How to Start a Handicraft Business

The handicraft business has been increasingly in demand because of many people who love to personalize their stuffs and tourists who love cultural items for souvenirs.

This is why handicraft business is one of the most lucrative businesses today.


The Demands of Handicraft Items

The industry of handicraft are showing signs of significant growth in the future because there are a lot of people love the idea of having a personalized things with original handicraft items that are mostly functional, attractive, and more affordable than paintings. Furthermore, there are lots of handicraft courses that grant appreciations for the tome, skills, and money necessary to produce such high quality of craft products. In addition to that, tourists are now buying unique and functional cultural stuffs rather than souvenirs for friends and family. This is why starting a handicraft business is an excellent idea today.

Starting a Handicraft Business

You have three options in starting a handicraft business. You can produce your own handicraft items or you will just sell other’s products or you can do both – producing and selling. Nevertheless, before you engage in this kind of business, you should know whether or not people will be attracted and buy your products, understand the business itself as well as the basic bookkeeping, managing, advertising, and purchasing. Keep in mind that whatever business you will start, you should be able to have enough knowledge about the business so that your business can grow successfully and if you encounter problems, you will definitely find solutions to them.

Location of the Business

The facility where you will establish your handicraft business must be suitable to the terms of services, size, safety, and security you require. You can consider renting or buying a home studio and then register your business. Obtain the necessary papers and documents needed to operate your business. If you will be leasing a place, consult with a lawyer before you sign any agreement. Establish your studio in an area with minimal traffic and has a convenient parking space. Make sure that your business will not disturb and affect the neighborhood so that you will prevent any problems later on.

Selling your Finished Products

Of course, you can absolutely sell your finished products from the studio. However, specialty crafts must be sold in department stores or retail stores especially if they are of limited quantities. Just be careful if you will be on consignment terms. Another place where you can sell your products is trough galleries and agents. The prices of your handicrafts should be based on cost approach and comparative approach. Then, you just choose the price within the range of prices from these two approaches.


