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Accepted and Forbidden Products on HANDIEU

Effective as of 1 October 2020

Accepted products:
According to WTO and UNESCO:

“Artisanal (handmade) products are those produced by artisans, either completed by hand, or with the help of hand tools or even mechanical means, as long as the direct manual contribution of the artisan remains the most substantial component of the finished product. The special nature of artisanal products derives from their distinctive features, which can be utilitarian, aesthetics, creative, culturally attached, decorative, functional, traditional, religiously and socially symbolic and significant.”

And we want to follow this definition. Therefore, we don’t accept:

  1. Products with printed elements even if the graphics are made by the person
  2. Products made by automatic machines (without manual work)
  3. Ready products with not significant handmade work added to the product

Due to additional legal requirements, for the moment, we don’t accept as well:

  1. Food products
  2. Cosmetics
  3. Photographs
  4. Graphics
  5. Vintage products (unless the seller was the creator)
Accepted products are organized in main categories:
  1. Clothing
  2. Accessories
  3. Jewellery
  4. Home
  5. Men
  6. Children
  7. Baby
  8. Pets
  9. Celebrations

Full list of categories is available here.

Forbidden products:
  1. Products that don’t have required certificates defined by other European laws (e.g. CE certificate for baby and children products).
  2. Products that products that infringe the rights of others.
  3. Printed products (even if you make the design, we don’t accept printed products – either 2D, 3D or laser prints, unless they are not the essence of the product, e.g. you simply add a printed leaflet to your handmade product).
  4. Handmade products bought from other Sellers/Creators and attempted to re-sell on HANDIEU. Only exception is if there is a legal cooperation between Creators (Subcontractors) that both fulfill the requirements of HANDIEU’s Sellers, even if only one is registered. The other Creator (Subcontractor) should be then mentioned in the Shop information.
  5. All prohibited by laws products (e.g. drugs)
  6. All products that are considered harmful or don’t fit our values and vision of the platform or are offensive to anyone (e.g. alcohol, drugs, sexual toys, life animals, offensive signs or texts on products etc.)

Forbidden products may be removed by HANDIEU without notice or suspended till clarification of the doubts or someone’s report.