Let’s face it, everyone loves Etsy (and if they don’t they should!). Personally, I’ve always adored browsing or buying from all the great people who post/promote their wares, so when Annie told me we’d been invited for lunch at their location in DUMBO I nearly fainted from excitement.
Upon arrival I was incredibly impressed with the space (as expected). From a towering DIY owl-sculpture (made entirely out of what appeared to be cardboard boxes) to snack-sized pamphlets on why you should move to New York City (if you haven’t already), the aesthetic was exactly what I envisioned.
But what impressed me even more than the swirly, felted walls (artistic soundproofing!) or the verdant displays of hanging foliage was their enthusiasm and dedication.
Often times when consumers become familiar with such an amazing and authentic company, they may take its ethos for granted and forget how passionate the people behind it actually are. That’s how I felt at Etsy. Talking with Vanessa (wholesale) and Rand (marketing) and hearing them discuss the company’s constant attempts at improvement and evolution was an inspiring reminder of what a good company is or should be. In essence, they are all about preserving what makes Etsy unique, but also allowing it to become something better.
And they are doing just that in terms of purchasing wholesale! Now buyers big or small can purchase wholesale from Etsy vendors in a much simpler way engaging in a whole online world of DIY wonder and delight…allowing people like us to provide people like you with a wider selection of increasingly unique items! What’s not to love?
As the New York State motto says: “Excelsior” or in plain English…”Ever Upward”!