Matthew Burnett is a Detroit native whose grandfather, a watchmaker by trade, inspired his interest in manufacturing. Burnett began his professional career designing watches for Marc Jacobs, DKNY and Diesel. He started a watch line, Steel Cake in 2007, and The Brooklyn Bakery, a leather accessory line in 2010. Burnett’s experiences with extended turnaround periods, language barriers, and continuous manufacturing errors led him to develop the blueprint for what is now, Maker’s Row. Burnett’s use of domestic manufacturers allowed him to maintain control over the quality of production, and form closer relationships with his suppliers and contractors. Maker’s Row is the leading platform for domestic, modern manufacturing in the United States. It is Maker’s Row’s mission to lead the next American industrial revolution by building the largest community of product brands and American manufacturers.