443Great discussion! Thanks to evrneoye who has contributed, and especially to Patti, for so eloquently summing it up: i done28099t compete with them on pricee280a6.and they done28099t compete with me on quality. I may have to make this into a plaque for the wall of my studio.I'm on the verge of opening an etsy shop to sell upcycled clothing and such, and have been giving a lot of thought to how to price my work. In addition to the value of my time, creativity, and expertise, I have to deal with the challenge of the cost of my source materials, basically second-hand, recycled clothing. Recycled' doesn't necessarily mean free, or even cheap, and I wonder how to convey the actual cost of using them (buying, washing, disassembly, etc.) as a part of my final asking price.I have to believe that I will find those customers out there who understand this, and who feel it's worth it to make the greener choice.Best wishes to all for a happy and prosperous 2011!