Have Questions about SF Etsy?
Perhaps we can answer them:
Is SF Etsy part of Etsy.com?
No. SF Etsy is a collective of artists who sell on Etsy. Team leadership is all volunteers who generously donate their time, energy, and expertise to make our team great. SF Etsy shows are put on by our team of volunteers, NOT Etsy Corporate. We do have Etsy's blessing to do so, however.
Can I join the SF Etsy team?
Can I join SF Etsy leadership?
How often does SF Etsy put on shows?
Currently our team puts on anywhere from 2-5 shows per year, depending on how much time our leaders have to make an event happen, and how much budget we have. Any money we take in from our vendors goes directly into paying for the event (and often doesn't cover it all. San Francisco is expensive, people!)
How can I find out about upcoming shows?
What is your vendor selection process for shows?
Every show is juried to ensure an even distribution of vendors by category and product type. Each show has a different jury, made up of trusted team members, local shop owners, and industry professionals. We strive to have a diverse jury based on product and personal backgrounds. Jurying is blind (jurors do not see others' results), and vendors are selected via a points system.
What are your vendor requirements for shows?
Vendors must make their items by hand. We do not accept mass-manufactured products. We prefer to keep the vendors local to the San Francisco Bay Area, but may make an exception if your product fits our show. Please email us if you are unsure, before applying to a show.
I make food. Can I apply to your show?
Perhaps. Sometimes we are able to take pre-packaged food vendors, but often we are not. Check the requirements for the specific show when the applications are open.
I applied for the team but now I don't know where to go.
Once you have been approved as a team member, you will receive a welcome email. This has lots of information about our private forum on Mobilize, and how to get signed up and started on the Mobilize platform. We have a very active and welcoming forum - please introduce yourself!
I live in the East/South/North Bay/Peninsula. Can I still join SF Etsy?
As long as you are an active Etsy seller, yes! We also encourage our team members to start their own team meetups and events in all parts of the Bay Area. Posting on the forum for other interested parties is the best place to start!
Where can I find you on social media?