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  • Etsy is under threat
  • Etsy is under threat
    Alícia Roselló Gené (2011) ©

Etsy is under threat

Etsy is the go-to destination for those seeking out anything from handwoven baby clothes to hand-printed artwork. It's built an empire worth $3 billion off independent merchants selling unique products. But the company was recently listed on the stock market. Will this affect its indie identity?



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