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As a national development organisation we offer a suite of great benefits to our craft and design sector members – and best of all membership is free!

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Some of the benefits we are offer include:

Business and product development workshops and consultations
Our workshops and consultations have been designed to meet the specific needs of creative enterprises – these can help you grow whatever the stage your business is in from starting up to established. We have a wide range of business development, creativity and product development workshops running monthly.
Click here to view or current schedule of workshops.

Market access support and opportunities
Marketing and selling your product or service is critical to building a sustainable business. Knowing the right market for your product is the first step and easier than you think. We open up a wide variety of opportunities for craft producers and designers to enter the local and international market; and to access platforms such trade shows from which leads, orders and sales can be generated.

Signing up as a business member with us will also enable access to the national digital portal which is geared to becoming South Africa’s biggest online platform dedicated to showcasing beautiful craft and design products made locally – this platform has grown rapidly and already showcases over 2 000 beautiful products.

Access to apply for investment and grant funding
We run funding projects such as the Jobs Fund and Design Innovation Seed Fund specifically geared to helping businesses in our sector to take their next steps and to grow.

Mentorship and coaching
Membership enables eligibility to apply for coaching and high level business mentoring with our business development experts.

Access to the latest information on opportunities in the market
All members are signed up to our news updates, providing you with news on the latest information and opportunities relevant to draft and design sector. Be the first to know!

Exclusive discounts and benefits with our strategic partners
Through working with strategic partners we are able to offer our members great discounts on products and services, and for conferences and events that will aid in business knowledge and growth.

  • Proudly South African
    We have formally joined forces with the Proudly South African Campaign to benefit the craft and design sector, promote buying local, and create further opportunities for our members. 
  • PayFast
    The CDI has partnered with PayFast to offer our members a fast and easy way to accept payments online. And you get a 20% discount for the first year! Click here for more

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Continuous Improvement (CI) webinar and support with Productivity SA

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