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Her business is acceptable because she is selling supplies. In looking at her sales, she's only had 12 and it is for supplies. That is within TOU. I know of several people sell what is allowed on Etsy and yet have another product line that wouldn't be allowed on Etsy.
It is funny how "being green" has become so trendy and sad to see that many people don't really care so much about truly being green as they care about the positive connotation.
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Exactly and its a branding trend a lot of businesses are trying to jump onto. Its going the same way with personal interaction business, big businesses spending a fortune on their social media to seem like they are touchy feely with their clients.

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I worked in a grocery store in an affluent neighborhood and I remember these women would come in and stop you from using those horrendous plastic bags that are "horrible for the environment". Funny thing is, I'd walk out with them to load their groceries in their Cadillac Escalade or Hummer.
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I remember this woman going nuts at me once because I dont compost my greens (i live in an apartment, there is no easy way). Meanwhile she went home to her heated pool, and ducted airconditioning mansion in her massive 4wd drive bearing lots of trendy recycling stickers while i went off on my bike to my small simple home and simple low as possible footprint life lol.

People dont get it..and companies are selling their false messages and I see the same thing happening to the 'mom and pop' type branding. Its being adopted as a way to sell more, consume more.
better be careful, you might get your account shut down for "calling out"
"We aim to promote the idle weathy that have no real ability themselves , but hire people to work in crappy conditions at what is probably minimum wage and charge people as much as they can under the guise of making it all by themselves with the sweat of their brow."

That's pretty much what they're saying.

But don't mention it or you'll be banned!
wow, this thread turned into something from Fox news...

As much as I've had my problems with Etsy over the years, i still have faith in their core desires. They might screw up now and then but their heart's in the right place- yes I really do believe that. I don't think they intend to ever get to a level where the handmade portion of their product is squeezed out. I agree the rules need clarifying, I agree that it seems policies are about to change, but I don't agree that we're a step away from sweatshops.

But as long as everything is handmade, sweatshops are a moot point. It's the handmade status of the product that's the key rule here; the ethics of the production aren't under Etsy's guidelines and never have been. Though i think they ought to be, if only to sooth the idea that Etsy's going 'big box'.
ETSY IS THE NEW MARTHA........
or wants to be and it's working it's way
Jessica Everson says
better be careful, you might get your account shut down for "calling out"
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Calling out is only if you are talking negative about someone. I didn't read the entire thread but I think most admired this artist. I know I thought it was inspiring how she grew her business from something she loves to do. Plus she was featured on Etsy's blog as well as that interview so I don't believe talking about a feature is calling out.

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