In our interview with platform cooperatives expert Nathan Schneider, we learn more about online co-ops and get advice for the Artisans Cooperative
There’s a new name for online cooperatives like ours: platform co-ops. We’re using these platform cooperativism principles to design a fair marketplace for artisans.
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.
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. Grassroots movements and organizations use collective action from the local level to effect change at the local, regional, national, or international level.
We’ve compiled a list of alternatives to Etsy for handmade artisans while we build a better option: a cooperative handmade marketplace. This list is a guide to help you find the right match for your business.
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.