Folksy is a new online place for you crafty people in the UK, to make, sell and buy. Folksy champions cool crafts and design talent. It connects designers and crafters who have great things to sell with other like minded people who want individual, quality items that are made with love.
You can search Folksy for items by type, including handmade supplies, and of particular interest – recycled! You can also search by materials and technique. Folksy also has a small campaign that brings you right to the bags page, stating that plastic bags are out and totes are in.
For sellers, setting up a shop looks to be a pretty straight forward and simple process. It is only open to UK sellers, but plans to open up to international sellers is in the works.
There is also a great section on making. Here sellers showcase how they make their items and gives you a chance to learn a new technique or craft! These how-to guides will be coming out in the next couple of weeks, so stay tuned.
You can read more about Folksy and creator, James Boardwell over at O’Reilly.