On Craft Fairs

Yesterday, through an email exchange, someone referred to our MADE SOUTH Market event as a “craft fair.” Right off the bat, before I share with you how I responded, I want to make two things really clear. First, I have no issues with craft fairs, the vendors who set up at them, or the guests… Read more »


We spent the better part of two days going through over 100 applications from makers and artisans who wanted to participate in our Holiday Market at The Factory in Franklin on November 20 & 21. Let me just say, the creative and entrepreneurial spirit is ALIVE and WELL in the South. And it’s in good… Read more »

2015 MADE SOUTH Holiday Market Maker Application

  Last week we announced that we’re bringing MADE SOUTH Market back to Franklin, Tennessee just in timeĀ for all of your Christmas and Holiday gift shopping! Our Holiday Market will take place on Friday and Saturday, November 20-21 at The Factory in Franklin. If you are a maker or artisan in the South and you’d… Read more »

What We Do For A Living

Sometimes we take for granted that everyone knows exactly what we do for a living. First, we offer a quarterly subscription. Every three months we send our subscribers a surprise package of three different Southern-made goods. At least one of those items will be a non-food item, and all of the items will be things… Read more »

Official Maker Lineup For The Inaugural MADE SOUTH Market!

It’s hard for me to put into words what I’m feeling as I post this. I look at this list of 75 AMAZING makers from all over the South and I realize these are REAL PEOPLE who are HUSTLING to create great things and build their businesses. And they’re all coming to Franklin, TennesseeĀ in September… Read more »