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.
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.
Fulfillment by Amazon (Amazon FBA) allows businesses to send their handmade items in bulk to a shipping center and have Amazon fulfill those orders directly.
In this webinar, you’ll discover some of the most common pricing mistakes and explore strategies for effectively communicating our value to customers to command a premium price.
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.
Etsy now integrates with 3D printing marketplace Shapeways, a top manufacturer and marketplace for 3D printed goods for small businesses. Shapeways offers over 40 materials and finishes and has offices in both the Netherlands and New York.
The creative market in the European Union is nearly as big as the United States’, but with some very curious differences.
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.
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.
In this webinar, Katie Hunt of Tradeshow Bootcamp and Proof to Product shares her secrets to maximize your trade show investment and keep orders coming after your show ends.