Etsy Made Local is a national, grassroots initiative celebrating the crafters, collectors and artisans across Australia. From Brisbane to Gippsland, Australian cities and towns will participate in this one-day marketplace on November 25. This is the third year of Etsy Made Local in Australia, and it’s looking to be our biggest yet! In 11 locations, Etsy artisans will sell their handmade wares, vintage goods and supplies to local buyers.
Canberra - Meeting Place - Learn More >>
Blue Mountains - Blue Mountains Makers - Learn More >>
Sydney - Sydney Made
Brisbane - Brisbane Etsy
Adelaide - Etsy Adelaide - Learn More >>
Victor Harbor - Etsy South Australia - Learn More >>
Hobart - Etsy Made Local Hobart - Learn More >>
Gippsland - Gippsland Creatives
Melbourne - Etsy Melbourne Street Team - Learn More >>
Perth - WA Etsy Team - Learn More >>
Perth Hills - Perth Hills Team - Learn More >>
At the heart of these markets are our amazing Etsy sellers and Etsy Teams who organise all aspects of these events from the venue, to selecting sellers, right down to sticky-taping those signs down. Christmas may be a few months away, but our Etsy elves are getting a head start. Keep your eyes on this page and Etsy Success for more information on how you can get involved.
The Etsy Success AU NZ Facebook page provides advice and inspiration for running your Etsy shop. It is also where you can stay in the loop with Etsy Made Local updates.
What is Etsy Made Local?
Good question! Etsy Made Local is a national, community-led initiative celebrating the crafters, collectors and artisans in local communities across the country. From coast to coast, Australian cities and towns will be participating in this one-day event powered by Etsy Teams on November 25, marking the event’s third year. Popping up in 11 locations, Etsy artisans will sell their handmade wares, vintage goods and supplies to local buyers at these marketplaces, each representing the spirit of the local community.
What is an Etsy Team?
Etsy Teams is a feature on Etsy that allows you to connect with other members of your community. You can use Team Forums to share information about running a business in your area, get advice from experienced members, or gather with peers to socialise and plan events. To find an Etsy team based on your location, craft or interest, click here.
When is Etsy Made Local?
Etsy Made Local will take place around Australia on Saturday, November 25, 2017. The hours of each marketplace will vary.
How can I become a vendor at a marketplace near me?
All vendors for Etsy Made Local in Australia must have an active Etsy shop before applying to their local marketplace. To open an Etsy shop, go to etsy.com/promotions and use code "ETSYMADELOCALAU" to get your first 20 shop listings free.
Each location has its own vendor application form, which is reviewed by the organising Etsy Team in charge of that location’s market. Application deadlines vary by market. We’ll let you know here and on the Etsy Success page when applications are open.
I want to volunteer at an Etsy Made Local
That’s great news! Keep your eyes peeled on Etsy Success or shoot us an email at email@example.com, and we’ll let you know if hosts are looking for an extra pair of hands.
How are vendors for the marketplaces selected?
Vendors are selected for each marketplace by the Team running that location’s market.
How much does it cost to be a vendor at an Etsy Made Local?
Fees for being a vendor differ for each market. This is based on things like venue, marketplace size, etc.
How many Etsy sellers participate in this event?
In 2016, over 500 Etsy sellers participated in Etsy Made Local markets in Australia. With more locations in 2017, we expect to grow that number this year!
Are all the items sold at Etsy Made Local markets handmade?
All marketplace events are permitted to include the same three categories allowed on Etsy.com. These include handmade goods, vintage items, and supplies. To learn more about these three categories, click here.
I want to host an Etsy Made Local in Australia or New Zealand
Our hosts have already put their hands up for 2017, but please reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org. It’s great to know who in our community would like to get involved and we can keep you in mind for 2018.
What support will Etsy Australia provide to organising Teams?
Benefits for organisers include:
Access to all Etsy Made Local event resources (sponsorship fee, marketing and PR support, design/collateral, partner resources)
Support in connecting with Etsy sellers in their area
Promotion and exposure for the market