Current MakersWe are adding new local makers all year. Come back often.
What Our Makers are Saying…
Erin Eckler - EQWilbert
“Being at the Merc has given me the freedom to explore my brand, testing new products, styles, and packaging. I’ve learned so much about my customers and their needs which in turn has facilitated growth for me as an artist and entrepreneur. There is also a strong sense of community here which brings a wealth of knowledge, support, and expertise. I’m so proud of what everyone has built here and look forward to where this opportunity will take me and my business.”
Jamie Forsyth - Inspire Wanderlust
“I never believed that the products I made were good enough to be in a retail store. Brandon and Michelle however did and boy were they right! Being a vendor at the Merc has not only helped me pursue my passion of knitting and selling fair-trade items, but it has also helped me believe in myself and my abilities. Brandon and Michelle are incredibly supportive, generous, and absolutely wonderful to work with. The Merc has become like a second family in which we are all working together to achieve the same goals. The support from Brandon and Michelle as well as the other current local makers really makes it feel like a second home!! I can’t say enough about how wonderful it is to be a vendor there!!
Eve Leake - Macadamia Shop
“The Merc has made the dream of owning my little shop come true. I’ve always wanted to have my own space but could never afford rent and all the other expenses of my own brick and mortar. I’ve been learning a lot about the market, customer service and many other details that I didn’t even know I needed in a business. Also I love that I can spend a lot of time with other current local makers, what an awesome team of creative people we have here! Being a maker and small business owner can be very lonely sometimes, well not anymore, I catch myself very excited to go to The Mercantile every week so I can see everyone.”