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Makers Unite

https://makersunite.eu/
Manufacturing: Tailoring & Bespoke
Design: Design - Clothing
Design: Design - Accessories
Education: Creative Space

Organization's description

Makers Unite is a textile based creative agency with a big social mission. Everything we do takes a collaborative design process aiming to tell a story and take a step forward to shift the global narrative about migration. Our mission: Supporting newcomers with access to the job market through the collaborative design and production of sustainable products, in the process shifting narratives around migration globally. At the Makers Unite Amsterdam studio, we design and produce sustainable products with a story to raise awareness about migration. Our products are co-created by creative professionals from over 12 different countries. We started with products made from life vest material that was reclaimed from the beaches of Greece to create awareness of the ongoing refugee crisis. Since then, we have come a long way. Raising awareness about migration and becoming a creative studio that attracts international (fashion & lifestyle) brands to collaborate with us in both co-creation, production, and developing supporting campaigns.

Makers Unite employees

  • Maartje Janse
    Maartje Janse
    Coordinator Creative Lab & designer

    7+ years of experience in fashion design and product development, textile & material knowledge experience at various fashion brands. Extended knowledge of circularity, sustainability and CSR. Range of experiences in the field of sustainable fashion at MVO Nederland, two circular fashion start-ups and Makers Unite. Multidisciplinary, organised, disciplined, proactive, result driven, analytical team player who is able to combine practical and theoretical knowledge with creative problem solving, interpersonal & intercultural abilities.