In 2013, Etsy opened its marketplace to Chinese manufacturers, undermining the ideology upon which Etsy was founded. Although they maintain that they limit their sellers to “handmade items,” more and more I find that I, as a buyer, have to wade through pages and pages of mass-produced Chinese products before being able to view my own shop’s listings. That’s not what I, personally, consider to be support of the made-in-America artisan. So, even though the holiday shopping season is upon us, I’ve decided to say good-bye to Etsy and move my shop to a marketplace that is what Etsy used to be: dedicated to artisans and hand crafters. (My Etsy shop will be closing in December.)
You can find the new Cedar Hill Farm Company shop on Zibbet.com — the same OOAK hand painted and hand dyed luxury yarns and fibers, just a different, more artisan-supported venue. I hope that you will check out my new digs!
And speaking of the holiday shopping season… to celebrate the opening of my new shop, there will be a sale! Visit Cedar Hill Farm Company @ Zibbet.com for a holiday (Black Friday all week long!) sale, beginning November 24th and ending November 30th. Automatically save 20% on all fingering and sport weight yarns and hand-sewn project bags — no coupons needed. Visit me @ http://www.zibbet.com/cedar-hill-farm-company for those special holiday gifts!