Etsy News Blog

A Fond Farewell

Etsy.com handmade and vintage goods

Last week Chris and Haim announced to us that they’re moving on from Etsy. They’ll be at Etsy through the end of this month, sharing their knowledge of Etsy’s systems, network architecture, and all things technical.

We owe so much to these two guys. They have given their lives to Etsy, all the way down to their sleep cycles. It’s been an amazing three years: the team led by Chris, Haim, Jared and Rob built Etsy from an idea in Brooklyn to a global handmade marketplace.

We were immensely fortunate to have had Chris and Haim present at the creation, leading the company’s technical efforts through Etsy’s first three years. Please join us here at Etsy in wishing them many more successes.

Below is a personal note from Chris and Haim to the Etsy community.

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Friends,

The last three years have undoubtedly been the longest and most eventful of our lives. We’d like to thank each and every one of you for enabling us to build Etsy into what it is today. Through many sleepless nights your kind words and commitment to the marketplace kept us going gladly forward. The cookies didn’t hurt, either.

With a heavy heart now we move onto other ventures. We hope to stay in touch with many of you, and we wish the best of luck to our fellow Etsy employees.

– Chris and Haim

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For more information on the business and the people behind Etsy, be sure to read The Long View: Rob & Maria from Etsy founder Rob Kalin and CEO Maria Thomas.

  • gemmafactrix

    gemmafactrix says:

    Oh, wow! This is a surprise. Good luck wherever you land, guys.

    7 years ago

  • excely

    excely says:

    :(

    7 years ago

  • dragonladydesigns

    dragonladydesigns says:

    Aww...bummer! Good luck with your new endeavors!

    7 years ago

  • sixhours

    sixhours says:

    :( You will both be missed!

    7 years ago

  • HeyMichelle

    HeyMichelle says:

    We will miss you dudes! *sniff sob sniff*

    7 years ago

  • reduxdesigns

    reduxdesigns says:

    Sorry to see you go, but wishing you both a great future. Thanks for everything you did to get Etsy going, and for providing me with a place to sell my designs online!

    7 years ago

  • sandcookies

    sandcookies says:

    ditto to what gemma said - hopefully your next adventure allows you more sleep!

    7 years ago

  • thedreamygiraffe

    thedreamygiraffe says:

    I second excely's :(

    7 years ago

  • daniellexo

    daniellexo says:

    I will miss you guys! Thank you for your sense of humor and for your hard work building this marketplace and community. And yes, :(, indeed.

    7 years ago

  • tomatedepingles

    tomatedepingles says:

    I wish you both the best! Thanks for all you guys did!

    7 years ago

  • neile

    neile says:

    WOW! Good luck in the future. Thanks for all the sleepless nights building Etsy.

    7 years ago

  • ohsoretro

    ohsoretro says:

    It's been real, it's been fun.. Good luck in the future guys! :)

    7 years ago

  • SarahSays Admin

    SarahSays says:

    Chris and Haim, best of luck in the future. Thank you so much for everything, you are going to be missed. Sarah

    7 years ago

  • dancingcircle

    dancingcircle says:

    Best wishes in your future goals and projects.

    7 years ago

  • RightAsRainCreations

    RightAsRainCreations says:

    All the best to you both wherever you go! You were at the foundation and the blood, sweat, and tears of an amazing thing by creating Etsy, so I am sure whichever venture you begin next will benefit immensely by your involvement!

    7 years ago

  • fringe

    fringe says:

    I second what everyone else is saying, Chris and Haim. Thank you for dedicating so much of your time and heart to Etsy. I wish you great success and happiness in your new adventures!

    7 years ago

  • stellaloella Admin

    stellaloella says:

    There are no words to describe how much you are loved and will be missed. Best wishes in everything you pursue in the future. Especially if that future still includes eating Brownstone Fries and pancakes with your Etsy friends.

    7 years ago

  • MonkeyDogStudio

    MonkeyDogStudio says:

    Good luck guys!

    7 years ago

  • TeenAngster Admin

    TeenAngster says:

    Thanks so much for making Etsy what it is today. Your efforts will not be forgotten! You'll be missed.

    7 years ago

  • ShopClementine

    ShopClementine says:

    Thank you for the years of toil that have allowed so many of us to go after our own dreams. I'll always have my "30 hours of data loss" tshirt to remember you by ;-) All the best in your future endeavors!

    7 years ago

  • glasshousejewelry

    glasshousejewelry says:

    You will both be missed here! I wish you all the very best in the future!

    7 years ago

  • knittydirtygirl

    knittydirtygirl says:

    Oh my! Keep us updated on your "ventures" Thanks for all of your hard work.

    7 years ago

  • PeteCorrie

    PeteCorrie says:

    I got one word for you. "Plastics" later dudes!!

    7 years ago

  • CROQ

    CROQ says:

    We'll miss you guys. Good luck!

    7 years ago

  • jimchesters
  • sushipot

    sushipot says:

    Thank you, thank you, thank you for everything you have accomplished during your time with Etsy. May your next adventures be wildly successful (and a bit less stressful)!!

    7 years ago

  • mermaidclaire

    mermaidclaire says:

    Thanks for all the waffles and Rock Band! Though I've only known you dudes for a short time, it's been a pleasure. Best of luck!!!

