Celebrate the hand and the handmade

HandMade's mission is to grow economies through craft and creative placemaking.

HandMade's vision: HandMade in America envisions Western North Carolina (WNC) with a global reputation for high quality of life, extensive cultural offerings, and thriving, creative community industries, and where craft, heritage, and culture are seen as key investments: an engine for personal, community, and economic growth.

Our program work combines our passions (handmade craft and asset-based rural creative placemaking) into two main focus areas:

Training local craft entrepreneurs to develop the skills they need to be innovative small business owners, and
Helping rural communities in our region spark economic renewal through asset-based creative... (more)


Take your concept drawings and reference materials to these factories. They will assist in refining your concept and thinking through the components involved in the Making Process.


Material suppliers will provide you with the raw materials and components of your end product.


Tooling factories produce custom tools that accelerate the production time of the end product.


These factories will mass produce your designs.