Let Me Reintroduce Myself!
Welcome to Made Here - A Journey of Passion and Community
Hello! I'm Lindsey Cabato, the Director of Operations at Made Here. My story begins in Winnipeg, Manitoba, where I grew up in a first-generation Filipino family. Despite humble beginnings, my life was rich with traditions and family values.
As a mother of two young children and a wife, I find joy and inspiration in my family. They motivate me to chase my dreams and spread happiness, a value I carry into every aspect of my life, including my work at Made Here.
My Path to Made Here
My professional journey is diverse, with experiences in retail, administration, bookkeeping, and management. I've always been drawn to entrepreneurship, having previously owned a tanning salon and collaborated with my husband, Donavan, in his ventures.
In 2018, Donavan and I started a small project in our print shop in Downtown Winnipeg. We set up a temporary shop to support the Dream Factory, a children's charity, by selling products from local artisans. This small step ignited a passion in us, leading to the birth of Made Here.
The Birth of Made Here
Spotting a vacant space across our print shop, we envisioned a consignment store showcasing Manitoba-made products, with proceeds supporting local children's charities. This idea quickly turned into reality, and Made Here was born in 2019. Despite challenges like a flood and the pandemic, we persevered.
In April 2023, I took over the operations of Made Here, driven by my passion for the store and its mission.
Our Mission and Vision
At Made Here, we're more than just a store. We're a community that celebrates local talent and craftsmanship. Each product in our store tells a story of passion and dedication, and we're proud to share these stories with you.
We're committed to expanding our reach through partnerships with local organizations like the Aviation Museum, Tourism Winnipeg, and the Chamber of Commerce. Our goal is to showcase Manitoba's creativity and talent to a wider audience.
Supporting Our Future
As parents, we understand the importance of nurturing the next generation. That's why we're dedicated to supporting children's charities and fostering youth development. We're working on establishing a mentorship program that connects young individuals with local artisans, offering them valuable skills and experiences.
Join Us on Our Journey
Made Here is more than a store; it's a movement. We're dedicated to making a positive impact in our community, championing local talent, and offering exceptional products. We invite you to experience the essence of Manitoba's local craftsmanship and join us in supporting our community.
Owner, Buyer - Made Here