Yes, Etsy finally made it official in this announcement: you can use sweatshops and sell on Etsy. I’m a bit disillusioned.
From CEO Chad Dickerson: “You can work with outside manufacturers to help produce your designs.”
That said, I just posted my last 2 featured dresses that I had in my queue that I chose from Etsy. I need to think about this announcement a bit. It might be time for me to say “goodbye” to Etsy, after all these years.