Let’z go Local offers a platform for residents to engage with local producers in Luxembourg.
Let’z go Local started as an idea of two creatives who saw a real need to showcase and sell local, Luxembourg products. Karolina and Linda, both local creators themselves, identified a need for this kind of market and used their own networks and relationships to start the non-profit. Since its inception two and half years ago, the markets have been wildly successful, with great outcomes for producers and consumers alike, demonstrating how a citizen initiative really filled a gap within the city.
Let’z go Local organises bi-annual markets for local producers in Luxembourg. Through the markets, local producers involved in different sectors from design to food to fashion engage in direct sales of their products and services. During the events, attendees can interact with local producers as well as engage in workshops for all ages. Workshops around storytelling and cupcake decorating have been put on by Let’z go Local participants.
The platform not only increases the visibility of local makers, but also works as an informal networking system between producers where they can create connections, share knowledge and collaborate. Karolina, one of the two founders of Let’z go Local, describes this networks as a “little local family.” Essentially, the market provides a platform where creators get to know each other and collaborate. Through this platform, designer Giles Gradual from G Design teamed up with chef Hans Poppellars from Manoir Kasselslay to showcase his gas-cooking stove with Hans’ culinary delights. This seemingly unlikely pair have combined their particular talents and collaborated at various show cooking events.
Let’z go Local also publishes a magazine that features interviews with members and highlights local products. You can visit the next market in Ettelbruck, Luxembourg on March 5th and 6th.