MANILA, Philippines—Close to two years since the world was pushed to a halt because of the unpredictable enemy as big as this pandemic, we have seen many emerging Filipino artists, artisans, makers, and crafters close shop and stop their passion projects for health and economic reasons.
Betsy, the first online marketplace that caters specifically to creative entrepreneurs, aims to support their dreams. Betsy gathers these local talents in one site, opening up a new channel for these passionate and enterprising individuals to turn their passion into profit.
Judy Anne and Jean Santos, founders of Betsy.
A brainchild of entrepreneurial sisters Judy Anne and Jean Santos, Betsy was inspired by their travels and their common love of shopping for souvenirs and the need to find these amazing products in one place, thus came the birth of the platform to make these beautiful pieces accessible to more Filipinos.
“Betsy champions Filipino creativity. We’d love to see flourish into full-grown businesses, allowing these dreamers to stay true to who they are,” says Jean.
“Many Filipinos are under the impression that unique, handmade pieces are way beyond their means and that these are only accessible to a select few,” adds Judy Anne. “Betsy is changing that.”
“In a cluttered marketplace where mass production rules, our goal is to provide mindful makers and consumers an avenue where they can offer and find something truly special and one-of-a-kind,” Judy Anne adds.
For interested artists, artisans, and crafters, you can sign up at www.betsyph.com, where you will be taught how to set up you very own virtual store on Betsy.