Support the Makers

Passionately championing small independent makers from across the United Kingdom

How does it work

We have ONE application form that is for our membership, we have decided this year to not close membership as we feel that some makers miss out on opportunities and we want to ensure that we offer makers the chance to be included the whole year through.  

One application form covers all our events, features, markets, pop up’s and rental in our shop 101 on Easter Road.  

Makers who are part of the community will have access to a Makers Portal which is updated weekly with any relevant news and updates. 

We share lots on our socials about membership and we are proud to be working with such a fabulous group of makers this year.  

101 By Support The Makers

What we do

We offer makers the opportunity to be highlighted in features, markets, pop up’s, creative workshops and shop rental at 101. .


We curate the best makers across the UK to give you customer access to the best hand made products.


We organise markets, pop up shops, workshops, and much more for makers to showcase their products and customers to get the best makers experience around.


We help makers get the recognition they deserve by promoting products to our userbase.

A word from our makers

Doing markets with Support The Makers has been such a great experience. I feel super lucky to be surrounded by such a lovely and supportive community of makers and Carmen puts so much hard work into making sure we are all seen! I can't wait to continue doing markets in the future!
Lyndsey Currie
Support the Makers is full of heart and passion for the hand-crafted, locally made, independent businesses. At the core of STM is a desire to promote makers like me, and give us a strong platform from which to go from strength to strength. The physical markets are busy events, well organised, promoted and diverse. It’s all down to a single person who drives this community with enthusiasm, love and commitment. Carmen is always on fire and I love her excitement for makers like me.
Kiki - End of Terrace Trading
Being involved with Support the Makers Markets and Support the Makers has given me a feeling of community. I’ve met so many lovely people through them and it’s given me a network of creative people that I didn’t have before.
Caroline Convey
I have been lucky enough to to be part of the support the makers across three platforms •Instagram takeover •online makers market • physical markers marker And now with the website it means makers have even more coverage. It’s so exciting to have the new website because now everything is in one place, you can find out more about the makers and where to purchase their crafts and what ‘Support the Makers’ is all about. Being part of this makers community is so encouraging, inspiring and also fulfils my shopping habit! Carmen is amazing and is responsible for it all. She is so supportive, believes in all the makers and does endless amounts of work.
Jenny - Wren by Jenny
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