Welcome to the Washington, DC chapter of the Craft Mafia, a group of savvy artists and crafters spanning the nation from coast to coast!
The mission of the DC Craft Mafia mission is to promote craftiness int the nation’s capital through:
- Strengthening the independent artist community by directly supporting each member in the promotion of their business and providing venues for other artists
and crafters to showcase their work.
- Educating the public on the importance of buying handmade and providing venues to further the "Buy Handmade" movement.
- Performing community outreach, both to bring crafting to new audiences and to fundraise for local charities.
About the Craft Mafia: (From the main Craft Mafia site)
The Craft Mafia™ is an organization of independent business owners who represent multiple creative disciplines in fashion, jewelry, handmade goods, fine art, writing and craft design. The Craft Mafia serves as a model for independent business owners to assemble with other entrepreneurs in their own communities to amplify their individual vision through the power of a collective. The Craft Mafia offers resources for small businesses through their website, books and television.The Craft Mafia website represents and links to all affiliated groups that have adopted the Craft Mafia name.
The first Craft Mafia was founded in 2003 by nine crafty business women in Austin, TX. The group originally came together through a shared love for craft, DIY ethics and mutual respect. As the Craft Mafia developed it became a forum for networking, promotion and shared ideas. Since it’s development in Austin, other Mafias have popped up across the globe!