A Note from Our Founders
Martha’s Vineyard Made is a collaborative of local artists working together to bring their incredible talents from the island to customers both near and far. It is our mission to provide the most authentically made island goods with full service and support to the artists.
With Martha’s Vineyard Made we’re redefining what it means to shop local. We provide an online retail platform for our island artists to showcase themselves, connect with consumers, and sell their products in an organic approach. This allows each artist and maker to keep the majority of the profits, while providing you with authentic, locally made Martha’s Vineyard products. Think shopping at our local farmers markets, festivals and more––online, effortlessly and easy!
This is an incredible way to capture the essence of our island, all year round!
We want to give the ‘island experience’ from afar–– whether it’s across the country or around the globe.
Rachel Baumrin & Susan Ciatto
Co-Founders, Martha's Vineyard Made
Rachel Austin Baumrin is the founder and designer of Austin Designs (est. 2001) and CEO and Director of Martha’s Vineyard Made (est. 2006). Throughout her life, Rachel has lived both on and off the island. Since 1999 she has called West Tisbury home and owns a small farm, Holly Hill Tree Farm. When she’s not working in her studio, she can be found strolling the North Shore.
Susan Ciatto is the co-founder of our online platform (est. 2020), web designer and technical director. As former owner of Tisbury Turkey, Susan has a deep commitment to charities across the island, specializing in gift boxes that support Island Makers. When she’s not spending the summers in Oak Bluffs, making connections and swimming with her children, she’s in New Hampshire.