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Tour of Etsy office and perks: PHOTOS

We went to Etsy's luxurious office and saw why it's one of the most celebrated in the world

One of Etsy's many open work stations.
Sarah Jacobs
Etsy, the online marketplace where creative entrepreneurs can set up storefronts to sell their own products, launched in 2005 with the goal of creating an online retail space that would build a more fulfilling and lasting world.

So it's no surprise that its 200,000-square-foot headquarters in the Dumbo neighborhood of Brooklyn would be filled with toxin-free paint, salvaged wood, and furnishings purchased from Etsy sellers. In August, the eco-friendly office was recognized with an Excellence Award from the Center for Active Design. It was one of seven international winners.

The roughly 500 employees that work in the Brooklyn office are free to roam the nine-floor complex, finding a comfy spot to set up camp and work remotely away from their desks.

Last summer, we got a tour of the refurbished building the Etsy team calls home — scroll ahead for the photos.

Communal space in the "labs" area of the sixth floor.
Sarah Jacobs

Environmental sustainability was a major consideration in refurnishing the building. Etsy has been a certified B Corporation since 2012, which means that it is held to rigorous standards of social and environmental performance.

Sarah Jacobs
Sarah Jacobs

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Summary | 11 Annotations
Etsy, the online marketplace where creative entrepreneurs can set up storefronts to sell their own products
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roughly 500 employees that work in the Brooklyn office
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signed a 10-year lease on the nine-story building.
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Quiet spaces such as this one were big on the list of requests
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open collaboration spaces was another important factor
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courtyards are available for employees to enjoy the sunshine
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can also go to the roof
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Employees are encouraged to attend daily meditation sessions and weekly yoga classes in the "breathing room.
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employees can play around with a 3D printer
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Etsy has been a certified B Corporation since 2012, which means that it is held to rigorous standards of social and environmental performance.
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Solar panels on the roof power about 1% of the building; however, the remaining 99% is also powered by local, renewable solar power sourced from a remote location.
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