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3 Easy Ways to Shop “Actually Handmade” (2023)

We share our best tips and resources for supporting genuine handmade artisans: those millions of creative micro-enterprises who rely on craft for their livelihood: how to filter and search with a critical eye on Etsy, and where to shop Etsy alternative marketplaces and handmade store directories.

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Items Needed for Mutual Aid Fundraiser

Artisans Cooperative is fundraising for basic operating expenses with a unique “mutual-aid” fundraiser. Unlike traditional fundraisers, we are not asking artisans to donate their time and materials. Here’s how it works.