Unique. Hand-Crafted. All made in Michigan.
Welcome to the world of Handmade Michigan, an Etsy-like website with over 6,000 products (and growing), all hand-made from over 1,200 artisans and crafts people from across the state of Michigan. Filled with one-of-a-kind, homespun items such as clothing, jewelry, toys, art and photography, bags and purses, bath and beauty, specialty foods, and so much more, anyone looking to find a distinctive gift or exceptional item for their home will discover it here.
Having launched the website in January, 2011, owner Terry Mickelson continue to seek out new artists and products. “We travel all over the state to craft shows and art fairs, spreading the word about our website”, states Mickelson. “Our mission is to bring awareness to hand made products in Michigan and to connect people to these local products.” Sales have already started pouring in from Michigan, as well as Iowa, Illinois, Maryland, Washington, Tennessee and Wisconsin.
There are no fees to become a seller on the site, just simply register as a seller and upload images of your products with descriptions (detailed instructions are listed on the website). There is no cost until an item is sold, at which time a 5% commission is applied, and the payment goes directly into your PayPal account. It’s as easy as that.
“Handmade Michigan gives people an outlet to sell their products 24/7 from the comfort of their own homes”, states Mickelson. “We wanted to provide a way to support local products made in Michigan and help bring this economy back”. Mickelson encourages everyone to visit the site often because new artists and products are added every day. Come visit our site at www.handmademi.com. You can also follow them on Facebook and sign up to receive their monthly newsletter.