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Handmade Babes

Toys for the little people should be safe. In light of the recent scandals about toy recalls from major corporations, we have safety on the mind, and we want to encourage toy-makers to test out their items and design them with sucking, pulling, tender babies in mind. Remember, kids will eat anything! Etsy, as a…

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I love reading, AND the li-bary!

Fire up your RSS! Did you know there was another snazzy Etsy Labs blog floating around the interweb? It’s called the Etsy Labs Library, and it’s full of fun how-tos and generally adorable Labs antics. If the Etsy Labs blog hasn’t been satiating your hunger for labs craftabilitosity, there’s always more to go around. P.S….

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Introducing Our New Geolocator

Update: Geolocator has since settled into retirement.

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Etsy in the Press: Who of y’all can read Swedish?

If you’re a Swede, we need your translation services! A very nice Swedish journalist named Pierre had visited us at the Labs a while ago. Now, the fruits of his labor are online and fully incomprehensible to us. Social shopping på Etsy.com appears to be a lengthy feature in the Swedish magazine Internet World! Check…

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On Community and Etsy

Dear neighbors and friends; I’ve been doing a lot of traveling this summer, to small rural towns and big, busy cities. I’ve seen a lot of different communities in action, and I’ve interacted with residents and visitors to these places. I’ve read a lot recently about what it means to be a community and the…

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Diorama Drama!

We at Etsy were recently visited by an intrepid crew of videographers, Chop Wood Carry Water. The crew shot content about Etsy, for Etsy…and hopefully for television producers soon to be receiving our totally unique EPK (Electronic Press Kit). This visit prompted us to think about how we could spruce up our surroundings and have…

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The Other Corner: Open Etsy

In the past several months as we’ve been building up our team of Etsy workers, the doors to what’s going on inside Etsy have been mostly closed. I’m opening the doors right now. Our vision has always been this: to enable people to make a living making things. How do we do this? Herein I…

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Etsy in the Press: Founders’ Story

A.D. Amorosi wrote a nice piece about Etsy for The Philadelphia Inquirer. This one digs deep. Who knew that Chris "ushered at the Academy of Music, worked at the Camp at Oak Lane Day School, and played nerdy, folk-punky rock with the Revolving Dorks (a name he still uses as his Etsy handle)"? Note: This…

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Etsy Growing

Total # of items sold on Etsy. We just passed 1,000,000! On June 18th in the year 2005, a little over two years ago, Etsy was born. Chris, Haim and I worked for two months in my Brooklyn apartment building the site, and as soon as it launched we headed out to dinner. That first…

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Etsy and The Sampler Join Forces

After many long talks about business, art, shared dreams, and baby tigers, The Sampler (www.homeofthesampler.com) and Etsy have decided to join forces to share ideas, resources, and to better serve the handmade community! For those of you who are not familiar with the Sampler: The Sampler is a super fun marketing & promotional tool for…

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Etsy Poster Challenge

We’ve got a new challenge for all you Treasury curators! Please see this forum thread for details. Good luck! Note: This was originally posted in the Etsy Garden.

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Etsy in the Press: Knitting and Fashion

Oh boy! Another Etsy mention in the New York Times. This time the Fashion & Style section tapped Robert for insights into how today’s "Knitting Circle Shows Its Chic." Note: This was originally posted in the Etsy Garden. Look at our Press Clippings!

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Etsy in the Press: We’re on the News!

Wow! Check out this Etsy feature on the San Antonio news! We were the producer’s "pick of the week" for San Antonio Living. Now we’ve conquered the internet, magazines, newspapers, and television. Let the handmade revolution begin! P.S. Shout out to JustKiddn’s Duck Slippers (shown above and on the show) and all the other Etsy…

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