As a AFCI.UK member you’ll automatically become a member of the GLOBAL Association, giving you access to information, support and knowledge like no other.
In early 2004, the two most successful organizations serving the craft and hobby industry, the Hobby Industry Association (HIA) and the Association of Crafts & Creative Industries (ACCI), joined together to form the Craft & Hobby Association (CHA). In Jan 2017 CHA changed to AFCI – Association For Creative Industries consisting of thousands of member companies engaged in the design, manufacture, distribution and retail sales of products in the U.S. craft and hobby industry. AFCI’s vision, simply stated, is to create a vibrant industry with an exciting image, an expanding customer base and successful members. The goal is to stimulate the sales growth of the craft and hobby industry by creating consumer demand, helping members succeed and leading the industry.
As a global association AFCI provides a multitude of resources and benefits for its members. One being the hugely successful and award-winning trade event each year, Creativation, held in January this event is the oldest and largest creative, craft and hobby trade show in the world.
Collectively we offer our members a truly GLOBAL Association.
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