Craft Afrika joins the Alliance for Artisan Enterprise

Craft Afrika joins the Alliance for Artisan Enterprise

Earlier on this year, Craft Afrika became a member of the prestigious Alliance for Artisan Enterprise. The organization, based in Washington DC and hosted by the Aspen Institute, brings together from around the world, key individuals, institutions, corporations and non-profit organizations to work together to support, elevate and expand the artisan sector. The untapped potential(…)

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10 of the Best: Global Craft Events in 2014

10 of the Best: Global Craft Events in 2014

The future of handmade is a discussion that draws varied reactions. Many argue that the already small consumer base is shrinking

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Call for Applications CEIP2014

Call for Applications CEIP2014

Craft Afrika would like to invite applications to the 2nd intake of the Craft Enterprise Incubation Program [CEIP].

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Exhibit at Bizarre Bazaar Christmas Craft Festival 2013

Exhibit at Bizarre Bazaar Christmas Craft Festival 2013

One of the most important aspects of our work is creating market access opportunities for craftpreneurs producing exceptional work

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13 Marketing Ideas Before Your Next Craft Event

13 Marketing Ideas Before Your Next Craft Event

The last quarter of the year is a busy one for craftpreneurs. Christmas fairs are aplenty- big and small, churches and charity organizations alike… the pick is yours. One of the things i have always encouraged is individual responsibility for creating buzz around an event. Too often, we leave the work of hyping up an(…)

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Jumpstart Thursday is Back!

Jumpstart Thursday is Back!

Take a break from work and join us for an afternoon of guaranteed inspiration! 19September13, 2-5pm is the date/time to remember.¬† We will be focusing on fashion accessories- talking about everything including how/where to source raw materials, fashion trends to watch and where the potential markets are. Want to know more about our panelists? Click(…)

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How I Create Success Everyday

How I Create Success Everyday

Success is extremely powerful motivation for getting up every morning- and despite the fact that there are a myriad ways to achieve it, certain principles hold constant. One of them is that success comes as a result of the decisions we make on an everyday basis, therefore making it a process rather than an end(…)

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Introducing Craft Afrika’s short courses

Introducing Craft Afrika’s short courses

We have been receiving numerous requests to introduce short courses [both daytime & evening] that focus on various elements of viable craftpreneurship. To this end, we have developed sector specific training programs designed to suit your schedule. Click on daytime,¬†evening and Jumpstart Thursdays for rates, dates and content. Registration deadline for all courses [excluding Jumpstart(…)

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Craftsmanship: The Devil Is In The Detail

Craftsmanship: The Devil Is In The Detail

During our one year anniversary event on 8June 2013, we engaged 4 panelists on the art of craftsmanship, and why it is key to the success of your business. Speakers on the panel included Aprelle Duany, CEO- Kiko Romeo, Robert Topping, Co-director and Design & Technical manager- Rift Valley Leather, Anthony Mulli, Founder- Katchy Kollections(…)

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Is Your Product Past Its Expiry Date?

Is Your Product Past Its Expiry Date?

Yes indeed, your craft product does have a ‘best by’ date! Just like in the biology of life, craft products have a life cycle from the time they are created, to the time they lose their appeal. For many craftpreneurs, missing this science can lead to frustration at continued low sales despite all the marketing(…)

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