A Digital Marketplace for Creators and Craft Enthusiasts
Based in Amsterdam, Creative Fabrica’s business focuses on those who love doing crafts. Founded in 2016 by entrepreneurs Anca Stefan and Roemie Hillenaar, the startup company provides a place for artists, designers, and craftspeople to sell and buy digital project resources, including fonts, backgrounds, patterns, and more. The business supports over 5,000 designers and 1.7 million products.
The startup company also provides web tools for creating and managing fonts and word art. On top of these assets, the company also has The Craft Club, its subscription service that offers thousands of designs with included commercial licenses, personal designers, and exclusive prices for a monthly fee rather than per design.
“Creative Fabrica is a combination of love for art and a passion for handmade crafts and fonts,” states the startup company’s website. “Younger people are looking for a creative outlet away from the computer. And we're all about that. We want to be the go-to place for the crafting community.”
Creative Fabrica is not the only craft-based ecommerce business out there. Digital marketplace Etsy, which sits at a market cap of $26.8 billion, also supports creatives by providing a platform to sell handmade products of all kinds.
According to the National Assembly of State Arts Agencies, the arts and cultural production industry was valued at $877.8 billion in the US in 2017. This amounts to 4.5% of the country’s GDP.
Ecommerce startup and digital craft business Creative Fabrica garnered investors’ attention and raised $7 million in the company’s series A funding round. The startup provides craft design resources and web design tools in addition to a subscription service that provides premium products with commercial licenses. Businesses like Creative Fabrica and Etsy will likely see healthy growth as investors take an interest in the industry.
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