Etsy Chad Dickerson @chaddickerson XOXO Festival Portland, ORSeptember 16, 2012
Aside from the zip code of our oﬃce building[Brooklyn], Portland has been the bedrock of ourcustomer base for years. Etsy practically inventedbird-on-apparel technology, so this is our way ofsaying ‘thank you’ to a city that literally helped putus on the map by making feather hair-clips andsteampunk goggles socially acceptable articles ofclothing. “Etsy Acquires Portland” April 1, 2012
I love being being myown boss and being incontrol of my daily life.It is so liberating.Nicole CareyShop: nicolecarey.etsy.comEtsy Blog, October 11, 2011
I sell to people all overthe country and worldand getting to meet newpeople is really the bestpart of it all. Making newrelationships has beenuplifting.Michael WestShop: WestVintageTradingCoEtsy Blog, November 8, 2011
handmade is anexpression of one’sinner love of theworld, its people,the very experienceof being a part ofthis diverse andbeautiful planet.Rodger ThomasShop: BenClifDesignsEtsy Blog, May 30, 2012
THE SHARING ECONOMY: A QUIET REVOLUTIONThis sharing economy is based on people comingtogether to create their own markets...[like]Etsy ...This new shared market economy is being drivenby a quiet revolution... This movement isinadvertently creating a new economic engine thathas the potential to reorganize our economy. Occupy Big Business: The Sharing Economy’s Quiet Revolution Sara Horowitz in The Atlantic, December 6, 2011
We believe, more than ever, that Etsy can helpfundamentally change the way the world works bymaking it possible for individuals to make and sellthings to other people around the globe —a people-powered economy.Funding Etsy’s FutureEtsy News BlogMay 9, 2012
Etsy is a beacon in the world forrunning businesses sustainably,responsibly, and proﬁtably, withpeople at the center.Funding Etsy’s FutureEtsy News BlogMay 9, 2012
800,000 active sellers$525 million in community sales in 2011 (already passed in 2012) 40+ million visitors per month 150 countries
With the rise of small businesses around the world wefeel hope and see real opportunities: Opportunities forus to measure success in new ways… to build local,living economies, and most importantly, to help createa more permanent future.Hello EtsySeptember 2011
gross national product … doesnot allow for the health of ourchildren, the quality of theireducation, or the joy of theirplay, the beauty of our poetry orthe strength of our marriages. . .it measures everything, inshort, except that which makeslife worthwhile.Robert Kennedy, US Senator1968
We are a mindful, transparent, and humane business.We plan and build for the long term.We value craftsmanship in all we make.We believe fun should be part of everything we do.We keep it real, always.
B CORP DECLARATION OF INTERDEPENDENCEWe hold these truths to be self-evident:That we must be the change we seek in the world;That all business ought to be conducted as if people and place mattered;That, through their products, practices, and proﬁts, businesses shouldaspire to do no harm and beneﬁt all.To do so, requires that we act with the understanding that we are eachdependent upon another and thus responsible for each other and futuregenerations.
Etsy is not a nameless, faceless Internet company.Etsy is a community of real people creating realeconomic value in the communities our senatorsrepresent. And we believe that platforms like Etsyare a model for a brighter economic future.Notes from Chad: Visit to the United States SenateEtsy News blogJuly 2012
CREDITS AND NOTESTalk live-blogged by Anil Dash:http://dashes.com/anil/2012/09/xoxo-chad-dickerson---etsy.htmlEtsy acquires city of Portland:http://www.etsy.com/blog/news/2012/etsy-acquires-city-of-portland/First item sold on Etsy:https://www.etsy.com/transaction/43Nicole Carey:http://www.etsy.com/blog/en/2011/quit-your-day-job-nicole-carey/Michael West:http://www.etsy.com/blog/en/2011/quit-your-day-job-westvintagetradingco/Rodger Thomas:http://www.etsy.com/blog/en/2012/featured-seller-benclif-designs/Baltimore team photo:http://www.ﬂickr.com/photos/tigerlillyshop/2913738354/Austin team photo:http://www.ﬂickr.com/photos/polishedtwo/3354990999Singapore team photo:http://www.ﬂickr.com/photos/katrinaalana/5897051890/PDX Etsy team photo provided via TwitterQuiet Revolution story in the Atlantic:http://www.theatlantic.com/business/archive/2011/12/occupy-big-business-the-sharing-economys-quiet-revolution/249582/Funding Etsys future:http://www.etsy.com/blog/news/2012/notes-from-chad-funding-etsys-future/
CREDITS AND NOTES (CONT.)Hello Etsy:http://helloetsy.com/about/11-summit/Robert Kennedy speech:http://www.jfklibrary.org/Research/Ready-Reference/RFK-Speeches/Remarks-of-Robert-F-Kennedy-at-the-University-of-Kansas-March-18-1968.aspxHacker School grants announcement:http://www.etsy.com/blog/news/2012/etsy-hacker-grants-supporting-women-in-technology/Composting at Etsy (with video):http://www.etsy.com/blog/news/2012/oﬃce-ecology-composting-at-etsy/Tweets:https://twitter.com/chaddickerson/status/225556494022737920 (Chad visiting Senate)https://twitter.com/WallarooPrints/status/225561174882791424 (Sandra responds to Senate tweet)Senate photo:http://www.ﬂickr.com/photos/sdmc/7597992508/Notes from Chad: Visit to US Senate:http://www.etsy.com/blog/news/2012/notes-from-chad-visit-to-the-united-states-senate/Tweet from Mayor Larry Morrissey:https://twitter.com/MayorMorrissey/status/241388490108047360Kari McDonald tweet reply to Mayor Morrisey:https://twitter.com/ThePaperButton/status/243803702111117312