  • raju said on March 16, 2011
    i am doing retail business of indian imitation jewelry, white and copper finish indian handicraft. in artificial jewelry i deal both guarantee and unguarantee jewels. handicraft comes with a antic tough, with gods, fancy, love, and many more. so if i want to supply my items there to canada, how shall i contact. pls inform. i dont have export license, is it necessary? pls reply me detailed. if i want to open a small indian shop in toronto, what should i do. thank u.
  • Muneef Suleiman said on July 30, 2011
    Dear's, Am a business man in Yemen,Hodeida. look forward to starting a project in Hodeida that aims at producing handicraft souvenirs that consist out of wooden products and clay's since happen to have a horticulture farm for which I wanted to establish this project to make use of it's wood and waste products... In addition to this project there is another one than can be made to make use of sea shore sea shells and related business. Whom thinks has the capabilities, skills and self confidence,I would be glad to hear from towards such ventures specially with any Thai Company or Person... Contact me at; Yours with kindest regards, Muneef Suleiman Yemen
  • Abid said on November 3, 2011
    I want to open an outlet of Handicrafts/ antiques in Canada, I would like to know how much Capital required to open a 750-1200 square feet store, whereas I will bring handicrafts from Pakistan and China? Do you think there is a good response from the market for handicraft business? How much money required to bring 20 feet container of handicrafts?
  • anand giri said on September 9, 2012
    At present i want to sell my paddy straw craft(bichali ka bana huaa)but do not know to whom and where. needed help
  • priyanka said on December 3, 2012
    Hello, i am doing a business of handicrafts products if anybody would be interested in buying do let me know.
  • Ark said on December 9, 2012
    I want all the help needed in this field coz i am starting up my handicrafts shop in bangalore
  • Shubhendu said on February 26, 2013
    Handicrafts Business growing now a day very fast. I Supplier of Stoneware, Woodware, Metalware, Earthware, Silk Textile (Banarasi Saree), Shawl and Carpet products from varanasi. If anybody interested then contact me at
  • Ashok Gupta said on June 1, 2013
    Hi, i want to start handicraft manufacturing business, please suggest, i would like to know how much capital require for handicraft manufacturing business. Regds Ashok Gupta 8875002363
  • anil sharma said on June 19, 2013
    new sharma toys emporium.dashaswmedh road varanasi uttar pradesh india. contact no.{08090191432}. actually i am a manufacturer of wooden handicrafts things in my factory have 40 to 50 workers. and also i supply my product and order product in local area and order party but now i want to grow my factory and i want to make direct product for buyer. my specialty i can make any things on wood handicrafts items and early and better price. because i want take the profit 10 to 20%. but i want regular work because i dont want loss my worker.please suggest me right way.
  • rinki said on July 7, 2013
    Mr @Anand giri pls mention ur contact details....
  • Arun Chauhan said on July 30, 2013
    Hello to all, I am Arun living in delhi. I want to enter this market.
  • Parveen Kumar said on August 31, 2013
    Hello to all, I am Parveen Kumar Maurya living in Sirsa (Haryana). I want to enter this market. So, Suggest me how to purchase handicraft items and where.
  • kalyanmay nanda said on September 12, 2013
    i have a store of handy craft items, now i want to export these items to foreign countries. i have license. my mobile number is=9733559252. vill. + p.o. rasan . p.s.- egra. dist- purba medinipur. state - west bengal
  • akif said on September 13, 2013
    I want to start a handicraft exports business in india ,but dont know what kind of handicraft would be most appropriate to start with and which countries i should focus on and how much fund is required number is 8860653602
  • Rajrajeshwari Joshi said on September 17, 2013
    I want to start a handicraft exports business in india In Pune, I do Make handicraft items at home like home decor, diyas etc. but dont know what kind of handicraft would be most appropriate to start with and which countries i should focus on. please help contact if u want any product also.
  • Binod Kumar Sahu said on September 21, 2013
    Hi everybody. I wanted to start handicraft export business but new to this field. Searching for information over net for sometime now. Can anyone help, who has entered recently and made a success in the field? I am from Trichy,
  • Balaram Biswas said on October 19, 2013
    Hi Friends! Please help me. I want start this (handicrafts) business. And i want to sell my items on overseas market. How can i do it. Please help me on:
  • ritu said on October 24, 2013
    Hi Everybody I am starting handicraft business and want to expand overseas. Kindly tell what license is Required. Please reply me details.
  • pallavi patil said on November 19, 2013
    Hi. I am pallavi. I want to start handicraft business. please sent me details about the business. Plzzzzzzzzz
  • Rakesh Kumar said on December 5, 2013
    Hi.. I am a tourism professional, I want to start my own handicraft export business. Please suggest which place or city would be suitable for it, Delhi, Agra or Jaipur. Another most important thing how much capital I require for it and which kind of registration do I require?
  • sourabh kumar said on December 13, 2013
    I am commerce graduate. I want start handicraft business. first I start trading after than manufacturing. Please give advise for business
  • RAJ SOLANKI said on December 16, 2013
    for all kind of woodden furniture, metal products and antique items. contect-9828989789,
  • babu said on December 28, 2013
    hi. I am doing odissa famous handicraft business. i need more contact, can u help me my business
  • abhishek budhraja said on January 3, 2014
    i am abhishek i have big shop in paharganj new delhi-55 i have all kind handicrafts i want to sell to exports in all india and out side INDIA my products how well should i elaborate my business please help me
  • Shathi Biswas said on January 12, 2014
    Hi, I want to start a small handicraft business. I want sale this product out of Bangladesh. How can you help me.
