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Etsy Is Coming to Australia

Matt Stinchcomb, Etsy’s European Director, will be visiting Sydney and Melbourne June 3-5, 2011. Come say hello.

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Postcard From Europe #12: Upcoming Etsy Events in Europe

Guten tag from Berlin! We have been busy hosting events all over Europe and have even more coming up. Will you join us?

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The Walkmen and Etsy: A Handmade Collaboration

We live in an age where we don’t have to rely on the radio to bring us great musical talent. We have Etsy for that…well, at least we do now.

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Postcard From Europe # 9: DMY in Berlin

June 10, 2010Berlin, Germany Dear friends, From June 9 – 13, Etsy is proud to be supporting and participating in the DMY International Design Festival in Berlin. Now in its eighth year, DMY focuses on inspirational and conceptual design, and features pioneering products and experimental prototypes by more than 400 designers from around the world….

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Postcard From Europe # 6

April 8, 2010Berlin, Germany Dear Friends, Berlin’s DIY scene was in full effect last Thursday to celebrate the opening of the Etsy Labs. People were rocking the dance floor, filling up on Bratwürstchen, and admiring our lovingly curated exhibition with fashion accessories from around the world. It was a great success! The first of our…

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It’s Euro Week at Etsy

There are about 50 or so countries in Europe, (45 “main” ones, as well as a handful of other diplomatically recognized entities within them). Amazingly enough, in the last month on Etsy we had visitors from every single one of them. From Albania to Vatican City and everywhere in between — yes, even in all…

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Postcard From Europe # 4

4. March, 2010Berlin, Germany Guten Tag, On my short trip to the Bayernland last week I had the chance to visit the Internationale Handwerksmesse, an international maker celebration that has taken place in Munich since 1949. Last year, the fair, with about 1000 exhibitors from 30 different countries, managed to attract 170,000 visitors over eight…

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Postcard From Europe #2

February 26, 2010Berlin, Germany Dear Friends, Etsy Labs Berlin, Etsy’s first international office, is well on its way to becoming a dream in vintage and handmade. Our goal is to create an inspiring and efficient work environment showcasing only vintage and handmade products from around the world. No newly mass-produced goods will ever sully our…

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Recap From the European Road

Hello Etsians from Europe and around the world! It has been a crazy holiday season so we apologize for the delay in getting up our re-cap of the super trip  Liz, a.k.a. muka, and I took last month. We hosted meet-ups in Berlin, Paris and London as part of our goal of building greater awareness…

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Forum Hussies Take it Offline

The Etc. section has a reputation as the “anything goes” area of the Etsy Forums. Things can get a bit out of hand at times, and topics can run the gamut from “what’s for dinner?” to a “singles mingle” and beyond. In search of a safe haven and some camaraderie, Etsy artist Karmarox started the…

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Another Etsy & Moo Partnership: Special Extra Limited Time Offer for Sellers

Etsy and MOO have teamed up yet again to offer a great deal to Etsy sellers! Buy 1 pack of MOO MiniCards and get your second pack at half price, now through May 19th, 2009.  In case you didn’t know, MOO is a printing company. They print beautiful products using images you upload directly to…

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Join Etsy in Support of The American Cancer Society

Etsy is a proud sponsor of The First Annual Pink & Black Tie Gala of the Brooklyn Regional Office of the American Cancer Society. Hosted by Brooklyn’s own Stacy London of TLC’s What Not to Wear, the event promises to be a fantastic night to remember in the fight against cancer. More than 300 guests…

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Etsy Book Club: Walden

Friends, Remember the good ole book club?  Well, we’re resurrecting it and sending it out into the wilderness! We’ve teamed up with, a service that sends books right to your inbox in convenient small installments, and would love you to read Henry David Thoreau‘s Walden with us!  Walden is a staple in the American…

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CPSIA Action Kit and Community Chat

Thanks to all who attended last Friday’s community chat. As promised, I have a compiled relevant links and resources to be used in educating yourself, spreading the word, and taking action around the CPSIA. I willl be updating this document from time to time, and will be sure to post updates as they arise. I…

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The Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum: Special Weekend Picks

Each year Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum invites the public to express their views on what constitutes good design with the People’s Design Award. Whether an everyday object, a design classic or an architectural landmark, design enthusiasts can submit nominations, participate in an active dialogue around the nominees, and select their favorite designs by visiting…

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Handmade Kids Challenge: Expert Panel Award Winners

More congratulations are in order! Besides the Members Choice Award Winners, where the Etsy community got to vote for the best of the Handmade Kids Challenge, there’s still the small matter of the EPAoEs— that would be The Expert Panel Awards of Excellence. Please join us in extending a warm welcome to our guest judges,…

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Handmade Kids Challenge: Members Choice Award Winners!

It’s that time! Thanks to all who entered the Handmade Kids Challenge and all who voted. The competition was steep and the entries all showed incredible diversity and talent. With close to two thousand entries and more than ten thousand votes, you cared, you really cared — and we love you for it. Join us…

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Threadbanger How-to: Screenprinting with Betterthanjam (& Matt on the Etsy Shopping Network!)

This week’s edition of Threadbanger features a visit to betterthanjam’s studio to learn some awesome screenprinting tips and tricks. Also, check out Matt as he shares some Etsy Finds on the Etsy Threadbanger Shopping Network! You don’t want to miss these deals! We’re looking forward to collaborating more with Threadbanger! Give a shout in the…

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Moo Specials Just for You!

MOO is a printing company that prints beautiful products using images you upload magically from your Etsy shop.  Moo has generously extended an excellent discount to Etsy sellers! Check out the details below:  If you haven’t used Moo before, this article can help you get started. For all of our previous Moo collaborations, go here!

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Fresh Shop: tenfingerworkshop

Whimsical wooden dolls each have their own personality.

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Handmade Weddings: Red Flags When Hiring A Wedding Band

One of the ultimate goals of a wedding? Creating an atmosphere in which your friends and relatives will dance like maniacs.  Who else should coach us on this fine art, dear Handmade Wedding Series readers, but our resident admin Matt, rockstar and wedding band freelancer. Being at the age where many of my friends are…