FROM THE MAILBAG
Subject: Press release from Etsy
Date: May 9, 2012 1:40:29 PM EDT
I get tons of press releases in my work as a journalist and thought you might want to see this one. Etsy has been given some lame certification that equates it with Patagonia and Seventh Generation for its rigorous standards of transparency, accountability and performance, and most notably, a certain contribution they make to the people of Brooklyn:
Etsy has to donate their compost. They’re completely full of shit.
Date: Sun, May 6, 2012 at 4:39 PM
Subject: Etsy Front Page
The attached picture is from today’s front page:
See that dress in the upper left hand corner? The one that SOLD today after being featured on Etsy’s front page?
Here it is again.
And also here.
To be fair, there are currently 900 billion listings on Etsy right now, most of them for Hunger Games merchandise. It’s nearly impossible for a small team of people to comb through every listing for infractions, particularly when they’re riding their loaner bikes around the office and swapping vegan risotto recipes.