Shop Etsy

How Will You Make For Good In 2016?

Jul 18, 2016

by Sigourney handmade and vintage goods
Image above by Lovely Sweet William.

Registrations are now open for Make For Good 2016! Sign up here to get involved with this year’s campaign.

In 2016, the Etsy community is coming together to Make For Good. Sellers from around Australia (and New Zealand) will be creating items to reflect the theme of “Creating Brighter Futures,” and donating a minimum of 20% towards Plan’s Because I  Am A Girl initiative which works to support women and girls in developing communities around the world. You can read all about the campaign here, and fill out this registration form if you’d like to be involved. 

To inspire you and get those creative juices flowing, we’ve asked some Etsy sellers how they’ll be interpreting “Creating Brighter Futures” in their shop (plus a few of our favourite bright items from Australian Etsy sellers)…

I’ll be creating a DIY craft activity pack of a bright little lady hipster! I guess I’m fortunate that my medium can be adapted reasonably easily to a range of different themes, especially if colours are the focus. However I also believe the nature of my product fits the “Creating Brighter Futures” campaign quite nicely as it’s fun, educational and not too expensive. I think I could have chosen any of my paper characters to fit into the Make For Good campaign, after all it’s for a cause that people want support and they’re getting some crafty goodness to boot!

-Andrew from BoxEdsPaperCrafts

I’ve decided to create colourful native bird nesters. The nesters will provide natural nesting material for native birds at nesting time. Looking after and helping our fauna creates a brighter future for everyone.

-Nichelle from FoxHillLlamas

Fringe Necklace from LoveAstrid

Fringe Necklace from LoveAstrid

I plan to make a Soap Stone in a pyramid shape. The soap will be white, made with Shea Butter and full of small brightly coloured confetti soap pieces. Topped simplistically with our signature leafing in bright gold. Visually I want the soap to look colourful and eye-catching as well as smelling delicious.

It’s also a chance for me to break out of my usual boundaries and use a different shape mould to make the product specific and recognisable only to the Make For Good campaign.

-Hepzi from CleanseWithBenefits

Pencil case by Ruby And Pearl Press

Pencil case by Ruby And Pearl Press

Last year I designed a girls dress and created several accessories to complement it – I’d like to do something similar again this year. Colour and texture play a huge part in how I interpret “Creating Brighter Futures” – I envisage golden, pale yellow hues and metallics.

-Jemima from PureCute

A selection of resin jewellery inspired by nature using brightly coloured feathers. Signifying flying, freedom and a bright future!

-Kate from IrisAndBooHandmade

Peony Wall Hanging by My Bearded Pigeon

Peony Wall Hanging by My Bearded Pigeon

A great man once said “Words are, in my not-so-humble opinion, our most inexhaustible source of magic.” and that thought is at the root of all I do. I know that words have the power to change the course of someone’s day, and then maybe, just maybe, their life. Little reminders, stickers, stuck places you least expect them, happy thoughts, good vibes and kind words, stuck everywhere and anywhere. Daily reminders that today is great, and tomorrow will be wonderful and that your future is so, so bright. A Daily reminder of the power of the written word. 

-Rin from Papered Thoughts

Over to you! Share how you’ll be interpreting the “Creating Brighter Futures” theme in the comments.


  • creativemonsoons

    creativemonsoons from creativemonsoons said 2 years ago

    I think my koala wearing shades print should fit right in :)

  • nichellescholz

    Nichelle Scholz from FoxHillLlamas said 2 years ago

    This is getting exciting!!

  • ColourscapePrints

    Kelly and Kelly from ColourscapeStudios said 2 years ago

    Can't wait to see what everyone makes this year!

  • suzyminimetal

    Suzy C from minimetal said 2 years ago

    I plan on creating a new MINI METAL design for the campaign, as well as including a number of my most bright & “luminous” items already listed in my shop. When I think of creating brighter futures my “mini-arches” come to mind – they remind me of the arches in a rainbow, made from precious metal (Yellow Gold, Rose Gold and Sterling Silver).

  • GraceFilledHands

    GraceFilledHands from GraceFilledHands said 2 years ago

    I wished this was also open for American shops, what a great campaign & support for girls all over the world! Happy to hear & see so many involved in this great cause! God bless the work of your hands.

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