The Craft and Design Institute

The CDI is a craft and design sector development agency with a mission to develop capable people and build responsible creative enterprises trading within local and international markets.

Over the years we have developed a range of activities to help improve creative businesses. We work with craft producers, designers and a wide range of other creative entrepreneurs. Whether you need a short course on how to cost your product or service, time in our Product Support space developing your latest idea, or support to access markets, we have a range of services to help you grow.

Our three core programmes are:

Product Support
Provides an environment in which designers and craft producers can further develop their existing products or prototype new products.

Business Support
Helps craft producers and designers to develop skills in creativity, business and production management, and marketing.

Market Support
Assists designers and craft producers to define and reach their targeted markets. 


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Location Cape Town, South Africa
Targets South Africa
Sectors Creative, media and entertainment, Manufacturing