Wednesday, 31 December 2008

Hi Everyone,

We now have over 600 UK based handmade artists, designers, makers listed on which is a fantastic increase in our 1st week online. You may have been added to the directory already but please check your details, add other shops you may have on,, or other sites you are selling from and even your own website. Also let us know where you ship to and if you offer wholesale. Have a safe new year and stay tuned for our Love Is competition.


Tuesday, 23 December 2008

Hi Everyone,

Thanks to all who have added or updated their site to

From speaking to others on forums I know many have sales splits like myself which is approximately 50-80% of Etsy sales are US. I personally feel UK buyers prefer to purchase in GBP and with exchange rates changing as much as they have it makes perfect sense, so my call is to all to get their UK sites listed on the directory. If you have a store at, or then please add these now so UK buyers can find you.

Also some have asked if you can list your store in more than 1 category, if you have products that sit in different categories then please add your store to both or more if applicable.

Have a safe holiday season!
Belinda directory. Please add a link to us on your website or blog as the more UK artists, designers, crafters & makers we get listed on the site the better for increasing the profile of handmade products in the UK.

Sunday, 21 December 2008

Hi Everyone,

Welcome to Shop Handmade UK's blog and our official launch of the site today.

I started with the aim of promoting handmade products to UK buyers and based the Handmade Directory on the old Etsy UK sellers list. The Handmade Directory has 12 categories. For new sellers you can add your details via the Add Me page.

You can list 5 websites per business so you can list your stores on Etsy, Folksy, Dawanda and even your own business website or any other store you have. It's free to list so please add your store details OR if you are already listed with your Etsy store update your details to add other stores you sell from.

If anyone has any questions or suggestions post here or contact us via the site. I've lots of great plans for the site to help promote our handmade products so please bookmark us.