Show Report: Surtex 2018

SURTEX is an annual trade show for the surface pattern design industry, connecting artists and art licensing agencies with manufacturers, retailers, and licensees who want to create products with their artworks. The show attracts art buyers from across many industries: home decor and furnishings, fashion and apparel, beauty, giftware, stationery, and much more. Art buyers walk the aisles of SURTEX looking for artwork to buy or license for their brand, and this year’s show brought nearly 200 exhibitors unique offerings to the show.

Tips for First Time Trade Show Exhibitors

Exhibiting at trade shows gives a craft business owner a chance to get their products into the hands of potential wholesale clients. Here are some tips.

Podcast Episode #76: Jenean Morrison

On today’s episode of the Craft Industry Alliance podcast we’re talking about illustration and self-publishing with my guest, Jenean Morrison. Jenean Morrison is a surface and textile designer, painter, and the artist and publisher behind a popular series of self-published coloring books for adults, first published in 2012. Her coloring books have been published by […]

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