Interested in Joining Artizan Made?
We are a collective of handmade shops from around the world. Most of our members are studio artists who make their own products, along with ethical vintage and fair traders. Each applicant is evaluated based on the products they would bring into the mix, their professionalism and their aesthetic. Our main focuses are on home decor products, eco fashion and handmade supplies.
Artizan Made’s mission is to promote and support its membership.
Each member has a profile on the site and is promoted through our blog and social media sites, with Facebook as our primary place.
Our marketplace was launched in 2016 as way to showcase our member products in a searchable manner. Each member gets one product listed in the market for free. There is an additional fee to participate fully as a Market Shop. Market Shop listings can link to a product elsewhere (for example on Etsy or on the member’s own site), display a made to order item, or use our cart for direct sales.
The Market furthers our goal in promoting our members. The internet has become an extremely competitive space making it difficult to penetrate and attract the right customers. Having a group with a high quality aesthetic invites shoppers who share these interests and helps them find products they want to support. Whether customers shop on our site or hop on over to our members sites, our goal of support is fulfilled with each purchase made.
How to apply
If you have not been approved as a member yet, use our Contact Page to tell us your story:
State why you would like to join us and include a list of your site and main social media links.
Describe what you do and what your long term goals are with your business.
Note: Do NOT pay for anything until you have been approved!
There are three fees: A one-time set up fee for $125, a yearly subscription membership via PayPal for $12.50/month or $130/year (save $20 when you pay yearly), and a yearly fee of $25/year for 50 products in the Market.
Artizan Made Fees
Monthly Membership Fee
Yearly Membership Fee
Yearly Market Fee
A collective or a cooperative is generally made up of a group of people who pool together their resources in order achieve something they might not be able to do alone. In the United States, we see this often with food co-ops or shared buildings. Artizan Made can reach a wider audience because of the monthly payments members make and because the mix of products might attract a more diverse group of shoppers.
Yes, at any time. If you have a monthly, just unsubscribe through your PayPal account. If you have a yearly membership, your products will be up until your year is up, unless you want them off for any reason.
Etsy and most other sites have an option to download your products to a CSV file. This is like an excel file with columns for the products texts, images, and other info. We adjust that to fit with what we need on Artizan Made and then I use an importer to pull them in.
The most time consuming part is assigning Artizan Made’s categories to each item. There are around 250 categories and the more you have on each item, the more that item shows up through category searches. For example, a pair of earrings might have To Wear, Jewelry, Earrings, Gemstone, Silver, Boho, Blue, For Women, Provenance, Europe, and Italy. as categories.
I will show you how to do it. If it is too complicated for you, you can hire me at $15/hour to do the file for you. It usually takes me about 3 hours to do 50 items.
If your site does not do csv downloads, you will have to load each one yourself.
That is totally up to you. If you have a signature style that does not change much over time, you may be able to keep the same products for a long time. Each item that is linking back to another shop will have text saying something like “This is an example of something I have had in the past. Visit my shop to see what is currently available.” Most people will find something similar that they like.
You can change your products manually at any time.
Yes! If you like to work directly with customers and take special orders from them, you can use your items to show examples of what you have done in the past.
Just make sure that your text is clear. Let them know how much time it will take to make it, what limitations you have, how much shipping will cost, and so on.
No! Whether you use our cart, link over to your site or take Made to Order requests, we will not charge you anything besides your membership payments. The only thing we will charge are any PayPal fees that are deducted from the sale. (It’s a wash. They got the money and we just deduct that from the total.)
I will send out PayPal payments immediately after I get the notice. If I travel or have some reason where I will be offline, I will send out a group announcement so that you know what to expect.
Each member is in charge of their transaction. I expect our people to be mature, fair, kind and responsible. If there is a problem between a vendor and a customer, I will try to help. If it seems complicated, I will invite three other members to come in and help problem solve.
If a member consistently receives complaints and becomes a problem for the community, I have the option to terminate the membership.
I have become disenchanted with social media and will continue to invest time and energy into Facebook and Pinterest, but not the rest. Instead, I am networking with peers of other organizations and will invest in memberships in like minded places that can broaden our reach. This has been a valuable decision as I can keep up to date with what other leaders are experiencing, new tools that are out there, and trends that we can highlight.
Our blog is used to feature our members and the posts get paid promotions on Facebook to increase our audience there.
