TAFA: The Textile and Fiber Art List
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TAFA: The Textile and Fiber Art List is a membership organization of fiber artists and textile businesses on the web. TAFA showcases member portfolios through its website, provides access to larger markets, offers business resources and fosters community.
These goals are achieved through:
1. The website: Showcasing members through member profiles and illustrated search results. The List is TAFA’s alphabetical directory. Click on the magnifying lens in the navigation to search the site.
2. Market Accessibility: Networking with outside marketers and marketplaces, social media platforms and TAFA programs.
3. TAFA programs: Providing social media communities, audio-visual presentations featuring TAFA members, virtual exhibitions, access to resources and opportunities on the web.
4. Technical Assistance: Partnering with tech providers and information available on TAFA’s blog.5. Disseminating member information: Members have access to TAFA’s blog, the Forum and can list their events. Select member products are sold in our TAFA Shop.
TAFA positions itself as a for-profit social enterprise with economic development as its core focus. In helping our members improve their presence online and in providing access to larger markets, individual members and groups can have more success at self-determination and financial stability. TAFA’s model springs from a new generation of businesses and angel investors which address the depletion of funds formerly available through grants and other institutions.