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The Big List for Hand-Dyers

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 Helps Small Businesses Bring Products to Market

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.

Where To Get Art Prints Made

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.

The Big List of Jewelry Suppliers

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.

All About Small Batch Manufacturing with David Allen of Allen Manufacturing

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.

Changes at Swarovski Impact Jewelry Designers

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.

Choosing a Laser-Cutting Service

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.

Buying and Wearing African Wax Prints: An Exploration

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.

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