Craft Retailers & Artists for Tomorrow is a nonprofit trade organization and a champion of everyone in the business of handmade American craft.

Become a Member... Today!

When you join CRAFT you become part of the one trade association dedicated to the success of the entire craft industry. CRAFT champions education, marketing, and benefits for everyone engaged in the business of craft. Plus, as a member you will enjoy this superb benefits package:

  • Free Member Profile Page on the CRAFT website
  • Free Participation in American Craft Week
  • Discounted registration to CRAFT education conferences
  • Discounted advertising on
  • It's Friday digital weekly newsletter
  • Networking opportunities
  • Bank of America Merchant Services - preferred card processing discount rates
  • Office Depot Windfall Program - great discounts on office products, copies, and printing
  • Packaging Specialties – last column pricing and no minimums on bags, boxes and more
  • Certek Artisan POS System – discounts on software, support plans, equipment and supplies
  • Constant Contact – payment plan discounts and a generous rebate to CRAFT
  • Aftosa – discounted ceramic, polymer, and jewelry supplies and display items, too.
  • – great pricing, fast service on all printing needs; 7.5% returned to ACW
  • UPS - CRAFT members can save up to 30% on UPS shipping

Member Spotlight!

Carolina Creations

Carolina Creations is an award-winning, lively craft gallery located in historic and beautiful New Bern, NC. Owners Jan and Michael Francoeur are both artists, Jan a painter and Michael a potter and the gallery reflects their love of color, design and craft.

New Bern Around New Bern, painting by Janet Francoeur

With more than 300 artists and craftsmen represented at their gallery, the Francoeurs are always on the lookout for new and interesting craft. They maintain a regular schedule of gallery shows, an ambitious e-commerce site and a great gallery blog. They are also intrepid New Bern cheerleaders, consistently involved in the civic life of their coastal community.

In 2015, Carolina Creations will celebrate its 25th Anniversary!
If you are nearby, stop in to congratulate the Francoeurs on this significant milestone. Otherwise, check in with them at

The Handcrafted Lifestyle

Is "craft" a lifestyle product? Should we consider a marketing plan with a content strategy that equals the quality of our products? Many large brands do this by looking for what their customers are looking for in their products, for instance some say Coke sells "fun." We believe "craft" means an appreciation for design, quality materials, and the ability to stand out in a manufactured world. Pictured above, R Wood pottery from Athens, Georgia has created an excellent lifestyle brand. Send us a photo of your handcrafted lifestyle and we will feature it here.

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