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Dear Stockist,

Makeshift is a field guide to hidden creativity from the farthest corners of the world. We feature the unregistered businesses and under-the-table transactions, the roadside making and Internet collaborating that fuel the world’s underground economies. We believe ingenuity can be found anywhere if you know where to look.

Read about us in Forbesthe Atlantic, and Monocle. We’ve also been featured by BBC World News, TED, and PopTech.

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Creatives, travelers, and business leaders read Makeshift for a pulse on innovation from the underground, trends and stories they can’t find anywhere else. 88% of our readers will hold onto the magazine for over a year, and 63% plan to keep their issues indefinitely.

“Makeshift chronicles the informal economy in a way that few others are approaching.” —Forbes

“Makeshift is an amazing magazine that shows an under appreciated part of the world. I hope it lasts forever.” —Reader