Sunday, March 16, 2014

The World is Their Market

"The Web has changed the way that artisans sell their wares, helping to overcome marketing and distribution hurdles. On Web sites like Etsy, DaWanda, 1000 Markets, ArtFire and Silkfair, people all over the world can see — and buy — handmade jewelry, clothing, artwork, ceramics and furniture. And many artisans aren't stopping there. They're creating their own Web sites and social networking accounts, too.  John T. Unger of Mancelona, Mich., sells most of his steel fire bowls through his own Web site and 1000 Markets''. The New York Times..