By: Chloë Bellande – mtltimes.ca
Etsy is an online-marketplace for people around the world to connect to buy and sell unique goods, from sterling silver jewelry to body care products or even modern kids wear. If you’re a fan of vintage and handmade unique goods, then you need to get online and shop for your next fashion piece on Etsy.com!
Their mission is to re-imagine commerce, in order to build a more fulfilling and lasting world. The original Etsy concept started in Brooklyn, New York before it became international. The Etsy Canada headquarters are based in Toronto, Ontario.
On September 27th and 28th, the Montreal Etsy Team along with Etsy Canada and Les joailliers du dimanche joined forces to host a two-day market of beautiful handmade goods, workshops and music; Montreal’s Etsy: Made in Canada market. Counting over 1000 members, the Montreal Etsy Team promotes buying local, by providing a support system within the artist community.
Winner of several architectural awards, the event’s venue, Technopole Angus, matches the Etsy ethical values. “Everything we had at our event was handmade, and the venue itself started off as building tanks and Canadian Pacific railways and now its been re-purposed into this gorgeous office space”, said Michelle Beauséjour, event organizer and captain of the Montreal Etsy Team. The event attracted hundreds of Etsy buyers and fans of craftsmanship by passionate local artists.
One thing left to say…time to start our Christmas shopping before the holiday rush!
To shop online, go to: etsy.com/ca/madeincanada