Sara Bryant started her business, Bee’s Knees Knee Pads, to solve a problem for a small, but specific, group of people — pole dancers. Her goal was simple: make a better knee pad.
In this Big LIst for Hand Dyers, we’ve generated a comprehensive list of sources for indie yarn dyers, dividing them into wholesalers, retailers, and sources for dye and other supplies.
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.
Buy Nothing groups are hyperlocal groups, mostly on Facebook, centered around a gifting economy. These groups are great resource for crafters and artists. We take a look at a few of the ways crafters can make the most of their local groups.
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.
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.
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.
Whether you’re launching a new business venture or seeking materials to stock your established design studio or retail shop, the jewelry supply market is full of top-name suppliers. Here you’ll find a comprehensive list of both wholesalers and retailers who can get you what you need.
In this webinar, David Allen of Allen Manufacturing in Lewiston, Maine will explain all of the steps you need to have a product manufactured. David specializes in working with small businesses and will walk us through sourcing, creating prototypes, costs, minimums, and turnaround times, and protecting your intellectual property.
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.
Etsy shops selling customized mugs, apparel, and other items are all the rage. The popular technique called sublimation or heat press printing is behind it all. Learn how it works.
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.
The world-renowned Austrian crystal manufacturer, Swarovski, recently announced it will soon no longer manufacture crystals for the DIY market, leaving retailers and designers scrambling to find worthy replacements for these top-of-the-line components.
Threadymade is a new craft kit company that provides pre-pleated and smocked fabrics for garment sewing at home
A round-up of laser-cutting services for quilting templates, acrylic rulers, or tags and other unique products to promote your business along with tips for working with laser cutting services.
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.
African wax prints are fabrics with a complex and nuanced history and, although they’re trending on the fashion runways, some consumers question whether wearing these garments is cultural appropriation.
Industrious and creative young people in Zimbabwe are upcycling metal scraps into intricate artworks and finding a market for them abroad, providing economic opportunity which is hard to come by in the current economy.
A new “15 Percent Pledge” calls for major retailers to pledge 15% of their shelf space to Black-owned businesses. Will craft industry retailers take action?
This year, Clothworks is celebrating its one-millionth yard of American Made Brand fabric, quilting cotton that’s manufactured entirely in the United States.