History

History

After launching her first Etsy Shop, Tonya Tate noticed that there was not Etsy Team in the local area so she founded the Memphis Melange Etsy Team in August 2010 to connect with local small businesses selling on Etsy. Under Tonya’s leadership, the team produced its first Christmas Market in December of 2010. In 2011, Tonya produced two Christmas Markets and in 2012 she produced her first month-long popup market with sales of $65k.  Tonya and the team produced month-long popup markets in 2013, 2014, 2015, & 2017. They also operated a Summer-long popup on Broad Avenue in 2013 as part of a push to activate an under-utilized urban area.