Craft Business ... Craft Trends ...Craft Fads ...
The exciting new thinking for crafters, craft business, handcrafters is that the desire for unique, one of a kind, creative items is becoming more and more in demand. If you enjoy creating, expressing your artistic side, this is the time for you!
Trends and Fads
What is the difference?
Fad = the latest styles, the hot new looks. A fad is here today and gone tomorrow. Is it of value - by all means yes; but just realize that it is short lived.
Trends=staying power. You can count on it being around at least 5 to 10 years. Sometimes trends will start out as a fad but as people pick up on the idea it can move into a trend. This is what you want to watch for in your crafting.
Cupcakes=Fad. You will see CupCakes everywhere right now. From home decor to baby items. They are cute, they are fun, but it will soon pass. Have fun with it and enjoy it for now.
Trends=Things custom , Handmade, Unique. An example: Eco-Friendly Crafts. With the "going green" push, people are becoming more aware and concerned about protecting our environment. As a result there is an emphasis on recycled materials, sewing with natural products such as cotton and bamboo fabrics.
I woud love to have your understanding and opinions on this subject. Working together can benefit all of us. All ideas are welcomed!