In January 2017, the Craft and Hobby Association became the Association for Creative Industries and I was told that our trends report would indeed be published, but it needed to be rewritten to incorporate the new name and branding. Then I didn't hear anything more. When June 2017 rolled around, I'd assumed the report we'd written would never see the light of day, as trends is an inherently time-sensitive topic.
Well, I assumed wrong. The AFCI Designer Section Trends Report, written in the summer of 2016, was published last week. My report is one page of a 34 page document.
Fortunately for me, trends don't move as quickly in kids crafts as they do in the adult crafting world, so my report is not ridiculously out-of-date. Thank goodness. If you'd like to read the whole report, it really is quite interesting. It probably isn't as useful as it would have been last fall, but it's still worth a read.