Amsterdam Made

The mission of the Amsterdam Made community platform is to increase local manufacturing in the Amsterdam metropolitan area, thus improving sustainability and boosting to the local economy.

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Bas Beekman &
Marit Timmerman

The Amsterdam Made community was established to support makers who create a physical product and whose business was either founded or expanded within the metropolitan area of Amsterdam. Currently, our members include hundreds of professional entrepreneurs and companies, from traditional craftsmen to modern entrepreneurs using the newest production techniques and from start-ups to established brands. The foundation follows in the footsteps of SF Made, an initiative that quickly ensured the structural growth of the local makers’ economy.

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The ambitions and ideas that motivate Amsterdam Made are endless. First, by maintaining a welcoming website and utilising social and traditional media, the foundation aims to increases exposure for its members. Amsterdam Made has also created a database of locally made goods, a helpful tool for retailers and consumers who want to buy ethical and sustainable products. These products are offered through various sales channels, such as a web shop and concept stores. Furthermore, we award deserving members the Amsterdam Made Certificate, developed in collaboration with Amsterdam City Council. The certificate guarantees excellent quality and local, sustainable production.

The Mission
Local production is an important focal point of our foundation; not only does it stimulate employment in the region but it goes hand in hand with sustainability. By conducting a large study Amsterdam Made aims to map which local production facilities are missing in the region. The results will form the basis of the development of these local facilities, in cooperation with the council and the business sector.

 

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