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Mother’s Day Trunk Show

April 23, 2012

When: Saturday, May 5, 2012.
Time: 12:00pm until 4:00pm
Place: 1621 Thames Street, Baltimore, MD 21231

Looking for a locally made, eco-friendly, and socially-conscious item to gift this Mother’s Day?

Episcopal Community Services of Maryland’s Mother Made Baltimore program and Ten Thousand Villages are pleased to announce a Mother’s Day Trunk Show and Sale. This event will be held on May 5, 2012 from 12pm-4pm at the Ten Thousand Villages store, 1621 Thames Street, Baltimore, MD 21231.

Mother Made is a local program that helps low-earning women use their crafting skills to generate income. They have teamed up with Ten Thousand Villages, a fair-trade retailer located in Fells Point, promotes buying relationships with skilled artisans who are under- or unemployed.

Mother Made will showcase signature produce bags, shopping bags, and hand-dyed napkins and scarves. Products are available for a range of prices from $5 – $50.

Mother Made’s re-usable produce bags are made of unbleached cotton fabric. The simple design has a drawstring and is printed with Mother Made’s logo. Each “market pack” includes 3 sizes- small (9×12), medium (11×14), and large (14×18 inches).

Mother Made’s resist-dyed Shibori napkins come in a variety of bright and fresh colors, speckled with repeated patterns that are designed and created by women in Baltimore. The napkins (17×17”, rayon/linen blend) come in sets of 4.

Mother Made’s oilcloth totes are durable and perfect for summer trips to the beach or the Farmers’ Market. They are ornamented with vibrant and fun patterns. The totes are 20x17x7inches, with two 17″ straps that will sling comfortably over your shoulder.

MOTHER MADE is a program of the Episcopal Community Services of Maryland that produces reusable produce bags and shopping bags in Baltimore City. Our products reduce plastic bag use in grocery stores and farmer’s markets by offering consumers an alternative.

TEN THOUSAND VILLAGES in Baltimore, MD, is a fair trade retailer of artisan-crafted home decor, personal accessories and gift items from across the globe. Featuring products from more than 130 artisan groups in some 38 countries, we are part of a network of over 390 retail outlets throughout the United States selling Ten Thousand Villages products.

EPISCOPAL COMMUNITY SERVICES OF MARYLAND is a private, nonprofit 501 (c)(3) organization located in Baltimore, Maryland. The organization focuses on programs that promote the education, workforce development, and wellness of some of the city’s most marginalized people. ECSM programs include: The Ark, a preschool for homeless children; Jericho, a re-entry program for ex-offenders focused on workforce development and job placement; and The Club at Collington Square, an after-school and summer camp for low-income students.

Who We Are

February 7, 2012

New and old members got together yesterday to talk about our goals and hopes for the coming months together. Here are some tidbits about who we are!

Orientation photos

February 7, 2012

Today was orientation for some new Mother Made members. We talked about the project, met one another, and discussed the schedule. For the next 16 weeks, one group will meet on Mondays, and the other group on Saturdays, to learn technical skills as well as business skills. We are still looking for some volunteers to lead workshops on promoting yourself, selling handmade items online, and other topics. Let us know if you are interested!

Here are some photos of a project that Ms. Laurel led the group through today:

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Photos of our team coming soon!

New Products!

December 8, 2011

Check out our newest products, hand-dyed napkins! The napkins with borders come in sets of 4, and are 18 inches x 18 inches, linen/rayon blend. The napkins without borders are 16 inches x 16 inches, and also come in sets of 4.

We had so much fun learning about shibori and different surface design techniques while making these! Come to Art Market until Saturday, or Trade on Sunday, to purchase! Not in the Baltimore area? Visit our shop to purchase items online.

