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Thousands of Etsy sellers went on strike. These Vermont makers might leave the site

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Tammy White, owner of Wing and a Prayer Farm in Shaftsbury, says she is considering leaving the Etsy marketplace because of increased fees.

Last week, thousands of small business owners went on strike to protest Etsy, a creator-focused e-commerce site. The artists and crafts people who sell goods on Etsy said they were upset with fee increases and other new policies.

Host Connor Cyrus checks in with some Vermont Etsy sellers to hear what the strike meant for them, and what they have planned for their businesses going forward.

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Broadcast live on Thursday, April 21, 2022, at noon; rebroadcast at 7 p.m.

Have questions, comments or tips? Send us a message or tweet us @vermontedition.

Connor Cyrus joined VPR as host and senior producer in March 2021. Formerly a reporter at WJAR in Providence, Rhode Island, he's passionate about journalism’s ability to shed light on complex or difficult topics, as well as giving voice to underrepresented communities.
Tedra joined VPR as a producer for Vermont Edition in January 2022. Before moving to Vermont, she was a journalist in New York City for 20 years. She has a master’s degree in journalism from New York University.