Join the premier trade association for the crafts industry

Stay up-to-date on industry news and trends, find your best new hire, and connect with content creators

Craft Industry Alliance, the source for craft industry news and trends

Get industry news and trends

To make smart business decisions, you need access to the latest industry news. As a corporate member of Craft Industry Alliance, you’ll receive our monthly Craft Industry Insider, an exclusive news and trends report geared specifically to the needs of larger corporations. You’ll get our weekly small business newsletter, The Journal, as well.

Find content creators and your best new hire

What if you had a single go-to directory of craft makers that you could reach out to all year round? From social media influencers to up-and-coming small makers, membership gives you access to thousands of craft-focused business people.

Craft Industry Alliance, the trade organization for craft professionals

Here’s what’s included

Whether you run an established craft business or are ready for the next stage of growth, there’s a place for you here.

As a member, you and your business will have immediate access to:

Industry News

You’ll receive Craft Industry Insider, our exclusive monthly corporate-level publication of craft industry news, plus The Journal, our weekly craft industry newsletter.

Expert Training

Unlimited access to our library of expert training sessions and in-depth courses to get your new hires up to speed with the craft industry.

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Spot trends and find up-and-coming makers in our private, members-only Facebook group. Connect to our full 2,000+ Member Directory, and get listed on our Corporate Members page.

Business Resources

Our library of content, with in-depth coverage of the topics that matter most to craft industry businesses. Sourcing lists, templates, content ideas, directories of service providers, and more.

Jobs + Opportunites

Access our industry-leading Jobs + Opportunities board to find experienced craft professionals to fill the positions you need to operate efficiently.

Craft Industry Alliance Member Discounts

Member Discounts

Access professional tools and services at discounted rates. You’ll also get 20% off Craft Industry Alliance advertising and free tickets plus discounts on booth and class fees at h+h americas.

Craft Industry Alliance Member Discounts

One-on-One Connections

Gather online and in person with fellow craft businesses through our Roundtable discussions, Mastermind groups, and Content Creator Meet & Greets.

Get a comprehensive understanding of the entire industry

Our members have businesses of all kinds, and in all craft sectors. We interview and spotlight industry leaders on our podcast.


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Podcast Episodes

We’ve been featured by these publications and platforms

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Craft Industry alliance has also been featured in a number of podcasts. See a full list on our Press page.

Choose your corporate membership plan

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Corporate membership benefits

Craft Industry Insider, an exclusive monthly news and trends report

The Journal, our weekly craft industry newsletter

Monthly live webinars and library of training videos

Exclusive articles and downloadable resources in information center

In-depth courses to get your new hires up-to-speed quickly

Partner discounts on professional tools and services

Free tickets to h+h americas, plus discounted booth and class fees

20% discounts on Craft Industry Alliance advertising

Connection with content creators and individual makers

Access to our Member Directory of more than 2,000 members

Business listings on our Corporate Members page and in our Member Directory

What our members are saying

“I rely on Craft Industry Alliance for accurate, timely, and highly curated industry news. It’s the best!”
Laura Zander

Owner, Jimmy Beans Wool

We’ve found Craft Industry Alliance an essential voice for industry news, business information, and new ideas.
Jane Patrick

Owner, Schacht Spindle Company

“The Alliance team has an acute radar for stories that will enlighten the lives and businesses of makers as well as the courage and energy to investigate the events and attitudes that affect our industry.”
Melanie Falick

Author, Making a Life: Working by Hand and Discovering the Life You Are Meant to Live

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Craft Industry Alliance?

We’re a trusted source of industry information, creative inspiration, and community for craft professionals. Through our educational resources, we help our members build viable businesses, and build community within the craft industry.

Can I join if my business is outside the USA?

Yes! Our community is open to craft industry professionals all over the world. Some of our legal resources (eg: copyright, taxes) are most applicable to US-based businesses. Overall, we keep content applicable to a global community of craft professionals.

Will my membership auto-renew?

Yes, all memberships will renew automatically, unless you decide to cancel. Members are welcome to cancel anytime. If your business has grown, and you’d like to move to a new membership tier, you can adjust your account at any time.

How do I cancel my membership?

Cancelling is easy, and takes less than a minute. Visit the subscription tab of your account page to find the cancel button. You can also email hello@craftindustryalliance.org for assistance. Account changes must be made before your auto-renewal date. Contact us within 14 days of your auto-renewal to request a refund.

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