Who we are

Support The Makers is myself Carmen, what started as a passionate push to shop small & encourage my family & friends to do the same led to Portobello Christmas Fair, which was named after where I stay in Edinburgh right by the seaside.

In 2020 our markets moved online & I created Support The Makers which is a platform that gives makers the opportunity to be highlighted in our advertising Features, Makers Markets, Website Directory Creative Workshop’s & Pop Up Shop’s.

I am absolutely passionate about championing makers, and I wanted to create a much wider platform for makers to have the opportunity to share their beautiful handmade products

How does it work

We offer makers the opportunity to be highlighted in features, markets, website directory, creative workshops & pop up shops. 

Features – we have a range of features that we offer to Makers from across the UK on our social media platforms.  

Monday Makers Mention  – we highlight Makers in a grid post.  

Takeover Thursday – we give Maker’s the opportunity to takeover our Instagram account for the day to showcase their business in grid posts, stories & reels to our followers.  

Makers Markets – Live Markets in Edinburgh with a brilliant selection of local makers at venues in Edinburgh.

Creative Workshops – we offer makers who facilitate workshops the opportunity to attend a Creative workshop organised by us.

Makers Directory – Makers have the opportunity to be highlighted in our website directory, with one maker having the opportunity to be highlighted as our Guest Blog for the month. 

Pop Up Shops  – we launch our Pop Up at St James Quarter which will be showcasing an incredible selection of products from makers from all across the UK.

All our makers are handpicked to ensure that we offer an wide selection of beautifully handmade high end products

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JOIN our Community

We have had the absolute pleasure of discovering the most incredible makers from across the UK & have supported over 1200 makers with our advertising opportunities & markets.

We welcome makers from across the UK to apply for our features, markets & website makers directory.

Applications will open in January 2023.