    7 years ago

  • electricbluebird

    electricbluebird says:

    I wish you both much success and happiness where ever life takes you. Thanks for all of the hard work you've done for etsy. You will be missed!

    7 years ago

  • erinelizabeth

    erinelizabeth says:

    Best of luck to you guys. Thank you for all you have done to build Etsy and for giving us a venue for our creative endeavors. Words can never express my true appreciation.

    7 years ago

  • KathrynRiechert

    KathrynRiechert says:

    Don't be strangers! Thank you for all you have done to make this site what it is.

    7 years ago

  • andymathis

    andymathis says:

    Best of luck to you.

    7 years ago

  • neawear

    neawear says:

    Oh, so sad!! Good luck with everything you'll be doing! Don't be strangers :)

    7 years ago

  • KarmaRox

    KarmaRox says:

    OMG

    7 years ago

  • anda Admin

    anda says:

    Good luck, you two. Thanks for starting and building Etsy for us.

    7 years ago

  • tqbdesigns

    tqbdesigns says:

    Wow- you will be missed for sure! Good luck with whatever your heart desires - I'm sure you will be a success:)..xo

    7 years ago

  • treasurefield

    treasurefield says:

    Noooo! Me sad now. :( I already miss "the old days" when we might see you two in the forums. Now this. Thanks for all the help, and Happy Trails!!

    7 years ago

  • Cathysjewels

    Cathysjewels says:

    xoxoxoxox

    7 years ago

  • katelynjane

    katelynjane says:

    Awww! Well, good luck guys!! All the best for your future adventures and challenges!

    7 years ago

  • quirkybags

    quirkybags says:

    I'm very anxious to see what the future holds for Etsy. Best of luck to RD and Haim.

    7 years ago

  • JDWolfePottery

    JDWolfePottery says:

    Aww, I am so sad. Sorry to see you go! Best of luck and good wishes to both of you!

    7 years ago

  • KarmaRox

    KarmaRox says:

    'with a heavy heart'? sounds like they might stay if the conditions were satisfactory?

    7 years ago

  • EyePopArt

    EyePopArt says:

    What? No more Revolving Dork? No more flaming Haim? This is really sad - the end of an era! Thanks for everything, guys. You have done something amazing that you can be proud of for the rest of your lives. Best of luck in whatever you do!

    7 years ago

  • leavesofglass

    leavesofglass says:

    i'm sorry to see you both go! i wish you all the best, wherever you are, and thank you for all your crazy hard work on our behalf. xo

    7 years ago

  • kfarrell

    kfarrell says:

    I will miss you guys like Sweden.

    7 years ago

  • BlackStar

    BlackStar says:

    This is sad news! :( Thanks for everything you've done for Etsy. Happy Trail~

    7 years ago

  • catrocks

    catrocks says:

    You both are forever woven into the vibrant fabric that is Etsy. Thank you for everything you've done to make this place so extraordinary. Bon voyage and best of luck!

    7 years ago

  • RightAsRainCreations

    RightAsRainCreations says:

    RD, was it because we teased you about being Revolting Dork? Anyone else remember that? LOL

    7 years ago

  • muttsywonder

    muttsywonder says:

    So sad to see you're going... but wishing you the best in your new ventures!! :D

    7 years ago

  • kjbeads

    kjbeads says:

    Wow! Just Wow! sad, sad news

    7 years ago

  • adubois Admin

    adubois says:

    Sad sad sad. Best of luck and thank you!

    7 years ago

  • stephaniegibson

    stephaniegibson says:

    Thank you for building a great site and all your hard work. Best wishes!

    7 years ago

  • parallelbotany

    parallelbotany says:

    Wow, a standard two-week notice for leaving a company you founded? That seems so...abrupt. Good luck with your future ventures, fellas...

    7 years ago

  • sarawearsskirts

    sarawearsskirts says:

    It'll be really strange not seeing you both next Tuesday at the Labs. Best wishes, lots of death breakfast and we'll miss you so much!

    7 years ago

  • spaceoddities

    spaceoddities says:

    so sad!! good luck to you both!

    7 years ago

  • jdryerart

    jdryerart says:

    can't wait to see what you do next! Thanks for etsy - it's awesome. :)

    7 years ago

  • tortillagirl

    tortillagirl says:

    I've moved on to many a new venture in my own life, so without questioning or wondering why all I want to do is wish you both the very best. Thanks for helping to build Etsy into what it has become and good luck to you both in your future endeavors!

    7 years ago

  • NinaGibsonDesigns

    NinaGibsonDesigns says:

    Surprised, but happy for you both. I hope to have news of something exciting soon! Thanks! -N

    7 years ago

  • pawandclawdesigns

    pawandclawdesigns says:

    wow, was not expecting this one. best of luck to you both.

    7 years ago

  • nicholasandfelice

    nicholasandfelice says:

    Best of luck to you! Just want you to know that because of you guys creating Etsy you've changed our lives.Our own website and no others were able to do what you did for our little jewelry business. You done good! Thanks for all your hard work!

    7 years ago

  • RADCOW

    RADCOW says:

    Its weird how sad I feel having read that, considering I dont even know you. I do know that Etsy wont be the same without yous. Best of luck with your next step! xo Iris

    7 years ago

  • Taina

    Taina says:

    What a sad day for Etsy! I hope the future brings great new adventures and better sleep patterns for both of you.

