Etsy Decides “Handmade” Has Flexible Meaning, Eases Restrictions On Factory-Produced Items

Etsy Decides “Handmade” Has Flexible Meaning, Eases Restrictions On Factory-Produced Items

Online mega-storefront Etsy.com was intended to be a place where makers of handmade goods and vintage finds could sell their wares directly to customers. The site has had restrictions on the reselling of items made by someone else and on products manufactured in a factory. But today Etsy announced that it is putting new guidelines in place that will allow for some previously prohibited sellers to offer their products on the site. [More]