Welcome! We are the MAKERS X TRADERS of Newcastle and we’re here to share our stories and present our wonderful independent business community to you.
Christmas in the City
Check out the many terrific Makers X Traders special events and in-store offers in December to celebrate this festive season.
Celebrate with the Makers X Traders community on an evening of city-wide celebration and extraordinary shopping on Thursday 12th December.
To join is easy.
Get on the map
Our group is currently working on a NEWCASTLE TREASURE MAP we hope to distribute to both tourists and also lapsed outerlying locals to entice them back into the city to visit our businesses. There have been some really successful maps in past but we have nothing currently available enabling people to find us and helping us recommend each other.
Our collective social media reach is MASSIVE. We have the potential to reach over 200,000 locals right now through Facebook and Instagram. We all know the power of social media to help launch events and showcase businesses, particularly at this time of year!
We love community. As a part of Makers and Traders Newcastle, you will be able connect and engage with other local business owners. With social events and community planning, we can work together to make things better for everyone; the business owners, our customers and our families.
Who are the Makers X Traders?
We’re a group that began to meet over coffee to share our journeys, our aspirations and how we were faring in our rapidly evolving city.
Stories of community engagement, sustainable supply practices and the fostering of creative communities we found uplifting and fortifying in challenging times.
Ideas quickly began to emerge for projects that we could tackle as a group that were beyond us as individual businesses.