    7 years ago

  • CaterpillarCowboy

    CaterpillarCowboy says:

    I salute you, fellow Rock Band Hall of Famers.

    7 years ago

  • bellabijoujewellery

    bellabijoujewellery says:

    WOW, big suprise! All the best in your future endevours!

    7 years ago

  • leilaandben

    leilaandben says:

    Aww... Wish you all the best!

    7 years ago

  • louloubell

    louloubell says:

    Best wishes for your next adventures!

    7 years ago

  • bcyrjewelry

    bcyrjewelry says:

    Oh wow! You will be missed for sure - thank you for your hard work and sleepless nights - happy trails to you! :)

    7 years ago

  • CandylandBeads

    CandylandBeads says:

    OMG! What?! Could we have at least voted about this?!

    7 years ago

  • mamacitabeadworks

    mamacitabeadworks says:

    Endless thanks! I hope you both prosper in whatever you take on next. You have enriched many's lives with your excellent creation! rock on brothas~

    7 years ago

  • Tresijas

    Tresijas says:

    You will always be Etsy rock stars. *sniff*

    7 years ago

  • kcroteau

    kcroteau says:

    hmm. the ship *must* be sinking since more people are jumping off...

    7 years ago

  • IsabellaSmiles

    IsabellaSmiles says:

    wow, i'm sad! but i wish you both the best of luck. i'll fondly remember those early days of etsy and much mahalo for all the hard work!

    7 years ago

  • jsnuggle Admin

    jsnuggle says:

    Yeah, you guys are alright. I'm pretty sure you are both Cylon agents, though. Duke, OUT!

    7 years ago

  • momomadeit

    momomadeit says:

    thanks for all your hard work in the past and here's to the best in your future!

    7 years ago

  • whitefluffydogs

    whitefluffydogs says:

    Sayonara!

    7 years ago

  • prettycheap

    prettycheap says:

    Being a kinda geeky girl, Haim was my favorite Etsy admin (not to mention the jewish sorta name). Now I have to pick another unfortunate fav. And throw their face around the chat room.

    7 years ago

  • AndrosCreations

    AndrosCreations says:

    Thank you for your service. You've helped to empower the individual artist.

    7 years ago

  • Odannysgirl

    Odannysgirl says:

    Best of luck in your future endeavors! I have to say I'm a little surprised.

    7 years ago

  • deleteyourself

    deleteyourself says:

    Good luck to you both, you'll be really missed. Thanks for bringing Etsy to us:)

    7 years ago

  • KisforCalligraphy

    KisforCalligraphy says:

    I ditto parallelbot. You deserve all the success the future has to bring! Best o' Luck! keep it real xo

    7 years ago

  • BeadsInTheBelfry

    BeadsInTheBelfry says:

    I wish you all the best in the future!

    7 years ago

  • LazyTcrochet

    LazyTcrochet says:

    Good luck and best wishes.

    7 years ago

  • AshleyJacobsen

    AshleyJacobsen says:

    love and hugs!

    7 years ago

  • shandke

    shandke says:

    Sad to see the roots of etsy leaving... but I hope it's for the best for the two of you!

    7 years ago

  • MewPaperArts

    MewPaperArts says:

    Onward and upward! Wishing you great success in your new ventures, and many thanks for all you've done to make Etsy fabulous!

    7 years ago

  • MotherofJackals

    MotherofJackals says:

    quirkybags says: I'm very anxious to see what the future holds for Etsy. ============== Me too Quirky. I'm really hoping this isn't the beginning of the end of Etsy. :(

    7 years ago

  • Sneddonia

    Sneddonia says:

    Aww *sad* I must wear my Haim is on fire t-shirt in tribute. Good luck to you both in future ventures, and thanks for helping to create such a fantastic website!

    7 years ago

  • duckduckGoosestuff

    duckduckGoosestuff says:

    hey; I hope your heart are exxited rather than really heavy. enjoy whatever you do next!

    7 years ago

  • duckduckGoosestuff

    duckduckGoosestuff says:

    heartS and excited. sheesh.

    7 years ago

  • WoodNVisions

    WoodNVisions says:

    Sorry to see you go! Good Luck with your future plans!

    7 years ago

  • peaseblossomstudio

    peaseblossomstudio says:

    Best of luck to you! And RD, thank you on my very first day ever at Etsy back in Feb. for answering my convo right away and helping me upload an avatar pic!

    7 years ago

  • Krystyna81

    Krystyna81 says:

    It's too rare that people get to start their dreams and see it come to successful fruition...not only did you make your dream come true, but you helped hundreds of others live theirs - living off of their work. Thank you and good luck!

    7 years ago

  • jellibat

    jellibat says:

    wow I'm a bit shocked. etsy wont be the same without haim on fire and revolving dork so sad you guys need to leave the company to pursue your dreams when you were here from the beginning. good luck in your future ventures. may they be as bright and exciting a journey as etsy .

    7 years ago

  • Lundberg

    Lundberg says:

    good luck

    7 years ago

  • Sneddonia

    Sneddonia says:

    Would the other ventures involve Etsy.org?

    7 years ago

  • Beadoodles

    Beadoodles says:

    Ah, I guess it's all a part of growing up...I agree with jellibat - etsy wont be the same without haim on fire and revolving dork. Best of luck with future ventures!

