70 Reasons to buy handmade +vintage Part 4


No. 22. Buying from craftspeople is a conscious decision. people need to be more conscious of spending of where their hard-earned money is going, changing hands etc. this contributes to the bigger picture. Sonja Ahlers.

No. 23. It's handmade, which means quality, and a whole lot of love! Scribble It

No. 24. Price vs. value. If you buy your best friend a handmade journal instead of a mass produced one and spend twice the money, it'll be worth every penny. Treasures are handmade with love and thought, not mass produced. Paperiaarre.

No. 25. "... I love knowing I'm supporting someone's passion. And even though I buy from handmade artisan's in states and countries I've never visited, I feel a sense of community when receiving an item that travels from their hand to mine. I like that I know who to contact to say "it's here! I love it!" - one person to another. " Mannybeads.

No. 26. Giving handmade is truly the essence of gift-giving. When you give a friend or loved one a gift, you are really saying "I care about you." A handmade gift conveys so much more than something pulled off the end-cap display of a mega store. Of course there are the obvious economic benefits of supporting independent makers and artists, but buying and giving handmade is, at heart, a loving act. Clementine Jewelry.

No. 27. It's fun to see the creativity and excellence of the very, very talented designers out there. It harkens back to the days of old when craftsmanship, creativity and quality were paramount - You are buying items not mass-produced and impersonal but are very personal not only to the buyer, but to the maker. Annie and Olive.

No. 28. The biggest reason I buy handmade is to support the many talented people out there who are trying to get started with their business. I find the care and love taken in making everything I buy comes through when I get it. I feel a sense of extra worth and pleasure with each purchase knowing I have helped someone get one step closer to their dream. Supporting each other is after all the most rewarding gift we can give each other! Bueller.

Jan Halvarson


San Smith said...

Ah - I love the chalkboard four pictures in. And I totally agree with Mannybeads and Bueller's statements. :)

alexkeller said...

i love the take home ware plate - i've been into letters lately, perhaps because my son is learning his ABCs

glam.spoon said...

what a great series! If we all focused on independent artists and handmade vs. 'made in china' imagine the impact!

Anonymous said...

There is just nothing that beats careful work from independent artists. These are things that cannot be mass produced and replicated.


polli said...

l love this post! so inspiring i am totally for buying hand made as well! thanks for putting the word out there! love the blog and material very clever!