Many businesses in Cheshire took part in Small Business Saturday recently, an event aimed at getting consumers to shop locally and support small businesses But did you know you could shop even smaller than your local stores right here in town? Etsy showcases handmade items from all over the world, including several shops based out of Cheshire homes.
According to its website, "Etsy is the world's handmade marketplace. Our mission is to empower people to change the way the global economy works.
"We see a world in which very-very small businesses have much-much more sway in shaping the economy, local living economies are thriving everywhere, and people value authorship and provenance as much as price and convenience. We are bringing heart to commerce and making the world more fair, more sustainable, and more fun."
On Etsy you can find shop owners by location here. In Cheshire there are dozens of Etsy dealers with hundreds of items for sale. Throughout Connecticut there are 85,660 items listed for sale on the website.
Here are several of Cheshire's hometown Etsy shop owners who offer fiber arts, photography, jewelry, hand knits and much more.