    7 years ago

  • nowvember

    nowvember says:

    Aww man. Thanks for making Etsy, guys! Best of luck to you both.

    7 years ago

  • CraftDiner

    CraftDiner says:

    Best of Luck!

    7 years ago

  • bddesigns

    bddesigns says:

    Sad to see you both go! I hope this is a moving upward and not just moving on! Would love to hear what you guys are up to in the future - whatever it is, I'm sure your future is extremely bright! Ü

    7 years ago

  • babastudioPrague

    babastudioPrague says:

    Good luck in your next ventures!

    7 years ago

  • iacua

    iacua says:

    good luck!

    7 years ago

  • dottyral

    dottyral says:

    This really saddens me too. Thank you both for all you've done and all the best! Dotty

    7 years ago

  • DownToTheWireDesigns

    DownToTheWireDesigns says:

    Sorry to see you both go. A little part of Etsy will die without you. I also hope that you were able to reap some of the fruits of all your labor. You both worked too many long hours to not have been rewarded for your efforts. Good luck!

    7 years ago

  • stilettoheights

    stilettoheights says:

    def. an end of an etsy era :( good Luck Chris and Haim.

    7 years ago

  • jenstitches

    jenstitches says:

    Interesting. Good luck, guys.

    7 years ago

  • projectmattnyc

    projectmattnyc says:

    You dudes are a complete pleasure to work with! I wish you two the best!

    7 years ago

  • johnclark

    johnclark says:

    bummercakes!

    7 years ago

  • matsudabunch

    matsudabunch says:

    Wow. Etsy just isn't the same anymore. Take the money and run! :P

    7 years ago

  • anndouglas

    anndouglas says:

    Good luck and thank you.

    7 years ago

  • averywinslow

    averywinslow says:

    Best wishes on your future endeavors!

    7 years ago

  • daisycakessoap

    daisycakessoap says:

    now who will understand my haim on fire tee shirt? no!!!!

    7 years ago

  • autumnsarrival

    autumnsarrival says:

    Best of luck, guys! None of us would be here without you, so a humongous THANK YOU is in order! I hope they throw you a huge going-away party! You deserve it! Very best of luck!!

    7 years ago

  • lizroca

    lizroca says:

    Oh, I am sorry to hear this. Best of luck to both of you!

    7 years ago

  • LomaPrietaPottery

    LomaPrietaPottery says:

    Good luck in whatever ventures you decide to embark upon. Thanks for all you did for Etsy and our Etsy experience.

    7 years ago

  • lpdesigns

    lpdesigns says:

    oh, wow! No more Haim on fire. :( Good luck in the future, guys! Thanks for all you've done.

    7 years ago

  • dangerousmezzo

    dangerousmezzo says:

    This is a real change, for sure, for Etsy and for you guys -- I wish you all the best.

    7 years ago

  • marymary

    marymary says:

    Thank you Chris and Haim for taking part in creating this haven for so many of us. Because of your hard work, there are many people that have truly been able to do what they love in their lives...myself included. This isn't goodbye and best of luck in the future!

    7 years ago

  • DeborahVoizin

    DeborahVoizin says:

    Wishing you Great Success in your next adventure! Deborah

    7 years ago

  • esdesigns

    esdesigns says:

    yes thank you for everything you've done for etsy & good luck!

    7 years ago

  • thefunkyfelter

    thefunkyfelter says:

    best wishes to both of you! you'll be missed :)

    7 years ago

  • pinkquartzminerals

    pinkquartzminerals says:

    Best of luck you two, I am certain you will be appreciated wherever you go. Your technical skills are without a doubt fantastic.

    7 years ago

  • AlwaysAmy

    AlwaysAmy says:

    When things go wrong, who will be on fire now? So very sad.

    7 years ago

  • ajazwinski

    ajazwinski says:

    Wow! From one of the OG members, I feel like this is a huge loss. It actually makes me sad despite the fact that I've never met either of you. I till remember the first time the HAIM on Fire image was posted. :-( Good luck on your future ventures.

    7 years ago

  • bubbletime

    bubbletime says:

    I wish you all the best, thanks for all your hard work, guys :)

    7 years ago

  • vmdesigns

    vmdesigns says:

    RADCOW says: Its weird how sad I feel having read that, considering I dont even know you. I do know that Etsy wont be the same without yous. ************************************ these were my thought EXACTLY! i'm so sad to hear this. : ( best of luck to both of you....you certainly deserve it!

    7 years ago

  • thebeadingtree

    thebeadingtree says:

    I certainly hope that 'The Company' can hold it's own now that not just one, but TWO founding members are moving on; to greener pastures, I hope!! Good luck on what ever life brings your way! You will be greatly missed!!!! ♥ May you never forget what is worth remembering, Or remember what is best forgotten. ♥

    7 years ago

  • yumiyumi

    yumiyumi says:

    Thanks so much for all the hard work over the years, best of luck to both of you!

    7 years ago

  • Mireio

    Mireio says:

    Nothing makes the earth seem so spacious as to have friends at a distance; they make the latitudes and longitudes. ~Henry David Thoreau Blessings on the journey.

    7 years ago

  • shoofly

    shoofly says:

    This is really sad news :( Thank you Haim and Chris for building etsy. You two will be missed greatly.

