Mountain Made celebrates the artisans and entrepreneurs of Western North Carolina by creating a viable market for regionally produced goods and services while promoting social responsibility.
Mountain Made is MMF’s for-profit retail establishment in Asheville’s Grove Arcade Public Market. The store features the handcrafts of 85 western North Carolina artisans, one-third of whom are alumni to MMF’s Foundations program. In building relationships with the artists who consign and sell their work to Mountain Made, Store Manager Melinda Knies (also an alumnus of MMF’s Foundations program) has been able to identify theMountain Made in the Grove Arcade artist’s business development needs and refer them to MMF. The store had its first profitable month during the 2003 holiday season. As Mountain Made’s sole investor, MMF will reap some of its profits as early as 2005.
Shopping at Mountain Made is a great way to support MMF and the entrepreneurs we serve! Please visit the store’s website at www.mtnmade.com for more information on special events and artisan demonstrations.