Repurpose for society
Enable openess and participation
How to offer social inclusion through meaningful jobs while tackling the issues of unsustainable textile?
Makers unite supports newcomers with access to the job market through the collaborative design and production of sustainable products, in the process shifting narratives around migration globally.
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
Value creation and delivery
The organisation produces and delivers high quality textile products and creative ideas that come from unique perspectives.