    7 years ago

  • MyCozyCreations

    MyCozyCreations says:

    Thank you all for creating etsy. what would I do during the day without it?

    7 years ago

  • glittercritter

    glittercritter says:

    Happy trails guys, I know you'll be grand successes at whatever you tackle next.

    7 years ago

  • ElsiesAttic

    ElsiesAttic says:

    I just want to thank you for your creation. Etsy has literally changed my life by allowing me to pursue my dream. You created more than a venue, you created a community, and a virtual home for artists & crafters alike. Thank you for your passion! Lora

    7 years ago

  • ClinkscalesArts

    ClinkscalesArts says:

    Wow. Good luck guys! I'm going to miss Haim's burning head :(

    7 years ago

  • FrucciDesign

    FrucciDesign says:

    As many people here on Etsy I don't know you personally, but in a way I feel like we know each other, and this news is unespected and sad! Surely you'll be missed!! ciao guys e in bocca al lupo for the next step! Fru

    7 years ago

  • RachelRose

    RachelRose says:

    Wow, we are sad to see you both go:( Good luck from Rach & Rose:)

    7 years ago

  • amystreasures

    amystreasures says:

    *points to what's already been said by everyone else* I can't add to anything that hasn't already been said.

    7 years ago

  • EnfinLaVoila

    EnfinLaVoila says:

    Good luck Haim and Chris ! http://www.etsy.com/view_transaction.php?transaction_id=6159382

    7 years ago

  • mydesertstudio

    mydesertstudio says:

    WJW Good luck

    7 years ago

  • Jenarter

    Jenarter says:

    There is no word for how grateful I am for Etsy. You two helped make that possible. Initiating cyber hug. Hold still and it might sting a little, but only in the downstairs region. Happy trails.......

    7 years ago

  • virtuallori

    virtuallori says:

    Thank you, thank you for everything you've done to help build this community. I look forward to hearing about your next success!

    7 years ago

  • ImmatureCouture

    ImmatureCouture says:

    Best of luck to you both and thank you so much for everything you have done!

    7 years ago

  • HeyChica

    HeyChica says:

    Thanks for your hard work building Etsy and good luck in your future endeavors!!

    7 years ago

  • KnitKnit

    KnitKnit says:

    oh, so sorry to see you go! :( good luck, and warm wishes. thank you so much for making etsy. you will be missed.

    7 years ago

  • SunnyBower

    SunnyBower says:

    Dear Chris and Haim, Thank you for building Etsy. Very Best Wishes, Sunny Bower

    7 years ago

  • cserdan

    cserdan says:

    Wishing you a ton of success and a very bright future! xoxo

    7 years ago

  • Kymsart777

    Kymsart777 says:

    So sorry to see you go, and yet I wish you the best of luck. Thank you for all of your hard work, giving many like myself a wonderful selling venue and super awesome community to be a part of. Well wishes, and a fond farewell. Kymsart777 Kym

    7 years ago

  • LaAlicia

    LaAlicia says:

    Sorry to see you go! Best of everything to you in your new adventures! :) Hugs, A

    7 years ago

  • JeweledAmbrosia

    JeweledAmbrosia says:

    Awe, this makes me a little sad. I too remember when the first Haim on fire image was posted. Best of luck to you both in the future, and thanks for all you guys have done. RevolvingDork is one of the best names out there.

    7 years ago

  • adam Admin

    adam says:

    Duuudes! I'll miss you both.

    7 years ago

  • baconsquarefarm

    baconsquarefarm says:

    Wish both of you great success in your future~ wherever the bunny trails lead.

    7 years ago

  • littlethings1

    littlethings1 says:

    Thank you Chris & Haim for all you have done ! Best to you on your new adventures!

    7 years ago

  • moogancreations

    moogancreations says:

    Best of luck in your new endeavors and a great big thank you!

    7 years ago

  • ThePeacockFeather

    ThePeacockFeather says:

    have fun with your next adventure :)

    7 years ago

  • MissPurl

    MissPurl says:

    sad sad. Best of luck!

    7 years ago

  • SupplyRiot

    SupplyRiot says:

    Good luck guys! Thanks for all of your amazing work :) ♥

    7 years ago

  • SarahsSky

    SarahsSky says:

    I guess any hope for the haim on fire page coming back is now gone. I always kind of liked that thing. Ah well.. time to move on! Good luck RD and Haim!

    7 years ago

  • RockCity

    RockCity says:

    Uh-ohhhh...this ain't good... It must be hard to hand over your baby to the new boss (c'mon, is she really that bad? LOL) and it's disturbing to see you both departing Etsy. Best of luck to you both, though - you did a fine job, and you'll be remembered as the innovators you are! I hope everything works out at Etsy the way everyone involved thinks/hopes/wishes it will.

    7 years ago

  • jQjewelrydesigns

    jQjewelrydesigns says:

    What does it mean? I feel sad . . . the end of an era.

    7 years ago

  • angelstuff

    angelstuff says:

    I wish you both the best of luck in your future endeavours.

    7 years ago

  • sivabella

    sivabella says:

    oh no!! i'm sad :( but congratulations, thanks & best of luck!! farwell!!

    7 years ago

  • sivabella

    sivabella says:

    oh no!! i'm sad :( but congratulations, thanks & best of luck!! farewell!!

