Inflation is a pressing concern for large and small businesses around the globe right now. Learn how craft businesses are dealing with new challenges and methods to try to counteract the effects of inflation.
During supply chain disruptions like we’re now experiencing, having a detailed understanding of your business’s supply needs and how to adapt, can mean the difference between success and failure.
Hold on to your supplies, whether needles and thread, yarn, fabric, or templates. The supply chain bottleneck means getting necessary tools and stock is taking longer than before.
We asked seven craft business owners to share the greatest lessons they’ve learned over the past 18 months. There’s so much wisdom in their words and we hope you’ll find their answers to be inspiring and motivating.
As more states lift restrictions on in-person gatherings, craft fairs and trade shows are coming back. We talk with attendees and organizers about what they’re anticipating.
A combination of increased demand, shipping delays, and the labor shortage coming out of the pandemic is causing craft companies to struggle with product delivery delays.
Hand sewing has seen an upsurge this year. The craft world has welcomed new books, online classes, kits, and more, all focused on the age-old tradition of pulling a needle and thread through cloth with our fingers, one stitch at a time.
Product sales on the craft marketplace Etsy more than doubled in 2020, to $10.3 billion making this a blockbuster year.
The Modern Quilt Guild pivoted many months ago, making the decision to hold QuiltCon online. Taking place last weekend, 7,000 people registered for QuiltCon Together and it was a highly successful virtual event. Meg Cox brings us this report.
Between work-life separation, following a self-imposed schedule, and staying connected to colleagues, here’s a look at how four pro crafters found their “new normal” working from home in 2020.
International Quilt Association, Host of World of Beauty Show at Quilt Festival in Houston, to Shut Down
The International Quilt Association, the non-profit that runs the World of Beauty quilt show at International Quilt Festival in Houston each November, announced today that it will be closing down due to low membership numbers and the impact of COVID-19.
Representatives of a cross section of the European craft industry to weigh in on what changes they have seen in their business this year, and what trends they foresee for 2021.
After months of delays caused by the pandemic, Eucalan’s new packaging highlighting the company’s dedication to environmentally friendly products is finally making its way to stores.
Zines — limited-edition, DIY, often photocopied publications — never went away, per se, but are experiencing a wide-sweeping revival during the pandemic.
CraftyMonkies pivots during COVID-19 from offering luxury sewing retreats to online workshops.
In this webinar, April Corbett of Upstate Mississippi will guide attendees through a process of recovery planning by creating an editorial calendar for the new year.
Like many businesses, Churchmouse had to shutter its bricks and mortar location during the COVID-19 pandemic. The owners have decided not to reopen and instead to shift their business online.
Now that retail areas are re-opening for business, COVID-19 necessitates that safety procedures and sanitation precautions be in place. We look at how WEBS in Northampton, Massachusetts approached the process.
As retail stores prepare to reopen, they need to look to their local government for guidelines. There are wide variations within the US when it comes to reopening for business and other activities and it’s ultimately the business owner’s responsibility to be familiar with their location’s requirements. While this guide links to each state’s retail […]
In light of COVID-19, crafters are gearing up for a holiday season that may be unlike any they’ve experienced before.