Craft industry are business models based on the production of handmade items. Craft production can be described as manufacturing with tools but not automation. In advanced economies, the term implies the work of a skilled artisan or tradesperson. The following are common examples of craft industry.
Small batches of food products that demonstrate skilled preparation and quality ingredients.
Baked GoodsSmall scale bakeries are a craft industry.
Craft BeerBeer produced in small batches typically using unique techniques or ingredients.
FashionClothing, shoes and accessories produced by hand. For example, bespoke tailors and haute couture are essentially craft industries.
TextilesEmbroidery, knitting, lace-making, quilting, silk-making and other textile products.
Traditional ClothingClothing such as Japanese Kimono that are produced using traditional methods.
Decorative ArtsThings that have artistic value that are also functional such as ceramics.
Traditional CraftsTraditional crafts that are sold as souvenirs or for traditional holidays and festivals.
Models & PrototypesProducing physical models of urban designs, buildings, infrastructure, concepts and products. Typically done on commission related to a project or product development effort.
Papermaking & PapercraftHigh quality handmade paper such as Japanese washi and papercrafts.
Printmaking Artwork that is produced in batches using a variety of techniques that may result in each piece being slightly unique.
Woodcraft Wood products such as a handmade canoe.
ToysDolls and toys.
ReuseCrafts produced from upcycled parts and materials such as furnishing produced using vintage industrial equipment.
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