Just a quick note as I saw this come up several times today in different areas:
Etsy is NOT – I repeat NOT Ebay, comments of frustrated sellers aside.
Etsy is a marketplace for HANDMADE and VINTAGE goods.
If you want to sell your plus size apparel on Etsy, you need to actually MAKE IT YOURSELF, or you need to supply clothing you can PROVE is twenty years of age or older. So if you have a wholesale agreement with an offshore source and/or employees, your shop belongs on Ebay (or its own site.) If you find yourself chained to your own sewing machine cackling maniacally, your place is Etsy (or your own site.)
There are LOTS of good plus size sellers, and a few sellers who think they’re plus or who just want the hits and use the tag wrong or who think plus size is a US 10. We already know the fashion industry is fraught with issues, stigmas and cognitive dissonance. Right now that’s what makes it fashion, but that disease will ease. For now, though, you can find a some plus size Etsy shops by clickingÂ here.
You can also watch this blog, as I love to interview Etsy sellers with good plus size stuff. If you want to take a peek, I also run my own Etsy shop – no clothing, as I need to take some sewing classes first.