Hi all, it's Angie! I had the pleasure of attending the Creativation 2019 trade show last week. This is a show where a ton of the craft brand manufacturers display their new and existing products. It is a great place to spot 2019 craft trends for the upcoming year. Since the show floor is only open to craft industry professionals, I thought I would take you behind the scenes a bit and show you … [Read more...] about Top Trends From Creativation 2019
Trend watching is key to sales success. Customers are always on the hunt for the "it" item, so preparation is key. Make sure you have the latest trend in stock and ready to sell when your clients come looking for it. To help you prepare your inventory for the new year, here are ten top trends for 2019 according to various leading craft industry groups. 10 Trends for 2019: Color of the … [Read more...] about 10 Top Trends for 2019
Trend or Fad? How to identify the difference — and drive sales for both. The craft retail space is never a fixed target for store owners trying to gauge the next hot-selling items that will be flying off the shelves. Is it burlap? Marquee letters? Coloring books for adults? Or something else you’ve seen on Pinterest or Etsy? Is it a trend that will be around for a while? Or is it a … [Read more...] about Trend or Fad?