Owls & Pashminas

14 Apr


Made half a treasury from these owls from Aliexpress:

http://www.aliexpress.com/fm-store/700323/210106708-328245667/free-shipping-9-styles-fashion-Pendant-fashion-jewelry-owl-quartz-pocket-watch-necklace.html
________________________________________________________
there are several sellers selling pashminas on etsy. I can see if they buy a pashmina and alter it in some way as in printing on it, dyeing it or painting on it. That’s not what is happening. This beautyplus person is buying these pashminas wholesale and pinning a crocheted flower to each on. Give me a break. That sure is streatching the handmade idea.    http://www.etsy.com/shop/Beautyplus

Advertisements

15 Responses to “Owls & Pashminas”

  1. Kathy Williamson April 14, 2011 at 7:24 am #

    I suppose if they crocheted their own flower and then offered the pashmina as value-added, it would be sort of ethical. I wish there was some kind of standard that Etsy could require of the “crafters”. I was in a flame war recently with someone who was very proud of the fact that she can “get away with” putting purchased pendants on a purchased chain and calling them handmade.

  2. Sara April 14, 2011 at 8:04 am #

    Another reseller – photos are from ebay.
    Can’t believe how long etsy left them as a seller, over 200+ sales! COME ON!
    http://www.etsy.com/shop/Irishjewelry

  3. Ellen April 14, 2011 at 8:20 am #

    somehow the customers need to be educated and know what handmade is and the value of it.

  4. AngryEtsySeller April 14, 2011 at 9:19 am #

    135 sales? I’m obviously in the wrong line of business… sewing my own products…

  5. JK April 14, 2011 at 10:13 am #

    The only place I can think of where taking a fully-formed, functional product and making an alteration to it that affects neither purpose nor function nor structure qualifies as ‘handmade’ is Etsy. Most people have an entirely different definition of the work encompassed by the term, and I’m sure a lot of them are disappointed and turned off by what they can find on Etsy.

  6. emily April 14, 2011 at 11:06 am #

    Check out my treasury of handmade robot clocks!

    http://www.etsy.com/treasury/4da7456beb536d910acdcda2/handmade-robot-clocks

  7. Ellen April 14, 2011 at 12:00 pm #

    I’ve done a little pashmina research about what a pashmina is and where they come from.

    http://www.ehow.com/facts_5032858_pashmina.html

    I still don’t get them being on etsy. I have pashminas, but they are still being sold.

    Oh well…..

  8. Ellen April 14, 2011 at 12:58 pm #

    ooops, I meant that I have flaged pashminas, not that I have them.

  9. Fake April 14, 2011 at 7:56 pm #

    Another reseller – photos are from ebay.
    Can’t believe how long etsy left them as a seller, over 200+ sales! COME ON!
    http://www.etsy.com/shop/Irishjewelry

    —————————————–
    I cannot believe that the Irish jewelry seller has so many sales and uses 2 tags on most items!

  10. emily April 14, 2011 at 9:27 pm #

    Fake, you think that’s bad!

    This seller:
    http://www.etsy.com/shop/lifelittle

    Has over 5,000 sales!

  11. PussDaddy April 14, 2011 at 10:27 pm #

    Ellen
    April 14, 2011 at 8:20 am # somehow the customers need to be educated and know what handmade is and the value of it.
    ;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;

    Just don’t go to Artfire to study this *snicker* because they don’t know either.

  12. emily April 18, 2011 at 6:21 am #

    I think I will be switching to Zibbet.

    I found one (and only one) person reselling the owls and pocketwatches and etc.

    I reported it to Zibbet and this morning had 3 emails, one of which was typed by a human, promising to remove the items and communicate by the seller.

  13. em April 18, 2011 at 3:29 pm #

    That’s pretty impressive, emily. Hopefully they can keep it up!

  14. Life During Wartime April 18, 2011 at 4:17 pm #

    Zibbet? Are you joking?

    I just clicked over to Zibbet, and right on the front page was a rainbow of those mass produced crochet headbands, listed under Crochet by a seller with the word ‘wholesale’ in their shop name. So you are allowed to sell mass-produced items not made by you in handmade categories on Zibbet?

  15. Tonka May 23, 2011 at 5:01 am #

    I knew it! Those owls couldn’t be handmade!

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: