Craft Retailers & Artists for Tomorrow is a nonprofit trade organization and a champion of everyone in the business of handmade American craft.

Become a Member... Today!

When you join CRAFT you become part of the one trade association dedicated to the success of the entire craft industry. CRAFT champions education, marketing, and benefits for everyone engaged in the business of craft. Plus, as a member you will enjoy this superb benefits package:

  • Free Member Profile Page on the CRAFT website
  • Free Participation in American Craft Week
  • Discounted registration to CRAFT education conferences
  • Discounted advertising on craftonline.com
  • It's Friday digital weekly newsletter
  • Networking opportunities
  • Bank of America Merchant Services - preferred card processing discount rates
  • Office Depot Windfall Program - great discounts on office products, copies, and printing
  • Packaging Specialties – last column pricing and no minimums on bags, boxes and more
  • Certek Artisan POS System – discounts on software, support plans, equipment and supplies
  • Constant Contact – payment plan discounts and a generous rebate to CRAFT
  • Aftosa – discounted ceramic, polymer, and jewelry supplies and display items, too.
  • UPS - CRAFT members can save up to 30% on UPS shipping

American Craft Week Showcase 2019 

October 2019 marks the Tenth Anniversary of American Craft Week, and this year’s artist contest reflects that milestone. We asked craftspeople to submit photographs of a piece of their work which paid “Homage to the Number 10.” Artists could do this boldly or subtly, and in their submission they needed to explain how the number 10 influenced their piece.

After evaluating the submissions, the ACW National Committee chose the Grand Prize Winner: Charlotte Behrens of Charlotte Arvelle Glass in Mount Carol, IL.  Her entry, “Crafting Under a Star-Studded Sky,” featured 10 various tools used by craftspeople, with many markings representing the number 10, and all set under a sky studded with 10 dichroic stars.

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Learn more about the wining piece and other entries at www.acwshowcase.com

 

Wholesale Seminar in Philly

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Do you want to take your handmade business to the wholesale level? We can help you! ALL ABOUT WHOLESALE is the most comprehensive seminar on the subject and it has rave reviews from 100% of past attendees. The course covers everything you need to know, from production to pricing to promotion. Want your booth to be a buyer magnet? We will give you tons of tips! 

The class is Friday, January 24 at the Pennsylvania Convention Center in Philadelphia from 9:30 – 4:30.
You will get a permanent copy of the PowerPoint presentation and see the American Handcrafted show during set-up. Your badge is good for the show days, too, so you can see the tradeshow in action.

Bring along a sample of your work and marketing materials for feedback. In the words of former student, Casey Lynch, “I cannot tell you how grateful I am. I feel like I am running an entirely new company now.”  Join us and bring your business to a new level!

 Click for more information and to reserve your spot.

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