Eco-friendly living may be a "trend," but it is a lasting one. Now, more than ever, consumers are interested in finding ways to embrace the eco green living lifestyle. Compared to last year, Pinterest searches for "sustainable lifestyle" and "save the planet" are up 108% and 380%, respectively. People are replacing many of their most used products with eco-friendly versions. Help your customers … [Read more...] about Breakout Design Trend 2020: Eco-Friendly Living
The roaring 20s are back in more ways than one. The 1920s evoke images of flapper dresses with rows of fringe that shook as women moved. Fringe in the 2020s is just as eye catching and glamorous, but used in many more different ways. Let's take a closer look at how the fringe trend is gaining popularity this year and what consumers will be looking for. The Fringe Trend Fringe has trended … [Read more...] about Breakout Design Trend 2020: Fringe
After a coworker asked me if I could make her a bridal jacket, I jumped on Google to see what she was talking about. I realized this was a super fun and emerging wedding trend: custom painted jackets (leather or denim). I decided to give it a go and I (and the bride-to-be) am thrilled with how it turned out! We've even included several free downloadable templates to get the whole bride tribe … [Read more...] about Trend Alert + Tutorial: Painted Leather Bridal Jacket
We all have to grow up, so we are told. Kidulting, instead, tells us that we can hold onto our childhoods. Maybe it's a backlash against "adulting," the idea that one has to act a certain way when they reach a certain age. Maybe it's a way of responding to the demands of everyday work life. Or maybe it was born from simple nostalgia. Whatever the origins, kidulting is a booming trend that is also … [Read more...] about Breakout Design Trend 2019: Kidulting
"Craftivism is a way of looking at life where voicing opinions through creativity makes your voice stronger, your compassion deeper & your quest for justice more infinite." - Betsy Greer While the term "craftivism" was coined in 2003, the act of using craft as a subversive tactic can be found throughout history. Craftivists use their skills as a way to take action, express themselves, … [Read more...] about Breakout Design Trend 2019: Craftivism
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?