Craft trends, pandemic pivoting, and creating a more diverse industry were among more than 25 seminars and discussions at the Creativation+ Featuring Art Materials World’s first virtual trade show.
Through the non-profit Black Girls Sew, fashion designer Hekima Hapa is teaching young people in her neighborhood in New York City sewing and entrepreneurship skills.
Roberta Wax profiles Michelle Morris, creator of SEWN Magazine, a fashion-forward, inclusive publication full of gorgeously photographed clothes and accessories, interviews with designers, and sewing tips and pattern resources.
Roberta Wax breaks down the pros and cons of giving your art away.
Crafty Chica Kathy Cano-Murillo spreads her “gospel of glitter” through her craft product lines, books, art, speeches and more.
When the COVID-19 pandemic caused retailers to shut down, many craft businesses were pushed to set up E-commerce for the first time which presented its own challenges.
Lynda Kanase’s experience as a graphic designer and product developer gave her the skills to develop a complete line of crafting tools, including stamps, dies, inks, stencils, brushes, even a die cutting machine, for her new business, i-crafter.
Ten years after founding Benzie Design, Renae Bradley has grown from felt craft hobbyist to successful craft business owner. Read about her approach to business management, Benzie’s growth, and how her business is weathering the COVID-19 pandemic.
Makers are crafting medical device covers that are fun and functional, pretty and sexy, blinged and personalized for everything from ostomy bags and PICC lines to slings, eye patches, even baby helmets.
Creativation 2020 took place this past weekend in Phoenix. The Association for Creative Industries’ trade show brings together craft businesses from all around the US and the world. Stacey Trock was there and has this report.