After a year of development, testing, fiddling, and designing, on Feb. 1 we took the wraps off Makers Market (makersmarket.com), a curated marketplace of wonderful science, tech, and artistic creations made and sold directly by some of our favorite makers from around the world.
A collaboration between MAKE and Boing Boing, Makers Market brings together our favorite entrepreneurial makers and artists selling products and services directly to DIY enthusiasts — people with a thirst for life-enriching exploration through hands-on science and tech projects, risk-taking, art, sustainability, self-reliance, and hands-on learning. And true to our character, we’ll toss in a pinch of mischief-making for good measure.
Most of the sellers you’ll discover in Makers Market are makers we’ve come to know through the course of our work producing MAKE magazine, boingboing.net, makezine.com, craftzine.com, Maker Faire, and Make: television.
Each maker was selected by the MAKE or Boing Boing crew and personally invited to open a storefront in the market. The products you’ll find here were made by, rebuilt by, or substantially produced by the maker selling them. We call this Maker Made.
And each participating maker has his or her own Makers Market storefront, where they showcase their work and sell their products, write blogs, post pictures and videos, and communicate with their customers and the do-it-yourself (DIY) community at large.
MAKE provides the web service, the tools, and the community. Sellers are responsible for doing their own product fulfillment and for bringing their unique character, energy, and DIY spirit to the marketplace.
I invite you to stop by makersmarket.com and check it out. If you’re an indie maker with a product or service you think you’d like to sell in Makers Market, visit the Seller FAQs. Nominating yourself as a seller is easy and takes just a few minutes. We’ll review your information and get back to you in a day or two.
For general inquires, feedback about the site, or just to get in touch with one of us about Makers Market, drop us a note at firstname.lastname@example.org.
On behalf of MAKE, Boing Boing, and the entire crew, thank you for your patience while we’ve been developing the site. We look forward to seeing you in the Makers Market.