Handmade marketplaces, which bring together hundreds of artists,
entrepreneurs and small consumer businesses are growing in
is one of the biggest, which is mainly based in the USA (with an
expanding global section) and the UK has got Folksy.
So, with Christmas only a couple of months away, here's five reasons why you should start using handmade marketplaces - to buy AND sell.
Would love to hear from those of you already selling or buying on these platforms - or tell us about others we have yet to discover!