Serrv’s Christmas Product Trends

It is an exciting time of the year in the United States! Christmas is around the corner and consumers are shopping for gifts to give to their loved ones.  It is a very important time of the year for fair trade stores and organizations like SERRV because there are many conscious consumers looking for that […]

Contemporary Textiles for the Floor

Marni Katz recently published an article on Design Milk about Nanimarquina and their process for manufacturing one of the company’s most popular, polka dots in relief rug!: a fuchsia and purple concoction from the Topissimo collection, which won a Red Dot Design Award in 2003. The following images give you a glimpse of all the steps […]

Handicrafts: Trends and Forecast 2013 Europe

The WFTO (World Fair Trade Organization) sent out a brief survey to European members to provide general inputs on trends and forecasts for handicrafts. Below are interesting responses from their members who are dealing with day-to-day sales and marketing of handicrafts. The responses are compiled by WFTO’s intern Anna Roumeliotis, a fashion arts student in […]

2013 Chalky Pastel Color Trends

According to Re-Do it Design, pastel colors will be popular in 2013!

How Pantone Selects New Color Trends

Learn how the color experts at Pantone forecast color trends and develop color palettes for fashion and home design. See more about Pantone trend forecasts at: http://www.pantone.com/pages/pantone/category.aspx?ca=4#Trend%20Forecasts

Find Trends & Inspiration on Pinterest

Artisanwork is now on Pinterest! We are using Pinterest to help us organize and share inspiration images and color trends with Artisans around the world. Please visit artisanwork’s pinterest page and get inspired! What is Pinterest? Pinterest is a Virtual Pinboard. Pinterest lets you organize and share all the beautiful things you find on the […]

Researching Market Trends

Understanding Market Fundamentals (buyer’s expectations, market segmentation, and product categories) provides a general knowledge of the market from which to begin more specific research for your particular product and target market. The next step in your research is to look at market trends and prices. The important questions to answer in this stage of market […]

PANTONE live Webinar: Home Color Trends for 2013

On Thursday, May 17th at 12 noon EDT, log on to a live webinar to hear Laurie Pressman, Vice President of Fashion, Home + Interiors, present the colors and color palettes for 2013 that will be key to enticing the would be consumer or client. Click here to register today!