The Maker's Collection
Share a story of hope this holiday season with your friends, family and loved ones.
A select group of Minnesota’s most sought after artisans sat down with the American Refugee Committee to seek inspiration for the design of a custom collection of hand-crafted gifts. Adding fresh meaning to locally made goods, The Maker’s Collection is an exclusive collection of gift-ready products that work to create real change worldwide.
Purchases made invest in local MN-made businesses, and in new global humanitarian solutions for those who need them most. How? We support local businesses by purchasing custom-designed goods in limited quantities at wholesale prices. We then sell these goods at their full retail value and invest 100% of the profit from purchases in our programs worldwide.
MEET THE MAKERS
SPRING FINN & CO
Using top grain American leathers, beautiful hand-stitching and a minimalist approach, Spring Finn & Co distills classic designs down to their essence – no frills and no pretention, just purposeful chic. You can find them in Minneapolis.
B.T. McElrath was founded in 1996 by Brian McElrath and produces handcrafted truffles, chocolate bars and other chocolate confections. They are based in Minneapolis.
DUNN BROTHERS COFFEE
Dunn Brothers counts 88 stores in 9 states. Started in 1987 with the idea that fresh roasted coffee tastes really good, local owner operators help Dunn Brothers forge a real connection to the communities they're in.
WIND & WILLOW HOME
Wind & Willow Home is a creative company focused on making classic, functional pieces a bit more modern. It is based in Minneapolis.
HACKWITH DESIGN HOUSE
Out of an innate desire to create, Hackwith Design House was founded in the Spring of 2010. They create handmade limited-edition garments for women out of their studio in Saint Paul, MN.
BEKA, Inc. is a specialty manufacturer, producing high quality wood products for over forty years in their family owned St. Paul, Minnesota workshop.
Printerette Press is a design and letterpress printing studio in Minneapolis. The simplicity and nostalgia of antique printing and designing by hand makes our world go 'round.
LEATHER WORKS MN
Leather Works MN is a family-run leather studio. Each item is made by hand using only the finest materials. Open since 1999, it is located in Lowertown, St. Paul.
Kiki Koyote is the jewelry of designer and maker Kris Singleton. Kris began her adventure in jewelry after her brush with death and her victory over cancer. All her work is made by hand in her home studio in the Twin Cities, often hammering along to the rhythm of her girls' footsteps. Her works seeks to capture the vastness of simplicity, to draw out the story and soul of the commonplace, and to awaken a commanding calm in the midst of life's uncertain, beautiful wildness.
Woodchuck is a USA-made brand that was started by Minnesota college students to: bring nature back to people, bring jobs back to America and bring quality back to products.