Etsy: New Platform for Plus Size Clothing

February 21st, 2014 by Lisa Metcalf

I’ve known about Etsy for many years.  I haven’t purchased from it yet but I like the idea of home made.  Etsy is handmade crafts by world artisans selling on a craft platform.  In today’s world it is amazing we can be touched by dress designers in Sri Lanka, fabrics from Hong Kong, craft supplies from Brazil and plus size clothing manufacturers from USA. I recently went onto the site because I was looking for tassels to add as a decorative design for the edge  of a top.  What luck I had.  I found tassels from all over the world.  There were selection of color gradations in imitation silk, rayon and cotton.  It was hard to select.  However, as I went deeper into my search I stumble on some really nice plus size clothes.  What I loved about the various artisans is their creativity with color and fabric.  This is one place you will not find a basic Lane Bryant or Kiyonna outfit, rather small businesses working out of their homes.

I became fascinated with tie-dye cardigans.  There are some amazing color combinations besides the regular center swirl.  There are not many shops offering rayon or cotton separates.  Next I searched for tunic tops in size 3x and found some lovely blouses.  The sellers were not offering caftans but more like a tailored design with a edgy cut.

What I did not know is our sister online store Generous Fashions is listed on Etsy.  What a nice surprise.  At the moment Fashion Fulfillment for GF has a listing of 12 tops, shirts and blouses.  There is one skirt made from rayon/spandex.  I emailed customer service about their experience with the buyers on Etsy.  Ana, from customer service, told me that they are just wonderful people that communicate.  They tend to ask questions about fit and fabric.  Furthermore,  they have mentioned they it is difficult to find larger sizes on Etsy and they are glad to have Generous Fashions represented.

Have you purchased any women’s plus size clothing from Etsy?

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