This Aux post cam in about the above clip and we agree so much we can't even think of anything better to say than "AMEN!" (if the video above is broken, try this one.)
So I'm sure by now you know that the CBS Morning Show (you know, the ones with the trumpets) did a profile on etsy that included Rob (dissing items made by Etsians in Mexico, no less) and then continued on with Mo Rocca(sp?) being instructed by an etsy super fave (and Parachute member) Ruffeoheartslilsnoty.etsy.com on how to make a hoodie.
Well apart from wanting to barf at the elfin Rob and his diss of Mexican crafters...I CANNOT BELIEVE THAT YET AGAIN ETSY WASTED A SUPER PR OPPORTUNITY BY SHOWCASING A SKANKY FAVORITE AND THEIR HIPSTER DESIGNS.
Guess who watches the CBS Morning Show?...Demographically it's the 35+ set. I doubt anyone watching that show would find the need to purchase this and more likely would be offended by the half-naked photos in their shop.
Second dis comes when Mo takes his sweatshirt to Martha Stewart's show for approval and she asks if he finished the seam with an overcast hem...and sure enough he did not - because his instructor and etsy seller featured did not have him do so.
Martha then informed him that he should have because this type of material (looked fleecy) would rip apart at the seams and get stretched out easily if he didn't. In essence, Martha informed everyone watching the CBS Sunday Morning show that the garment he made was not made properly. Further ruining the reputation of etsy sellers.
I am so sick of their constant favoritism and the fact that this favoritism brings hipster crap to the fore of any media blitz instead of showcasing accomplished crafters that would appeal to a MASS MARKET of BUYERS!