About US

Rhode Island Makers Mercantile is a collaboration between Hope and Main and We Make RI to bring you the best of Rhode Island's locally-produced goods, supporting independent makers while supplying work experience to unemployed workers.

About Hope and Main
Hope and Main is Rhode Island’s premier culinary incubator and among the top ten in the country. They have launched nearly 300 businesses since 2014. Their mission is to empower an inclusive community of entrepreneurs to jumpstart and cultivate thriving food businesses that are the foundation of a more just, sustainable, and resilient local food economy.

About We Make RI
We Make RI started in conjunction with top Rhode Island Manufacturers to provide certified manufacturing workers while helping to preserve the rich history of building in Rhode Island. They offer free career training to Rhode Island residents in growing fields such as: Advanced Packing & Shipping, Food Production, Industrial Sewing, and Machining and work with employers to secure them a position once training is complete.

About the Subscription Box
Every three months, Hope and Main will select a themed sampling of their customers' products to include in the RI Makers Mercantile Box, and students at We Make RI will hand pack and ship each box. Your subscription supports two great non-profit organizations and helps to build Rhode Island based business!