Support the Makers
Passionately championing makers, creatives & independents
Who we are...
Support The Makers was born from owner Carmen’s love of of colour, textiles and accessories all handmade by local makers in her native county of South Africa. Moving to Edinburgh I wanted to fill my home with colour and things that I loved and this started my journey into discovering local makers.
I hosted my first market in Portobello in 2018 and it was this first market that pushed me to create a platform to give local makers the chance to have their work shared to a wider audience.
Over the past 5 years I have been able to work with a huge amount of handmade makers, creatives and independents to host markets, collaborate on exciting projects, attend festivals and work with venues to host markers markets, makers meets and creative workshops.
I will always look for new opportunities to give my makers and am very proud to have grown my love of handmade to where it is today.
I am very excited to be managing the makers markets and retail space within Leith Makers, and supporting the start of new creative community in this beautiful space.