THE MADE BY PROJECT

Artisans, makers and crafts-people belong to a 21st-century movement that is creating economic change. They make up a growing share of people working in non-traditional areas who are skilled problem-solvers and adopters often leveraging new technology to advance their craft. As micro-entrepreneurs, they represent an opportunity to reinvigorate the Memphis economy in a new direction. As artisans, they enrich our cultural identity across the city.

Made By is an initiative to grow maker businesses and build community around them as part of a larger effort to support creative entrepreneurs in Memphis & Shelby County.

HOLIDAY SHIPPING HUB PILOT. Are you already stressing out about the impending holiday season? Are you waking up in the middle of the night in a cold sweat, wondering how all your shipments will reach their final destination? Or perhaps you're already having nightmares about product broken in transit...? We're only teasing—it's not time for a full-scale freak out yet! In fact, have we got something for you!

A Pack 'n' Ship Hub pilot is in the works for the 2017 Holiday Season—it will be a game-changer for those who dabble heavily in e-commerce! Made By and the entrepreneurs want to hear from YOU about e-commerce, shipping and fulfillment needs.

Please fill out this questionnaire. Feel free to reach out to madebyproject@gmail.com with any questions or concerns.

We believe that makers are vital to our city's identity and must be respected, cultivated, and celebrated.

Small batch, product-based entrepreneurs are competitive in cities such as Brooklyn, Portland and San Francisco and seemingly less so here in Memphis. Made By is a pioneering effort to understand the motivations and challenges of makers, artisans and micro-manufacturers in Memphis and Shelby County.