After a brief experience selling my handmade items on Etsy I decided to stop, I loved making new design but didn’t like all of the rest of the task involved so much. It made more sense to create a seller’s program so others could create handmade items with my designs and readers can still purchase ready-made items. Plus it feels like my little contribution to the indi crafting community =]
LIMITED PRODUCTION LICENSES
A HowJoyful limited production license, as the name indicates is a limited commercial license that allows one person to make and sell handmade items using a specific HowJoyful pattern/tutorial. If you purchase a license and you have a home or online small business, you are entitled to sell items made using the pattern for profit. The license is good for as many items as you decide to purchase, if you need more I can give you a discount. Factory or mass production is strictly prohibited. Purchase of a license DOES NOT entitle the purchaser to sell, copy, or re-distribute the pattern itself.
HOWJOYFUL’S SELLER LIST
Registered sellers who have items available for sale will have their shop information included on this lists so that all of you can get a hold of them! Please support these sellers =]
- Made with love bears
- Little Linas Luxuries
- Rosie Loves Vintage
- Babygro Babies
- Sussie Cotton
- Karen Roudabush
- Elinor Shoshan
- Handmade Gorgeous
- Created by Laurie
- Vanilla Accessoriez Co. Ltd.
I ask sellers to follow a few specific guidelines which include giving appropriate design credit, registering your shop, and purchasing additional licenses additional number of items needed. There are also some addition guidelines on what the license purchaser may or may not do. Some of the most important points are the following:
- Number of products
Licensee agrees to pay the fee according to the amount of products he/she will be selling. The license is only good for the amount of products the licensee has agreed to and paid for. No additional products may be made and sold unless an additional agreement is purchased. Licenses fees are non-refundable once the agreement has been received.
Licensee agrees not to re-distribute the pattern, or any portion of the pattern, at any time, whether in electronic, written, or verbal form.
Licensee will identify the products produced for sale with the following credit on their clothing sales tags, and in any form of product description: This is a HowJoyful Design by Joy Kelley (www.howjoyful.com)
After payment and a confirmation email with the licensee personal information and shop has been received, a signed agreement sheet will be sent to licensee via email, the document will be a single page PDF file that can be stored or printed for reference.
The agreement in no way makes the Licensee an employee of HowJoyful or Joy Kelley, but an independent contractor. If licensee violates any of the stablished terms, or engages in unethical business practices, Joy Kelley reserves the right to revoke this license at any time.
Q: May I sell items made using your free patterns and/or tutorials?
A: I am sorry, but unless a license is available, my free patterns or tutorials are intended for personal use only. If you wish to purchase a license for a patter or tutorial not included in the limited production license page, email me and I will list one for you. Thank you for respecting my wishes!
Q: Does “personal use only” include using the pattern to make gifts for others?
A: Absolutely! “Personal use only” means using the pattern for yourself or to make gifts for your friends and family, in other words, as long as you are not selling or makinga profit out of the item made with the patter or tutorial, we are OK!
Q: May I use your pattern for a class I’m teaching? How about sewing for charity?
A: I am always happy when people make things of my patterns for charity, if you are getting paid for the class you will be using my patterns please contact me first, thank you!
Q: May I sew my own shop/brand tags to items made through the HowJoyful Seller’s Program?
A: Yes! of course, go right ahead.