From records to skateboards, glass bottles to guitar strings, here’s a look at a handful of upcycling artisans who see function and beauty in recycled discards.
Sourcing on Alibaba allows you to get customized products for you to sell at a fraction of the cost, but be aware of this advice before you begin.
Following federal regulations, using proper product labels, and shopping for business insurance are important considerations for body care sellers on Etsy.
Here are some concrete tasks you can work on over the next few weeks that will bring more people to your shop and convert them into customers.
In this webinar we’ll discover some of the most common pricing mistakes and explore strategies for effectively communicating our value to customers to command a premium price.
Who knew a passion for wooden flowers could bring former schoolmates back together? Though Stefanie Lin and Maggie Pozorski were just acquaintances during when they were in class together as kids, they’ve now become not only good friends, but also business partners united in a new-found passion for a unique craft material.
How can you raise prices without inciting customer pushback? Today we’ll tackle how to do it while keeping your customers happy.
It’s Christmas all year round for The Ornament Girl, Staci Ann Lowry, who turned an old-fashioned hobby into a business creating handmade, no-sew, fabric-covered ornaments.
Indie Untangled: a site that lets dyers, designers, and makers pay to promote their latest shop updates, sales, patterns and special collaborations.
Anne LaFollette shares her expertise licensing your work in the surface design industry. Anne covers five key steps before you sign your first contract.
Most makers who work with fiber love the idea of supporting local. But usually, makers don’t have the resources they need to process fiber purchased directly from a farm. That’s where Echoview Fiber Mill comes in.
The Schacht Spindle Company is grounded in the first maker movement that swept the country in the late 1960s.
At the end of January the Italian premium thread brand, Aurifil, announced a partnership with The Plastic Bank, a social enterprise based in Canada that aims to clean up plastic waste from the ocean while providing work opportunities for people living in poverty. Most weights of Aurifil threads currently come wound on plastic spools.
Glowforge, the home laser cutter, is about to become available to many more crafters, including those who can’t afford the hefty price tag (the retail price is $4,000, twice what it was during the crowdfunding campaign) and don’t have a dedicated space to house it. At the end of December the nation’s largest fabric and craft retailer, JOANN, announced a significant investment in Glowforge. Here’s how some crafters are reacting to the news.
What are you an expert in? Do you write a blog about your area of expertise? If you know enough about anything to write blog posts, chances are you have a fantastic start for an online course.
Bestselling patterns frequently have elements in common. Working to include some, or all, of these in a pattern, can help it have a better shot at rising to top seller status.
Folkwear is one of the oldest independent sewing pattern companies. They publish global, historical, and vintage sewing patterns, often including extensive cultural history, textile information, and handwork embellishment instructions in their patterns.
When Liz Stiglets, owner of cozyblue, first launched her Etsy shop in 2007, she made every product by hand, whether it was knitting a hat, sewing a soft animal, or hand-stitching a wool felt crown. But she soon realized this type of work wasn’t sustainable creatively or financially.
If you’re a fan of passive income and think you’d like to give print-on-demand products a try, here is what you need to know to choose which kind of system is best for you.
Along the journey of my daily art creation, I did a lot of things right, many of them by accident, but together these tools helped me start and maintain a daily practice.