About Us

What is Make or Made?

Make or Made is a shop run by makers, for makers, those interested in making, and those who love all things handmade! Our mission is to provide a haven for creators, where they can find quality supplies, packaging & shipping materials, and access to equipment for their small businesses, while also showcasing to RVA all the handmade goods and treasures handmade businesses have to offer.

As small business owners ourselves, we recognize the financial constraints that small businesses often face and the difficulty of finding just what we need locally when in a pinch. Investing in equipment or purchasing materials in bulk can be challenging due to high minimum order quantities or exorbitant shipping costs, and that's where we are here to help. We are dedicated to empowering your creativity and simplifying your sourcing process by offering as much as we can for your business locally without high MOQs, and a workspace with equipment for rent so you don't have to hold back on making while saving for your business's next investment.

We hope to be more than a shop, but a community as well. We believe in fostering a supportive and collaborative environment where makers and those interested in making can connect, share their experiences, and inspire one another, and offer a place where we can celebrate the beauty of handmade goods.

We will have supplies for makers who work with jewelry, polymer clay, ceramics, macrame, laser cutters, sublimation, vinyl and more, plus a maker space with several laser cutting machines, vinyl cutters, heat presses, and jewelry making tools for classes or for those needing to rent use of this equipment for their own business. With your support, we hope to be able to grow and expand our offerings.

Much of Make or Made will also be dedicated to offering packaging and shipping supplies for those who own small businesses and online stores so that their items not only look cute and presentable, but can be shipped protected and in eco-friendly materials.