Some items from our Red Category
All Products, Asia, Boho, Dots, Elements, Israel, Method, Nature, Niche, Orange, Patterns, Pink, Provenance, Red, Sewn, Supplies and Tools, WhiteI am a needle felter, painter and pattern designer with a passion for animals, portraits and still lifes. This item is something I have had in my shop on Etsy. Click on the Visit My Shop button to see what is currently available.$50.00
Accessories, All Products, Americas, Cotton, Elements, Fair Trade, Fiber, For Women, Guatemala, Materials, Method, Niche, Provenance, Red, Scarves, Stripes, Textiles, To Wear, Under $30, WovenHandwoven Fringed lightweight cotton Scarf$25.00
All Products, Asia, Blue, Elements, For Kids, Hats, Israel, Kid's Clothing, Method, Niche, Patterns, Provenance, Red, Sewn, Supplies and Tools, To Wear, WhiteI am a needle felter, painter and pattern designer with a passion for animals, portraits and still lifes. This item is something I have had in my shop on Etsy. Click on the Visit My Shop button to see what is currently available.$10.00
Accessories, Afghanistan, All Products, Asia, Bags, Boho, Cotton, Elements, Embroidered, Fiber, Materials, Method, Niche, Provenance, Red, Rustic, Sewn, Textiles, To Wear, Tribal, Tribal Art, VintageAfghan Tribal Arts has been importing from Afghanistan and the region since the 1980's. The focus is on vintage textiles and tribal jewelry as well as new gemstone beads made for jewelry designers. Clicking on the Shop on Etsy button will take you to our shop there where you can see what is currently in stock.$33.00
Accessories, All Products, Americas, Bags, Fiber, For Women, Provenance, Red, Sewn, To Wear, USAHandmade by Jannelle Olmstead of Something Else Studio$125.00
All Products, Art Dolls and Creatures, Asia, Bangladesh, Beach, Resort, Water, Black, Blue, Brown, Cotton, Crocheted, Decorative, Elements, Fair Trade, Fiber, For Kids, Home and Office, Materials, Method, Niche, Provenance, Red, ToysThis swashbuckling friendly pirate is ready to set off to sea. Handmade with soft cotton yarn, this knit pirate doll is cuddly and adventurous. This is an example of a product we have carried in the past. Visit our website to see what is in stock now.$33.95
All Products, Australia, Blue, Boho, Celestial, Clothing, Cotton, Dresses, Elements, Fiber, For Women, Lace, Materials, Method, Niche, Provenance, Red, Rustic, Sewn, Shabby Chic, Stripes, To Wear, UpcycledExample of one of AllThingsPretty's hand work. Visit her shop on Etsy for her current available products.$85.00
All Products, Asia, Bedding, Boho, Cotton, Dyed, Elements, Embroidered, Fair Trade, Fiber, Folk Art, Home and Office, Materials, Method, Niche, Pillows, Provenance, Red, Sewn, Silk, Spirituality, Tajikistan, Textiles, Tribal Art, ZenThis one-of-a-kind ikat and hand-embroidered pillow cover from Armughon Handicrafts come direct to you from impoverished artisans in Tajikistan and Uzbekistan, the heart of the Central Asian Silk Road. Made from colorful ikat fabric hand-woven in the ancient method, with dramatic traditional suzani embroidery patterns that reflect the historic art and culture of Tajikistan, this pillow cover will add that wow factor to your home decor.$49.99
All Products, Brown, Carved, Christmas, Europe, Folk Art, Home and Office, Mission Style, Red, Rustic, Sculpture, Spain, Spirituality, Vintage, Wood, WoodworkSir Raffles Art & History is Charles Mandel's collection of antique Santos and ethnographic collectibles, mostly carved wood. See current selection on Etsy: https://www.etsy.com/shop/SirRafflesArtHistory$2,100.00
All Products, Americas, Canada, Christmas, Cotton, Elements, Fiber, Folk Art, Green, Holiday Themes, Home and Office, Materials, Method, Niche, Placemats, Provenance, Quilted, Red, Rustic, Sewn, Table TopChristmas Placemats by Castilleja Cotton. The Shop on Etsy button will take you to the finished items I have in stock.$25.00
All Products, Americas, Art Quilts, Art Quilts Niche, Beaded, Blue, Cotton, Elements, Embroidered, Embroidery, Fiber, Green, Home and Office, Materials, Method, Nature, Niche, Provenance, Red, Sewn, Silk, Textiles, USA, Wall Art"Kentucky 1", an art quilt by Rose Hughes who invented the Fast Piece Applique technique. This piece is available through the Art Guild of Paducah, where she is a member. The Purchase Now button will take you to her listing there. Scroll down for more info.$1,600.00$1,600.00