Update: Olligraphic got emailed from Kim, admin “The plates you feature in your shop are ok to sell on Etsy since they are your original design. They will need to be shipped by you in order for them to meet our policies. ” WOW.
I always really liked Olliegraphic–until I saw them selling their non hand made plates on Etsy. They are a pretty big entity, so I am sure nothing will happen.
They make household stuff personalized to your kid’s face/name, but their plates and bowls take “1-3 weeks for production plus 1-7 days for shipping” because “This item will ship directly from the manufacturer in Dallas, TX.”
And apparently there is a small outbreak of others following suit:
I just think it is lame because there are a lot of artists/crafters out there who hand draw, or do screen printed/hand transferred drawings onto plates. How can they compete?
Also, if you want to make your own or start you own non-hand made business on Etsy, here is (the?) a manufacturer from Dallas, Texas:
And check out who made an appearance yesterday in the comments (and our reply below it): https://etsycallout.wordpress.com/2010/12/16/uprootedshop-gardensecrets-missindie/#comment-21359
Busted! Link fixed!