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Craft Business Live! Is Now Open

By Emily Peagram 11 Jan 2021

From 11th-15th January craft retailers and wholesalers are being encouraged to visit a brand new virtual trade show, Craft Business Live! The online event has launched this morning (Monday 11th January) and boasts a wealth of exciting virtual stands from some of the industry’s biggest brands. There’s also some fantastic free resources to be found in the Content Hub, including expert key speaks, downloadable business guides and much more.

The trade show has been split into the following sections to allow retailers to connect with the exhibitors easily:

• Sewing

• Papercrafting

• Knitting & Crochet

• Art Supplies & Mixed Media

• Stationery

• Jewellery Making

• Best In Show

Here’s a list of our exhibitors so far:

  • Lion Brand
  • Duck Tape
  • Bosal
  • Staedtler
  • Yarn and Colors
  • VectoriaDesigns
  • Essdee
  • Artcoe
  • Exaclair
  • Art Gecko
  • Novita
  • Funky Needles

Craft Business Live has a large number of features that make the visiting experience incredibly similar to a real life show. Many of our exhibiting wholesalers will be running a live chat function so that retailers can connect with representatives of their favourite brands quickly and easily. It’s a great way to network, discuss business plans for the year ahead and enquire about exciting new product releases.

The Content Hub

Boasting a wealth of useful business resources, the Content Hub is designed to support all retailers, no matter how much industry experience they possess. With informative videos, free downloadable content and helpful blog posts there is something to suit everyone.

An exciting lineup of key speakers has been organised, including:

  • Becks Beere (founder of Avec UK
  • Tony Sheridan (founder of Makes Superstore)
  • Sara Davies MBE (CEO of Crafter’s Companion)
  • David Jinks (head of consumer research at ParcelHero)
  • Claire Gelder (CEO of The Wool Couture Company)
  • Camilla Westergaard (content editor for Folksy)
  • Dannielle Haig (business psychologist)
  • Frankie Dowling (head of compliance at Amaiz)

To enquire about how your business can create a virtual stand, show off your hottest products and connect with retailers, please contact Danielle Harris by calling 01206 505 954 or emailing

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