What is the Craft Mafia?
The first Craft Mafia was founded in 2003 by nine crafty buisness 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 accross the globe.
The Long Beach Craft Mafia is a southern California chapter of the world-wide Craft Mafia group. Our chapter exists as a marketing and networking tool for local independant arts and crafts businesses. Membership provides opportunities for growing our members' individual businesses through shared marketing and promotional endeavors, critiques on products/presentation, participating in craft shows, hosting events for the community, and sharing information about arts and craft techniques as well as successfully running a do-it yourself style business.