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About Grow and Make

We want to be your source for do-it-yourself kits and supplies for making more of what you consume.


Founders PhotosOur Origins Grow and Make was founded in 2008 in Portland, Oregon (a hub of sustainable living) by Will Johnston who was seeking ways to live more sustainably by making more of the things which he consumed. 100 Years ago people would grow and make most of their required needs for day to day living. In our modern world we have moved away from growing and making, and instead consume rather blindly without thought as to how products are manufactured, arrive in our homes or the longevity and reusability of a product.

The founders of Grow and Make set out based on the premise that for greater adoption of sustainable living practices to take place, consumers need insight into what makes a product truly sustainable. Our kits are manufactured in a sustainable manner with only quality components and ingredients.

Our Mission To create kits for making more of what you consume at home. We create kits we believe in and share with the world our passion for these products and insights for their use. We are focused on gaining a deep understanding of the products and solutions which can have the greatest impact on an individual level or on a global level and telling our visitors about them. We try to use sustainable practices and organic material which we believe in and can endorse. We always seek out the greenest sourcing and fulfillment options, to ensure that receiving any product you order has a minimal environmental impact.

Our Criteria & Seal of Approval We use a five criteria rating system to determine if a product is appropriate for us to sell. These criteria are 1. Value (has value in terms of ROI), 2. Efficiency (creates some measureable improved efficiency of significance), 3. Quality (won't end up in a land-fill in the next six months), 4. Green Source ready (ships directly), 5. Manufactured in a sustainable manner.

Our Team We have in-house product experts for a range of categories, who answer your questions, write articles, rank and review products as well as search for new and promising sustainable solutions. We are committed to creating the best customer experience possible for those who learn from or purchase products at Grow and Make.


Our Advisory Board

Denis Concordel - Entrepreneur and Silicon Valley Insider
Peter Korchnak - Sustainable Marketing Expert


Our belief in our mission provides passion for everything we do at Grow and Make.


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