Established in 2000, Crafters Home is a buying & networking group of brick and mortar paper crafting retailers. We are 30+ members across Australia, Canada, the United Kingdom, the United States and its territories.
At Crafters Home, we’re all about supporting indie retailers, making our customers happy, and moving the craft industry forward. We know that teamwork and community are key, so we work to create a welcoming and inclusive space for everyone.
Our mission is simple: we want to bring together the skills and passions of retailers, customers, and industry experts to drive innovation, education, and inspiration in crafting.
We negotiate discounts with major vendors like Sizzix and Notions. Together we have the size to negotiate like a big box retailer.
We develop exclusive events and products– including the massive Maker Mania, a cross-continent event with 24 live participating stores.
It’s lonely running a small business. We meet every week to share ideas, discuss challenges, and support each other.
“We are so thankful to be a Crafters Home member. We discuss and share ideas, celebrate each other’s achievements and mentor each other through the highs and lows that come with running a business. It has given us the opportunity to build relationships with vendors and other store owners. Those relationships have provided us with unique, exclusive opportunities that we have been able to share with our customers and it has brought added value to our business. Crafters Home is more than a buying group, it’s a community.”
Owner of Ladybug Scrapbook (AB, Canada)
“We are so pleased to be part of this amazing group of store owners where we share lots of ideas and insights into how to make our businesses better. The opportunities with exclusive classes by partner vendors has opened up doors for us and allowed us to access a greater audience and try product ranges we probably wouldn’t have thought to carry previously. It’s been so beneficial to be part of something bigger knowing you aren’t alone out there – we all support each other and have become stronger and more knowledgable because of it.”
Owner of Sir Stampalot (United Kingdom)
”I have been a part of Crafters Home for over 16 years and feel it is the biggest and greatest value to my business. The teamwork and support between stores contribute to our overall success, not just individually but collectively as a group. This is a place where creativity blossoms, ideas are shared, and friendships are born.
Vendors see a definite benefit of being part of a forward thinking group that values the collaboration between stores as a means to increasing market share.
Over the past couple of years, Crafters Home has offered many increased values such as weekly meetings, exclusive events, and classes, as well as additional product education. Vendor partnerships have increased and my overall purchases with those vendors have also grown tremendously. I feel more of a commitment to those vendors that support us and want to grow tomorrow—a win—win for all of us.“
Owner of Clipper Street Scrapbook Company (BC, Canada)