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5 Gift Ideas for Nature Lovers

Our gift guide for nature lovers and outdoorsy types features handcrafted goods celebrating nature and the outdoors

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3 Easy Ways to Shop “Actually Handmade”

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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Spread the Word with Our Grassroots Tools & Templates

From Wikipedia, “A grassroots movement is one that uses the people in a given district, region or community as the basis for a political or economic movement.[1] Grassroots movements and organizations use collective action from the local level to effect change at the local, regional, national, or international level.

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6 Gift Ideas for Animal Lovers and their Pets

Here are 6 gift ideas for all the animals and animal lovers in your life — all handmade by creative artists and makers in the Artisans Cooperative.

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Items Needed for Mutual-Promotion Fundraiser

Artisans Cooperative is fundraising for basic start-up 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.