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How-To: Sell Local

Shopping locally is a great way to support your local economy and buy last-minute gifts. Learn how to be found with this helpful how-to.

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The Holiday Rush

Sellers, coordinate with Etsy’s plans for personalizing commerce by following these 10 tips. Together, let’s make this the best holiday season ever!

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A New and Improved Home for Etsy Teams!

Teams has launched! Etsy is a place for discovering not just cool items and supplies, but also future collaborations and connections.

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What Does It Take to Get a Master’s in the Business of Art?

Applications are open for MICA’s new Master’s program in the Business of Art & Design. Apply today!

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Creatively Connect, Minneapolis!

Come down to The Creative Connection in Minneapolis! Etsy will be there, along with crafty superstars and bloggers.

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OOAK Show 2010 Call for Artists

Etsy is partnering with the OOAK Show in Chicago to provide an exclusive deal for emerging artists. Apply for the Etsy Artist Pavilion!

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Announcing: Etsy Groups in Beta!

Excitement abounds as we prepare to launch Groups! This tool will enable community members to organize, interact and communicate on Etsy.

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Calling Etsy Crafters to the Pillowcase Challenge

Sarah Ely is 20 years old, loves horses, arcade games and rap music, and lives in Cleveland with her mom and dad. She recently learned how to sew. Her mother, Joyce, decided to start her off on a simple project and Sarah chose to make a present for her friend Kristen Kirton. Like Sarah, Kristen… Continue reading

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Meet Up With Etsy: Renegade Los Angeles and San Francisco

“California knows how to party.” — Tupac Shakur Etsy sellers will be bringing the handmade party to Renegade Los Angeles (July 24 – 25 at the Los Angeles State Historic Park, a.k.a. the Cornfield) and San Francisco (July 31 – August 1 at the Fort Mason Center Festival Pavilion). While Etsy Admin are in town… Continue reading

Students From Stone to Store at Ringling College of Art and Design

Wouldn’t it be great to have a whole group of people dedicated to conceiving, designing, and marketing your work? This is exactly what happened for lucky Michael Decker, a.k.a. mikedecker. Rakefet Bachur, a marketing professor at Ringling College of Art and Design in Sarasota, FL, decided to bring Etsy into the classroom this past semester…. Continue reading

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Etsy Director of Community and Education

Etsy years are like dog years — I started working at Etsy in January of 2007, but that feels something like, oh, maybe nine years ago. So much has happened while I’ve been here! I must say, the thing I’m most proud of in my career is launching and running the Etsy Blog. It’s been… Continue reading

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Homeschooling a Handmade Education: MayasIdeas

“Hi! I’m Maya, and I’m an Etsy seller,” said the tiniest, cutest little Etsy seller I’ve ever met. “That’s my mom,” she pointed to a calm woman. “But I’m the boss.” I met Maya and her mom, Deirdre, when I was on a panel at the Atlanta campus of Savannah College of Art and Design… Continue reading

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Etsy at the Design Triennial: Why Design Now?

UPDATE: The Cooper-Hewitt National Design exhibit is now open. If you live in New York or you are visiting, you should definitely check it out. And if you’re not in the area, the Cooper-Hewitt has a great website. (Here’s the Etsy page, by the way!) The opening night was very exciting: It was great to… Continue reading

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Old School Etsians: Leah Kramer a.k.a. craftastic

In celebrating Etsy’s origins and its future, we continue the Old School Etsians series with this interview with Leah Kramer, a.k.a. craftastic, who joined Etsy June 18, 2005, Etsy’s first day. Leah worked with Etsy founder and current CEO Rob Kalin to help shape the site as it took its baby steps! You’re the founder of… Continue reading

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Admin Dads: Legacies of Creativity

As an homage to the coming Father’s Day, Etsy Admin collaborated on this post to reflect on the creativity passed down from generation to generation. I may not have grown up with a father tinkering in any garage, but the patriarchal blood in my line traces back to milliners in the Old Country. Embroidered heirlooms… Continue reading