Local Makers - Sell with Us!

About Us

The Crafty Shambles is a family owned craft business, launched in 2020. Over the last few years we have attended countless craft fairs and markets,and had the opportunity to meet and see a wide range of talented local makers.

On Saturday October 1st, we opened our first store in Bentonville Arkansas, at the 100 Center, the corner of North Walton and Central. We have over 50 local artists and makers and we're looking for more! 

What Are You Looking For?

We want to make sure we provide a wide range of the best Northwest Arkansas has to offer. Although we produce a range of products ourselves, we want to offer as much variety as our space allows. 

We are open to all artists and crafters, but we definitely would love to hear from crafters involved in woodworking, resin work, soaps & candles, pottery, floral, quilting, metal work to name a few. If you have products that promote NWA, we're definitely interested in those too! We will limit the number of crafters for each particular area of expertise.

We are also looking for artists and makers who would like to offer classes and use our space. More on this in a moment!

Any Exclusions?

Only a few. We will not be accepting applications from MLM vendors at this time. In addition, we will not allow any products that we believe infringe on any known copyrights / trademarks, or any products that are deemed inappropriate or too controversial in nature (e.g. political / sexual etc.). 

How Will Commission Work?

For most items, our commission rate is 25% with no upfront costs or set monthly fees. When you sell - you'll get paid at the end of that month. 

25% may seem high, but we will be taking care of staffing to sell your products, most the marketing (you can still help!), handling the tax etc. You have no booth fees and you don’t have to stand at a booth all day!

We do not have a minimum term, and although we would prefer that you sell with us for at least 6 months, you are not obligated to do so. Furthermore, we do not require you to volunteer hours at the store.

Will You Promote My Products?

Yes! We will be actively promoting The Crafty Shambles Studio Store and as many products as we can across multiple social media channels in addition to when we attend markets and craft events. Our goal is to also offer all products on our website as well. We have nearly 2000 Facebook followers already, and we'll be growing our Instagram and TikTok channels over the next few months. We have a lot of plans - but we'll also need your help. 

All approved vendors will be invited to a private Facebook group where we'll work as a community to promote the store and all the products. Working together, we will make this more successful. 

Why is it called a Studio Store?

50% of the store is dedicated to craft making! We will have scheduled and walk in events where the public and private parties can come to the store and make their own crafts. We know from past workshops that the people that come to the studio will shop in the store as well! 

We will also be opening up the Studio to local makers who would like to teach craft classes. Local makers that do not want to sell,but do want to offer classes can apply as a vendor. We charge a 20% commission on ticket sales, and we use the commission to promote the event and operate the store during the event. 

What Do I Need To Do?

If you are interested in being a local maker with The Crafty Shambles, please complete the application form below.