Monday, November 26, 2007

Raising the Bar of Awareness

Did you do your holiday shopping yet? Were you planning on buying your special someone the same gift that everybody else gets at Target or would you rather buy something unique, something that tells a story about the artist from the extra thoughtful touches like what materials were used, instructions on how to care for the item, or what region it was made from?

Please come and shop at our First Fridays Trunk Show at Mew Gallery ( which starts at 6:30p.m. on Friday, December 7, 2007 for some terrific gift ideas made from our very talented, local artists.

You can be confident about buying handmade!

-- Grace

Tuesday, November 20, 2007

The Philly Etsy Team enjoyed much success at the Locust Arts Walk on Penn's campus earlier this month!
We sold handmade items by Etsy Team members Oceano, JenMcCleary, MWMDesigns, GraceChristie, Wondercabinet and girlscantell.
It was a great chance for faculty and students at Penn to learn about Etsy and think about buying handmade for the holidays. We look forward to many more successful shows!

Thursday, August 23, 2007

Super Philly Team!

The Philly Team had it's first meeting last Friday, at the Mew Gallery and it was a lovely success of a meeting! We met, introduced ourselves over some snacks, talked about what we make and how we found Etsy, and discussed our goals for the group.
We decided that, between monthly in-person meetings at the Mew, we'd like to keep in touch via GoogleGroups. If you're in or very near Philly and would like to join our group, send an email to, and we'll invite you to join in the discussions!

Also, if any Philly sellers are interested in helping to represent Etsy on Etsy's fall college tour, please email ASAP! We need a seller for Swarthmore on Sept 19, and BrynMawr on Sept 21.

Enjoy your weekend!

Thursday, August 9, 2007

Welcome to the Philadelphia Etsy Team Blog!

The Philadelphia Etsy Team will have a Meet and Greet Welcome Session at the Mew Gallery on Friday, August 17, at 6:30pm. At this meeting, we hope to make some decisions as to the goals for our team and get to know each other, as well as make some logistical decisions, like finding a convenient means of keeping in touch.

If you'd like to join the team, you can email with "Philly Street Team" in the subject (please include your Etsy username in the email!) or simply attend the meeting on Aug. 17.