[Guest Post] From maker Schuttenworks, advice on the balance Artisanal Makers need to strike between keeping production steps in-house, automating with tools, and outsourcing.
[Guest Post] After realizing we needed an alternative to Etsy in 2012 to diversify our income, the first alternative we tried was building our own website.
[Guest Post] From maker Walnut Studiolo, the first in a five-part series sharing their experience trying out Etsy alternatives in 14 years of crafting.
Artisans Cooperative has recruited the help of the U.S. Federation of Worker Cooperatives and, through it, grant funds from the USDA.
Our first annual report is our chance to show potential members how we intend to do business. Although we’ve only been in existence a few months, this is a first glimpse into what it’s like to be a member-owner of a cooperative business.
January is a powerful time of year for learning from the past and planning for the future. In this post we’re taking a look at the 2023 year ahead – it’s going to be an exciting, make-or-break year for artisans!
Our 6 gift ideas for anniversaries, all handcrafted by artists and makers in the Artisans Cooperative, can help you on your way to picking the perfect gift for your soulmate.
This article, written for the Medium Year in Review, recaps the major transformation of Etsy crafters in 2022, from the fee increase, Etsy Strike, organization of a union and a co-op, and the plan for building a co-op alternative in 2023.