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Support Handmade Business this Holiday Season

Sharon Fain

The last few years has seen an explosion in the handmade economy. Etsy is a household name, national and local craft fairs like Renegade and Patchwork Show continue to see record crowds and vendors, and along with shop local and small business movements, people are also seeing the value of shopping directly from an artisan. But the professional support and organized advocacy have remained decentralized in this community. The Academy of Handmade is working hard to provide this infrastructure.

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