70 Reasons to buy handmade +vintage Part 6

No. 36.Connection and transparency. It is lovely to know where, how and by who something was made. I’m a born collector (and occasional documenter of said collections) and I love the personal aspect. I particularly love getting little bios with handmade things. Colleen Baran.

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No. 37. Individuals as opposed big groups tend to come up with more unique things. There is less need to compromise to suit the masses of group think. You support inventiveness and originality. Beads in the Belfry.

No. 38. Buying handmade celebrates humanity. Julie Booth.

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No. 39. Shares a story; whether it's about the maker, the material used, or the origin, it adds more interest to the item itself. Knowing this increases one's appreciation of the object and decreases the likelihood of throwing it away. Chikabird and Ladies & Gentlemen.

No. 40. Handmade puts humanity back into our lives. You carefully choose something that you love, that was created with love, and will be received and cherished with love (if it's a gift). Hedy Parks

No. 41. When you buy handmade, you buy from the producer. You aren't lining the over flowing pockets of some corporation or distanced executive. You are taking part in a process of revising our economic model to one that rewards hard work, talent, creativity, initiative and personal responsibility. Key Lime Design.

No. 42. Because you can help design what your looking for its a whole different way of shopping. Crunch Crafts.

Jan Halvarson


Singapore Short Stories said...

Pictures tell a thousand words, these are real solid reasonns!

Tania McCartney said...

Love this. So thoughtful and so true.

Lindsey Michelle said...

I am LOVING this series of posts. Such great reasons and I love the stores you've been highlighting.

{ Lindsey }

Joanna Schmidt said...

Agreed. I love handmade....

Holly said...

i link for roll and tumble isnt working?

Jan Halvarson said...

Thanks Holly - I fixed.

Unknown said...

Love these!! :)

alexkeller said...

everything rings true