Selling your wares at Handiwork

Showcasing Maine makers in our market is a huge source of joy and delight for us, and we're honored to provide this space for you. 

Our current rotation features more than 50 makers ranging in age from 10 to 89. Nearly all of them live in greater Portland but we have a couple friends farther afield who trek in from other parts of the state to deliver new goods from time to time.

You don't have to be a full-time professional artist producing vast quantities in order to be part of our collection. If your creative work is a longtime hobby or a weekend pursuit, we want to hear from you, too.

What's in it for you? We run a retail shopfront so you don't have to. We work tirelessly to provide an inviting and welcoming retail experience for all. We employ a crew of friendly people who can speak knowledgeably about your work with genuine appreciation.Plus, we pay the rent, utilities, payroll, taxes, and all of the credit card processing fees. If you've ever wished you had more time and energy for exhibiting at craft fairs, Handiwork is the next best thing to cloning yourself.

Here's what you need to know about selling your work at Handiwork:

  1. Our market collection is a curated mix of useful, beautiful, and unique goods. Hopefully, your work will fulfill at least one if not all of those criteria.
  2. Locally made goods are sold on consignment. Creators set their own prices and keep 60%.
  3. There are many reasons why we might not be able to take on a new product, including but not limited to space constraints, similar goods already in stock, and duplication with other area shops. Thank you for understanding that we can't say yes to every inquiry. It takes guts to put yourself out there as a maker and invite others to look at your work, and we respect your effort in showing up, even if we can't take your work on right now. Rock on.
  4. Our selection team reviews every submission; if your work seems like a good fit for our market, we'll be in touch with next steps. This might take a while. Like, months. Thanks for your patience.

If this all sounds good to you, use the form below to get started. Prefer wholesale terms? Send us your line sheet.