Tuesday, March 06, 2007

WWWMD?

...and speaking of Etsy...

"Etsy is an online marketplace for buying and selling all things handmade. Etsy is built by artists, for artists -- and for customers conscious of the true value of handmade goods and their creators.

"Etsy's marketplace is a community. At the heart of every transaction is a direct relationship between the maker and the buyer.

"We, the members of this community, join together to earn a living from what we make and to support those who make things. Our vision is to build a new economy and present a better choice: Buy Handmade. Cradled in our community, our intention is to support the independent artist and create viable alternatives to mass-produced objects in the world's marketplace.

"With the Industrial Revolution we lost the connection between producer and consumer; we no longer know who makes our daily bread, our clothes or our furniture.

"We are using the Web to reconnect: to once again allow the producer and the consumer to know each other; to swing the pendulum back to a time when we bought our bread from the baker, food from the grocer, and shoes from the cobbler. Through the forging of friendships and with a commitment to hard work, our community and our cause will prosper."

I wonder what William Morris would do?

1 comment:

WondrousPilgrim said...

what would william morris do? i like that. we should make a t-shirt...or bumpersticker!