“All Hande Made by Me” – ETSY New Guidelines
Posted November 1, 2013on:
If you are familiar with ETSY, buy or sell items on the site, you might have heard of the new guidelines that will take place in January. Until now ETSY was the place for artisan crafters to sell their handmade arts and crafts without the fear of competing with factory made products, but that is about to change. Under the new guidelines, people will be allowed to use an outside manufacturer to help make their goods. It has caused an uproar in the ETSY community of buyers and sellers who are wondering what will become of their favorite online market place. What attracted them to sell, or buy on the site was the mission statement that everything had to be handmade. Under the new policy, it’s no longer the case, and they are worried that they will not be able to compete with mass manufactured products, that what they buy will not be no longer artisanal work, and that ETSY will lose its grip on what made it unique.
From this turn around, an ETSY team called “All Handmade By ME” was created by Stacey Sobelman . This team is made of a group of artisans who only create 100% handmade craft. When I joined the team, there was 300 of us, today there are over a 1000 members, and it still growing. Anybody who fits the criteria can join, all you have to do is apply on their page.
Each member is given a team badge they can put on their banner, or anywhere on their ETSY page. It’s a great community of artisans, and artists that help and support each other, all united in the name of handmade craft. If you are a seller on ETSY, and want to check out the team, you can go to ALL Handmade By ME page, and apply there as well.
If you want to learn more about ETSY new guidelines, what’s happening, and this team, you can read the following yahoo article by Claudine Zap, untitled Is ETSY still ETSY?