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P.E.I. business now one of top sellers for online site Etsy

A P.E.I. business has become one of the word's top sellers on the online sales site, Etsy. Etsy is an Internet site where millions of people around the world sell crafts and unique factory-made items.

Bohemian Findings of St. Peters Bay sells charms and beads on world-wide craft site

Bohemian Findings' owner, Hope Milner, set up the business with her husband when they moved to P.E.I. four years ago. (CBC)

A P.E.I. business has become one of the world's top sellers on the online sales site, Etsy.

Etsy is an Internet site where millions of people around the world sell crafts and unique factory-made items.

Bohemian Findings of St. Peters Bay sells its charms and beads on the site.

Hope Milner and her husband Glen started their business four years ago when they moved to P.E.I. from Montreal.

"We ship all over the world, Russia, China, everywhere you can think of," said Hope Milner.

Bohemian Findings has a warehouse full of beads and charms in St. Peters Bay, and sells on the Etsy online site. (CBC)
The company employs 13 people, mostly women, and all but one full-time. Milner is proud to have brought the jobs to the community.

"It's really hard to find full-time employment in rural areas of the province," she said. "Most of the women who work for us have only been able to find part-time seasonal employment, you know, factories, fish processing or hotels, I mean these girls are incredible. They can blow out 300 orders in a day, in a morning, without a problem."

There are about 200 businesses from P.E.I. currently on Etsy.

70 of those businesses will participate in a "pop-up" store taking place April 23 and 24 at the Delta in Charlottetown.

With files from Lindsay Carroll

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