Welcome to Our Mall

Launched in 2020 under some pretty unique circumstances, the purpose of this platform is to support those who are able to support others…

THE MAKERS : When the chips are down and the bleep hits the fan, when the world goes weird and suddenly what was a global place becomes a localised community again, there is a realisation that our quality of life is directly influenced by supply of what is available locally. And that the value of skilled artisans should never be replaced by (often cheaper ) imports, for the price of this is forgotten knowledge and skill, rendering a society that can no longer help itself get up again should it ever fall down.

In the year of 2020 we did fall down, not only as a Nation, but as a Planet. We were hit by a crisis, a viral pandemic and a global shut down. We ran out of things that were luxuries, and we were sad. But we also ran out of things that were necessities, and the price of that can mean lives.

When Covid 19 hit South Africa the Maker Station and it’s community of makers put their skills and equipment to action, with a crowdfunding campaign in collaboration with the Children’s Red Cross Hospital via the BackaBuddy platform.

In the same moment many MAKERS, in places all over the country, lost their daily bread. The families that our enterprises supported lost their life lines, and some are still struggling to find hope…

There has been a radical change in how we, as makers, take our goods to market, and with social distancing looking to become a new norm within society there is a sudden need for ALL VENDORS to reach into the e-commerce space.

This is not always an easy leap for those who don’t have the means or skills to just “have an e-commerce”space. While a new worlds is unfolding without warning beneath our unprepared feet. Mall4Makers is a solution for that challenge, and once again serves as a bridge for those who should, but can’t becuase of circumstances, to cross over and in turn bring the same back to those following from where they have just come.

And in the true spirit of the MAKER MOVEMENT and in the footsteps of the MAKER STATION, we present you with the MALL4MAKERS… A digital support structure designed to empower those who are in turn able to empower others…

Woodstock is an eclectic urban town close the the CBD of the Mother City, Cape Town. It’s a place where upmarket trendy Design Houses are neighboured by Spaza Shops and Taxi Stops. And it’s the home of an Institution that supports the maker community around it, the brain child of the Holm Brothers and a support structure to more talent than can be quantified. The Maker Station…

It’s so inspiring one finds it hard not to make it the focus of this story… so instead there is link below if you would like to know more.

This sparked what we think we may call the MAKERS MOVEMENT. When we are ready will pop a button down there for that.