Friday, March 6, 2009

Gearing Up for SXSW '09

One of the great things about living in Austin, Texas is being able to participate in a number of festivals and community events throughout the year. Probably our most famous annual event is the South By Southwest Music, Film and Interactive Festival that happens in March. People from all over the world come to our fair city for ten days of showcases, parties, and free stuff! This year, the Etsy Austin Street Team will be heading out with lots of free goodies to promote our Etsy stores. Not only will we be selling our wares on South Congress, we'll also be giving free craft demos and hitting the streets with hundreds of handmade bags full of free stuff for whoever wants it!

In keeping with the SXSW spirit of indie artists coming together to see and be seen, we will be out in person to mingle with the visitors and Austinites alike. You can find us in front of Hill Country Weavers on South Congress on March 14th, 15th, 20th, and 21st from noon to 7pm each day. We'll also be downtown during those times, giving out handmade bags filled with creative swag items! We've all been busy little bees the past couple months, collecting the tee shirts that we're recycling into bags, having sewing parties to crank them out, and making hundreds of promos to fill them with! We've also created coupons, fliers, and post cards to hand out, which should help everyone on the team get some biz. We've been busy, but it has been fun, and we're all looking forward to our Promo Blitz Bag-Stuffing party this weekend, where it will all come together.

If you're in Austin during SXSW, please come and say hello!


  1. I stopped by your booth at HCW today and was prepared to buy several items, but I couldn't because you weren't accepting checks. Alas.

  2. The booth looked Great! Lots of fun stuff. I hope I can come out next weekend too.

  3. Awesome! I'll be visiting from Dallas, I hope to swing by and say hello.