Did you know that Amsterdam-West is a place with lots of creative, local makers? From local ateliers where collections for established brands are produced to creative workshop spaces where you can work together with local makers. At COSH! we list the coolest local makers from Amsterdam-West for you!
The Maker Store
The Maker Store, located in De Hallen in Amsterdam-West, is the place to discover creative, local makers. Here you'll find unique and authentic products from emerging local makers from Amsterdam and the surrounding area. From local clothing brands to postcards with unique designs and sustainable accessories: you'll find it at The Maker Store!
Can't get enough of local, handmade products? Once a month, The Maker Store organizes The Maker Market in the passageway of De Hallen Amsterdam (opposite the store). This cozy market is bursting with creativity and you have the chance to meet the makers themselves!
In the atelier of Monsak, located on the edge of the Rembrandtpark in Amsterdam-West, stylish and functional bags with a minimalist design are made. The bags are made by owner Margriet from saved leather: this is leather that is rejected by very strict rules at major fashion houses.
At Monsak you can have your own dream bag made by Margriet, or you can get started yourself during a workshop. Have a fantastic day during the workshop and walk out at the end of the day with a self made leather bag!
Want to print clothes locally and sustainably in Amsterdam? Then drop by at the ecological screen print studio Twee Jongens in Amsterdam-West. The screenprinting company is run by two creative guys from Amsterdam who love to think along with you on special print work. They distinguish themselves in sustainability from other screen printers by using water-based ink (as few chemicals and plastics as possible) and they screen print exclusively on eco-friendly brands and vintage clothing.Discover Twee Jongens
At Atalyé they make innovative made-to-measure clothing through 3D body scanning. Both the scans and the making of the clothes are done in the atelier in De Hallen Amsterdam, located in Amsterdam-West. They don’t work with fixed size series, but the 3D body scan ensures that the garment can be made exactly to your size. The scan only takes a few minutes and then you can choose from a number of designs that you can customize yourself. Local and innovative!
Are you a true denim lover? Then go visit jeans mecca Denim City, located in De Hallen Amsterdam. Denim City is a store with a wide range of sustainable jeans brands and also a repair center and workshop space. In the back of the store you'll find a atelier with lots of denim sewing machines where you can learn to make your own jeans or have them repaired/mended after booking a workshop.Discover Denim City
Looking for a creative place where you can (learn to) make your own clothes? Then De Steek in Amsterdam-West is the place for you! De Steek is a cozy sewing café and store founded by designer Natalie de Koning. Here you can attend sewing classes, workshops and courses, or you can get started on your own by renting a space and making use of all the machines and materials in the workshop. A real creative environment where you will be instantly inspired!Discover De Steek
Would you like to know who the makers are of your new garment? At New Optimist, located at Bilderdijkstraat in Amsterdam-West, they put the makers in the spotlight. When you visit the store you can see with your own eyes how the clothes are made, because the atelier is located in the middle of the store. A visit to the New Optimist store is therefore really worthwhile!Discover New Optimist
Would you like to learn to dye textiles with natural and ecological dyes? Then follow a workshop at Roua Atelier in Amsterdam-West! Roua is an expert in her work and loves to experiment with new dyeing techniques. During the workshop you will learn how to dye with the Japanese dye technique Shibori and use natural dyes such as indigo, rosemary, teas, flowers and food waste such as avocado seeds and peels. In addition, Roua also creates collections with natural dyes for established brands!
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