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Holding On To Sellers: Etsy has gotten so big, it’s hard to know what motivates each seller. "I was a government worker yearning for a more creative outlet," says Heather Noss. Four years ago, Noss quit her day job and opened a shop on Etsy, where she sells handmade stationery.
One of the world’s oldest handicraft is Dhokra; this is a sort of metal casting that has been used in India for over 4,000 years and is still used. Usually the term is applied to traditional techniques of creating items (whether for personal use or as products) that are both practical and aesthetic.Handicraft industries are those that produces things with hands to meet the needs of the people in their locality.Machines are not used.
Dickerson says one of those terms is "handmade." But that’s another problem Etsy has been having. Some sellers complain that there are mass-produced goods being sold on the site, says April Winchell, who started a blog called Regretsy.
"I was at my kitchen table by myself for a year and a half rolling every single piece of paper, printing, cutting every single piece of paper," she says. "I was my own bookkeeper."