About

The Craft-House, also known as “The National Handicraft & Cottage Industry Development Board” came into being by an Act in Parliment dated 26th February, 1982 cited as the National Handicraft & Cottage Industries Development Board Act 1982.

Our Vision:

To be the premier Craft-Training and Craft-Production facility in St. Kitts/Nevis

Mission Statement:

To provide leadership in the overall development of the Craft Industry, by the implementation of a continuous training program in Craft-Production, by the utilization of our local resources, thereby empowering our people to become creative, productive entrepreneurs, and in so doing assist in the overall growth and development of the Craft Industry, our people, and our country in general.

Who We Are:

The Craft-House, also known as ‘The National Handicraft & Cottage Industry Development Board’ came into being by an Act in Parliment dated 26th February, 1982 cited as the National Handicraft & Cottage Industries Development Board Act 1982.

The Designated authority to manage the affairs of the Craft-House was vested in a Board of Directors and a Manager, appointed by the Minister with responsibility for the Craft-House.

The Main Objectives are:

  • To plan the operation of craft development in the state
  • To conduct training for craftsmen etc
  • To promote product development, research and improve techniques
  • To establish quality control and minimum standards.
  • In general, the basic aims and objectives of the Craft-House is to provide a continuous program of training in craft production, thereby creating a Cadre of professional, skilled craft entrepreneurs.