What is Maritime Makers? 

Maritime Makers was founded when advocates of creative entrepreneurship and the captains of regional Etsy teams wanted to support makers across the four Atlantic provinces and grow the local maker movement. Our first project is uniting communities, Etsy sellers, and small business supporters to collaborate on Etsy: Made in Canada events. If you are an Etsy seller or curious about Etsy in NB, NL, NS, or PEI find your team below & connect directly with your leaders. For all other artisans, makers, organizations, small batch manufacturers and small businesses please sign up for our mailing list and follow us on Facebook, Twitter & Instagram to find out about programs like our shopping guide, first annual conference, and partnership opportunities or use the contact form to connect with us directly. 


Why Maritime Makers? 

We see a need for one main portal to connect the work of Maritime makers and maker culture in Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Newfoundland/Labrador, and Prince Edward Island. The internet has expanded many of our markets and blurred borders between countries and provinces leading to more opportunities for makers, home based businesses, and creative entrepreneurs. When you can work with people across the world it starts to only make sense to work with and support people in your own backyard. Maritime Makers is working to show the value in the Atlantic provinces creating an inclusive, diverse, and welcoming definition of regional cooperation, connecting business, organizations, and advocates on every level to strengthen and support our region and economic potential. 

Shop our Maritime Makers on Etsy

New Brunswick

Nova Scotia

Newfoundland & Labrador

Prince Edward Island

PEI Makers curated by Maritime Makers on Etsy

How to Get Involved

  • Independent makers, small businesses, companies & organizations from NB, NL, NS, & PEI: join us as community partners to present Etsy Made in Canada September 2016 and be featured on the Maritime Makers site. Learn more about Etsy Made in Canada.
  • Etsy Sellers: join your local Etsy team and take part in team activities by choosing your team from the list below. 
  • Want to support makers in your community?  Visit our blog to read profiles on makers, businesses, and retailers of goods produced in NB, NL, NS, and PEI. Find maker-led events in your area with our Events Calendar. Visit our Made in Canada page to find makers in your region selling on Etsy & shop online. 
  • Organizations, schools, communities & events: Have organizer Jessika or our team leaders speak and present to your community on handmade economies, the maker movement, and creative entrepreneurship. Learn more here. 

New Brunswick makers

Are you an Etsy seller in New Brunswick? You can become part of Maritime Makers in New Brunswick by joining the New Brunswick Etsy team

Newfoundland makers

Are you an Etsy seller in Newfoundland? You can become part of Maritime Makers in Newfoundland by joining the Maritime Makers St. John’s team

Nova Scotia makers

Are you an Etsy seller in Nova Scotia? You can become part of Maritime Makers in Nova Scotia by joining the Maritime Makers Halifax Etsy team

Prince Edward Island makers

Are you an Etsy seller in Prince Edward Island? You can become part of Maritime Makers in PEI by joining the Etsy Artisans of PEI team