Who we are

Support The Makers is essentially myself, Carmen, what started as a passionate push to shop small and encourage my family and 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 and Support The Makers was born, which is a platform that gives makers the opportunity to be highlighted in our advertising Features, Makers Markets, Website Directory Creative Workshop’s and 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.

I love collaborating with others to create wonderful events, and beautiful products.  I have worked with a few makers to create a range of Support the Makers products which are available to purchase from our online shop and also will be available at our Markets and Pop – Up Shops.  

I am thrilled to have a permanent shop 101 By Support The Makers which is going to be filled with all my favourite things from independent makers and coffee.  





How does it work

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

Makers Markets & Pop Up Shops – Markets & Pop Up Shops 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. 

The Perfect Gift For Under £15.00 – this is our FESTIVE addition to our Makers Directory for November and December.  We offer makers the opportunity to have a product under £15.00 highlighted to encourage #shopsmallthischristmas.  

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

Application forms are available on our UPCOMING Markets and Pop Up Tab.

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JOIN our Community

We have had the absolute pleasure of discovering the most incredible makers from across the UK with our our advertising opportunities, markets & pop up shops.  

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

Applications will open in January 2023 to join our Website Directory.  Check out our upcoming dates for application’s forms.