Etsy Forces Us to Examine What 'Handmade' Means

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. » 5/29/12 2:10pm 5/29/12 2:10pm

PayPal Grinches Shut Down A Toy Drive For Needy Kids [Updated]

The internet isn't always the kindest place, but this year Regretsy.com tried to use its powers for good rather than evil by donating money to buy Christmas presents for the children of readers who are going through hard times. The campaign was so successful that Regretsy determined it would be able to send the parents … » 12/06/11 11:15am 12/06/11 11:15am

Urban Outfitters Hits Back At Indie Designer

Urban Outfitters is denying that it copied Truche designer Stevie Koerner's state-with-a-heart-in-it necklace. The company, which is owned by prominent Republican donor Dick Hayne, points out that many designers have made jewelry that includes a heart and a representation of a geographical place, and that the… » 5/31/11 1:30pm 5/31/11 1:30pm