COVID-19 Resources for Craft Businesses
Explore our business resources and find aid for your craft business during this unprecedented crisis.
All COVID-19 Coverage
When the COVID-19 pandemic caused retailers to shut down, many craft businesses were pushed to set up E-commerce for the first time which presented its own challenges.
Concerns about COVID-19 have caused craft industry event organizers to cancel shows throughout the spring and summer. Now, show cancelations are also being announced for the fall and winter season including Rhinebeck and the AQS shows.
Even as COVID-19 health and safety restrictions are relaxed, many companies intend to shift employees to remote work permanently. Could your creative business benefit from transitioning employees to remote work?
While COVID-19 has forced many businesses to close, online shops selling craft kits have seen skyrocketing sales.
As retail store owners weigh how to safely reopen, curbside pickup provides an enticing middle ground for stores that want to increase local sales with less risk. With precautions in place, some craft businesses are using curbside service to connect with local customers — from a distance.
Craft business owners who are looking to interview for a job should consider how to describe the business skills they’ve developed, which are often significant.
Artisan retailers and craft shops are connecting with customers via virtual personal shopping appointments, amid temporary store closures due to COVID-19.
QuiltCon will be a virtual event in 2021 called QuiltCon Together due to concerns about hosting a large international event with COVID-19.
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.
TNNA announced that the organization will suspend operations as of April 30, 2020, due to declining membership, low attendance at shows, and the cancellation of the Summer Show due to COVID-19.
With in-person craft fairs across the country facing cancellations, Renegade Craft offers a new online-only Virtual Fair.
When the Maryland Sheep and Wool Festival announced it would be an online event this year, Shannon Okey of Cooperative Press decided to rerelease a book from the backlist, Doomsday Knits, and to her surprise sales took off.
Quilts, Inc. announced today that they’ve secured a funder and will be issuing full refunds to all vendors for the cancelled Spring Quilt Market show.
Quilts, Inc. notified exhibitors today that they will not be issuing refunds for Spring Quilt Market which was scheduled for May 15-17 in Pittsburgh, but was cancelled due to COVID-19.
TNNA has decided to cancel its 2020 Summer Show due to concerns caused by the COVID-19 pandemic and will alert member soon about possible refunds.