Join our team!


The NY Handmade Collective wants to welcome you!

As an NYHC member, you become part of a knowledgeable and supportive network that is focused on helping us all achieve our creative and professional goals. We work together to maximize individual success.

The benefits of team membership include:

  • An invitation to join our team's private Google Group, where we share ideas, information, resources, and advice

  • Access to the Google Group’s rich archive of previous discussions

  • Opportunities to participate in our popular team selling events, including the Handmade Cavalcade

  • Use of NYHC members-only team tags on social media for enhanced business and product promotion, as well as increased visibility and legitimacy for scouts, retailers, and customers

  • Presence on the team’s website and directory listings

  • Participation in team-run promotions, both in-person and online

  • Mentorship, support, and insider tips from successful handmade entrepreneurs

  • Workshops and educational opportunities

NY Handmade Collective opens enrollment to new members twice each year, in February and August. Deadlines to apply are January 31st for February and July 31st for August.  To be considered for membership, all applicants must:

  • Have an active Etsy shop with at least 5 handmade (by you or your team) items

  • Live/work in NY Tri-State Area (within 1.5 hours of NYC)

  • Attend a mandatory new member meeting

  • Pay annual dues of $40

  • Have or obtain a gmail address

We are not accepting vintage or supply shops at this time.

If you’re interested in joining, yay! Please email for more information.
The next new member meeting will be held in February 2020.