    7 years ago

  • GreenMamba

    GreenMamba says:

    ♫ The times, they are a changin' . . . ♪ Parting company may be bittersweet - but change can be a good thing. Here's to a positive future for both the departing founders *and* for the 'new' Etsy. Auf Wiedersehen!

    7 years ago

  • 2muchstuff2day

    2muchstuff2day says:

    I am excited for your future endeavors! I can not wait to see what you two come up with next and I am certain we will cross paths again. Thank you for all you have done for etsy! It has been a wild ride... Best wishes!

    7 years ago

  • UNEARTHED

    UNEARTHED says:

    EyePopArt says: What? No more Revolving Dork? No more flaming Haim? This is really sad - the end of an era! ------------ *cries* So true!!! You guys were the best.... A moment of silence as I clear my cache in tribute...... :)

    7 years ago

  • KittyHawke

    KittyHawke says:

    Greetings! Good Fortune wherever you fare! :-) -Bird

    7 years ago

  • StaceyDawn

    StaceyDawn says:

    Thanks for all you have given us here and wishing you all the best in the future. :)

    7 years ago

  • simpledream2

    simpledream2 says:

    Thanks for helping build a wonderful place for creative people to share our handmade creations with the world. Just being able to post my items and know, from the "hearts", that others like what I do is inspiration to create more. Thank you for that. Best wishes in your future endeavors. Thanks, Lisa :)

    7 years ago

  • tjtunraveled

    tjtunraveled says:

    We are all sad to see you go! Thank you for all that you have done to create this wonderful community. Good luck in you new adventures!

    7 years ago

  • organicmetallurgy

    organicmetallurgy says:

    WHAT??! No more pics of flaming Haim...I was always holding out for a t-shirt of that... sniff... Awesome guys. Good luck!

    7 years ago

  • AardvArt

    AardvArt says:

    Thank you for all that you both have done. All the best as you move forward in this life!

    7 years ago

  • Needlings

    Needlings says:

    Good luck! Etsy will definitely miss you both. Thanks for all you've done for it.

    7 years ago

  • MissKnits

    MissKnits says:

    wow such a surprise!! thank you for all you two have done! etsy could not be what it is today without both of you!! you will truly be missed and never forgotten!

    7 years ago

  • VintageEmbellishment

    VintageEmbellishment says:

    Have not been here a year yet but loving it, so Thanks for all you did to help in Etsy's creation. Bet you still get some late night "help" phone calls tho :)

    7 years ago

  • VintageEmbellishment

    VintageEmbellishment says:

    I only posted once, really I did!

    7 years ago

  • KAHOONICA

    KAHOONICA says:

    Good luck darlings. :(

    7 years ago

  • cockatoomom

    cockatoomom says:

    Thank you both so much for all you have done for Etsy, and I wish you the best of everything in your future endeavors. We will miss you.

    7 years ago

  • AthenasArmoury

    AthenasArmoury says:

    Thank you for all you've done and best wishes for all the future holds for you!

    7 years ago

  • Giftbearer

    Giftbearer says:

    Wishing you the best in your new endeavors.

    7 years ago

  • scatterboxoriginals

    scatterboxoriginals says:

    Thanks for all you've done for us, guys - you'll be missed

    7 years ago

  • phydeaux

    phydeaux says:

    Best wishes to both of you, in what I hope is an exciting time of your lives. And thank you for all that you have done in creating Etsy. (p.s., lots of jobs up your alley out here in the Silicon Valley and I am very happy to hook you up with some good recruiters!)

    7 years ago

  • staceyrebecca

    staceyrebecca says:

    There's probably no way you guys are sifting through to read all of these, but I can't let you go quietly. Haim--I'm very upset that I have yet to hug you. No, really. (Darn the server days) Thank you for everything. All of the late-night chatties in the old days and all of the downtimes and your hard work through the night keeping things going. I know only a small bit of how hard you work and i know you work very hard. I shall forever throw your head around in the chat rooms with giggles. Chris-- Seriously, thanks for being playful in the forums when people freak out. You guys really have no idea how much you're appreciated. I guess I can't tell you to code harder anymore.

    7 years ago

  • archaicdesign

    archaicdesign says:

    Best of luck.

    7 years ago

  • exclamationpoint

    exclamationpoint says:

    :*( Wahhhhhh We'll miss you both. Come back and visit us in the forums.

    7 years ago

  • littlenatureautumn

    littlenatureautumn says:

    It is really sad to see you guys go but still, wishing you all the best in your future endeavours. You will be much missed indeed...but words cant express how much you have helped to see etsy to what it is today. Come back and visit us, guys:> Natureautumn.etsy.com

    7 years ago

  • Bumblebeebaby

    Bumblebeebaby says:

    Noooo! Will you check on us and make sure that Etsy doesn't change too much? And if it does, beat it back into shape again? Thanks so much for all your hard work, it is truly a blessing for so many of us to have Etsy, and we couldn't have had so much success without all your blood sweat and tears! Best of luck to you guys with your future endeavors!

    7 years ago

  • DJReigel

    DJReigel says:

    Thanks guys. You have created quite a ripple effect, touching more lives than you can imagine. We've only been here a short time but long enough to appreciate your hard work and ingenuity. Go forth and work your magic.

    7 years ago

  • StudioYTE

    StudioYTE says:

    Best wishes and good luck in all your new endeavors, and many thanks for everything you did for Etsy!

