We are MAKERS MARKET, a place for handcrafted home goods with a focus on textiles.
We are makers, but more importantly we are longtime friends who met in NYC, live in Brooklyn and hail from Scotland. Having spent years working together for an iconic fashion brand, we share a deep knowledge of the industry. Wanting the chance to create something for ourselves, we sought a platform to develop and celebrate our shared unique design sensibilities, passion for home goods, and textiles.
Thus MAKERS MARKET was born.
Our goal is to create products that are modern, functional, pleasing to the eye, and thoughtful in every aspect of their fabrication. Using environmentally friendly materials and producing our goods locally are important values for us. In a seemingly endless market of seasonably disposable accessories we wanted a place to go for functional home goods, that could be produced locally with responsible and craft driven methods in mind.
Our website serves as a showcase for our products and in time those of other like-minded Makers. We believe in the power of community, hence our name, and through collaborating with homegrown suppliers and vendors we seek to encourage a ground-based network of design, creativity, trade and fabrication.
For now, we launch with one product; The Cosy - used in every Scottish household to keep the contents of the teapot warm, a job it’s been doing since 19th century Britain.
We’ve updated the cosy to make it a staple in 21st century American households. Inspired by the Heath Ceramic teapot, Chemex® pour over coffee maker, and the Bodum® French Press, we want to re-create the cosy with our modern aesthetic.
Our prints are designed in Brooklyn and screen-printed by us upstate and at times here in Brooklyn. We have both spent years developing print driven collections, Olga is a designer with a particular love for denim and Angela is a textile designer so prints are part of our DNA.
Eventually we will have a full collection of Handcrafted Home Goods, but in the meantime we are designing one room at a time - Kitchen first.
We hope you enjoy, come back to shop our website and help spread the word…....
Olga Joan + Angela Martin