I was contacted by MarketWatch and I was so lucky to have had an opportunity to voice my concerns where millions can weigh in.
Here is the link-
Today, ABC, Today and The Guardian also addressed this change. You can read here.
"Etsy's 'handmade' policy will let sellers hire staff, use manufacturers"
"Etsy to Let Sellers Hire Staff, Use Manufacturers"
"Etsy tests definition of 'handmade' with policy change allowing factory use"
I would also encourage buyers to contact Etsy's administration and weigh in.
You can reach them here- firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thank you for all of your support!