  • Debolina said on January 18, 2014
    Hi, I am Debolina. I want to start handicraft business through NGOs. Some NGOs who are into this field only, they want to sale their goods in abroad and there are also some people who are the middle man kind of, sale their(NGO) products in abroad. Can any one help me for the same. You can reach me
  • Mathiyalagan sthapathi said on January 20, 2014
    Hi I am Templearchitect In Hyderabad. I want to handicrafts cottage industry license How can you help me. I have land ( Temples stone carving Work)
  • viren patel said on February 19, 2014
    Hi. I am viren. I want to start a small handicraft business. please sent me details about the business.
  • vimal said on March 2, 2014
    We are handicraft business merchant as well as manufacturer. we request those who are artist and want to sale their product, email us product detail with price quote on - we try our best for buying leads.
  • Anita said on April 7, 2014
    I am from Surat, i am interested in entering export business of handicrafts as well as precious stone. I need guidance and help to get started.
  • Sakshhi Gandhi said on April 10, 2014
    I am into handmade unique cards. Pls. let me know if i sell in big to customer in India only do i need any license to sell? Pls. let me know.
  • Nishi Kanti Dey said on April 20, 2014
    I am going to be started handicraft business in Sylhet( Bangladesh). I will produce bamboo and wooden products, If any buyers from outside please contact with my email ,(
  • Ashok said on April 25, 2014
    How to sell bangle box, drufruit box etc handicrafts items, i am from gujarat,
  • suchitra s said on May 5, 2014
    I am having all types of Fashion Jewellery. Need a buyer. How can i find buyer in Mumbai Also need buyers in Indian handicrafts. ( jholaas, marble statues, painting, photo frames) Regds Suchitra, Call : Mr. Shenoy, (M) :9869107251
  • om kumar said on June 3, 2014
    Hi, I am om kumar I want to start my own handi crft business. But I don't have any knowledge about it so sent me some detail about that company which provide training my workers and buy my handi crafts products. 08650060009
  • Coreen Bissoondial said on June 16, 2014
    I am doing decorative doll .anyone interest in buy you can call in 663-2055, 698-6276.
  • chandan said on July 27, 2014
    Hi every body..I want to start export import business in delhi. I am CA doing job now.any 1 interested to make me partner then I am ready for that. mobile no-8800866124
  • ruchi sahay said on August 16, 2014
    Hi All, I am looking for wholesaler for silk sarees( banarsi silk, south silk and bengal silk saree). I am going to start my business of sarees. Please send me your product brochure along with their rates. Please remember that this will be bulk purchase so I would need competent rates. Thanks
  • OJASWANI SHARMA said on August 21, 2014
    hi all, I am opening a company and need artisans who can work with it as full time job, and it is purely home based job. those who are interested kindly send there details on " " and don't forget to mention the domain they are working in
  • 9909154719 said on September 4, 2014
    Hi. I am Rohit V. I want to start a small handicraft business in Gujarat. please send me details about the business. 9909154719
  • sanjay bajaj said on September 5, 2014
    Hi. I am sanjay from Jaipur. i am doing handicrafts business. If you want sale your handicrafts products on low margin pls contact me.. My number.......07728895943
  • omvir singh said on September 17, 2014
    Hello, My name is omvir singh a management post graduate interested to start a exhibition in my city. where all state famous loveable products will be available. documents required to start this business? wholesaler list from which i can buy product state wise at lowest price. later on i want to start in Uk /US. looking for valuable guidance. Thanks & regards, Omvir singh 09812071727
  • Pallab Dey said on September 20, 2014
    Hello @Sanjay, I am from Bangladesh starting a handicraft business with more professionally. If you can show me your required products list then I can support you. We can build up a good business relationship can contact with me
  • Pallab Dey said on September 20, 2014
    Hello @Chandan, I am also a CA from Bangladesh. I am also searching a foreign buyers who can import handicraft products. If you would like then you can contact with me
  • Kazim Khan said on September 24, 2014
    I want to start handicraft business from Pakistan to Canada, what should I do? Please give me necessary information, thanks.
  • Abhishek Gupta said on October 6, 2014
    Hi, We are into Handicraft Business and need a platform to sell the products ,our range includes all wooden handicrafts , pot paintings / Handmade paintings / other souvenir, Please contact I want to sell these products in low margin. Abhishek GUpta, 9958793964
  • Pooja Shivaraj said on October 9, 2014
    hi, I am based in Bangalore and looking for potential handicraft manufacturers across the country. you can mail me for more details on and please don't forget to send me pictures of ur specialised products
  • Gauri M. said on October 10, 2014
    Greetings of the Day!! I have done a course in Handicraft art and I want to start my business (I am doing a job too). Can anyone suggest me how can I start the business? Also would like to know that how to build business strategy?
  • subodh said on October 11, 2014
    Hi I am selling handicraft and looking for a cheap source of metal, marbel and wooden handicraft. whatapps at +6581579005, subodh
  • kumar said on October 12, 2014
    hi, please suggest how to start a metal craft business export and import.
  • NARENDER KATARIA said on October 28, 2014
    hi, please suggest how to start a UNUSED MATERIAL HANDICRAFT business export and import. FROM FARIDABAD 9899410404
  • akshat said on November 3, 2014
    I want to start handicraft business in rajasthan...could anyone pls help me how to start d business and required capital... i m very much new to this field so pls help me to get my business e mail id is pls tell me how to start with.. what will be d first step.....
  • kalaiselvi said on November 10, 2014
    My business location is Bangalore. I want to start antique furniture outlet in Bangalore. please how to go about it and what will be the pros and cons.
  • sandeep shinde said on November 24, 2014
