By working with companies like Kate Spade, Anthropologie and Marc Jacobs, the founder of For the Makers learned the ins and outs of finding the prettiest, highest-quality materials from every corner of the world. Braving tetanus on a regular basis, we’ll climb a mountain of chain or test a few dozen shades of green before settling on just the right shade. Crazy? Maybe, but the outcome is well-worth it.
For the Makers is made with lots of glue and sparkle in New York City, the perfect place for fashion and design inspiration. Every day, the team dreams up new and exciting DIY ideas to share with you, and loves nothing more than seeing the projects come to life your hands.
Founder & CEO
Janet has always been drawn to the beautiful things, from an early age you could find her making something out of nothing. She has an undying passion for handmade goods and the art of purposeful design. Her work has been featured on the pages of almost every major fashion publication. On any given day at For the Makers, you can find her driving conceptual design to nailing down the perfect ribbon color. She lives in Brooklyn, NY with her husband Collin and their new baby Davie...oh, and their loveable craft-destroying pup Podgie. Her first book, Make a Statement: 25 Handcrafted Jewelry and Accessory Projects, is out now!
CTO and mistress of glue
Rachel keeps the codes coming. She is building For the Makers using Ruby on Rails and Postgres. She has consulted for numerous high traffic, high volume startups while working with Pivotal Labs. Rachel is always trying to work a skull into the next collection.
Evie Shaffer creates the gorgeous illustrations behind each project. She blogs about DIY projects, art, and motherhood and moonlights as a graphic/web designer for the company she created with her husband: Create Etc. Evie created A Beautiful Idea in 2010 to give artists a chance to create what they love to help others.
“...expertly curated kits ideal for the budding do-it-yourselfers.”
“A great gift, a fun rainy-day project and maybe even your new hobby.”
“Craftsmen and craftswomen looking to expand their skills may find a friend in For the Makers.”