I used to love Etsy. It has been a consistent source of revenue for Sketchy Notions and a wonderful way to grow my brand and audience over the years.
But over the last few years, Etsy has forgotten their original mission of being a marketplace that supports small makers.
While I fully understand that Etsy is a business (and now a public company that needs to keep shareholders happy), they've made many moves that feel abusive of their power and the foothold they have in the handmade industry.
In recent years they've made multiple moves and enforced programs that cripples makers and takes a giant chunk out of our income, leading many makers to close up their Etsy shops for good.
Click below to read more about how Etsy is hurting its makers, and how you can still support handmade makers and small businesses.