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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.

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6 Handcrafted Gift Ideas for Anniversaries

Our 6 gift ideas for anniversaries, all handcrafted by artists and makers in the Artisans Cooperative, can help you on your way to picking the perfect gift for your soulmate.

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2022: The Year that Etsy Crafters Started to Revolt

This article, written for the Medium Year in Review, recaps the major transformation of Etsy crafters in 2022, from the fee increase, Etsy Strike, organization of a union and a co-op, and the plan for building a co-op alternative in 2023.

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7 Handmade Gifts for Moms and Dads

7 gift ideas for your Moms and Dads whatever the occasion, all handmade by makers and artists in the Artisans Cooperative.

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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.

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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