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Official Announcements

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.

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.

Word graphic of Brook the Artisans Cooperative chicken logo on top of a desktop with reports and computer with words Our First Annual Report

Our First Annual Report

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.

Word art graphic with the title Marketplace Priorities Poll Results showing five overlapping circles with marketplace features: fast and easy checkout process, high quality search function, shipping and fraud protection, take care of sales tax

Marketplace Priorities Poll

In this post, we’ll talk about why we developed a marketplace priorities poll, and give the background on how the poll was developed.

Illustration of Brook the artisans cooperative chicken putting up a flyer on a billboard

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.