    I want to start my own business so please give information about handicraft
  • Mushtaq said on December 1, 2014
    I want to sell handicraft products like shawls paper machine etc. i was already in this business for last 10 years. i want to expand my business all over world
  • Tahera Jabin said on December 7, 2014
    I am new in business field. please suggest me how can I start the business at low invest. I am Bangladeshi. please help.
  • VK Gautam said on December 25, 2014
    I want to start retail business in Handicraft items : Costume Jewelery, Fashion Jewelry, Imitation Jewelry in the south Delhi with the small investment of 2 to 3 Lakh. First I want to start with Trading after then manufacture. please guide and advise. Is it a profitable business ?
  • Sree Sankar. t said on January 7, 2015
    Hi am planning to started a handicraft business. I want to export my goods in abroad . But i don't know how to full fill this idea. please help me to do need full things. Thanking you, Sree Sankar. T
  • Deepak said on January 11, 2015
    We at Praju D Arts believes in the talent of our team and understand the responsibility towards the art of Handicrafts. We provide outstanding services in All types of Rangoli Design, Toran, All types of Diyas, Home Decor, Wall hanging, Wedding Themes, Concept Trays, Chocolate Bouquet, etc. Contact Us:
  • ashish parakh said on April 20, 2015
    I want to start handicraft business both online and offline retail. Please advise from where I should buy unique items and how to sell easily. How should I start and what should be the strategy to develop the business. Location: Surat, Gujarat. Mobile No: 8141713894
  • Moumita Saha said on April 21, 2015
    Hi this is moumita i want start unique handcraft jewellery business in kolkata. Pls suggest me frm where i can purchase the materials in wholesale and reasonable price. How to develop my business. Plz need a positive response.
  • Savita said on May 1, 2015
    Hi, I am looking for buyer who can buy handmade items on wooden base (Murals - wooden murals and glass murals). Those interested can mail me on
  • Amrita Sinha said on May 11, 2015
    I want to start handicraft business. Please advise from where I should buy unique items and how to sell easily both online and offline retail. How should I start and what should be the strategy to develop the business.. want need full advise .
  • JW MISHRA said on May 18, 2015
  • Namita Chanderi said on May 21, 2015
    I have Handmade Handicrafts items like PHOTOFRAME, TORAN, GLASS PAINTING, SHAGUN KE LIFAFA ect. I want to sell this products. Please help me for selling this items.
  • sarita gupta said on June 5, 2015
    Hi, m sarita gupta. live in delhi. i want to start handicraft business. kindly help me and suggest me how to start the handicraft business and how to enter this market.
  • Manish Pandey said on June 25, 2015
    Hi everyone. I deal in wall hangings made from Nylon and jute. The product built quality is at par with other products available. looking for bulk orders. Have skilled manpower so time and quality of delivery is not a problem. Also we are never short of creativity. Can contact me on
  • rajan said on July 22, 2015
    Dear sarita, we are also from delhi and going to start handicraft business. You can contact us at 9015027774 for further planning.
  • parth said on July 28, 2015
    Hello, i want to start handicraft export business. i am from Gujrat. can anyone help me?
  • Vatsala said on August 5, 2015
    Hi, I want to register my handicraft startup company in UP. Please help me to get the process of registration of VAT and sales tax in Ghaziabad.
  • MANISH said on August 16, 2015
  • hassan said on August 27, 2015
    hi frnds i want to start kashmiri handicraft export business i need help what can i do I want to export items from kashmir. my email address , cell no is 969775301. Plz help me
  • Vikash Singh said on September 15, 2015
    I am just going to start handicraft business as retail shop in Delhi, latter on through online. Dear manufacturer plz do contact me and send me ur product and contacts details. My email is( )
  • tenzin said on September 19, 2015
    Hello everyone, i just planning to launch online handicrafts business and i really wanna know more about the scope/opportunity in US, Canada and European countries. if anyone who already into this kind of business please share your thoughts ... its would be really helpful...
  • Neelam S said on October 1, 2015
    Hello all I have the best of Rangolis,Torans Pooja trays, Peacock diyabases Ganeshji's Shubh Labh & lots more to sell.If any one is interested Gash Purchase than pl contact. Rate r u never heard before.Thanks
  • Shaikh Mostafizur Rahman said on October 6, 2015
    Hello,i am doing a business of handicrafts products since 2007. Mostly my products are sold in Japan. Few products are also exported to UK, USA, Australia, HongKong, Korea through third party. Now I,m looking for buyers all over the world.I am producing handicrafts by Jute, Jute-Cotton, Cotton, Coconut Coir,Aquatic Grass and few more.Interested buyers are requested to contact at to have a primary knowledge please visit,Thanks
  • Rahul said on October 7, 2015
    Hi, I am planning to work as a buying agent in Canada. I am looking for exporters specifically in handicraft business throughout world.Please share your catalog or website for details.You can send the same at:
  • Sandip Mahajan said on October 10, 2015
    Hi,I want to sell handicraft products online,so do I need to register as a company? Location - India - Maharashtra,Thanks,Sandip
  • DV Soni said on October 19, 2015
    Hi,I want to start my handicraft business.Can you tell me, how can i start it and from where i can buy handicraft items and which type of items in trends now a days....pls tell me. its my cell no 9759842080
  • ritesh said on October 26, 2015
    Hi,I am just going to start handicraft business as retail shop in Delhi, latter on through online. My product is home decor, office apparatus, Beaded Jewellery, attractive Hanging . if anyone who already into this kind of business please share your thoughts ... its would be really helpful.. My email id -
  • Harpinder kaur beginner adviser said on October 28, 2015
    Hi i am harpinder kaur going to start a handicrafts & decorative items business in punjab.if anyone wanna purchase items or wanna join me as partner contact me. || Consultant

