Etsy Spotlight: 3 Vendors To Love In The New Year



Another year, and one of our biggest sources for procrastination is still scavenging Etsy for original vendors who are making everything themselves. And, because we know that many of you may be delayed on your New Year's resolution to DIY, here's the next best thing. We inaugurated an Etsy Spotlight column here at Refinery29 to highlight those who truly know the meaning of DIY back in October, and January's finds are as exciting as ever. Each month, we’ve asked fashion and lifestyle blogger Emma of The Emma Edition to dish on her current Etsy obsessions. Read on!

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Fox Parse
Fox Parse is an Etsy shop offering an alliteration of frocks, fancy dressing, and fripperies. Uniformity doesn’t have to be boring here — take your pick from the Crayola box of one of the many collared dresses offered, or buy the handmade collars separately. Shopkeeper Jessica even makes foxy Peter Pan collars in comic book strip and Chinese brocade fabrics!
Price range: $15.75 - $62.99

Photo: Via Fox Parse
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Kimem
For quilts that are both art pieces and give historical context, look no further. Kim Eichler-Messmer runs Kimem (a mash-up of her names, get it?) where, using the ancient Japanese dyeing technique of Shibori, the quilts come out looking more like beautiful watercolors of the sky, rather than ordinary fabrics. All of the quilts' colors move in gradients created from Kim’s own handmade dye recipes and can be customized upon request.
Price range: $20 - $1500

Photo: Via Kimem
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Carbon Crusaders
Yvy of Carbon Crusaders is making pencils with pick-me-ups. Buy ‘em individually or in a pack, each of her pastel-colored pencils comes printed with a quote from like Harry Potter’s “I must not tell lies” to Parks and Recreation “Treat Yourself!” — as if we didn’t already need a reminder.
Price range: $4- $31

Photo: Via Carbon Crusader