City of Orlando's Downtown Development Board just launched a new online shopping portal featuring products that celebrate and promote the city of Orlando.
The site features an online collection of hats, books, pins, bandanas, face masks and more made by local makers.
One of the ideas that emerged from Project DTO was that the city should celebrate local makers. In March 2018 the idea of the City owning and running an online store selling merchandise made by local makers was presented by a local creative company called Prismatic as part of an overarching strategy to the City.
The Downtown Development Board took their advice and created the store themselves using a 3rd party retail partner.
"We're excited to see (the online store) launch and hope that it generates more business and awareness for our awesome local maker community," Prismatic's President and Chief Creative Officer Stephanie Darden Bennett told The Daily City.
Prismatic was responsible for the new look, functionality and purpose of the Downtown Information Center (Read about that here) among other creative projects.
Shoppers can receive free shipping with any purchase during the month of July.