We are the creative community.

We are a community of artists, designers and crafts people who have been misled for the purpose of corporate gain. Our goal is to advocate rescinding Etsy's self-appointed stewardship of Our creative community. #OccupyEtsy

Why Occupy Etsy?

Etsys decision to reinterpret their policy and allow the reselling of manufactured goods along with its failure to uphold its mission statement has created a marketplace that is no longer supportive of the handmade community. We find ...

May, 03 · in About

The Poor Man’s Store + Occupy Etsy

When the Occupy Wall St. Movement began a much needed T-shirt shop popped up on the Etsy marketplace,appropriately named The Poorman’s Store . With phrases like “Be the change“, “The power of love not the ...

May, 02 · in About

An IPO Could Put Etsy Idealism in Jeopardy

Posted on February 6, 2012 by  Ina Steiner Former CEO and Founder Rob Kalin has been quoted “I admire the makers of the world.” He also thinks that trying to maximize shareholder value is “ridiculous,” adding, “I ...

May, 04

Featured Reseller : Ecologica Malibu

Posted on April 24, 2012 by Helen Killer   This past Saturday, I told you about Etsy featured seller Ecologica Malibu (AKA Howardand Mariana Schechter). The Etsy featured seller spot is highly prized, as it can result in thousands of ...

May, 04

Stay Handmade : Etsy’s Motto?

Posted on February 09, 2012 by Willard Spiegelman As the purveyor of 11 million handmade and vintage items, Etsy has become the Web’s biggest marketplace for arts and crafts.

May, 04

Thin Line Between ‘Handmade’ And ‘Factory Made’. Is it?

Posted on April 29, 2012 by Nate C. Hindman In January, e-commerce site Etsy.com banned Tracy Robertson

May, 04

Quotes from Chad : Etsy CEO

Chad Dickerson is the CEO of Etsy. Chad was CTO at Etsy from September 2008 until July 2011. Check out Chad’s blog to read more about his love for b-ball http://blog.chaddickerson.com/ feel free to share ...

May, 04



Susbscribe to our awesome Blog Feed or Comments Feed