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Manufacturers at the Premier Summer Craft Event Can Showcase Holiday and End of Year Product Innovations

ELMWOOD PARK, NJ, May 7, 2015 –The Craft & Hobby Association (CHA) is proud to announce its partnership with Charity Wings to livestream interviews and innovations that will be unfolding from the Paper Arts+ Show, taking place July 21-23, 2015 at the Renaissance Schaumburg Hotel and Convention Center in Schaumburg Illinois.

The CHA Paper Arts+ is the summer’s premier educational showcase and trade show, catering to the manufacturers and retailers in the paper crafts industry including stamp, ink, embellishments, adhesives and more.  

Charity Wings provides free art classes and fund-raising programs to non-profit organizations and is an inspiring place for people of all ages to gather, give back and create.  

During Paper Arts+, Charity Wings Founder Elena Lai Etcheverry, will livestream interviews from participating exhibitors booths and provide a worldwide view of new holiday SKUs and great ideas for store events, gifts, and card making

“This is a great way for the manufacturers to have personal contact with their end users. The participants watching the show get to ask questions and get instant answers through the chat.  This personal interaction builds loyal customers and lowers the veil on corporations to show they are real people,” said Lai Etcheverry.


“Paper Arts+ is three days of education, networking and discovery for the creative arts community, and now the Charity Wings livestream will bring the excitement from the Show floor to viewers from all the over the world,” said Andrej Suskavcevic, President & CEO of CHA.   

For more information on how to participate in the Charity Wings livestream from Paper Arts+ contact: Please email
LIVE@charitywings.org. Companies interested in exhibiting at Paper Arts+ should contact: Nadine Schwartz at nshwartz@craftandhobby.org.



The Craft & Hobby Association (CHA) is an international nonprofit trade association consisting of thousands of member companies engaged in the design, manufacture, distribution and retail sales of products worldwide in the craft and hobby industry. For more information about CHA, membership or its award-winning CHA Conference and Trade Show, visit www.craftandhobby.org.




The Charity Wings Art & Craft Center opened its doors April 2013 in San Marcos (San Diego), CA.  Partnering with other non-profits all over the world, the Charity Wings Art & Craft Center hosts free classes and events for their beneficiaries on site or through live streaming technology, providing the hope and healing that only art can provide.  Serving as a hub for the arts and crafts community, Charity Wings Art & Craft Center memberships support non-profit programs as well as give members access to open studio time, classes, events and opportunities to give.  For more information visit:  www.charitywings.org