Love Local | Discovering the Artistry of North Vancouver | Spotlight on “makers”

by | Nov 25, 2023 | Love Local

Discovering the Artistry of North Vancouver Spotlight on makers

In the heart of North Vancouver lies a treasure trove of local artistry, a testament to the talent and passion of our community’s artisans.  

It’s a place I’ve come to adore, and I’m thrilled to share it with you in this edition of our “Love Local” spotlight series: introducing “makers.” 

Why Shopping Local Matters 

But first, let me share a bit about why championing local businesses is so close to my heart.  

When you shop local, it’s not just a transaction – it’s an investment in our community.

Local establishments like “makers” fuel our local economy and support our community members. 

This, in turn, benefits public services we often take for granted, from schools and parks to vital infrastructure.

By choosing to shop local, we indirectly bolster these amenities that enhance the quality of life in North Vancouver. 

Makers Gastown

Why “makers” Captures the Essence of North Vancouver 

Located just a click away at, “makers” isn’t just another store – it’s a curated collection of local artisan products. Each item on its shelves tells a story, representing our neighbours’ hard work and creativity. The store is a vibrant showcase of uniqueness, making it an absolute joy to shop. 

What sets “makers” apart? Its unwavering commitment to supporting local talent. Every product, from the intricate jewelry pieces to the delightful, scented candles, is sourced locally.  

So, every purchase you make gets you a quality product while also supporting a local artisan. It’s a win-win! 

makers shop
Makers shop

My Personal Affection for “makers” 

Having visited “makers” multiple times, I’ve come to appreciate the distinctiveness of their offerings.

Whether it’s the delightful chocolates, exquisite cards or the memorable prints, there’s always something new and fascinating to discover.  

The artisanal quality is palpable in each product. If, like me, you’ve enjoyed the vibrant atmosphere of the farmers markets and admired the artisans there, you’ll be pleased to find many familiar names at “makers.” 

However, my most fond memories of “makers” aren’t just about the products.

It’s the people, especially Yuki, a local artisan and the store’s manager.

Her warmth, knowledge and genuine kindness add to the store’s charm, making every visit a delightful experience. 

Makers owner

Local Artisan – Yuki

First-Timers, Here’s What to Expect 

For those who haven’t yet had the pleasure of visiting “makers,” here’s my advice: clear out a good chunk of your day. Trust me; time seems to fly once you step into the store. Every corner has something captivating, and you’ll often find yourself engrossed in the stories behind each product. 

To potential first-timers, I’d say, prepare to be enchanted. The store stands as a testament to the richness of North Vancouver’s artisan community. Whether you’re looking for a special gift or a treat for yourself (or, if you’re like me, a bit of both), “makers” has got you covered. 

Make Your Own  

Have you ever considered transforming your artistic hobby into something more?

If you’re an artisan with a passion for crafting unique pieces, there’s an exciting opportunity waiting for you.  

By becoming a maker, you can have your work showcased in a vibrant local store dedicated to promoting the best of local talent.  

Whether your speciality is in crafting jewelry, designing prints or any other form of artistry, this is your chance to reach a broader audience and be part of a supportive community of artisans.  

Ready to share your creativity with the world?

Discover how you can join the ranks and have your work featured in-store by visiting 

Parting Thoughts 

In our fast-paced world, it’s easy to opt for convenience over quality. But places like “makers” remind us of the joy of discovery, the thrill of finding something truly unique and the satisfaction of supporting our local community. 

If you’re ever in North Vancouver, I urge you to visit “makers.” Immerse yourself in the local artistry, chat with the friendly staff (and give my regards to Yuki!) and perhaps pick up a treasure or two. 

In celebrating local businesses like “makers,” we do more than just shop. We build community, foster connections and nurture the very essence of North Vancouver. 

So, the next time you think of shopping, consider taking a moment to explore the wonders of our local artisans at “makers.” You won’t regret it! 

As always, let’s continue our journey of supporting local gems, ensuring the heartbeat of our North Vancouver community remains strong and vibrant.

See you at “makers”! 


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Jennifer Abbott

Jennifer Abbott brings over 25 years of experience in business. She has worked in multiple industries, including insurance brokerage, aviation, and health. Her career journey enabled her to acquire impeccable skills to help people find solutions in any situation. Jennifer is well travelled. She has lived and worked in Dubai for award-winning Emirates Airline. Jennifer has enjoyed working in a multicultural environment. Her offshore work empowered her to learn about various cultures from over 100 different nationalities. Upon her return home, Jennifer pursued her studies as a Hearing Aid Practitioner. While working in a hearing clinic, she became aware of some people’s challenges getting to their appointment. She realized that those people were not getting the proper hearing aid help they needed, which compromised their hearing. People’s struggles inspired her to establish the first unique 100% mobile hearing clinic in the lower mainland. As the founder of Hear at Home Mobile Hearing Clinic, Jennifer’s mission is to improve her client’s quality of life at any age. She has in-depth experience with hearing testing fitting, recommending hearing aids and working with older populations suffering from cognitive decline and Dementia.

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    Our Pinky Promise to You

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