971. Each component is carefully built or selected and they use premium Rondo 6004D Swiss or Japanese Miyota watch movements. Each watch is made of 100% reclaimed wood sources and manufactured by hand in their Vancouver workshop. Shop the Tense Collection.

 

  

 

WEST WIND HARDWOOD - Sidney, British Columbia, Canada

West Wind Hardwood is a family run woodworking company that supports ecologically sound forestry practices. They use the bounty of natural resources their home on Vancouver Island supplies to create quality wooden goods. Their walnut and maple boards make life-long pieces for your kitchen and home. Look for West Wind Hardwood pieces in our Custom Engraving collection.
 
    

  

XS UNIFIED - Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

XS Unified Co-Founders Christine Breakell-Lee and Matt Kelly have a collective history in action sports of over 15 years. On dirt, pavement or snow, with two wheels or four, Christine and Matt are continually inspired by the creativity, strength and ethos that fuel these athletes and their disciplines. Drawing on Christine’s career as a fine artist and reinforced by Matt’s development background in the skateboard industry, XS Unified products are a labor of love and a true collaboration of style and performance.