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Redefining the value of handmade

Are you an artist, maker, or crafter in the United States? Join Handcraft Nation’s ever-expanding directory of handmade-in-America art, crafts, sustainable goods, and more.

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To become a patron of the makers movement in America, visit the Handcraft Nation directory regularly to find and support artists, crafters, and makers from a wide range of mediums. To stay up-to-date on news and special offerings, subscribe to our newsletter, which is tailored specifically for people as passionate about this movement as we are.

Join the movement

We have two goals here at Handcraft Nation. We want to boost the reach of unique, small-batch offerings by makers in America, and we also want to help people everywhere begin to redefine the value of handmade in our daily lives. If you’re a maker, scroll down to join the directory today. Have questions? Scroll a touch more to read our FAQ.

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Think of us as the Robin Hood of search rankings. We’re using big-tech tools to fight back against big-tech platforms that inherently disadvantage small, local businesses. You can help by spending time on our website and sharing our links with your friends and family. You can also connect with us on social media. Every click counts!

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Frequently asked questions

We're an info directory of artists, crafters, and makers of all kinds who live in the United States. Think of us as an old-fashioned phone book (or rolodex!) of people making original, sustainable, and high-quality items.

Nope! We're not an e-commerce platform. We don't take any sort of cut or commission, we don't handle your inventory, and we don't interfere in your interactions and relationships with customers.

We connect people who want to buy really good stuff with actual humans in America who are making exactly that. We're using a combination of SEO strategies, content marketing, and real-world partnerships to build an audience that's eager to support makers like you. When visitors to our site find a maker they're interested in, they click directly to your shop and/or socials, and our work is done.

The process for adding your shop to the Handcraft Nation directory takes only a few minutes of your time. Here's a how-to video showing the steps, from start to finish. Watch here.

We are totally platform agnostic, meaning we'll link to wherever you want to direct potential customers. Whether you're selling through Etsy, Instagram, your custom site, or a local gallery, we'll link to it! We also highly encourage makers who sell exclusively in person at art festivals to join, as long as you have an email address or some sort of digital presence that explains where people can find you in real life.

Makers pay a $50 annual fee to be listed in the Handcraft Nation directory. That's less than a single post boost on Facebook, which only lasts seven days. The fee helps us cover our tech costs and chases off drop-shippers and scammers.

If you live in a U.S. state or territory and you design and make things by hand, you belong in the Handcraft Nation directory. We specialize in solo artists and small-batch makers who sell directly to customers, but we also welcome makers who are beginning to scale their operations, as long as your design and production processes are entirely based in the United States.

A 'shop' in the Handcraft Nation directory is defined as an independent business that designs, produces, and sells unique, handcrafted items, including art, crafts, furniture, soaps, clothing, and more. A shop should be run by an individual maker, a pair of makers, a family, or a small team.

We're using a combination of SEO strategies, content marketing, and real-world partnerships to build an audience that's specifically looking to connect with handcrafted goods. And all of this starts with the directory itself: the more makers who join, the higher ranked we'll become on search engines.

First of all, please do join a local arts guild or cooperative if you can! And we highly encourage you to explore as many in-person and e-commerce sales options as you're able to sustain. After that, join Handcraft Nation so that we can help you amplify all of these efforts. Consider us part of your marketing budget—and also an eager ally in the nationwide movement to help Americans become better informed about the impact of their buying choices. As big-tech commerce keeps getting bigger and scammier, it's becoming harder and harder for people to know what's real, authentic, and locally/regionally/domestically made. We want to be part of the solution to that growing problem.