Sell your handmade crafts or promote your skills from your very own Conscious Crafties shop. Make new friends who understand your struggles in our supportive community whilst also receiving help and expert advice building your creative business.
1. You are...
Kind and thoughtful to others
Creating original ideas that are a little special
Ready to take your business to the next level
2. You live with...
Chronic Health Conditions
Mental Health Issues
Autism / Asperges
Or are you a Carer for a loved one
Not sure if you qualify?
3. You want to...
Grow your business on an established marketplace
Learn new skills
Increase your confidence
Create an income
Share the Craftie love by supporting each others businesses
Regain your sense of purpose
Make new friends with people who understand your struggles
Share your story to raise awareness and inspire others
Be part of a supportive community who together can do anything
Idea Behind Conscious Crafties
After becoming chronically ill, many of us lose friends and jobs, but the biggest thing is losing our sense of purpose. ConsciousCrafties.com was born to help us feel worthy and useful again, so we could showcase our talents, create our own businesses and make friends with people who understand our struggles
Karen, Conscious Crafties Founder
Just £1 a week!! THAT'S IT!!
(approx: US $1.28, Euro €1.15, Aus $1.72, Can $1.73)
Zero Listing Fees! | Zero Commission! | Unlimited Listings!
Includes Family Membership:
If a relative qualifies, they are welcome to sell their products and services in your shop, along with gaining access to our community for no extra cost 🙂 Our support community is for over 18's due to sensitive nature of some posts.
Flexible payment terms available. There is no tie in and you can cancel at any time - but we think you'll love it here 🙂 Find out how your money helps
Conscious Crafties has changed my life. It's given me a purpose. Before I joined this amazing community I felt isolated, alone and was losing all purpose. We are all there to support each other, be a shoulder to cry on during the bad times, and there to celebrate through the good times. We all have different strengths, but together we make an amazing team, and we are all super talented. Karen is an amazing lady, and I feel extremely honoured to know her and be part of this amazing community that she has built from scratch for other chronically ill people to have a purpose again, and not just be seen for their conditions.
Rosalind Batty, North Mayo Fine Art and Sew Roz
Not a Pity Party
Our customers buy from us because they have come to expect gorgeous quality products and services.
This isn't a pity party, it's about showing the world how incredibly talented we are despite our challenges.
Customers can leave reviews and feedback just like any other marketplace, giving our future customers reassurance they are buying from professional business people.
I no longer feel alone as there are other carers who understand my struggle. It’s really boosted my outlook and my shop is doing fantastic, I’ve never had so many sales outside of Facebook! Thank you for giving me confidence and the love of others to inspire me. I can't find the words to explain how this has changed my life. Just knowing I have somewhere to come without judgment, the world can be cruel but I feel safe here. I really feel complete now and I am so thankful to Karen for all her hard work and bringing us all together. Thank you for helping me find my purpose outside of just being a carer
Kay Lucid, The Shiny Zone
When will I receive funds?
Your funds will appear in your Paypal account immediately after customers buy from you 🙂 (Paypal charge 3.4% + 20 pence per order)
Check out our helpful guide on registering your business and taking out insurance.
Do I need lots of stock?
Making stock takes energy! Most Crafties make items to order. You can add the number of days it takes to hand make on each listing, which manages customers expectations. As long as you have a example picture of your finished item, you can list it.
Which currency is used?
Crafties from all over the world are welcome. As we started life in the UK, currently products need to be listed in UK pounds (but all Crafties will soon be able to list in their own countries currency). Customers can view your products in the currency where they live.
Things you can’t sell
Copyright (when things aren't your own design) or Trademark items (branded items eg Disney)
*Cosmetics/skin care products or food
(unless you can provide safety and/or hygiene certificates)
*Toys or items that children might want to play with e.g. teddy bear keyring
(unless you've self certified at home)
Things you have bought and not made yourself
(unless you have used love and talent to up cycle)
Porn, knives, guns, bombs, nuclear missiles...etc 😉
*PLEASE NOTE: It is the seller's responsibility to ensure products are tested accordingly and are also not Trademarked or Copyrighted. Conscious Crafties is not to be held responsible. If you live OUTSIDE THE EU and only intend to sell to your OWN COUNTRY, you may be able to sell Beauty Products, Food or Toys without safety certificates due to different laws.
