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.
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.
A consignment agreement is important when you’re leaving your goods in the possession of an authorized third party to sell. Kiffanie Stahle walks you through the short form and long form agreements so that you can protect your products or artwork.
A list of distributors for selling your craft product. A great resource if you’re working to reach a wider audience and more buyers!
A round up packaging options for your craft business for 2021.
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.
Uncommon Goods is a catalog and website known for unique and quirky gifts. For makers, selling wholesale to Uncommon Goods can be a great opportunity to find a new, and large, audience.
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.
In this podcast episode, crochet designer Twinkie Chan talks about her career in craft including her licensing deal that led to YummyYou, her book deals, teaching with CreativeBug, and more.
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.
Could plastic-free packaging attract more customers to your craft product? Get tips from businesses that adopted sustainable packaging for their products.
Simple customizations to your packaging can help create a cohesive brand experience, help you save money on shipping costs, and protect your products in transit. Dive into our list of custom product packaging options to find the option that works best for your business.
In the midst of the COVID-19 crisis, many of the fragile business relationships keeping the enamel pin industry afloat are in jeopardy.
This year, Clothworks is celebrating its one-millionth yard of American Made Brand fabric, quilting cotton that’s manufactured entirely in the United States.
While COVID-19 has forced many businesses to close, online shops selling craft kits have seen skyrocketing sales.
The handmade wholesale marketplace IndieMe will be hosting a virtual trade show June 3-9 so retailers can restock for summer and fall after COVID-19 closures.
Faire is changing the way retailers shop for their stores. As trade shows face a wave of cancellations, could Faire’s online wholesale marketplace be right for your business?
Carolina Moore had an idea for a quilting notion so she partnered with a major distributor to get it manufactured and into shops.
Which digital cutting machine should you buy? We review the most popular models from Silhouette and Cricut so you can choose the right one for your needs.