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Support Cheshire Entrepreneurs on Etsy This Holiday Season

You already know there are plenty of opportunities to shop locally this Christmas, but do you know your local Etsy dealers?

 

Many businesses in Cheshire took part in Small Business Saturday recently, an event aimed at getting consumers to shop locally and support small businesses But did you know you could shop even smaller than your local stores right here in town? Etsy showcases handmade items from all over the world, including several shops based out of Cheshire homes.

According to its website, "Etsy is the world's handmade marketplace. Our mission is to empower people to change the way the global economy works.

"We see a world in which very-very small businesses have much-much more sway in shaping the economy, local living economies are thriving everywhere, and people value authorship and provenance as much as price and convenience. We are bringing heart to commerce and making the world more fair, more sustainable, and more fun."

On Etsy you can find shop owners by location here. In Cheshire there are dozens of Etsy dealers with hundreds of items for sale. Throughout Connecticut there are 85,660 items listed for sale on the website.

Here are several of Cheshire's hometown Etsy shop owners who offer fiber arts, photography, jewelry, hand knits and much more.

 

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Caitlin Legere Fitzpatrick December 06, 2012 at 01:55 PM
Well, wasn't this a nice surprise to wake up to! Thank you for featuring Etsy...and my shop! My mobiles can be found in a handful of CT boutiques as well. For a full list, feel free to contact me at sparebedroomstudio@hotmail.com Happy local shopping! Caitlin of Spare Bedroom Studio sparebedroomstudio.etsy.com
Eileen McNamara December 06, 2012 at 02:42 PM
Love your work Caitlin!
Kristen December 06, 2012 at 03:03 PM
Thank you! I found it a great surprise to be featured, too! I love small businesses and I'm thrilled to be included in your story! I can be reached at hooklineandsilver@gmail.com Happy Holidays! Kristen
Lisa Franco December 06, 2012 at 03:49 PM
Thank you for this article and for your support of local Etsy shops! Lisa Franco of Over the Moon Vintage www.otmvintage.etsy.com
Kristen December 06, 2012 at 04:56 PM
Also, I will be expanding my items soon so stay tuned!

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