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About Us

About Us

We are here to tell the stories of people making products locally.

 

Our Mission

We exist for one very simple reason; to show the world that Vancouver (and Canada) is a place full of talented makers, artisans, craftspeople and entrepreneurs making a diverse range of amazing products.

We believe in buying local and that buying local has never been more important. It means supporting the local economy and more good local jobs and in these increasingly troubled times our mission has only gotten more clear.

Why Made In YVR + Make It Show Just Makes Sense

Make It Show has been hosting some of Canada’s largest and best craft fairs since 2008, and are about as perfect a partner as we could ever have hoped for. Their commitment to supporting their “Makies” and their long history in the community gives us a historic opportunity to combine their deep knowledge of the local market and of local makers, with our e-commerce experience to create even more opportunities for all of us to shop local and support those making products in our communities. 

Made In YVR was founded by two longtime friends with a passion for shopping locally. One a seasoned ecommerce developer, the other a seasoned online marketer,  Made In YVR was borne out of a heartfelt desire to promote local entrepreneurs and is our homage to the city we love and call home. 

Our goal is to build the world’s largest marketplace featuring products made exclusively in Canada. 

It’s been a wild ride so far, but we’re committed to our mission and to our goals, and hope that you’ll join us for the journey.

Make It Show was founded in 2008 by Vancouver based sibling duo Chandler Herbut and Jenna Herbut, and has been hosting some of Canada’s largest and best craft fairs ever since. Their commitment to supporting their “Makies” and their long history in the community has led to Make It Show becoming one of the most respected names in the maker community across Western Canada.

Make It Show’s tireless efforts in supporting those making products in their communities has led to thousands of entrepreneurs being given a platform to help build successful, sustainable businesses. 

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