Etsy

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Etsy is a wonderful site of inspiration for ChairBlog.

A search for chair gave 1414 items today

From its press page I gathered following:

What is Etsy?

Etsy is an online marketplace for buying & selling all things handmade.

Its intention is to offer viable alternatives to mass-produced objects in the world marketplace, and to encourage consumers to be aware of the social and environmental implications of their purchases.

The connection between producer and consumer has been lost. Etsy has been created to help them reconnect, and swing the pendulum back to a time when we bought our bread from the baker, food from the grocer, and shoes from the cobbler.

Etsy’s Beginning

Etsy was conceived by Rob Kalin (27) in early 2005. A painter, carpenter, and photographer, Rob found there was no viable marketplace to exhibit and sell his creations online- other E-commerce sites having become too inundated with fraud, overstock electronics, and broken appliances. Ever industrious, he, along with Chris Maguire (25) and Haim Scoppik (27), designed the site, wrote the code, assembled the servers, spliced the cables, and launched Etsy on June 18th, 2005 after only three sleepless months.

Brooklyn-based Etsy now has 48 full-time employees, approximately 650,000 registered users, 60,000 of whom are individual artists selling more than 950,000 of their handmade creations.

Etsy Blog

Etsy has its own Blog: The Storque.

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