Etsy, the favorite online retailer for crafted goods, has decided to go public. The company filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission yesterday, March 4, 2015, and is looking to raise $100 million. According to their filing, Etsy says they have 1.4 million sellers and 19.8 million buyers, with a revenue of $108.7 million. […]
Retail Round-up: Etsy Files for IPO, Hopes to Raise $100 Million; Quiksilver Postpones Release of Q1 Earnings Report, Prompts Audit Committee Investigation; American Apparel Workers Form Activist Group to Keep Their Jobs
Craftivism: Recycled Album Covers Handstiched Into Notebooks by 12-Inch Notes, Plus Patches of Awesome–Examples of Growing Importance of Crafting
Our DIY generation has given way to an EIY movement whereby Earning It Yourself is at the basis of why more young people today are moving into crafting and appreciating the art of the handmade more than ever before. This isn’t about your grandma’s sewing but more about appreciating heritage, understanding that quality is more […]
Rise of the Slow-Fashion Movement in a Fast-Fashion 2012
Fashion is full of ironies especially when it comes to American youth culture fashion movements. One of the most prevalent is the growing movement of slow fashion, often thought of as local, handmade, bespoke apparel, which ironic as it sounds, is actually producing products (often on the leading-edge of trends) that come out faster than […]
Pool Fashion Trade Show Reflects Unexpected Upbeat Mood as Art-Inspired Designers and Boutique Buyers Explore New Options with High-Volume Traffic
Pool continues to show that trade shows can stand apart -even if it’s within the same hall as others -based on the quality and uniqueness of its exhibitors and buyers.