WallCandy told to change her name
People ask you what you want to be when you grow up,” muses the 29-year-old Brooklynite. “I’ve always stood up for the little guy. -- Etsy founder Rob Kalin, in a 2010 interview with Readers Digest USA
Here's a real David and Goliath story and, as usual, Etsy seems to be siding with Goliath.
It's the story of WallCandy, a wonderful Canadian artist who's been on Etsy under that name since 2007. She's been told by Etsy that she has to change her name because a rich American, non handmade company wants it that way, regardless of jurisdiction, product type or common sense.
I don't know how this will work out, but I just wanted to help get the information out so that Etsy can't do this in secret. I heart you, WallCandy.
WallCandy's blog post today
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