Monday, February 18, 2013
Maker's Row Keeps Manufacturing in America
Founded in 2012, Maker's Row is an online platform that aims to make factory sourcing easy for designers, small business owners, and large corporations. The website gathers America's best factories in one place, providing easy access to industry-specific manufacturers and suppliers across the nation. The domestic sourcing platform is the brainchild of Matthew Burnett and Tanya Menendez. Maker's Row currently lists factories that specialize in producing apparel and accessories, with more industry categories coming in the future.
As a designer or organization, you can search for a factory based on how far you are in your project, whether you're in the ideation, pattern-making, materials, sample-making, tooling, or production stage. You can also narrow your search by product category and location. Maker's Row will then show you all the factories that match your criteria, and you can check out their profiles (complete with video) and contact potential manufacturers or save their profile for later.