Etsy Made Local returns! From 30 November to 2 December, towns and cities will play host to a pop-up market featuring some of the best handmade gifts, vintage goods and craft supplies available on Etsy.com, to local customers.
Each individual Etsy Made Local event is organised by a Team of Etsy sellers; from the event logistics, right down to the vendor recruitment and selection process.
Each location will have a different application form and process so it’s important that you read each market’s set of instructions clearly. For more guidance please refer to our FAQs.
Not every market will be ready to accept vendor applications. If your nearest location is one of these then have no fear; they’ve come up with a cunning way to keep you posted for when they do officially open applications so still click through.
Find your nearest event to apply to sell your products.
Manchester - Etsy Manchester - APPLICATIONS CLOSED
Nantwich - Etsy South Cheshire - APPLICATIONS CLOSED
Preston - Lancashire Etsy Team - APPLICATIONS CLOSED
Durham - Etsy Durham - APPLICATIONS CLOSED
Newcastle - Newcastle Etsy Team - APPLICATIONS CLOSED
Barnsley - Crafty Business Barnsley - APPLY HERE - deadline 31 August
Leeds - Etsy Team Leeds - APPLICATIONS CLOSED
Scarborough - Etsy North Yorkshire Coast & Moors - APPLICATIONS CLOSED
Sheffield - Sheffield Sellers on Etsy - APPLICATIONS CLOSED
York - Team York - APPLICATIONS CLOSED
Birmingham (Central) - Birmingham Originals - APPLICATIONS CLOSED
Birmingham (Digbeth) - IDEAS Birmingham - APPLICATIONS CLOSED
Coventry - Warwickshire Etsy Team - APPLICATIONS CLOSED
Hereford - Hereford Etsy Team - APPLY HERE - deadline 31 August
Wolverhampton - Made in the Black Country - APPLY HERE - deadline 20 August
Worcester - Worcestershire Etsy Team - APPLY HERE - pre-registration
Bristol - Bristol Etsy Team - APPLICATIONS CLOSED
Cirencester - New Brewery Arts - APPLY HERE - deadline 27 August
Exeter - Exeter Etsy Team - APPLICATIONS CLOSED
Plymouth - Plymouth UK Etsy Team - APPLICATIONS CLOSED
St Ives - Etsy Makers Cornwall - APPLICATIONS CLOSED
Swindon - Etsy Made Local Swindon - APPLICATIONS CLOSED
Wells (Somerset) - Somerset Etsy Team - APPLICATIONS CLOSED
Wimborne (Dorset) - Dorset Etsy Team - APPLICATIONS CLOSED
Borehamwood - Hertfordshire Etsy Team - APPLICATIONS CLOSED
Brighton - Brighton Sellers' Team - APPLY HERE - pre-registration
Canterbury - Etsy Made Local Canterbury - APPLY HERE - deadline 30 August
Guildford - Team Etsy Guildford, England - APPLICATIONS CLOSED
Hastings - Hastings Etsy Team - APPLY HERE - deadline 30 September
Milton Keynes - Milton Keynes Team - APPLY HERE - deadline 15 September
Oxford - Oxford Etsy - APPLY HERE - deadline 30 August
Reading - Reading Etsy Local - APPLY HERE - deadline 16 September
Southampton - Southampton Sellers Team - APPLY HERE - deadline 15 August
Peckham - Balckheath & South East Etsy Made Local Team - APPLY HERE - deadline 14 August
Richmond - Etsy Sellers in Richmond - APPLICATIONS CLOSED
Shoreditch - EML East London - APPLY HERE - deadline 1 September
Tooting Broadway - London Local - APPLICATIONS CLOSED
Tottenham - Crafty North Londoner - APPLY HERE - deadline 19 August
sellers taking part
visitors across the UK
What is the vendor application process?
Now that our Etsy Made Local host locations have been confirmed it’s time to fill these markets up with some extraordinary Etsy sellers. That’s where you come in. Simply find your nearest market, click through to their respective vendor application form (if available), and follow the instructions to apply.
How does it work?
Each host location is responsible for their own vendor application process; from the types of questions they’ll be asking, to how long their application process will run, to what criteria they set to decide on successful applicants. No application is going to be the same so make sure to read the individual market’s set of instructions.
Find the location you’d like to apply for and click through to the organiser’s respective application form. Not all locations are open to accepting vendor applications just yet. For those that are not ready, you will be redirected to register your interest and will be notified of when the vendor application process will open. This process may involve joining an Etsy Team, a Facebook group/page/event, or completing a short form.
Details of where to direct any questions or queries pertaining to a specific location can be found in the respective application form. Please direct all your queries to the organising team.
Etsy will not be answering questions/queries/comments on specific vendor application processes.
Do I need to be available for the entire weekend of 30 November - 2 December?
This depends on the market that you are applying to. All Etsy Made Local events will take place over the course of these dates but each market have decided on what days they will be open. Some will only run for one day, others two, others all three days. Be sure to read your market’s instructions carefully as this will outline what days the market will be running so you can tentatively put it in your diary.
Do I have to pay to be a vendor?
In most instances, yes. Like most commercial marketplaces and fairs stall-holders will need to pay a fee to sell at an Etsy Made Local market. The organisers of the market you’re apply for will outline the cost of this as the prices will range from market to market.
What if there is more than one market close to me? Can I apply to more than one?
Ideally, we’d prefer that you apply to just one market but it’s absolutely fine to apply to more than one that is close to you. For example, one market might be open on just the Saturday, which means you could potentially sell at the other one who is open on the Sunday. The decision is up to you and for what you can commit to. The only request we would ask is that you put it somewhere in your application form(s) that you have applied to another market. Some application forms may explicitly ask this question, whilst others might not, but try to include this somewhere if you can.
Why is there no market near me?
Etsy Made Local is a community-led initiative run by Etsy sellers and supported by Etsy. Each participating event is run by a group of dedicated Etsy Team members who volunteered to host a market in their area. If there isn’t a market in your area, consider starting or joining a Team in your area and organising one next year.
Can I sell at Etsy Made Local if I don’t have an Etsy shop?
Unfortunately ALL vendors participating in Etsy Made Local are required to have an Etsy shop. If you are interested in selling at an Etsy Made Local event then simply visit etsy.com/sell to start your Etsy shop.
What is Etsy Made Local?
Etsy Made Local is a national, seller-led initiative celebrating the makers, collectors and artisans in local communities across the UK. From St Ives to Aberdeen, towns and cities will be participating in this weekend event connecting Christmas shoppers with local Etsy sellers.
Etsy Made Local markets hosted by teams of Etsy sellers will pop up across the country on 30 November - 2 December 2018. Artisans selling on Etsy can sell their handmade wares and vintage goods to local customers; each of which will represent the spirit of the local community. The markets will also give neighbours the opportunity to discover the wealth of creativity and craftsmanship in their own backyards.
What are Etsy Teams?
To host Etsy Made Local, you will need to have or create an Etsy Team. Only sellers who sell on Etsy can sell at the Etsy Made Local markets. Don’t worry if you don’t have a Team, it’s really easy to create one and anyone can do it!
If you don’t know what Teams are, please read more here: