Association For Creative Industries: AFCI UK 
 
Formed in 2012, registered as a not-for-profit trade association designed to unify, develop and inspire the creative craft and hobby industry via learning, connecting and discovering.  
 
BellaCrafts has been a member for several years gaining insider industry knowledge, making strong connects with suppliers and collabrating with companies and events. It has helped see BellaCrafts where we are today!  
 
 
 
Misson 
AFCI UK will maintain being the corner stone of the UK Creative industry by providing members with the specific opportunities, information, support and advice.  
Board Member, our Belinda! 
Belinda joined the board two years ago and now helps support grow the organisation and offer support to the many members. All board members volunteer and have a great passion to see the industry grow! 
Join 
There are many brilliant reasons to join AFCI UK - have a read through then contact Belinda or Craig: enquiries@afci.uk for more details. So much support for all areas of the creative industry.  
Flying Start - people just starting their business and setting up 
D.E.B - Designers, Demonstrators and Educators - teachers, professional bloggers and professional crafters 
Buyers - companies whose principal business is purchasing creative hobby and craft merchandise for resell to the consumer including bricks and mortar stores, online and TV 
Suppliers - companies whose principal business is supplying craft and hobby products and merchandise through manufactoring, publishing, distributing or providing services to industry companies 
 
One Big Show  
Sunday 24th & Monday 25th June
For us this is by far is one of the best show we attend for support for BellaCrafts. We would highly recommend those who are running a business, just about to start, established or designers to attend. It is a jam packed, enjoyable two days of learning and connecting. You WILL come away feeling inspired, made new connects and opportunities and perhaps a little tired!