DIY Don'ts

Petition Objects to Etsy Profiting from Sale of Racist Dolls

Oh, dear. (Photo: Etsy)

It’s tough being a platform, especially one that wants to be open but maintain a certain community identity. In the last six months or so, questions have started to bubble up about whether Etsy can balance its DIY ethos with the demands of scalability. Even so, the DUMBO-based startup has kept intact much of its friendly, show-love-it’s-the-Brooklyn-way aura.

Which is why this petition (spotted here)¬†against the sale of “Golliwog” dolls on the site is likely to make everyone involved feel a little awkward. Read More