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 OUR MISSION

 

 

Celebrating craft. Creating community.

Burlington MADE was launched in 2017 with the mission to provide an exciting, memorable shopping experience that would make Burlington want to shop local. We’ve searched from Toronto to Niagara to find the most talented, dedicated makers, those who experiment, innovate and toil to bring you goods and craftsmanship you won’t find anywhere else. Our goal is to bring their joy and passion to you, so you’re not just buying a disposable gift or another piece of fast fashion, but adopting a piece of someone’s story into yours. 

Come be a part of the handmade movement with us. 

OUR FOUNDER

Stephanie Finn entered the Canadian maker community as the founder and owner of Stephanie Street Soap & Skincare, which she began overnight (literally at night, since she was/is a full-time mom by day) in a two-bedroom apartment in Toronto in 2014. She began running craft shows in 2016, putting to use a decade of experience as a marketing director and special events coordinator, in New York City and the GTA. She was the youngest board member to be elected to the New York chapter of the Society for Marketing Professional Services, where she served pro-bono as the Director of Special Events, planning some of the organization’s most profitable and well-attended events. She was also the Marketing Director for a non-profit dance company, helping them achieve a sold out premier weekend in Times Square.

Since moving to Burlington, Stephanie has become an active community organizer, focused on bringing together small businesses, entrepreneurs, and the local community. She is the founder of the Breaking Bread food truck festival, the Handmade Christmas Market, the Alton Village Easter Egg Hunt, and has organized award shows, fundraising galas, weddings, and other private events. 

Photo credit (right): Sara Wilde Photography

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