Be part of an established marketplace (3 years)
Personalise your shop (ask us to design a FREE banner)
Display your social networks
Share your story on every product
Add product price options
New products are shared on Facebook and Twitter
Shop notices for holidays or advertising offers
Offer coupon discount codes
Choose to ship worldwide or nationally
Set caps on postage charged
Offer free shipping for large orders
Customer ratings by product and overall
Comprehensive and easy help guides
Find Crafties near you
See your customers on a map
Manage customer expectations with days item takes to make
Stats of product views
Reports of earnings and orders
Create shipping labels
Mark orders as shipped
Add notes to your orders
Internal messaging system to chat to other Crafties and friend request them
Ask us to add a 'Find me on Conscious Crafties' badge to your profile pic
Get instantly paid for orders via Paypal
Flexible payment plans for membership
Gain exclusive access to our supportive Crafties Club, the beating heart of Conscious Crafties along with our Knowledge Hub to help your business flourish
OPEN A SHOP
Please feel free to apply for your Crafties Shop below.
If your application is successful, you will receive a happy email from us within 7 days 🙂
Not heard back in 7 days? (please check your spam/junk email as we sometimes land in there).
Reasons your application might not be approved
WHAT YOU WILL NEED:
Your shop name
A list of your health conditions (or those of your loved ones if you're a Carer)
Your story - read example stories
Your website, selling platform (eg Etsy) or Facebook page link, so we can review your products
(if you don't have a link, please email photos after your application)
READY TO APPLY?
IMPORTANT: Crafties Code of Conduct
Being a Craftie is like wearing a badge of honour
Conscious Crafties is a very unique craft marketplace. Our Crafties Code of Conduct must always reflect our ethos and a positive, supportive community is essential to help and encourage each and every one of us to be successful. In order to uphold our code of conduct we ask that everyone adhere to the following:
1. BE HONEST
A huge part of Conscious Crafties is showing the world our talents and raising awareness of our illnesses or caring situation, honesty is therefore crucial to our customers and community.
2. BE SUPPORTIVE & KIND
As we're all dealing with daily struggles, when interacting with fellow Crafties (either on social media, private messages, phone call or face to face) please communicate in a supportive, kind and non-discriminatory manner. No racist, sexist or hateful content. No defamation of others or of Conscious Crafties.
3. BE RESPECTFUL
Please don't use our Crafties Community or Crafties Handmade Marketplace Facebook groups to promote products for sale on other platforms. Please support the site by shouting loud and proud about Conscious Crafties (you are of course welcome to sell anywhere). Your Facebook pages can only be shared in the group for a charity or giveaway event.
4. BUY VIA THE WEBSITE
When buying from fellow Crafties, please purchase via ConsciousCrafties.com. This ensures you have protection through Paypal and allows you to leave feedback, building up your fellow Crafties shop presence and boosting their spirits.
5. NO BEGGING
Don't abuse the empathy of Crafties by asking for monetary help or sales within our groups. Crafties are by nature empathetic people and feel these 'tugs on heartstrings'.
6. NO SWEARING OR RANTING
It's more positive to ask for advice and support
7. NO POLITICS OR RELIGION
Don't discuss these sensitive topics in our groups.
BROKEN CODE OF CONDUCT?
We ask that all Crafties abide by the above and help to keep our community safe. If you see fellow Crafties breaking our rules and have been unable to resolve between yourselves, please email Conduct@ConsciousCrafties.com. If it is found that someone is behaving in a way that damages the rules created by Conscious Crafties, to keep our community a safe and supportive place, it may result in their shop being suspended or closed and removal from our Community Support Group.