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ETSY reaches the UK, courtesy of Folksy!

Submitted by on Thursday, 24 July 2008 Loading Add to favourites  6 Comments

Folksy for home made crafts in the UK
If you love Etsy and have an eco friendly conscience, then you’ll LOVE Folksy!
Folksy is a service that supports crafters and designers and it’s based here in the UK. That means we can all reduce our carbon footprint by not getting things air freighted from the US. Huge Green karma points!

By using Folksy, you can support ‘local’ people selling their home made crafts and I’m delighted to see a ‘recycled’ section where you’ll find some gorgeous cards, toys and furniture.

Folksy is young, it’s in Beta, but it definitely deserves our support so that it can grow and be successful.

Folksy charge 20p to list an item and take 5% commission on all sales. Listed items expire after 3 months if they have not been sold. If you have something to sell, you can take advantage of zero commission throughout their Beta trial – what gorgeous, generous people they are 🙂

They have a support forum as well as the opportunity to discover how to make things. In this section Folksy are rolling out ‘how to’ guides so that sellers can show how their products are made and buyers can request something.

They have a blog where you can keep up with their latest news and find out more about their official launch during the summer.

This is definitely one for my favourites folder.

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6 Comments »

  • Abi says:

    Ooh! I’m really glad to see this has finally gone online. I found out about these guys at the Innocent village fete last year, but thought they had given up on the idea when nothing appeared for ages. I’m sure the site will be huge now it’s up and running…

  • Mrs Green says:

    Hi Abi,
    Great to see you – I hope you’ve been enjoying some sunshine the past couple of days.
    I thought this was fab and I’m so happy to see it happening in the UK. I hope it’s a huge success and really takes off 🙂

  • James says:

    Hey Mr Green,

    Thanks for the riff… and we hope we can show our green crafty design credentials going fwd. We cycle to work and bake our own bread, which is a start 🙂 We’ve got a good location map which we’ll show when we’ve more data in the system…

  • Mrs Green says:

    Hey James,

    Great to see you and you are MORE than welcome. I’m keeping my fingers crossed for a big success with Folksy. It sounds like you are taking some great steps along the eco path!

    Good luck with everything 🙂

  • Mel says:

    Realise I am a little late with my comment but wow – thanks for this link, i was wishing the other day that there was a UK Etsy

  • Mrs Green says:

    Hi Mel,

    Welcome to the site and thank you for taking time to comment. So glad you found Etsy; no worries that you are late – it just means it is better established now!
    Have you seen anything you like, or are you a seller with some lovely items up your sleeve?