  • kapi said on November 16, 2015
    I want to do this business please suggest me how to start my own handicraft business. I live in kota Rajasthan and i wanna start in this city.
  • Jeet said on November 30, 2015
    We have all marble handicraft manufacturer and supply in India or other country my product supply in India market.
  • Monir Shahji said on December 18, 2015
    I am selling handicraft locally and world wide. You can order me any time from any where. No matter, if it is for personal use or business purpose. I have own production team. If any one wish to see my collections please just contact me. I am from Bangladesh. Direct contact:
  • Sunny said on December 20, 2015
    Hi We are whole sellers and exporters of handicraft items. We are looking for tie ups with artisans who would like to join hands with us and we will market their products in overseas market. We have our office in India and Bangkok. You can contact us
  • Twinkle Star Canete said on January 2, 2016
    Good day! We are manufacturer of wooden handicrafts and products in the Philippines. If you are interested kindly send me an email for product presentation and quotation. I am looking forward to do business with you. My email is Serious buyer only please
  • kazemi said on January 14, 2016
    Hello.I am Iranian and my work is enamel.what s enamel? Enamel is painting on copper dishes and tiles.I have painted since 2002.please help me how can I export my products? Or what s the way of direct selling in Europe or Canada? someone have information about it,please give me and contact me.
  • Ruchi Agarwal beginner adviser said on January 16, 2016
    Hi Maumita, I am Ruchi, I am located in Mumbai. I am a textile designer and fine artist and also know various arts and crafts of India. I am making different kinds of beaded necklaces/sospeso necklaces etc. Unique as well as cost effective. For Further details Kindly contact me on my e-mail id or no. 7208071800 Thanks Ruchi || Consultant

