My flame for the small-business and artisan supporting marketplace was re-kindled surfing the 263 items -- from mat bags, to hand-knit yoga socks, calming wall art and more -- made locally in Brooklyn alone.
Handmade is becoming big business -- reeeally big. Etsy -- the online marketplace for handmade items -- announced earlier this week that it has raised $20 million in venture capital financing and has now tripled its valuation at $300 million (not
Local designers from The NewNew, a group of independent handmade Etsy artists, designers, and crafters in the New York area, have come together for this years spring Handmade Calvacade. The shopping event will feature fine,
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As the world becomes a more perfect place, where elephant landmine victims walk again, streetsigns are best used as jewelry, and coal plants get the royal STFU, we're gonna need more handy little things like the VeloPocket. Along with
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We know that the concept of the "buy and sell handmade" blog Etsy has revolutionary implications for consumer culture and what it means to be part of a creative community. But does politics have a place in crafting
Etsy, the website that features all things handmade to buy and sell by artists and artisans, held a contest to pick web readers' favourite choices of handmade children's items in seven different categories. These were: toys, eco-friendly, furniture,
Etsy is holding a contest to pick web readers' favourite choices of handmade children's items in seven different categories: furniture, toys, eco-friendly, art, home decor, clothes and accessories. All are made for children by independent designers.
Etsy invited TreeHugger to write about their favorite green baby items in the Handmade Kids series; clothes and accessories made for children by independent designers. Etsy is that wonderful website that features all things handmade to buy and sell by
As we move into full consumer season it can be difficult to equate your green intentions with the holiday spirit of giving. Perhaps it is time to consider the true value of a gift and how it is made. The Treehugger gift guide will certainly inspire
You have just barely over a day left to enter Etsy's Handmade Halloween Costume, spookfans—the bell tolls tomorrow at 11:59 p.m. (ET). Want to check out your potential competition? Here are some of the entries we've received in the Green category, in
It's not exactly glove and mitten weather yet (or T-shirt temperatures, for our Southern Hemisphere readers), but you can still keep your arms, wrists, and palms toasty with these arm warmers handmade from recycled wool sweaters. Felted to create a
Etsy's Clean and Green Guild—a ragtag band of eco-friendly soap, bath and body products, makeup, and fragrance geniuses—will be hosting a trunk show on August 31, from 6 to 8 p.m. at Etsy Labs in Brooklyn, Noo Yawk.