Interesting read but I wasn’t aware that etsy had changed the rules or are the rules the same but people are ignoring them. This is from their site
Everything on Etsy must be Handmade, Vintage, or a Craft Supply
Handmade items are designed and created by the shops that sell them. Because transparency matters on Etsy, we ask sellers to list shop members and share information about manufacturers involved in creating their items. Reselling an item you were not involved in creating is not allowed in our handmade category.
Vintage items are 20 years or older and must not violate our rules for prohibited items.
Craft Supplies are materials and tools intended for use in the creation of a new handmade item.
Prohibited items, services, and items that violate our intellectual property policies are not allowed on Etsy.
Here’s hoping folksy doesn’t go the same way.