Are you wondering what’s going to be popular this year?

Actually, I run as far away from trends as possible. If you base your business on trends that’s all you’ll be…fleeting. But that’s just me!

You don’t need to follow trends however, it can be useful to know what the current ones are to get more inspiration for your handmade business.

According to Retailing Insight Magazine, here are the top 17 trends for 2017:

1. Pantone’s Color Of The Year “Greenery”

Pantone’s 2017 color of the year example. Image by Delia Creates

2. Mauve And Lilac-Gray

Image from Jewel Salem

3. Woven Baskets

Image from Décor Pad

4. Sacred Geometry Patterns

Image from Jennifer Brandon Elliott

5. Cork

Image from The Knot

6. Tactility

Furniture, décor, and apparel that stimulate our sense of touch.

Image from Ghooz

7. Sustainable Cotton

Cotton grown without the 13 most-toxic chemicals.

Image from Ecouterre

8. Ethical/Anti-Oppression Fashion

Image from Fashionista

9. Victoriana Fashion

Image from Fashionising

10. Plus-Size Fashion Revolution

Image from Girl Talk HQ

11. 1980’s-Style One Shoulder Tops

Image from Space Coast Daily

12. Danish And Dutch Master Painters

As fashion inspiration (e.g., Eckersberg, Rembrandt, Vermeer)

Image from Hubpages

13. Wedding Pantsuits

Image From Happy Wedd

14. Wear What You’re Thinking

This could be political/cultural quotes on clothing and accessories

Image from Flirty Diva Tees

15. Teal And Purple Hair

Great hair inspiration for your upcoming craft shows. Image from Lovely Dyed Locks

16. Goth-Inspired Gardens

Image from Pattern Curator

17. Ombre Accents

Image from Craft Hubs

So that’s the 17 trends to expect this year. Are you happy with the forecast? Did you get an inspiration for your handmade business? Please let us know in the comments.

Gary Capps

I live in the one of the most beautiful places in the world on the Sunshine Coast in Australia with my wife and our 2 dogs, Poppy and Mia. Since 2009 I have helped over 15,000 handmade business owners to grow their business with our software and free tools designed for todays entrepreneurial artisan.

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