NEW YORK--(EON: Enhanced Online News)--Maker’s Row, the marketplace that connects American manufacturers and product-based businesses, today announced its expansion into the furniture industry in an ambitious endeavour to unite thousands of furniture makers across the United States.
“Rising labor costs, fuel prices and import rates make domestic production within the United States more appealing than it has for decades. Maker’s Row envisions its application within the furniture space to be the catalyst for the next great era of product manufacturing in the U.S.”
In just less than one year since its November 2012 launch, Maker’s Row experienced tremendous success by connecting thousands of designers and manufacturers within the apparel space. Today, Maker’s Row is expanding its platform to support the furniture industry, where the company has identified a great new opportunity for growth and expansion.
“The furniture industry has been the bedrock of numerous cities across the U.S.,” said Matthew Burnett, CEO of Maker’s Row. “Rising labor costs, fuel prices and import rates make domestic production within the United States more appealing than it has for decades. Maker’s Row envisions its application within the furniture space to be the catalyst for the next great era of product manufacturing in the U.S.”
Within the furniture search function on Maker’s Row, factories can be sorted by locale and production specialty. Beta tester Jeremy Pickett of Pickett Furniture, saw tangible results quickly after publishing his profile.
“Within two days of publishing my Maker’s Row profile, I had a quality leads coming in and a meeting set up with a local designer,” said Pickett.
For more information about Maker’s Row and the makers they work with, please visit www.makersrow.com.
About Maker's Row
Maker's Row provides access to factories across the United States, with a mission to make the manufacturing process simple to understand and easy to access. Brooklyn, NY-based Maker's Row was founded in the summer of 2012 by Matthew Burnett, Tanya Menendez and Scott Weiner who launched the company in November 2012. Maker’s Row raised $1 million in July 2013 from Comcast Ventures, Index Ventures and prominent angel investors including Joanne Wilson and Alexis Ohanian. For more information about Maker’s Row, visit www.makersrow.com.