43 Trending Handmade Goods Businesses [2024]

Updated: July 23rd, 2023
Start A Handmade Goods Business

A handmade craft business entails selling own-crafted products on online platforms like Alibaba, Etsy, an independent website, or social media.

To succeed in selling handmade goods, you'll need solid creative skills. Your creativity can help you build a strong brand.

And with online marketplaces, handmade shopping has become a popular trend.

In recent years, consumers worldwide have shown their support of independent businesses and entrepreneurs, especially those venturing into the handmade goods business.

Looking for some examples of a handmade goods business?

Interested in case studies of a successful handmade goods business? Check out our full list of success stories.

1. Theresa Healey

↞ Food ★ Fashion ♥ DIYS ↠

How much they make: $12K/year
Where they're located: New York, NY, USA
How much did it cost to start: $350
Current team size: 1
Website traffic: 10K/month

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How I Turned My Passion For Crafts And Writing Into A Side Income Source

DIY Lifestyle blog owner, Theresa, turned her passion for crafting and writing into a side income source, attracting hundreds of thousands of global visitors, with her blog generating $400-$500 a month and her online Etsy store bringing in an additional $200-$300 a month, showcasing her unique, all-natural, one-of-a-kind polymer clay earrings, home decor, and huts inspired by Lord of the Rings, Harry Potter, reading and home decorating.

About
Theresa started Theresa Healey almost 7 years ago
Revenue
Theresa grew the business to $1K/month
Costs
It cost Theresa $350 to start the business
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2. ART FIRE

The ArtFire marketplace is home to artisan goods of all kinds. From handmade jewelry and crafts, to vintage clothing and supplies you'll find what your creative soul craves on ArtFire.

Where they're located: Jacksonville, Florida, USA
Website traffic: 290K/month

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4. Nappa Dori

Nappa Dori the premium online store for handcrafted leather accessories, browse through our wide range of genuine leather goods available in a variety of styles.

Where they're located: Aurora, Colorado, USA

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5. Ten Thousand Villages

Shop for unique, handmade gifts from around the world including fair trade baskets, jewelry, crafts and other items from international artisans.

Where they're located: Nashville, Tennessee, USA
Website traffic: 130K/month

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6. Woodland Creek Furniture

Buy hand-made log furniture, rustic furniture, barnwood furniture, & cabin decor at manufacturer direct pricing. Log Furniture Place offers unique wood furniture plus free shipping!

Where they're located: Richmond, Virginia, USA
Website traffic: 110K/month

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7. PortraitFlip LLC

Photo to Painting - 100% hand-made Paintings from your Photos in Oil, Charcoal, Acrylic or Watercolor by professional artists. FREE Shipping | Best Price

How much they make: $540K/year
Where they're located: Pune, Maharashtra, India
How much did it cost to start: $60
Current team size: 15

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The $27K/Month Company That Turns Photographs Into Custom Handmade Portraits

PortraitFlip is a successful startup that delivers handmade portraits globally with a clientele base in the USA and yields 3.5crs through their 100% customer satisfaction guarantee, and they started with an initial investment of only Rs.23,000.

About
Sunny started PortraitFlip LLC over 6 years ago
Revenue
Sunny grew the business to $45K/month
Costs
It cost Sunny $60 to start the business
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8. Makr

Makr designs and produces handmade leather goods, wallets, bags, iPhone and iPad sleeves, key chains, accessories and studio furnishings. Made in the USA.

Where they're located: Sacramento, California, USA

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9. Go Forth Goods

Superior American made leather goods with a lifetime guarantee. Shop leather duffle bags, tote bags, briefcases, backpacks, belts, wallets, and other travel accessories for men and women. Plus get Free shipping in the USA.

Where they're located: Atlanta, Georgia, USA

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10. TIZZIT

Helping handmade shop owners build successful handmade businesses with expert training and courses, a supportive community of like-minded makers, and the step-by-step Maker's Roadmap.

