This week's feature is a little different than the previous features. While not (currently) a shop, we think Daft Crafts is a great community for artists.
"Daft Crafts was once a brick and mortar gift shop in Independence, MO, but health and personal issues caused the close of ours in June, 2012. In an effort to continue to provide the handmade community with an outlet for affordable promotions, and a way to keep connecting consumers with great artists, we relaunched our website Oct. of 2012 as a virtual artist promotion platform and a way to provide tried and true handmade business advice to artists. All of our contributors have been in the handmade business for years and bring a lot to the table and we are excited to combine and share our knowledge with the public and offer affordable advertising for artists!"
When asked about the challenges of having a business, Daft Crafts owner Cody says, "For us, we take tackle the challenges head on - marketing, branding, photography, all of those topics are discussed and covered frequently on our blog to help handmade business become the very best that they can be! "
To read more about the Daft Crafts movement, and the story of how it started, I encourage everyone to read this post from their website. Then while you are there, take a look at their sponsorship options. They are by far the best in terms of cost & exposure. You will (hopefully) see Violet's Buds there very soon.
You can find Daft Crafts across the web at the follow sites:
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