Global Coalition for Local Manufacturing

We have come together in response to the COVID-10 pandemic to ensure universal access to personal protective equipment (PPE) and medical supplies in cities, states and countries around the world.

We continue to coordinate our efforts around new emergent national and global crises where community-level manufacturing plays a role.

Image: Open Works, Baltimore, USA; Devon Rowland

Why We Are Working Together

  • Coordinate our global efforts to ensure efficient and comprehensive support of distributed local manufacturing in crisis and emergency 
  • Increase the visibility of key, high quality resources to support innovation, fabrication, and delivery process
  • Build visibility around the impressive global impact of distributed manufacturing response efforts
  • Jointly advocate to key public, private, and third sector stakeholders and power players to support and enable the scaling of that global effort

Mobilizing Local Manufacturing

Grassroots community makers, tinkerers, fabricators and crafters

FabLabs and Makerspaces

University and college makerspaces

Small- medium- and large-scale manufacturers and corporations

Initiatives Provided by the Coalition

Find Local Response Efforts

Find or list your local manufacturing efforts in your community using the FindTheMakers.com Global map.

Find Designs to Make

The coalition’s libraries of curated, validated open source designs for COVID-19 prevention & treatment.

See the Full Picture

View weekly reports on PPE & supplies made and delivered by local fabricators around the world.

Find Local Response Efforts

Find or list your local manufacturing efforts in your community using the FindTheMakers.com Global map.

See the Full Picture

View weekly reports on PPE & supplies made and delivered by local fabricators around the world.

Find Designs to Make

The coalition’s libraries of curated, validated open source designs for COVID-19 prevention & treatment.

Find Validated Designs

OSMS Supply Guide

Libraries of curated, validated open source designs for COVID-19 prevention & treatment.

TOM Global Designs

Technically validated innovations for communities, particularly the disabled and the elderly.

Collaborate on Designs

FabLab Network Project Library

An open collaboration platform for innovations emerging from the global Fab Foundation community. 

TOM Global Prototypes

Community innovations in development.

Joint Advocacy

Government COVID-19 Manufacturing Action Plan

Open Letter regarding racial discrimination and exclusion in the Maker Community