Maker Info

In case you don't already know, our vision (and passion!) is to enrich the local community by making handmade brands household names.

 

Who are we looking for?

Local makers and artisans who make cool stuff, care about quality and have awesome social media content.

 

What are we looking for?

Quality, unique, Canadian-handmade products.

 

How?

Through the application link below.

 

Requirements to be a Hub Maker:

  • Products must have a creative, handmade element to their process
  • ‘Canadian-made’ - final product must be finished/altered/completed and packaged in Canada.
  • Businesses must be in IG and/or FB
  • Personal FB to join our vendor group
  • Food vendors must work in a Dinesafe approved kitchen, hold a current Food Handlers permit and business insurance
  • Bath & Body vendors are required to have business insurance and industry compliant labeling
  • Teething vendors are required to have 2 million liability insurance, and use food grade silicone and products.

 

What Makers (just like you!) are saying! 

Shonagh Beth, Lavender Grace Heatbags - I love the Hub because it’s a community of makers who truly root for, and support one another. It’s like being part of a family whose members all bring different talents and passions to the table without competition or judgment. It feels like a safe space to learn and grow as an independent maker and I love being a part of it.

 

Jennifer Bertram, Hoot Loot -I have been sharing about the Hub since I was fortunate to be invited in to sell some products. What drew me to The Hub was the energy Cheryl puts out there for the love and passion she has for local. I had heard from another local maker speak highly of Cheryl’s passion, values and go get it attitude. I knew that I needed to be part of that community.

 

Jasmin Marshall, She’s Sew Chic - I feel that having a physical location, like The Maker's Hub, gives my customers a chance to see and hold the products in person. They can see the quality that my handmade products provide. The Maker's Hub has become the central place where customers and vendors can come together, collaborate and support each other.

 

Sylvaine Chang, Terrariums by Sylvaine - As a new maker business, it can be quite challenging to decide when is the right time to consider retail. After researching many local artisan shops, I did not find the right fit, but when The Maker’s Hub decided to open a storefront, I knew I had to jump in.  The store owner Cheryl takes the time to get to know your products and will accommodate the specific needs of your business to the best of her ability.  I am so glad I chose The Maker’s Hub boutique to showcase my business as the holiday season was a huge success.  I am looking forward to continuing growing my business with the help of The Maker’s Hub team.

 

Photography Standards and Tips

In an online marketplace photographs are literally your most important asset. It is for this reason our photography standards are set high, but this doesn’t mean you need to have professional product photography!

 

Here are a couple great articles for DIY photography:

blog.hubspot.com/marketing/product-photography-tips

https://www.bigcommerce.com/.../how-to-rock-product.../

https://www.shutterstock.com/.../photography-lighting…

 

If you're in, click below to apply!

 

APPLY HERE