Love handmade products but you’re not handy? Just get a crafty Guru to create your products for you!
It seems like a pipe dream – outsourcing the creation of handmade, personalised items, via an Etsy-like forum. The reality is closer than you think!
For those of us with plenty of imagination to dream up amazing items, like beautiful children’s clothing and toys, but without the know-how (or talent) to create them – comes Made by Guru. The ingenious Dutch startup lets you request the creation of handmade items, from skilled craftspeople.
The site is still a work in progress, but Made by Guru does have a Facebook page, where you can see some of the products made by the Gurus. The way the site will work will be by connecting consumers to local Gurus. Users will be able to put in a request for an item, with a description and images, and can also include their location and the skills they require for the creation of the item. The Gurus can then indicate their ability to work on the project, and the consumer can choose the Guru they’d like to use.
Projects can range from craft such as sewing and knitting, to woodwork and printing. It’s also a great way for crafty people to garner projects, with the site allowing anyone with a skill to apply to become a Guru.
Sign up to Made by Guru to be notified when the site goes live.