Shirley over at Yarnbarf passed this along, and it is just one more example of the absurdity that is Etsy.
In March 2010, PetitPlat Handmade was a Featured Seller on the Etsy blog. Fast forward to April, 2013 when PetitPlat received an email from Etsy giving her 5 days to prove her items were handmade, or else… Read PetitPlat’s horror story firsthand on her blog where she was also brave enough to post the “confidential” emails from Etsy.
This also happened to once-featured-seller Sherry Truitt as exposed in this forum post (oops… lost the link… anybody got this??)
And to Quiltlover, whose work is hanging in the Etsy Office in Brooklyn.
Monika from QuiltLover 2:00 am Oct 30, 2013 EDT
there are 4 quilted panels hanging in the Brookly(n) Office, they spell ETSY and where commissioned and made by the members of the Quiltsy Team here on etsy. My name QUILTLOVER is on one of the labels on the back of one panel as a contributor…..so much for questioning “handmade”