Hip Hip Hooray for Etsy Little Rock

So I had lunch with one of the leaders of the Etsy Little Rock team, and I got a fantastic insight into the amazing things going on for them! I wanted to share it with all of you since it could be AMAZING vending opportunities for any of you! 

Etsy Little Rock will be participating in the Main Street Food Truck Festival - Little Rock in conjunction with the Downtown Little Rock Partnership

Last year the Food Truck Festival had over 5,000 attendees! FIVE THOUSAND PEOPLE! That is amazing, and as we all know in Little Rock there are so many events that each year increase in size so tremendously that they are sometimes unprepared! 

Well the organizers of the event want ETSY sellers as the vendors and have joined with Etsy Little Rock to provide the vendors! 

That's not all folks! The teams efforts are now going to be featured in the Etsy Team Newsletter! We all know exposure is the key! This is BIG exposure! Just think if you participate or are able to participate in any way at all you will get to get some of that exposure! 

Here are the details......

Event Date: October 6th (hopefully the weather will cool off by then)

Time: 10:00 AM - 3:00PM (Not even the whole day or multiple days so you can still have a weekend!)

Spaces: 10 x 10 on the sidewalk which will be predetermined so you can be directed to the space when you check in

Registration Fee: $35 
NOTE: $10 of each registration fee will be donated back to Etsy Little Rock for their coffers so they can offer more events and more benefits for sellers! I can't tell all the cool things we talked about at lunch, but trust me folks this will be beyond amazing! I SWEAR! 

Deadline for Vendor application has been extended to August 31st! If the form hasn't been changed ignore the date I confirmed over the phone today! 

This is a great opportunity folks and I would LOVE LOVE LOVE to see our amazing Arkansas Etsy sellers really get a huge benefit from this event. I am going to TRY to make it as well, but I will have to check my increasingly busy schedule. Just writing that makes me smile! 

If you have any questions, you should totally contact the Downtown Little Rock Partnership at 501-375-0121!

Hope to see you there! 


Licensed Fabrics - How to Sell!

We have all seen the licensed fabrics that are available for colleges, professional sports teams, Disney, Sanrio, and a multitude of other providers. I had once been told that some colleges were going to stop allowing fabrics to be made with their logos and trademarks since crafters were making items with the fabrics and selling them, but the school wasn't getting any profits from those items.

I have recently been asked to make corsets for a local store that are in Arkansas Razorback fabrics. I was concerned about the possible impacts as I have known people that have received cease and desist letters from the University.

Therefore I did a little research. The university is breaking the law by requesting such a thing, but since most people don't know that, they are sufficiently intimidated and stop making the items.

See the manufacturer of licensed fabrics holds the license to print the fabric but when you buy it in a store the license isn't transferred and the fabric is effectively sold with out a license. Legally if the school or entity didn't want things made for profit with the fabric they should not approve fabric to be created. They can not control the use of the fabric after it is sold to a consumer. 

Here is the trick you need to be aware of for your listings and tagging...... The Tabberone Disclaimer.

This simple and sweet disclaimer should be listed in your Etsy, Ebay, or other listing online. It should not be at the very top or very bottom, but properly located in the middle so as to not be overlooked or scare off buyers. It should also be in at least the same font as the rest of the listing. You don't want to use super small print where it will be missed, and don't get too carried away with big bold print.

This of course would be altered as required to accommodate whatever licensed fabric you are using. Also I have elected to add a second tag to my clothing items with this same disclaimer so that it is properly displayed when my items are being sold in stores. 

For more information on court cases and where this comes from go here.