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This Etsy Santa Proves the North Pole Is Actually In Minnesota

*HOLIDAY CHEER ALERT* We interrupt your regularly-scheduled blog programming to spread joy this holiday season handmade and vintage goods

Etsy Celebrates Incredible Women Making Incredible Things on International Women’s Day

With 87% of sellers identifying as female, Etsy is proud to support female-run businesses on IWD, and every day. handmade and vintage goods

Student Visits at Etsy HQ

Over the past few months, we’ve been opening our office doors up to the inspiring next generation of developers.

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5 Etsy Sellers Partnering With Manufacturers

Meet five Etsy sellers who are partnering with manufacturers in inspiring, responsible ways. handmade and vintage goods

Teams Empowering Communities: Rockford and Beyond

Teams, those self-organized groups of Etsy members, are a serious force in the world of community support. Get inspired with this round-up of ideas.

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Etsy and Kiva: Empowerment Through Entrepreneurship

Etsy is partnering up with the microfinancing non-profit Kiva to encourage artisans everywhere to grow their own businesses.

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Microfunding for the Big Picture: Etsy Little Rock and Kiva

Even Bill Clinton came out to commend the Etsy Little Rock team for their collaborative efforts in financing small businesses.

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Supporting Her Family With Her Own Two Hands

When tragedy struck, Laura found the empowerment she and her children needed down in her studio.

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Celebrating Etsy Team Spirit

The camaraderie that powers the heart of the Etsy Teams community is truly a marvelous thing.

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Hurricane Sandy Community Aftermath

In the wake of Hurricane Sandy, our local community came together to contribute to relief efforts, but there’s still lots of work to be done.

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Cooperating Towards Independent Creative Living

Translating 100 FAQs, participating in Open Design Italia, and supporting over 1,000 members, the Etsy Italia Team is a model of economic cooperation.

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Team Spirit Awards 2012

Let your team colors fly! Who deserves recognition for their hard work?

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The Vintage Etsy Society Connects Offline

Physical distance may separate these teammates, but their passion for collaboration trumped all when organizing a booth fit for a bonanza.

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Take the Lead — Etsy Teams Handbook

Wondering what it takes to lead an Etsy team? Use this handbook as your guiding light.

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Supporting the Power of Teams

The next fellowship application deadline is September 30! Get some inspiration from the last batch of community-organizing mavens.

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Effective Team Management With BrisStyle

This local street team has grown so successfully, they’re now incorporated as a not-for-profit. Secretary Belinda Harris shares their strategy.

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Team Feature: Organizing for Growth with SF Etsy Team

One of the first self-organized groups to emerge in our community, the SF Etsy team has strategized its way to a 700-member force to be reckoned with.

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Etsy’s Toronto Meet Up

Canadian sellers gathered in Toronto for a meet up of record-breaking proportions and we have the video evidence to prove it.

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Etsy’s Vancouver Adventure

Nada headed west for the Make It! festival, community meet-up at Blim, and lots and lots of sushi.