About / Mission
What We Do:
Our collective knowledge covers wholesaling, retailing, publishing digital and traditional media, licensing, teaching, graphic design, marketing, product photography, and website development. We organize quarterly Craft Rackets: free business-oriented workshops open to the public on a variety of subjects such as Pricing Your Crafts and How to Apply for an Arts Fair.
Through email and our website, we serve the crafting community by answering questions, promoting local events and businesses; writing articles on the business of crafting; sharing artisan-related media and publishing RFPs; and showcasing inspirational photos and stories.
The Chicago Craft Mafia is a collaborative and non-competitive organization of independent crafting business owners. We work together to both foster our own individual entrepreneurship and support the greater crafting community. Members of the familia pride ourselves on the design, integrity and workmanship of our products and the ethics of our business practices.
Our goal is to increase these businesses retail and/or wholesale exposure, by abiding by a DIY code of ethics.
We are the Chicago chapter of the Craft Mafia