16"x16", linen/rayon blend, $40 for set of 4

18"x18", set of 4, linen/rayon blend napkins

Orange Napkins, set of 4, linen/rayon blend, 18"x18"

Gray/Green Napkins, set of 4, linen/rayon blend, 18"x18"




December 1, 2011
Mother Made is partnering with GiveCorps, a dynamic Baltimore based website that supports nonprofits in our community. Our GiveCorps project will be featured on December 9 and is raising funds for training sessions and material costs!! Read on to find out how you can help.
GiveCorps  is based on the idea of “Give Local. Get Local.” It presents the funding needs of a different local nonprofit everyday         and provides a local coupon as a reward for those who make a donation. Every day the pairings are different. You can donate to our project beginning on December 5, and when you do, you will get great discounts from a local merchant. 

How can you help?

1.  Logon to and make a donation to Mother Made.

2. Forward this info to 5 friends, family members or co-workers and tell them why Mother Made is important to you and ask them to make a donation.

3.  Promote this project through social media such as Facebook, or Twitter.



Downtown Holiday Market

November 27, 2011

The last chance to buy Mother Made products for the holiday season!

Downtown Holiday Market

Facebook Event

Wednesday, December 12 and Thursday, December 13, 11:00am – 2:00pm


Discover unique holiday gifts created by local artists, and take care of your holiday shopping during lunch!

> Featuring over 30 craft and artist vendors!

> Crafts and gifts will range from hand-crafted ornaments, jewelry and gift cards to warm winter outerwear, gifts for the home & more!

> FREE hot drinks will be handed out to shoppers as they browse!

> The market will also feature local FOOD vendors, who will be selling warms snacks & lunch specials!

> ALSO: Special visit from SANTA from 12:30pm – 1:00pm!!

TRADE: Sunday, December 11, 12pm-3pm

November 27, 2011

TRADE: A Holiday Market Featuring Handmade Products by Community Driven Businesses

Facebook Event

Sunday, December 11, 12pm-3pm

Woman’s Industrial Exchange: 333 N. Charles St. Baltimore, MD 21218

Finish up your last minute holiday shopping at TRADE: a holiday market featuring hand-made products by community driven businesses! Use your dollars to contribute to social change by purchasing beautiful artisan crafts from Baltimore and beyond.


Participating businesses and organizations include:

Afghan Women’s Fund, Afghanistan:

Awamaki Lab, Peru:

Episcopal Community Services of Maryland:

KeoK’jay, Cambodia:

Mother Made, U.S.A:

Rubia, Afghanistan:

The Art of Solidarity, Nicaragua:

Woman’s Industrial Exchange, U.S.A:

MICA Art Market: Wednesday December 8-Saturday December 10

November 27, 2011


Facebook Event

Wednesday, December 7-Saturday, December 10, 10am-6pm

MICA’s Brown Center, Leidy Atrium: 1300 Mount Royal Ave, Baltimore, MD 21211

Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA) presents its fifth annual MICA Art Market Wednesday, Dec. 7-Saturday, Dec. 10 from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. in Brown Center’s Leidy Atrium, Falvey Hall lobby and Rosenberg Gallery, 1301 W Mount Royal Ave. This festive, four-day sale features illustrations, paintings, prints, posters, sculptures, mosaics, stationery, T-shirts, ceramics, jewelry, textiles, book arts, toys, wrapping paper and so much more designed and created by more than 250 MICA students, faculty, alumni and staff.

Merry Mart: Sunday, December 4, 11am-3pm

November 27, 2011

Look out for Mother Made at some of Baltimore’s best holiday markets over the next few weeks. Here are the details!


Facebook Event

Sunday, December 4, 11am-5pm

Creative Alliance at the Patterson: 3134 Eastern Ave, Baltimore, MD 21224

A unique craft show featuring a diverse mix of art and craft from Baltimore and beyond. As always, it will be held at the Creative Alliance at the Patterson on December 4th, 2011, from 11am-5pm. Click here for a map. And more details about the other amazing vendors here:


Our first few months…

September 18, 2011

Here is a video about Mother Made’s first few months of operations!