Where they're located: Oxnard, California, USA

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11. Kodiak Leather Co.

Kodiak leather duffel bags, kodiak leather briefcases, Kodiak leather messenger bag, Kodiak leather satchel, kodiak leather portfolio, Kodiak leather backpacks and kodiak leather accessories.

Where they're located: Buffalo, New York, USA

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12. FOUNT

FOUNT is a fine leather bag design and production house based out of downtown Cleveland, Ohio. Favorite bags include classic handcrafted totes, backpacks, carryalls, cross body bags, clutches and wallets.

Where they're located: Columbus, Ohio, USA

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13. Genepea

Find Unique Handmade Goods in Reno for daily use or special occasions at the best price only at Genepea, best handcrafted goods store in Reno.

Where they're located: Reno, Nevada, USA

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14. Small Business Development Center

Where they're located: Henderson, Nevada, USA

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15. Batch

Locally made gifts and food from Nashville and around the South. Wedding gifts, corporate gifts, and thank you gifts. Contact us to curate a custom gift for you.

How much they make: $1.8M/year
Where they're located: Nashville, Tennessee, USA
Current team size: 6

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How We Validated And Launched A Subscription Box Company

Regional gift and retail company Batch has grown its annual revenue to almost $1.8m by honing its operating model, targeting other cities such as its home base Nashville, and relying on repeat business by keeping purchase percentages for gifts at approximately 90%.

About
Samuel started Batch almost 11 years ago
Revenue
Samuel grew the business to $150K/month
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16. unknown

Shop goods from 200+ DC Makers.

Where they're located: Washington D.C., Washington, D.C., USA

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17. Sweet Shop USA

Where they're located: Fort Worth, Texas, USA

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18. Rustic Bakery

Rustic Bakery has been serving quality handmade baked goods since 2005. All of our retail products are made by hand in our Sonoma bakery and shipped directly to your door. Visit one of our four Marin County cafés or order online.

Where they're located: Saint Louis, Missouri, USA

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19. Quirks Handcrafted Goods & Unique Gifts

Quirks Handcrafted Goods & Unique Gifts is Virginia's most unique and contemporary handcraft gallery and gift shop. Located in Williamsburg, VA since 1997. Offering a wide array of unique American-made handcrafts, jewelry, furniture, pottery, glass, and metal. Representing artist studios like Houston Llew Spiritiles, David Marsh Furniture, Sticks furniture, Chris Roberts-Antieau, Island Cowgirl Jewelry, Sydney Lynch, Painted Peace Art Poles, Erstwilder, Lori Mitchell for ESC, Assouline Books, Shoestring Creations, Sugarboo Designs, Company C, Allen Designs, Valency Genis and more!

Where they're located: Richmond, Virginia, USA

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20. Craft and Lore

Handmade leather carry goods, accessories, wallets, belts and bags. Built to last goods with quality materials and methods in Coeur dAlene, North Idaho.

Where they're located: Spokane, Washington, USA

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21. Glaser Designs

Outfitting executive business travelers since 1975, Glaser Designs specializes in custom leather goods. Hand colored, durable leather traveler bags, briefcases, totes, and more. Made to measure in San Francisco. Click now for details.

Where they're located: San Francisco, California, USA

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22. Local Nomad

Local Nomad is a Phoenix-based gift and clothing store that sells handmade goods from makers, artists, and designers from all over the world. Shop now.

Where they're located: Mesa, Arizona, USA

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23. Handkrafted

Where they're located: South Australia, Australia

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24. Union Studio

Union Studio is a women-owned shop featuring all local handmade art and goods. Visit our store to shop over 100 St. Louis artists’ work including jewelry, home goods, gift sets, fine art, and more.

Where they're located: Saint Louis, Missouri, USA

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25. mill handmade

mill handmade is a small leather crafting workshop based in Brisbane, Australia.

