Etsy VS Amazon

Handmade-on-BehanceUs Filthy gals were surfing the web before bedtime and came across this article on Retail Dive.  Thought it would be of interest to our readers and handmade sisters out there.  Will be you diving into the world of Amazon? 278 million buyers has certainly caught our attention!  Here is the article below.

Dive Brief:

  • Amazon is reportedly working on an Etsy-like marketplace for artisans and vintage collectors called “Handmade,” according to the Wall St. Journal.
  • Several Etsy vendors have received email invitations from Amazon inviting them to participate in the new venture.
  • Etsy has some 20.8 million buyers, compared to Amazon’s 278 million.

Dive Insight:

This development is the latest headache for Etsy, which has seen its stock price fall precipitously after its recent IPO amid reports that many goods sold on there are counterfeit.

Although there were few details in the emails that vendors received, the Wall Street Journal reports that several Etsy sellers are surprised and intrigued by this new opportunity at Amazon. The e-commerce giant’s reach dwarfs Etsy’s, although Etsy has several perks directed at the artisan community, such as lower commissions and fees and opportunities for offline commerce.

Recommended Reading

Wall Street Journal: Amazon Targets Etsy With ‘Handmade’ Marketplace

Traditions Transformed

PresSometimes we feel like art has disappeared into the abyss of the modern World.  Picking_Wildflowers_sAs the World continues to develop, it often feels like the integrity and tradition that forms art is lost.  Until we (thankfully) stumbled across Kelly Louise Judd.  Us gals at Filthy Rebena immediately felt connected to Kelly’s work.  Upon first glance, her artwork appears to be what dreams are made of.  Each piece has this unspoken romance that makes us yearn for a magic potion that will morph our bodies into 2D gouache strokes — so we can crawl into our favorite moments of her paintings.  Due to the lack of 2D elixirs on the market, we spent a long time gazing into her artwork, getting caught up in the little nuances.  If you shake for themes of patterned fashions, plant life and animals – you must check out her artwork to awaken your folk soul.  Why?  To remind yourself we are all part of nature – which in turn brings the simplicity of life into focus.  Check out Kelly’s Blog here or her Etsy shop here.  She was even featured seller on the Etsy blog.  You go girl!