With a background in jewellery design and manufacturing, Katreenah Jewellery owner Katrina Petryshyn participated in countless markets and pop up events over the years and saw the need for something more. While living in South Africa, she came across a co-op store in Cape Town that sparked an ambition to own her own store; but not just any store!
With an undeniable passion for local and handmade goods, Katrina’s goal was to provide local businesses a place to display their product in a “market like” environment. She wanted the store to be somewhere you could shop great finds just like you would at a market, but also be a place for connecting and nurturing.
After moving back to Edmonton and enjoying a year off with her beautiful baby boy, Katrina’s passion and drive was at an all time high and in less than 2 months, The Makers Keep was born.
The Makers Keep is a strong community of business owners shaking things up and leading the way in the makers movement! At TMK, you will experience that well known marketplace vibe in a boutique setting. In addition to creating a welcoming, exciting and inclusive space for our customers, our goal is also to build relationships with local vendors to ensure we are putting forward the best handmade products. We make it easier for the consumer to buy local goods everyday, under one roof! It is a growing trend across Edmonton as people love to buy from local, small businesses, and to know who made their products. That is exactly what we are all about.
Now after three successful years and one more beautiful baby boy later, working momma Katrina runs multiple TMK locations with hundreds of amazing, quality vendors and counting! The Makers Keep is sure to be your favourite destination for all things local and handmade!