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Break Out: Support Local Makers! – Support Your Locals 010

June 11, 17:45 - 18:15

Support Your Locals 010 started as an initiative to literally ‘support’ our local makers of beautiful products who lost their sales due to the corona measures. The support was executed by making and selling boxes filled with local products to individuals. This had to be seen as a substitute for delivering the products to restaurants and bars.

One of the challenges we faced was logistics, because of the corona measures we wanted to deliver the box instead of forcing people to go outside in order to get the box. In the first week we delivered all the boxes with volunteers. In the second week we managed to deliver the boxes with the help of Routigo and an external party who could deliver all our packages and still does.

After the second week we felt that not only supporting these makers was our aim, also the short chain of our food industry became important. We realized that Rotterdammers needed to know that all these products are manufactured in and around their city not only during ‘corona-times’.

So our aim with support your locals 010 became twofold, help local makers survive the corona crisis and making everyone aware that by buying local you support a short chain which contributes to a better future. For food supporting the short chain can be quite hard nowadays because we are used to product being at hand all the time.

We sold a lot of boxes and helped the local makers, not only to individuals but also to companies who gave the boxes as presents for their employees. We are now looking in how we can sustain support your locals 010 and in which form we can continue after the corona measurements become less prominent.



June 11
17:45 - 18:15