    7 years ago

  • smeeta

    smeeta says:

    *tear*tear* I actually miss those pictures of Haim on fire... (not that I wished him pain, but come on, how cute was that?!) It's kind of sad to see two of the originals moving on... but I hope you guys are moving on to something huge and wonderful with lots of success :) xoxo

    7 years ago

  • kibbles

    kibbles says:

    http://i5.tinypic.com/20i9oac.gif

    7 years ago

  • yeahhello

    yeahhello says:

    Job well done guys, as you close this chapter of your lives. Thank You for all the hard work you put in over the years to afford all of us this awesomely creative site!

    7 years ago

  • GoTo

    GoTo says:

    Sad sad ... sad sad sad sad sad sad I hope the future holds something bright for you both! End of an era here. :(

    7 years ago

  • MorrisPottery

    MorrisPottery says:

    Thanks for all you have done. This site has changed my life too! Good luck in the future!

    7 years ago

  • earthandsunfolk

    earthandsunfolk says:

    Thanks so much for all your hard work and sleep deprivation. Many well wishes for your future endeavors!

    7 years ago

  • DaisyChains

    DaisyChains says:

    You two will be missed greatly!!! I hope you have a blast in whatever it is you choose to do next and hopefully it will involve a lot more rest and relaxing afternoons. ;O) Best of luck!!! *Sniff*

    7 years ago

  • rokdarbi

    rokdarbi says:

    You two changed our lives.

    7 years ago

  • thecyclingartist

    thecyclingartist says:

    Just wanted to say thanks for all the hard work and best of luck whatever you do in future! :)

    7 years ago

  • Sugarcane

    Sugarcane says:

    Goodluck Guys, thanks for everything over the past 3 years, will miss you, sorry to see you go :( Super duper best wishes to you both in your new endeavours :D:D:D:D

    7 years ago

  • hobbledehoy

    hobbledehoy says:

    aw jeesh :( best of luck in your new ventures! You'll be missed.

    7 years ago

  • MugsysCottage

    MugsysCottage says:

    OH NOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!! This is like having my favorite Band break up :( Wishing you both all the best...come back and let us know what you've been up to. You will be missed.

    7 years ago

  • JaredKS

    JaredKS says:

    I'm sure sorry to hear this news. I hope you're leaving on your own terms, and I wish you the best in the future. Thanks for what you did to build this wonderful site.

    7 years ago

  • lissa

    lissa says:

    Oh gosh, very sad! I wish you both the best. Thank you for everything.

    7 years ago

  • AureliaandAnnalise

    AureliaandAnnalise says:

    All the best!! Im sure youll have an awesome time making another place as wonderful as Etsy!! take some time off first though gosh. lol!

    7 years ago

  • walkonthemoon

    walkonthemoon says:

    BEST to both of you....and many heartfelt THANKS!! xo

    7 years ago

  • bossybootsdesign

    bossybootsdesign says:

    Where ever life is taking you bon voyage!

    7 years ago

  • MeadowbelleVintage

    MeadowbelleVintage says:

    Thank you for changing the lives of so many artists--new and old alike. I've always had so many ideas in my head, and you have succeeded in creating a wonderful venue for them. Here's to freeing the artist's ideas!

    7 years ago

  • maggiesuedesigns

    maggiesuedesigns says:

    Best wishes for continued success!

    7 years ago

  • karenkrafts

    karenkrafts says:

    I think everything I want to say has already been said above, but thank you both for everything you have done for etsy and for us, thank you for dealing with all of our whinging, and good luck to you in the future!!!!

    7 years ago

  • kristincrane

    kristincrane says:

    Thanks for helping to build such an amazing marketplace. Good luck with everything!

    7 years ago

  • creationsbyeve

    creationsbyeve says:

    Best wishes for your new ventures!

    7 years ago

  • ingermaaike

    ingermaaike says:

    May you have many more glorious adventures!

    7 years ago

  • Jealousydesign

    Jealousydesign says:

    Best of luck to you both!

    7 years ago

  • staroftheeast

    staroftheeast says:

    Wishing you all the best with the new ventures and adventures!!

    7 years ago

  • Arctida

    Arctida says:

    You'll be missed guys! Good luck!

    7 years ago

  • ioulia

    ioulia says:

    Thank you for all the great work and sleepless nights put into this amazing marketplace! Good luck to you both in the future!

    7 years ago

  • TheInvitation

    TheInvitation says:

    Wow! This is crazy news! I don't know whether to go make a cocktail to toast the both of you or to wash down the thoughts of you both being gone! Your hardwork & accomplishments will be remembered forever, but your MIA status will hard to forget! The best of luck to you both...I'm sure that wonderful things are certainly ahead with such talents & ambitions. xxoo Donna

    7 years ago

  • tangerined

    tangerined says:

    noooooooooooooooooooooo. I have to say, the spirit of this place is so ingrained in the two of you (haim on fire, the brick wall of error... the fun!!!). It's sad to see you go. Hopefully one day, somehow, I'll get to meet one (or both) of you and state my thanks in person. Possibly with cookies. Good luck good luck good luck to you! May you bring joy and silliness wherever you go.