Where they're located: South Australia, Australia

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26. Slightly Alabama

Slightly Alabama is a line of leather wallets, bags, iPad and iPhone cases, computer cases, belts, bracelets, watch straps, and accessories handmade in USA.

Where they're located: Birmingham, Alabama, USA

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27. JooJoobs

Buy the Best Handmade Leather Wallets for Men Online. Personalized Gift Ideas Perfect for all occasions. All Items are Handcrafted, One of Kind Originals.

Where they're located: Chiang Mai, Mueang Chiang Mai District, Chiang Mai, Thailand
How much did it cost to start: $1K
Current team size: 3

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28. Nevada Made Marijuana

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Where they're located: Henderson, Nevada, USA

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29. Just Artisan

Just Artisan is a global handmade marketplace for artists and makers to showcase their talents. It is the perfect place to buy and sell handmade goods, created by independent artisans.

How much they make: $120K/year
Where they're located: Mississauga
How much did it cost to start: $25K
Current team size: 2

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How I Started A $10K/Month Marketplace That Sells Handmade Goods From Independent Artist

Just Artisan is a handmade-only marketplace that has achieved over $15,000 in sales during December and is on track to expand with 400 vendors and 2,000 products since launching fully in June 2020.

About
Marcello started Just Artisan over 4 years ago
Revenue
Marcello grew the business to $10K/month
Costs
It cost Marcello $25000 to start the business
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30. Sisters of Carmel Catholic Traditional Religious Goods and Gift Store

Sisters of Carmel traditional religious goods and gift store, rosaries, chaplets, brown scapulars, crucifixes, badges, catholic books, medals, statues

Where they're located: Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA
Website traffic: 80K/month

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31. Global Crafts Wholesale

Shop our collection of wholesale fair trade products including handmade gifts, jewelry, accessories, home decor and more.

Where they're located: Downtown Kansas City, Missouri, USA

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32. DARA Artisans

DARA Artisans is a unique online marketplace for handmade products from carefully picked, skilled artisans from across the globe.

Where they're located: Manhattan Community Board 1, New York, USA

33. Authentic Florida Salt Scrubs

Florida's Original Hand and Body Salt Scrub. All-Natural Salt Scrubs and Skincare products made with Coconut Oil. Coral Reef Safe Sunscreen! Made in Florida

Where they're located: Saint Petersburg, Florida, USA

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34. Quillin Leather & Tack

Superior hand crafted leather goods from the heart of the bluegrass. Shipping world wide since 1982.

Where they're located: Hollywood, Kentucky, USA
Website traffic: 50K/month

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35. Handmade Artists' Shop (HAFshop) Buy Directly from the Artist

Buy and sell handmade directly from the Artists! The Handmade Artists' Shop is devoted to supporting handmade and bringing the finest handmade products.

Where they're located: Long Beach, California, USA

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36. Sturdy Brothers

Where they're located: Columbus, Georgia, USA

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37. NorthwindSupply

Northwind Supply is a women operated leather goods company specializing in personalized leather gifts and accessories for men and women. We ship within 1 business day. We personalize leather keychains, we personalize leather wallets, we personalize leather valet trays.

Where they're located: Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA

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38. Arrowhead Vintage & Handmade Goods

Where they're located: Columbus, Ohio, USA

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39. SKIN ON SKINS

Custom handcrafted leather goods and accessories that are made in San Francisco, California.

Where they're located: San Francisco, California, USA

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40. City Bird

Celebrating Detroit, Michigan + the Great Lakes with locally made apparel, clothing, jewelry, art, cards, glassware, hats, Detroit t-shirts + Detroit gifts.

Where they're located: Detroit, Michigan, USA

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41. Paloma Hayes

Leather goods, indigo, Japanese denim, vintage style, rugged style, denim, gangs of san francisco

Where they're located: San Francisco, California, USA

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43. Etsy

Find the perfect handmade gift, vintage & on-trend clothes, unique jewelry, and more… lots more.