The Oxford Etsy Team is a collective of local Etsy sellers based in and around Oxfordshire. Etsy is a global marketplace Etsy.com for selling handmade goods & vintage items.All of the members in our team are creative business owners, running their own independent businesses.
These range from designers and makers working on their business part time, hobbyists, and fully fledged full timers.The team currently has over 500 members.Etsy allow all the different towns and cities across the UK (and the world) to set up their own teams to give the local sellers an opportunity to meet other local creatives.
These teams are run by the sellers for the sellers.We started out by organising a Christmas market in July 2017 with a small group of Oxfordshire makers. During the planning meetings an opportunity came up for a pop up shop in Bury Street, Abingdon which ran for 6 weeks in the run up to Christmas.We have since run a christmas market every year supporting more that 70 makers. We currently have a physical shop on the High Street in Didcot where we run craft workshops, social meet ups, business advice sessions and have an eco refill station.