Etsy is the shopping destination for handmade, one of a kind goods, and now you can get something special while also supporting local artists and designers. Yesterday, Etsy launched Etsy Local, which connects shoppers to makers in their city.

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Etsy Local is available online at Etsy.com/local and through the Etsy app and is available for iOS and Android. The app highlights local markets, pop-up events, flea markets, craft fairs and even boutiques that sell locally-made goods. It's especially useful in urban cities where every weekend there's likely to be an event going on selling handmade items.

And it's not just the shoppers that benefit. Buyers can use Etsy Local to track down vendors who are part of the Etsy Wholesale network so they can get the goods they need to make jewelry, clothes and art. Talk about a win-win.

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