Location of Manufacture

If you are listing your items without changing their form or use, the location of manufacture refers to the country where your item was made, produced, or grown. This information is often placed on product packaging, and it might appear as below:

  • Directly on the product packaging (e.g.: label wrapped around a spool of twine)

  • On the top or bottom of containers (e.g.: on the bottom of clay or paint containers)
  • Directly on the product itself (e.g.: on the blade of a pair of scissors)

If you don’t know where your item was made, check your supplier’s website or contact them directly to find out.

If your item was made of materials originating from multiple countries, your location of manufacture is where these materials were combined to produce an item with a new form or use. For example, if you are selling a DIY kit, and you have sourced its materials from different countries, your location of manufacture should be listed as the country where you combined these materials to bring the DIY kit into its new form.

If you sourced materials from one country and then transformed them into a new item in another country, your location of manufacture should be where this transformation took place. For example, if you have sourced silk threads from one country and formed them into decorative tassels in another country, the latter country should be listed as your location of manufacture.

Please remember, Etsy members, even those located outside of the US, must comply with Etsy’s policies on Internationally Regulated Items. Read our Sanctions Policy for more information about OFAC restrictions.

For guidance on other sustainability attributes you can disclose on Etsy, read more here.

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