Learn how makers are using their creativity and experience to build their own recycling opportunities for their craft products.
Changes at Spoonflower will limit how many designs can be uploaded in a week, delist unpopular designs, and provide digital proofing.
Creating instructions for handmaking is a serious challenge. Here are 6 tips to help you create patterns that makers trust.
Learn how Emily Paz Stevens got the job of creating ceramic vases to be displayed in the Broncos stadium in this “How I Got That Gig”.
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.
CBD sellers contend with a number of challenges, from regulatory loopholes to bans from top payment processors. We cover how to overcome these challenges in this guide to selling CBD products.
A Revival of Shoe Manufacturing in New England: JEMS, the First Black-Owned Athletic Shoe Factory in the US
Learn about the revival of shoe manufacturing in New England with the opening of a factory in Somersworth. JEMS by PENSOLE, the first Black-owned athletic shoe company in the US, is an exciting revival of a tradition of manufacturing in the city.
Stephanie Dean is the creator of Cinnamon Annie Dolls, a version of the classic Raggedy Anne in a variety of skin tones.
Carey Portzline and Meri Kemp started Thread & Whisk in 2015 as a Portland, OR based company. Their clever innovations of familiar objects like the apron, market tote and trivet are the results of the collaborative design process they have honed to perfection.
New products and limited-release products both offer powerful marketing opportunities for small businesses to bring customers back to the store, keep a business fresh, and promote engagement.
Learn how Christy Nelson applied for and participated in the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses (10KSB) program, and how that changed the way she operated her business, Makit Takit.
The paper shortage is taking a toll on craft publishers, causing longer waits, higher prices, and diminishing the eco-friendly options available at any given time.
Learn how to turn your brand assets into custom stickers and custom labels and level up your branding game while also creating connections with your customers.
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.
Coley International is a new consulting firm headed by Nichole Schneider, an experienced product developer, and sourcing specialist. With Coley, Schneider is focused on helping solo entrepreneurs and small business owners navigate the product manufacturing process from start to finish.
The founders of the knitting pattern app, Knitrino, speak out about Apple’s initial rejection of their app in the App Store.
The new Patternfield app, created by designer and agent Nerida Hansen, connect surface pattern designers with buyers directly.
There are plenty of businesses that can make prints of your artwork—but choosing the best option based on your needs takes time and effort. We do a deep dive on popular printers so you can choose the best one.
This roundup of craft industry research studies can be helpful to you when seeking funding, creating a business plan, or expanding into new sectors.
Interested in selling personalized products like T-shirts, hats, and mugs? Heat Transfer Vinyl (HTV) offers an inexpensive option for customizing clothing, accessories, home décor, and more. Here’s how to get started.