Uh, Want: A 'Real Hobo Bindle' on Etsy For Just $59

You know what they say about fashion in 2015: everybody wants to look like a motherfucking hobo. So here’s a tremendous bargain from the Etsy shop BagsOnSticks, a “real hobo bindle” that’s also a model of simplicity and customization; aspiring Etsy hoboes have five different fabrics to choose from for the bag and two… » 6/10/15 3:15pm 6/10/15 3:15pm

Some Etsy Sellers Are Worried Etsy Will Become Full of Factory Products

When they're not getting in trouble for allowing the sale of t-shirts that promote rape, Etsy seems like a pretty good place to work and buy from. But some of their vendors are upset because of new set of rules that allow people to use outside manufacturers to produce their products, making things totally less… » 10/29/13 12:20pm 10/29/13 12:20pm

Etsy Removes Horrible Rape T-Shirts, Other Gross Shirts Still Okay

A few days ago an Etsy user brought to our attention to 'fyourt,' a shop peddling appalling t-shirts with shockjock lines like "Autumn is perfect for date rape," and "I'm a sensitive guy, I only rape pregnant women." The vulgar tees set off a firestorm of a forum on Etsy and incited the Rape Abuse & Incest National… » 10/24/13 1:50pm 10/24/13 1:50pm

Why Are Women DIY Entrepreneurs Called 'Hobbyists'?

Much has been written about the so-called "new domesticity," the surge in interest in things like canning, pickling, cooking, bread-baking, sewing, knitting, and gardening, which — at least if one were to judge by the pages of Etsy.com, the "crafts" category on Pinterest, or the stalls of your local hipster market —… » 5/08/13 1:20pm 5/08/13 1:20pm