Green Trick-or-Treating

Yummy Earth Organic Lollipops

Trick-or-treating is a fun tradition, but let’s face it: It’s toxic to your kids and to Mother Earth. Millions of individual wrappers going into the landfills, and god knows what ingredients (dyes, sugars, chemicals) going into your babies’ tummies. Yuck! How can you be an eco-friendly and/or health-conscious participant? 1. Stock up on “responsible” candy. [...]

Trending Now – EcoEtsy Sellers Embrace an Earthy Valentine’s Day

Who says Valentine’s Day is only about shades of pink and red with lace and frills and glitter?  EcoEtsy sellers are focused on Green this upcoming holiday!  Love for the planet is displayed through soft earth tones and recycled / repurposed / reused / upcycled items.  These shops bring new meaning to whimsy, sweetheart, sexy, [...]

{Business Tips} Last Minute Holiday Marketing Ideas

Time is quickly running out for the last minute holiday sales.  As shipping time will begin to inhibit gifts arriving in time, here are a few creative techniques to continue holiday sales right up to the last minute. Provide e-Gift Certificates Many shops have gift certificates available this holiday season.  Creating an e-mail version of [...]

{Eco-Tutorial} DIY Bibliophile Wreaths

Vintage book

The holidays are almost here – and what will you be doing to keep your celebrations green? Will you be dusting off those hand-me-down ornaments? Pulling in your potted spruce? Looking to handmade indie businesses for your shopping needs? If so – it sounds like you’re already on a roll planning for the season sustainably. [...]

{Business Tips} Two Hours to a Holiday Ready Etsy Shop

TheAbbeyStillRoom Organic Chai

A couple months ago, Etsy kicked off their annual Holiday Boot Camp aimed at getting shop owners organized and prepared for the holidays.  For those who have been participating in the program, you are set and ready for the quickly approaching Black Friday and Cyber Monday shopping days.  For those who consider participating or are [...]