Those that know us know how locally-focused we are. All our merchandise is sourced only from the creative and hard-working makers, craftsman and artisans in the San Diego and Tijuana region. That might make us sound a bit provincial, or even anti big-business. There's some big guys out there though that have impressed and inspired us.
Etsy is our digitally-based kindred spirit, and we're huge fans of theirs. Countless customers have walked into Make Good and remarked that we're the brick-and-mortar equivalent of Etsy, a compliment we cherish. And American Express OPEN, with their Shop Small program that champions small businesses, has made a huge impact in raising awareness of the importance of supporting shops like Make Good.
So it was an incredible honor that we were recently selected for a store makeover by American Express OPEN and Etsy. Rue Magazine was selected to provide some re-design consultation, and we shut down last week to remake Make Good.
We've now re-opened the shop and are preparing for a big celebration. On Saturday, February 7th from 3-9pm, we'll host a Meet Your Maker event at Make Good, called Remade. In addition to a dozen Make Good artisans being present and selling their handcrafted goods, we'll have amazing food by Tacos la Mezcla, coffee by Coffee & Tea Collective, an Amigo photo booth, music by DJ Ala and a live performance by Erika Davies. The first 25 attendees will receive some truly cool swag by Make Good artisans, and we'll feature a few raffles during the event for a chance to win some other great handcrafted merch from Make Good.
And most importantly, a few stellar makers from Make Good will be present selling their handcrafted goodness:
· Alpaca India
· Cali Sunshine Soapery
· Cheshire Salvage
· Grey Theory Mill
· Harken Press
· Juanita Banuelos
· McAdams Co
· Pippi Lane
· Urban Industrial Craft
· Val's Art Studio
Make sure and sign up for the event here.
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