  • Ruchi Agarwal beginner adviser said on January 16, 2016
    Hi Friends,I am Ruchi, Located in Mumbai.I have my workshop here where we use to experiments new creative designs as per market trends and made different handcrafted products like Birthday party themes for kids. Different kids bands/bracelets etc/Sospese art/Decopage/Floating Diyas/ Rangolis for events/Tote bags etc etc . Interested people kindly request you to contact on my number 07208071800 on on my id || Consultant

  • Rishi Bhargava said on January 16, 2016
    Hey Hi guys. I am Rishi, I have a workshop of handicraft with approx 252 items. I am looking for distributors round the globe. Price offered would be really on the lower side because I am emphasizing on expanding. Please contact me for catalog and price list.Shortly we will be dealing with metal handicraft also...
  • Shreya Bose said on January 19, 2016
    my mom wants to start up a handicraft business related to please e-mail me for futhur details.
  • Ruchi Agarwal beginner adviser said on January 19, 2016
    Hi Shreya,I am ruchi from Mumbai.I am producing a handicrafted items like embroidered small purses/sling bags/mobile covers/jackets etc. if u want to contact kindly call me on 07208071800. Thanks and regards Ruchi || Consultant

  • P.K.Sarma Sarkar said on March 18, 2016
    Hi I am going to launch online webportal for exclusive handicrafts/gifts items made in India for export market. You can send your catalouges
  • Rajat Dutta said on March 27, 2016
    Hi, I am from kolkata, west bengal. I want start online handcraft business. I try to explore it in local market as well as national arena. Because It is in initial stage, I need to help from you.Please mail me how to start.
  • Lirio Craft said on April 9, 2016
    Hi, I am from Odisha. I have my own handicraft Dokra art Jali photo frame business which is very unique and have a high demand both in India and internationally. Any interested party want to buy my product in wholesale price please feel to contact me @ 9589955048 or can mail me at for further pictures in details. Thanking you.
  • Vandana Anand said on April 16, 2016
    Hi, I am Vandana from Delhi. Want to start business of Handicraft, can u suggest me what type of item should i select and how to start on initial stage. pls write to me on
  • Vandya said on April 19, 2016
    Hi,I am Vandya from Thane, MH. I would like to start a handicraft business. I make different types of wall hanging, windchime, show piece, flowers, vase etc made out of paper only. I want to sell my product but don't know how and where to sell. Please suggest. mail me at
  • sapna said on May 1, 2016
    Hi, I am a housewife and i m very much interested to do the handicraft work (both production and selling). Kindly advise me how to get trained in this industry so that I can start it as soon as possible. I am from Kurukshetra (HARYNA). Kindly send the details at the earliest at
  • Pooja said on May 10, 2016
    Hi,I deal in in hand crafted home decor and gift articles, can be custom made also. Ideal for corporate gifting etc. You can reach me on
  • Amit Tandon said on May 12, 2016
    HI We are exporter of all types of Indian Handicrafts from India to Japan and USA, If anyone has requirement of Indian handicrafts, home furnishings, or any other items from India, please do contact., skype: amittandon82


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