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Hand dyed combed top in dusky rose and slate blue by Sycamore Fibers

Presenting Our Handmade Policy

With a careful checks-and-balances system of accessible onboarding, consistent labeling, incentivized peer verification, and swift action on community reporting. we believe our draft Handmade Policy will stop bad actors and encourage authentic artisans.

Photograph of "Lakes aren't always blue" self compassion handmade zine

5 Handmade Gifts for Self Love

These 5 handmade gifts are all about compassion and self love. Treat yourself or give them to a friend who could use a reminder to be kind to themselves.

A photo of Raffi, a person with short brown hair with shaved sides, and a short beard. They're wearing a black long sleeve shirt, a white and black-striped triangle scarf, and a beaded bracelet.

Artisan Profile: The Beat In Between

The first in our Artisan Profile series: featuring The Beat In Between. A shop run by Raffi Marhaba, who creates “radical queer things and everything in between.”

Word Cloud graphic of the most-used words from the handmade survey. Most prominent are POD, Handmade, design, and artisan.

Handmade Survey Results

In this post, we’re sharing the results of our “Handmade Definition Survey” for our handmade cooperative marketplace.

Screenshot of slide show / pitch deck title page in the Artisans Cooperative brand colors: Marketplace Technology Research and Proposal

Presenting Our Marketplace Tech Plan

In this post, we explain the details of our approach to the marketplace technology, summarize our research, present our plan to use Hosted E-commerce / Shopify, and our next steps going forward.

Tough-looking woman with tattoos on her arms wearing a duck canvas Carthartt like apron

4 Handmade Gifts for a Clean Start to Spring

The transition from winter to spring is associated with sweeping away the cobwebs, sloughing off the dead skins, and starting anew. Use this guide to inspire a clean start to your spring! Wash away the winter blues and shake off the seasonal affective disorder with items from makers in the Artisans Cooperative.