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Etsy in the Press: It’s Not the Same Old Show…

Feb 13, 2009

by EtsyinthePress handmade and vintage goods

… on your radio! Not lately, anyway. The recent developments with the CPSIA have been a hot topic as of late, and there has been some great coverage on public radio in the last few weeks. Starting about two weeks ago, with Marketplace’s Mitchell Hartman aired a story about the CPSIA and mentioned Etsy. You can read and listen to it here.  There was a follow up post by Scott Jagow on the Marketplace blog as well. My favorite passage, from Mitchell:

As a reporter, I’ve never been so inundated with press releases, calls for actions, claims and counterclaims, as I have covering this story. I’ve been approached for interviews by people I didn’t even know were involved. The crafters said they were selling everything, shutting down.

This is a great example of the power of numbers and organization, and a reminder that this fight is not over, and we all must continue to make our voices heard. Brian Lehrer of WNYC also spoke about the CPSIA on his show this week, and again, our name came up.

On an unrelated and lighter note, Etsy came up again on the Brian Lehrer show for the second time in one week (!) during an interview with Faithe Levine about her film, Handmade Nation, accompanied by Callie Janoff aka callieco, reverend at the Church of Craft. The movie has been premiering in New York City this week, and if you’re in NYC, see details here. I suggest you get your headphones out and give these all a listen.

And a lighter story came from Marketplace as well. Mitchell Hartman shared the love story of Mikey and Mona of Tinymeat and mamadelic (and now  kittencamaro). Check it out here. Marketplace links to an Etsy Love Story that we posted with the couple last year.

In print, I saw two interesting pieces. The first is from the Daily Herald in Provo, Utah. It consists of a series of interviews with three Etsy sellers, meringuedesigns, bonnyfrances, and secondstorywindow. Each presents a compelling story of their Etsy experiences, and commentary on the handmade lifestyle. It concludes with a quote from a Mr. Brown, who I must say is quite eloquent as well. The second story comes from Publishers Weekly, a trade magazine, commenting on the state of craft-related publications today. I thought this was an interesting look at handmade culture from an outside perspective.

And there you have it. Go show your local public radio station some love. Happy listening!

For more Etsy in the Press, go here!


  • LaveMeSoapCo

    LaveMeSoapCo said 8 years ago


  • FancifulForm

    FancifulForm said 8 years ago

    Every little bit helps.

  • Faeriedtreasures

    Faeriedtreasures said 8 years ago

    Double w00t! :)

  • FancifulForm

    FancifulForm said 8 years ago

    LOL has an adorable shop.

  • KisforCalligraphy

    KisforCalligraphy said 8 years ago

    The second time I heard Etsy mentioned on this local Bay Area show, "A View from the Bay". I had meaning to convo you this link! :D Scroll down and you will see Etsy is listed as the second resource under "Go Green". Of course this is just the website info. Etsy was actually discussed on the show.

  • missindie

    missindie said 8 years ago

    Awesome!! triple woot! :]

  • ThePeachTree

    ThePeachTree said 8 years ago

    I heard the Brian Lehrer interview! I about fell off my chain when the topic switched from the Israeli presidential election to DIY, the Church of Craft and ETSY! Awesome :)

  • FlanneryCrane

    FlanneryCrane said 8 years ago

    Great to read. Happy to know etsy is in the mix. I love the wool kitty, BTW.

  • JoyandWhimsy

    JoyandWhimsy said 8 years ago

    I and many others contacted NPR so it goes to show you have to tell the reporters what to report on sometimes. But now Sen DeMint is trying to reform the law and a small committee of senators has to side with him to approve it. I called all of them whether I lived in the state or not and most didn't even ask where I lived. Please CONTACT THE SENATORS BELOW NO MATTER WHAT STATE YOU LIVE IN: The United States Capitol switchboard (202) 224-3121 Urge them to make all books for libraries and resellers, exempt and to support Sen DeMint's proposed changes to help small businesses including crafters and thrift shops for the poor. The commmittee: Sen. John Rockefeller [D-WV] Sen. Kay Hutchison [R-TX] Sen. Mark Begich [D-AK] Sen. Barbara Boxer [D-CA] Sen. Samuel Brownback [R-KS] Sen. Maria Cantwell [D-WA] Sen. Byron Dorgan [D-ND] Sen. John Ensign [R-NV] Sen. Daniel Inouye [D-HI] Sen. John Isakson [R-GA] Sen. Mike Johanns [R-NE] Sen. John Kerry [D-MA] Sen. Amy Klobuchar [D-MN] Sen. Frank Lautenberg [D-NJ] Sen. Mel Martinez [R-FL] Sen. Claire McCaskill [D-MO] Sen. Bill Nelson [D-FL] Sen. Mark Pryor [D-AR]. Sen. Olympia Snowe [R-ME] Sen. John Thune [R-SD] Sen. Tom Udall [D-NM] Sen. Mark Warner [D-VA]

  • BabbidgePatch

    BabbidgePatch said 8 years ago

    Etsy is power like no other! Great info and news stories!

  • IcingOnTheCupcake

    IcingOnTheCupcake said 8 years ago

    It's nice to know everyone's hard work is being heard!

  • jodieflowers

    jodieflowers said 8 years ago

    Way to Go ETSY!!

  • MeadowbelleMarket

    MeadowbelleMarket said 8 years ago

    Shout out to tinaseamonster who was on NPR several weeks ago as well. I was thrilled to hear her and etsy I am again to know the coverage continutes.

  • PenelopeAndAnastasia

    PenelopeAndAnastasia said 8 years ago

    Love the Chenille Cushion....

  • nfall2rt

    nfall2rt said 8 years ago

    Very good news!

  • ladaworks

    ladaworks said 8 years ago

    Great info, I love you my Etsy.

  • SpunOutOriginals

    SpunOutOriginals said 8 years ago

    Etsy has even been mentioned in New Zealand newspapers. Go ETSY!!

  • SoukySuz

    SoukySuz said 8 years ago

    Sweet! Keep our voices heard!

  • designsbyMelissame

    designsbyMelissame said 8 years ago

    I heard about Etsy for the very first time on Good Morning America just last year.

  • LaireMarie

    LaireMarie said 8 years ago


  • maiziedesigns

    maiziedesigns said 8 years ago

    I am so glad this movement it going strong. Buying handmade is something everyone should be aware of for both the seller and buyers sake. It helps keep art and creativity alive for sellers and gives buyers unique wearables, collectibles, paintings, etc. to help them define themselves.

  • shadethatlamp

    shadethatlamp said 8 years ago

    LOVE you picks!

  • shadethatlamp

    shadethatlamp said 8 years ago

    Your :-)

  • mammysshop

    mammysshop said 8 years ago


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