29 July 2009

Have you seen this? Etsy

I'm guessing most of you have seen this site, but I wanted to give it some love by blogging about it.

Etsy.com is a site that sells handmade products of a very wide variety. The handmade products come from around the world as do the buyers. It is a great idea when you think about it. Their mission:
Our mission is to enable people to make a living making things, and to reconnect makers with buyers.

Our vision is to build a new economy and present a better choice:

Buy, Sell, and Live Handmade.

My favorite thing on this site is the "Pounce" feature that allows you to visit "shops" (sellers) that have not yet had a sale or just sold something. It is a fun way to see a random selection of items.

And, of course, I am a big fan of the bags and purses category. I am thinking of ordering this: http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=28247124&ref=sc_2

So if you haven't been to this site before, I encourage you to go for a browse.


tracie valentino said...

I love, love, love Etsy! I could very easily spend lots and lots of $$$ on the most wonderful things there. So you guessed it: Etsy is probably one of Mattio's least favorite sites. It's gotta be in his top ten :)

Emily Barton said...

Thank you. This is AWESOME. (And no, I didn't know about it before, because, well, you know, I'm clueless.)

HT said...

I have an artist friend who buys most of her kids gifts from this site. Thanks for linking up to it- I finally checked it out!

Becky said...

Love Etsy, and you should get that clutch!