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Pantone Color of the Year 2015!


Pantone introduced the 2015 color of the year…MARSALA! It’s a beautiful rich, earthy tone that fits perfectly with handmade goods. Leatrice Eiseman, Executive Director of the Pantone Color Institute, said: “Nurturing and fulfilling, Marsala is a natural fit for the kitchen and dining room – making it ideal for tabletop, small appliances and linens throughout […]



 Northwest Creative Imaging (NWCI) created an info-graphic that provides very useful information for anyone attending a trade show. According to NWCI, this guide will help all trade show attendees develop a plan to keep trade show exhibiting profitable year after year. Although these stats are not exact throughout every industry, they can provide guidelines to help guide […]


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Africa is rich in beauty and creativity.  From earthy tribal textiles to bold batik patterns, African prints are becoming very popular in the United States. The following African-inspired products have a modern twist and feature color trends and patterns that artisans can draw inspiration from: EARTHY + NATURAL BRIGHT + BOLD BLACK + WHITE VINTAGE […]

International Shipping Regulations

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The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) provides a great summary of U.S. laws and regulations that U.S. based businesses must keep in mind when exporting or importing. In her article “Get Started in Shipping – Regulations for Importers and Exporters”, Nicole shares the following information: Obtain Licenses, Permits, and Documentation Many imported and exported products are regulated […]

How To Make Coiled Bowls


Check out Design Sponge’s great post about making these fun coiled bowls: LENA CORWIN’S MADE BY HAND + DIY COILED BOWLS PROJECT

Fall/Winter 2015 Women’s Color Trends

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Fashion Vignette gives a preview of the Fall/Winter 2015 Women’s Color trends forecasted by Fashion Snoops: FOREST GREEN: Forest is a favored green which stands out especially on wool outerwear. BURGUNDY: A brown-cast alternative to maroon, burgundy becomes one of the most popular reds of the season. NAVY: Navy becomes an increasingly popular choice as a base color […]

Node Fair Trade Rugs


Chris Haughton is a designer and illustrator and also an author of childrens books. Before he became involved in books he was active in fair trade and has been a supporter and designer for the fair trade company People Tree for many years. In 2010 he took 8 months off to to re-connect to fair […]


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