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Miniviews series - No. 8 with Travis Weaver
You’ve landed on the eighth installment of the Maker Miniviews (mini, two question interviews) series. Learn more about these maker interviews and view a list of all Miniviews.
Since 2012, Travis Weaver has been hand-making fine goods for Manready and under his T.S. Weaver & Co line’s name.
Check out this interview with founder of Manready Mercantile, T.S. (Travis) Weaver.
I'm a Maker Because...
Travis Weaver interview
What inspires you to keep making things?
"I’m determined to show myself, and others, that you can come from nothing and make it these days. You just can’t give up and have to be ok with failing. Understanding that nothing would ever be given to me from an early age has made me the person I am and has embedded a never give up mentality. Every day is a new opportunity for me to make something incredible."
What one piece of advice would you give to other, budding makers?
"Do your own thing and don’t worry about what others are up to. It’ll drive you nuts and distract you from goals. It’s a hard thing to do with social media around everywhere these days, but I would stick to it. With that said, make sure others know your story and be the one that others are looking into."
Manready Merc. has evolved into being a retailer and purveyor of fine goods from a wide variety of other makers and brands.
"Every day is a new opportunity for me to make something incredible." — T.S. Weaver
Under one roof at Manready Mercantile, you’ll find a diverse line of goods from US-based makers and brands. As well, Travis is now selling tickets to various Texas-based workshops and maker events. Check out the Manready Mercantile website and Manready’s Instagram.
Thank you all for reading this article, now get out there and make things!
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"I’m determined to show myself, and others, that you can come from nothing and make it these days. You just can’t give up a..." - Travis Weaver