Off Book: Etsy Art and Culture

Despite the homogenizing force of retail culture in the manufacturing age, the passion for handmade arts hasn't disappear, and persisted through the years in local craft fairs. Now in the age of the internet, these local craft cultures and artists have found a unifying online community, Etsy, that provides a platform for communication and sales to appreciative fans and customers, as well as a medium to connect with each other and share ideas across the globe.