    7 years ago

  • RobWhite Admin

    RobWhite says:

    I still owe the both of you an engagement at the Brownstone, a debt I fully intend to repay. I really appreciate the opportunity to work with the both of you, all of the work that you've done for Etsy, and just the chance to get to know a couple of great guys. Thanks for everything, Chris and Haim.

    7 years ago

  • LunasaDesigns

    LunasaDesigns says:

    What!?! No more Haim on fire?? You two will be greatly missed! :(

    7 years ago

  • LiteArt

    LiteArt says:

    Good luck with your new lives!

    7 years ago

  • littleputbooks

    littleputbooks says:

    :( I don't think Etsy is Etsy without you. I hope whatever your future brings it makes you both incredibly happy (and stinking rich!) Your contributions to this site will be missed, surely!

    7 years ago

  • loosewirestudio

    loosewirestudio says:

    Wow. Just wow. (wjw) May fires of opportunity light everywhere for you, Haim. May doors of opportunity all revolve in your preferred direction, RD. I wish you both the best and thank you for helping to build this great community!

    7 years ago

  • FortCloudy

    FortCloudy says:

    :( Awwww

    7 years ago

  • ocbaby

    ocbaby says:

    Whooooa.....I'm so sad to see you guys go...I hope you are leaving with great plans for the next giant success in the works! Good luck!

    7 years ago

  • razorberries

    razorberries says:

    Good luck!

    7 years ago

  • hugsandkisses

    hugsandkisses says:

    Wow! Happy for you ~ sad for us. You will be missed. Thank you for all of your hard work, dedication, and kindness. Please keep us posted to your new endevors:)

    7 years ago

  • ElegantSnobbery

    ElegantSnobbery says:

    Good luck in all that you do next! You will most certainly be missed!

    7 years ago

  • Legacy

    Legacy says:

    Best wishes, Chris and Haim, in your future adventures. Thank you for all you've done for us on Etsy. It's an amazing place.

    7 years ago

  • theascrafts

    theascrafts says:

    Yes, truly the end of a wonderful era. Indiependance.. Now that our new "mom" is on board it seems to be turning out as Etsy meet Corporate America. I don't foresee this being a good thing.. As someone said earlier this ship must really be sinking if more are leaving. Especially those that helped found this wonderful site and community. I truly wish you two the best of luck and happy journeys.

    7 years ago

  • joyceelizabeth

    joyceelizabeth says:

    I wish you the best in what ever you do! but first put your feet up and say awww a day of quiet...then get back to business and make it be good for you!

    7 years ago

  • sweetirie

    sweetirie says:

    Wow, so sorry to see you guys go! Best of luck on your next journey! You'll be missed....

    7 years ago

  • jelvehdesigns

    jelvehdesigns says:

    I feel sad and a bit worried, first Rob steps aside then you guys, I hope this does not mean etsy will change too much, as what I and so many love about this place is what you have put in to it... Best of luck for you both, with a bit of worry for my shop and life one etsy... hope the new girl can take this on... Jelveh Peace

    7 years ago

  • sheridesthelion

    sheridesthelion says:

    good luck!

    7 years ago

  • SweetLollipopShop

    SweetLollipopShop says:

    Best of luck in all you go on to create and achieve. May it be as great and greater than all you leave behind.

    7 years ago

  • starrydesigns

    starrydesigns says:

    Really sad. :( I will remember all the fun in the early Etsy days! Good luck, you two!

    7 years ago

  • allthosethrees

    allthosethrees says:

    Aw you guys... you will be missed. Much love from me.

    7 years ago

  • soap

    soap says:

    Best of luck to you both on your next projects! Take it from someone who's moved around quite a bit, it's always exciting to start a new project :)

    7 years ago

  • UnaOdd

    UnaOdd says:

    Growth, progress, moving on...wishing you both all the best, wherever your explorations take you. It's bound to be interesting! You both will be missed.

    7 years ago

  • oceangypsy

    oceangypsy says:

    Sorry to see you go-thank you for the gift of etsy.We'll never forg-etsy you!

    7 years ago

  • majortommy

    majortommy says:

    Wow! I didn't see that one coming! Max suckage for us, but hopefully this is a wonderful opportunity for the two of you! Best of luck, Chris and Haim! We'll miss you! MT

    7 years ago

  • photoglassworks

    photoglassworks says:

    Sad to see you go, your hard work is the reason I'm able to do what I love everyday and support my family at the same time. Thank you Chris and Haim, I'm really grateful. Wishing you the all the BEST. xo, Tracy

    7 years ago

  • SkinzNhydez

    SkinzNhydez says:

    Looks like you guys had great products. Hate to see you guys go, but whatever your next step is it will bring you good fortune. Have fun!

    7 years ago

  • LeahPellegrini

    LeahPellegrini says:

    wow good luck guys on your future endeavors.

    7 years ago

  • shoozles

    shoozles says:

    Elvis has left the building. Have no idea where that came from but that is how I feel. Dang!

    7 years ago

  • KMCdesigns

    KMCdesigns says:

    (just a few months late!) I'll miss you guys!! xx

    7 years ago

  • poppylane

    poppylane says:

    I'm sad! Just caught up with the news that you guys left Etsy :( Best of Luck in all your future endeavours. Thank You Chris and Haim for making Etsy an amazing, wonderful online shopping community. xo, Kali

    7 years ago

  • ifanhour

    ifanhour says:

    Thank you for your amazing work!

    7 years ago