Independent makers, growers, and business owners are essential to preserving Cape Cod’s unique cultural fabric and independent spirit for future generations. Many of them cite lack of capital as a factor in slow growth or product development delays. Often, a relatively small amount is all they need to continue advancing their dreams.
Since LoveLiveLocal’s mission includes a commitment to fostering an economically sustainable, culturally engaging future for the place we call home, being part of a solution seemed like a natural fit. So, we created Project Cape Made and collect donations at the door of our Holiday Love Local Fest in order to fund micro-investments to local entrepreneurs through a series of limited edition products. Fifty percent of the profits from Project Cape Made sales would be awarded to worthy local makers in need.
The first Project Cape Made tees and sweatshirts flew off the racks when we launched the initiative at our July 2016 Love Local Fest, and sales of our cozy threads have remained strong.
In 2018 The Cooperative Bank of Cape Cod partnered with LoveLiveLocal to enable us to give away two grants each cycle instead of just one.
Sarah Tovet creates her signs for Seasouled – painting, cutting and sanding each one herself – in order to nourish the soul or perhaps even remind someone of a special moment in their lives.
Dreamsongs was founded in 2013 by Lyza Roderick who had a passion for creating handmade crystal dream catchers, jewelry, and home goods with genuine quartz crystals and other stones.
Nautically Northern began in 2016 after Laurel Ryan moved to Cape Cod. Each piece of jewelry is hand stamped and designed to tell a piece of someone’s story through a saying or an image of a symbol or a place.
Washershore pendants are crafted from stainless steel washers that are made unique and personal with images, logos, and sayings placed over the washer with pattern paper by co-creators Lindsay Holt and Jenn Nickerson.
SLYK is a lifestyle brand building a community of individuals while giving back. Offering handcrafted wooden sunglasses with engraved inspirational messages that support mental health and reforestation.
Cape Cod Home Remedies was founded Sabrina Ewing and Heather Swett and is a line of pure, simple and organic body care products that are both wholesome and effective from soaps and bath bombs, to hand sanitizer and deodorant.