I have blogged about Etsy users and shop owners before, but this time I reached out to Etsy themselves, and they responded in no time. When they told me I could write this feature I was so excited! So I had to find out what I could about who founded the site,and who they really are. What I found is that most of Etsy’s shop owners are women, (not surprising), what is surprising is that the founder is a man, Robert Kalin, and he actually uses the site! He purchases a lot of clothing and furniture online and loves to browse the shops. In an interview with Michael Arrington he stated that “most” of what he was wearing during that interview came from Etsy. You can read the entire interview and watch the video here : http://techcrunch.com/2009/02/01/davos-interviews-etsy-founder-robert-kalin/ . The site also has “featured” shops that are doing very with their handmade items. You can see the featured shops here : https://blog.etsy.com/en/tags/featured-shop/?ref=fp_featured_more . Another great thing about Etsy are the editors picks, they really are some amazing finds that you can’t get anywhere else. You can view the editors picks here : https://blog.etsy.com/en/tags/editors-picks/ . I absolutely love this site and will always use it, its such a wonderful thing to have a global community of people who are passionate about what they do, and I am so glad they do it. Thanks Etsy.com for bringing smiles and shopping into the lives of women around the world!
Here is what you can find on Etsy!