Now you can get hand-poured, organic soy candles at the same place you lazily order toilet paper with two-day shipping and marathon episodes of Transparent. Online retail giant Amazon is entering the world of indie goods with a new subdivision called Handmade.
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…
Next month, Etsy will mark its seventh year in business, and the company is now worth a whopping $600 million. But this impressive growth comes with issues: Namely, the fact that a small portion of the stuff in the so-called "handmade marketplace" is not exactly handmade.