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About

MAKE SMTHNG Week supports and promotes a movement of makers and alternatives to consumerism!

  • MAKE SMTHNG Week is about taking action for a better world.

It is an international festival of making, challenging our consumerist culture that has cut quality time spent with family and friends and replaced skills and resourcefulness with shopping. Together, we would like to step out of this wasteful overconsumption and give our beautiful Earth a break.

  • MAKE SMTHNG Week is taking place in cities around the world.

Instead of going shopping, we will demonstrate our power to innovate towards a better, more resourceful way of life. We will make the most of what we already own by sharing, caring for and repairing our goods and through making and doing it ourselves, transform them into something new and awesome – together!

WHAT I CAN DO

Many of you already practice the art, craft and joy of making and doing it yourself:

cooking, mending clothes, fixing electronics, building toys, upcycling, growing your own food, making your own cosmetics and cleaning products, going plastic-free, aiming for zero waste, or sharing your clothes, bikes and homes with each other. Let’s share our skills, knowledge and experiences with each other and discover and practice new ones.

Organize your own event

  • Want to give a workshop or organize your own event for MAKE SMTHNG Week?

Take part in an event

  • MAKE SMTHNG Week is happening in many big cities around the globe.
    Check our event calendar to find an event near you.

Join the movement

  • Do you practice a lifestyle of zero waste, minimalism, veganism, slow fashion, upcycling or creative DIY and care for our Earth by making and repairing?
  • Do you want to use your voice to support our mission? Follow us to get connected:

Share and contribute

  • Share your experiences, pics, skills and knowledge with us. We will feature your best ideas and stories on our international Instagram channel @makesmthng – tag your great projects and experience posts with #makesmthng.
  • Share a blog post in English or write a guest blog for our website.

STILL DON'T KNOW WHAT TO DO?

Get inspired

Makers from the movement: #makesmthng

WANT TO GET ACTIVE?

Check out the inspirational tutorials and toolkits from our partner organizations, initiatives and makers around the world.

 

The branding for MAKE SMTHNG is free for use to all partners of MAKE SMTHNG Week that want to declare their participation in the movement.

Please find the style guide with branding guidelines, description of elements and downloadable files here. If you have made your own design, feel free to share it with us via Instagram and tag it #makesmthng or email us

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