Sustainability Signals for Craft Supplies

When listing your items in the Craft Supplies category, we encourage you to be transparent with your buyers about where and how your products were made and where your materials come from.

  • You can disclose environmental and social attributes about your items. For example, you can let shoppers know that your items are organic and/or recycled.
  • You can also select the location of manufacture.
  • If you have listed your craft supplies as organic or recycled, a corresponding icon will appear on your listing.

Below, you'll find some guidance for disclosing additional sustainability signals if they are applicable to your items. Regulations for these certifications may differ for each country, and it’s up to you to ensure that you comply with all local laws and regulations for the markets you serve. We recommend you speak with a qualified expert for advice if you’re making any certification claims.

Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) Certified

FSC certified wood-based products come from forests that are responsibly managed without the use of ecologically harmful practices.

FSC standards for forest management ensure the protection of local communities, indigenous populations, and labor rights. Read more on FSC principles here.

Only products that meet FSC standards and that have gone through the FSC certification process can be marketed and labeled as FSC certified. Read the FAQs on FSC certification here.

All FSC certified products have a FSC label directly on the product itself or packaging with a product-specific license code listed under the logo. If you’re listing an FSC certified product, include this license code in your listing description.

The Global FSC Certificate Database has up-to-date information on both Forest Management and Chain of Custody FSC certificates. If you’re not sure whether your supplier and/or products are FSC certified, you can use the database to check.

Fair Trade and Fairtrade Certified

There is a difference between the terms "Fair Trade" and "Fairtrade".

Fair Trade defines a trading partnership, based on dialogue, transparency, and respect, that seeks greater equity in international trade. Fair Trade refers to the Fair Trade movement as a whole, and the organizations that abide by Fair Trade principles.

Read through the Fair Trade Glossary to learn more about Fair Trade, Fair Trade organizations, Fair Trade principles, and other related terms.

Fairtrade is used to describe the certification and labeling system governed by Fairtrade International. The Fairtrade system allows consumers to identify goods that have met internationally agreed Fairtrade Standards.

Fairtrade certified products will have a certification mark directly on the product itself or packaging.

Learn more about Fairtrade here.

Fairmined Certified

Fairmined is an assurance label that certifies gold from empowered responsible artisanal and small-scale mining organizations. Learn more about the Fairmined label process and standards.

Read about how a product can become Fairmined certified.

Note: This article does not constitute legal advice and is for information purposes only. Etsy is not able to say with certainty that all third-party resources are up to date or accurate.

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