Last weekend I was off to Eindhoven in the south of the Netherlands to go to the Etsy conference. I’d never been to Eindhoven before so it was a good chance to explore the city a little. And as the Dutch Design Week was happening at the same time there was a lot to see.
But the main reason for my trip was to go to Hello Etsy. This year was a one day conference with a variety of speakers on small business and sustainability as well as panel discussions about selling on Etsy. The nice thing about these Etsy events is that they try to livestream them and then also make the recordings available afterwards.
If you fancy having a wee look my top tips are the presentation by Janine Vangool from Uppercase magazine ( and an extra treat was a copy of the magazine in our goodie bags). She talks about how she started the magazine and how she has used social media to grow her readership all over the world. Janine gives her impressions of the day here. and you can listen to her presentation here – Her talk starts at around 20 minutes into the video.
Also Satish Kumar, an ex monk who once walked to the four nuclear capitals , who spoke with a lot of passion about the important elements that should form the foundation to any business – sustainability and community . Listen to his talk here . If you only listen to one talk make it this one !
And finally, our host ,Piet Hein Eek also spoke about his experience of designing furniture during the last 20 years. Again, a lively and inspiring talk with some interesting thoughts about pricing and how to deal with copy cats.
( Mary has also written an interesting post about Piet Hein Eek too, with another good video )