Sunday, October 26, 2008

What's an Etsy or a Street Team for that matter?

I have a habit of starting jokes with the punchline, and jumping into conversations in the middle...So here's a little backround on these "Street Teams" and "Etsy" that I keep talking about:
Etsy,, is a an online community for people to buy and sell handmade items. Since Etsy's launch in June 2005, over 100,000 sellers have opened up shops. A real sense of community has grown among this international group and continues to grow. I am a part of this growing community with my wee Etsy shop: I have also joined
two street teams, Etsy Trashion, and HOST.

Etsy street teams are groups of organized Etsy members who network, share skills, and promote their shops and Etsy together. Teams are Etsy’s biggest and most creative grassroots engine for support, networking and marketing – for each team member’s shop, for the Teams themselves, and for Etsy as a whole.

We are a Street Team of Etsy artisans dedicated to the Art of Trashion. We create art, jewelry, fashion and objects for the home, made from materials that were leftover, discarded, and found. Trashion is all about bringing out the beauty in unconventional objects and materials.
For us recycling is an art and an ideal. The Trashion philosophy encompasses environmentalism and innovation, and respects the human creative and healing potential. You can discover more about the trashion team at our blog: which I help to curate.


Our goal is to give unconditional support to any fellow Estian in their time of need. Support being prayers, thoughts, hugs; a shoulder to cry and lean on; money; sales. We only care about the person, not their race, religion, or nationality... We are a community here of caring hand made artisans who just want to extend a helping hand all year long."I am a new member of this group but I've found the people very friendly and willing to help, often even when they're experiencing emotional or financial difficulties themselves. This is a generous and dedicated group, and worthy of our support!

HOST helps out financially through some individual contribution of team members and also through their team shop that you can find at This shop is made up of items donated by HOST members. When the items are sold, 100% of the proceeds go to helping Etsy members in need. Below you can see just a few of the amazing items offered at the HOST may even see a couple of my hoods that I donated!

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