Provides insight into how makers in a range of disciplines work internationally, and what barriers stop makers from exporting. 25% of makers gain sales internationally, most commonly via participation in an exhibition or trade event abroad. The best markets are the United States, Germany and the Netherlands. Barriers to export include the need for contacts and networks, understanding of customs and shipping regulations, and a lack of experience for younger businesses.
- Rhiannon Lewis, Julia Bennett
- Crafts Council
- 01 January 2018