Product Design Process

The International Trade Centre UNCTAD/WTO and the World Intellectual Property Organization have provided a very practical guide (Marketing Crafts and Visual Arts: The Role of Intellectual Property: A practical guide) that brings out the relationship between successful marketing of crafts and visual arts, and the use of intellectual property (IP) tools. The following information on Product Design was […]

Financial Health- Managing Cash Flow

Managing cash flow in your business is one of the important aspects of keeping it healthy and running smoothly! Many small businesses fail despite being relatively profitable because when it is time to pay the bills, they have no money on hand. Many factors can influence cash flow. This is a handy calculator that shows […]

Creating a more Environmentally Sustainable Apparel Business

The University of Delaware’s Sustainable Apparel Initiative (UDSAI) worked this year to develop a set of policies related to environmental sustainability that would begin to provide answers for the following questions: What does it mean to be a “sustainable” apparel business? What must a company do to call itself “sustainable”? In this report, each policy […]

Trash Talk: Turning trash to cash!

What a great idea! Win-win, clean up the shoreline and create an artistic piece worth talking about. Unique-Eco cleans up the Kenyan shoreline and uses what it carts away to create sculpture and jewelry that are getting attention in European fashion circles. Thanks to HandEye Magazine (a magazine about connecting cultures and inspiring action), you […]

Quality Management

Quality is an important aspect in the production process and requires careful attention. Quality management begins with purchasing of raw materials that meet quality standards and continues through the final packing of the finished product. The export market pays close attention to quality. If products are poorly made, materials are of low quality, or the […]

Making a Fabric Basket/Bowl

View this tutorial and learn how to make a fabric basket/bowl! Video by “Crafty Gemini”