I've been thinking about the importance of groups lately. I run an organization that works with small businesses which carry handmade textiles and fiber art. Most are studio artists, but others are fair trade groups or even other organizations.
Over 250 of our members have shops on Etsy. Etsy recently changed their guidelines, redefining what they mean by handmade. Angst everywhere. People are upset because Etsy was a good idea, a great idea. What happens when a good idea goes bad?