Community for craft professionals

Strengthen your creative business, get the latest industry news and trends, and build connections through our professional and supportive trade association.

Why join Craft Industry Alliance?


News and Trends

In-depth coverage of craft industry news and trend forecasts give you the context you need to make smart business decisions.



Creative Community

Connect with our network of craft professionals ranging from indie makers to world-class manufacturers, from content creators to publishers, from craft teachers to tech editors.


Business Resources

Gain access to our library of resources, courses, and tools to grow your creative business. 
Craft Industry Alliance Journal

Build Your Network

Our members are craft industry professionals with diverse backgrounds.

Connect with makers, artists, teachers, designers, craft supply manufacturers, pattern makers, service providers, authors, podcasters, retailers, publishers, designers, content creators, and more.


Save real money on business essentials

We’ve negotiated discounts for our members on a wide variety of essential business tools including insurance, travel and lodging, printing and shipping, educational classes and subscriptions, and more.

Industry Insights

Get help navigating what matters to your creative business:

  • Marketing and branding
  • Social media
  • Selling wholesale + retail
  • Craft industry trends
  • Manufacturing
  • Legal, accounting, and taxes
  • Supplies and sourcing

We are Craft Industry Alliance

A trade association for craft industry professionals.

Our community comes together to create connections, learn, and problem-solve to grow our businesses and improve the industry.

We’re a forward-thinking community for a new era of entrepreneurship. Whether you’re just starting a craft business, growing and hiring, or are an established industry leader, we offer resources to fit your needs and welcome your participation.

Member photo credits Header: Karin Fast, Clara Nartey, Helen Hiebert, Felicia Lo photographed by Josh Yong for SweetGeorgia, Jane LaFazio photographed by Tina Larkin. Slider: Anne Butera, Liza Q. Wirtz. Footer: Page+Pixel

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