We believe in a region with a sustainable economy, where the manufacturing industry is visible. Where people consciously choose home-grown products that are made with attention to sustainability, creativity and craftsmanship. A region in which consumers and companies buy locally and visitors also choose to do so. This way, money circulates regionally and the local economy strengthens.
We want to contribute to this by drawing attention to local, sustainable companies and their makers. We give them exposure in various ways: we tell their stories, show their products on our website and arrange visibility in the media via our partners. We also carry the Amsterdam Made & Locally Made quality marks; quality labels for local and sustainable products, so that they are easier to find and recognize
For us, local means that a maker is located and produces within the Netherlands. Sustainable for us means that the products are made with the least possible burden on people, the environment and the planet and, if possible, with locally sourced ingredients and materials.
Our website is an online showcase for local and sustainable products. On the site you will find over 500 products that our affiliated makers have made. From jewelry to food products and clothing to accessories. We show the products, but you cannot buy it at our website. You buy it directly from the maker.This way, the maker retains the margin and makes the most profit.
Within our product overview and maker overview you can make a selection based on city and/or product category. Do you see a product that interests you? Once you click on it, you will be redirected to the maker’s own website and you can purchase the product there.
Our goal is to showcase all products that are made locally and sustainably within The Netherlands. That is why you will find a wide variety of products. You will find many food products, but also clothing, skincare products, jewelry, accessories and design. From bicycles to beers and soaps to glasses, you name it and we’ve got it!
Do you know local maker that produces a sustainable product and would be the perfect match for our website? Tell them about us!
The Amsterdam Made & Locally Made quality marks are quality labels for locally produced and sustainable products. Products that carry the quality mark are produced within the Netherlands and are made with locally sourced ingredients and materials as much as possible.
All products that can be found on our website carry on of the quality marks. This helps you as a consumer to be sure that the products shown are truly locally produced and sustainable.
Are you a local maker and do you want to receive the quality mark, get exposure on our website and our social media channels and use our network? Apply here.
All companies that want to become part of Amsterdam Made & Locally made are examined by our professional jury. The jury members – ranging from a beerologist and liquorist to design and fashion experts – determine based on the maker’s registration whether the products meet our core values of sustainability, creativity and craftsmanship. Read more about our jury.
You can follow Made & Locally Made via our website and social media channels: Instagram, LinkedIn en Facebook. You can also register for our newsletter via our footer.
We send a newsletter to consumers once every three weeks. Our newsletter is a beautiful inspirational email with a different theme each time and a selection of sustainable products that you can find on our website. In addition, we highlight two local makers in every newsletter. Once every quarter we send a more extensive newsletter, in which we also post news about Amsterdam Made & Locally Made. You can sign up for our newsletter via our footer.
You can become part and take advantage of all the benefits if…
… you/your company make(s) a physical product;
… your company is located in the Netherlands;
… your company produces within the Netherlands;
… your company uses as local ingredients/materials as possible;
… your product is made with attention to sustainability, creativity and craftsmanship;
… at least 1 FTE is spent on your company (this may be divided among several people)
You can apply via our registration form. After registration our jury will check whether your product and the way it is made fits within our core values.
Do you need help with registering, would you like more information or would you like to contact us personally first? We are happy to email/call you. Send an email (with your phone number if necessary) to firstname.lastname@example.org.
If your company meets the conditions stated in the FAQ ‘Who can become part of Amsterdam Made/Locally Made?’ you will receive the quality mark. After registration, our jury will check whether your product and the way it is made fits within our core values. When the jury has approved the registration, you will receive confirmation from us that you will be part of Amsterdam Made/Locally Made and you will immediately receive information about the quality mark and how you can use it.
We want to be sure that the companies that join Amsterdam Made/Locally Made really fit within our core values. This way, consumers can trust the quality marks and know for sure that the products shown on our website are truly locally produced and sustainable. The jury members – ranging from a beerologist and liquorist to design and fashion experts – test our core values of sustainability, creativity and craftsmanship.
Our seven jury members are: Annelies Soede (Municipality of Amsterdam), Frederike Top (designer of Amsterdam Made), Nathan Wiersma (board member of Amsterdam Made), Peter van der Arend (beerologist), Mrs. Hamersma (food expert), Tess Posthumus (hospitality expert), Roosmarie Ruigrok (sustainable fashion expert). Background information about the jury members can be found on this page.
Our Advisory Board consists of Sarriel Taus, Marlies Touw and Oscar Kneppers. Background information about our Advisory Board can be found in this blog (in Dutch).
Our partners are companies that share the same vision or offer a service that is interesting for makers and/or the manufacturing industry. We increase our reach and make more impact by forming a unit with these partners. We have set up a reliable network of partners that you as a maker can work with. Think of a sustainable printing company, a trademark lawyer, a coach especially for makers and a sustainable sewing workspace. We have good and active relationships with all these parties. With some partners you can even get a discount on the services they offer through us.