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"I love Etsy. I was able to make sales that I’m sure I never would have been able to make if I had attempted to, say, create my own website," Noss says.
It is a traditional main sector of craft, and applies to a wide range of creative and design activities that are related to making things with one’s hands and skill, including work with textiles, moldable and rigid materials, paper, plant fibers, etc.
But they don’t all share the values Etsy promotes, which Walker calls a "kind of moral purity of the handmade as a response to the alienation of mass-manufacturing culture."
So Noss set up another business. Now, 80 percent of her revenue comes to her directly, and Etsy is making less off her than it used to.