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It all began in 2016, when a newcomer-lead initiative up-cycled 6,000 discarded life-vests into Re-Vest Life Ribbons, and took to the streets of Amsterdam on King's Day to spark conversation about the migrant crisis.

The movement has since grown into a globally recognised network of creative locals and newcomers, designing and co-creating a diversity of sustainable products. Production is lead by Makers Unite’s in-house tailor team of newcomers with refugee backgrounds.

Today, the international core team and growing network of creative newcomers work side-by-side to co-create meaningful product collections with international brands who recognise Makers Unite’s unique approach in using creativity as a means of empowerment.

Makers Unite shares a space with Denim City in De Hallen in Amsterdam. Here you can have a peek in their atelier and find their products and collections in the Denim city shop.

Pictures: Barbara Kieboom

Our brands

Ethically Made
Ethically or handmade by artisans
Ethically Made Local Social Economy
Planet friendly part of the collection is organic
Planet Friendly Natural materials using less water resources
Planet friendly no microplastics
Circular Upcycled post consumer clothing
Circular Business Model Packaging Take Back Service
Circular Business Model Repair or Take Back Service
Circular Upcycled Materials
Circular Easy to Recycle Materials
Slow Fashion Seasonless
Transparency 90%: textile suppliers and manufacturers are listed

Opening hours

Monday10:00 -18:00
Tuesday10:00 -18:00
Wednesday10:00 -18:00
Thursday10:00 -18:00
Friday10:00 -18:00
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