How it works
You make it. We make it easier. For the Makers’ kits combine fun and easy DIY tutorials with chic materials you can’t find anywhere else. You’ll find all the runway trends behind each project along with tips and tricks to personalize both your home and your outfit.
We believe DIY should be fun and easy. It shouldn’t involve trips to tons of stores and blogs to gather everything you need. We started For the Makers because we know how hard it is to find the good stuff out there. It’s one part magazine, one part coolest craft store ever. We search high and low for materials you can’t find anywhere else and when we can’t find it we have it made.
We believe in making what you want to own. Maybe the only thing you’ve ever made is a peanut butter sandwich. Maybe you’ve been making your own sparkly things for years. We believe in making things you’ll love and wear now and for seasons to come. With the right materials and a little DIY know-how we’ll turn that “I could totally make it” into “Oh this? I made it.”
We believe that we tell the world who we are through the things we create, discover and share. For the Makers is all about sharing our favorite tips, tricks and techniques. We share everything we’ve learned from years designing for some of your favorite brands and some of the coolest girls around are sharing what they’re making too. We inspire and are inspired by makers everywhere.
Who We Are
By working with companies like Kate Spade, Anthropologie and Marc Jacobs founders Katie Covington and Janet Crowther learned the ins and outs of finding the prettiest materials from every corner of the world. As the constant go-tos for friends looking for the perfect bead, ribbon or fabric and champions of small suppliers, they realized they had to share these pretty things. Braving tetanus on a regular basis, they’ll climb a mountain of chain to find just the right one and test a few dozen shades of green before settling on just the right shade. Crazy? Maybe.
KATIE COVINGTON / co-founder She’s traveled throughout Asia scouting factories and sourcing materials and still loves to nerd out discovering unique materials. On a typical day Katie can be found developing relationships with suppliers and working with the team on the For the Makers website. She’s been known to make an epic mess.
JANET CROWTHER / co-founder Under the guidance of her mother, Janet was DIYing before she could walk. Her jewelry design work has been on the pages of almost every major fashion publication. On any given day at For the Makers you can find her doing anything from driving conceptual design and vision to photographing tutorials. Her pup Podgie is a craft-snacking ninja.
RACHEL HEATON / CTO and mistress of glue Rachel keeps the codes coming. She has consulted for numerous startups while working with Pivotal Labs. Since joining For the Makers Rachel is always trying to work a skull into the next box.
EVIE SCHAFER / illustrator Evie Schafer 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.