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Craft Business Magazine

8 issues per year Write Review Subscribe for free Craft Business is more than just a B2B magazine; it is an industry institution that for more than 12 years has uncovered the latest trade launches and sales trends, while offering business advice aimed directly at the specialist craft and hobby retailer.

Published eight times a year and supported by our popular online resource, CraftBusiness.com – the magazine covers all markets relevant to its readership including papercraft; stitching and haberdashery; jewellery and beading; knitting; general arts and crafts; and media, digital and online information. In-depth features exploring profit opportunities across the industry are complemented by advice from retail experts, comments from market leaders, and fresh perspectives from retailers themselves. Drawing on the experiences of these diverse voices, Craft Business reflects the challenges facing today's craft retailers and offers inspiration, innovation and support for their growth.

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Craft Business  |  Aug-15  


Craft Business, August 2015

Welcome to the August issue of Craft Business. This month, we have comment from star presenter Kirstie Allsopp on the influences that have boosted the crafts trade in the UK on p 21, while designer Debbi Moore talks about the latest craze for book folding that is sweeping the nation, on p15. We also chat to Tony Sheridan, Craft Retail's managing director, on p 24 about how Create and Craft TV broke into America and is going from strength to strength.

Also in this issue, we look at the lucrative Back to School market on p 14 and 15, as parents begin stocking up on stationery and craft essentials for the new term. We examine the growing popularity of Halloween in the UK and how this can benefit retailers on p 13 – could this holiday one day be as big as Christmas?

We've also got the latest news and business advice from the experts, with your queries answers on p 29. The latest autumn fabric trends are revealed on p17, while we discover what's trending in the baby knits market following the birth of Princess Charlotte on p 23.

Costume jewellery is another fashion-led market, and we reveal the must-stock beads and findings for this season on p 25. As the popularity of baking grows, more and more people are trying their hand at sugarpaste modelling – discover how to inspire your customer base on p 28.
Craft Business is more than just a B2B magazine; it is an industry institution that for more than 12 years has uncovered the latest trade launches and sales trends, while offering business advice aimed directly at the specialist craft and hobby retailer.

Published eight times a year and supported by our popular online resource, CraftBusiness.com – the magazine covers all markets relevant to its readership including papercraft; stitching and haberdashery; jewellery and beading; knitting; general arts and crafts; and media, digital and online information. In-depth features exploring profit opportunities across the industry are complemented by advice from retail experts, comments from market leaders, and fresh perspectives from retailers themselves. Drawing on the experiences of these diverse voices, Craft Business reflects the challenges facing today's craft retailers and offers inspiration, innovation and support for their growth.

In addition to the magazine, back in 2012 Craft Business was able to take advantage of its position in the market and launched the only annual directory for the Craft & Hobby industry, comprehensively listing companies in the industry in one easy-to-use guide, available in both print and online.
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