There is a great feature on TAFA (Textile and Fiber Art List) done by Hand Eye Magazine this month.
Hand Eye's Rebeca Schiller writes:
"There's a new kid --well, actually a resource -- on the block. It's called The Textile and Fiber Arts List (www.tafalist.com), and since its inception, it’s been weaving a tight, and intimate community among textile, fiber artists, suppliers, and galleries.
Rachel Biel, TAFA List's founder, started the directory primarily out of her own personal frustrations with selling handicrafts online. Pioneer online sellers, like Biel, who used eBay as their storefront vehicle had a strong following with a supportive niche who bought from her and others. However, as the market expanded with the Internet becoming more accessible in remote places of the world, American artisans discovered that they were competing with their Tibetan, Uzbek, Bolivian and other international counterparts who sold their work at much lower prices."
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