In theory, we all know that there are great benefits of handmade. Whether we are buying from local artists or supporting crafters we are giving back to people who have a passion for the unique skills they possess. Have you ever thought about the advantages of buying handmade? And who gets what out of each transaction?
Handmade is good for the environment
Most handmade products do not require a factory or large production facility. Instead, nearly all are made in small craft studios and workshops, the transformed shed at the bottom of the garden, or people’s own homes.
Each Handmade Product Is Unique
Unlike gifts or products that are mass-produced, you will often find unique differences in each handmade item, which really makes the product and the purchase special. Nobody in the whole world will have the same item!
Handmade is Long Lasting
Most handmade items are made to last. They are made from a material that will withstand the time and the changes are that you are going to keep them for a long time. When you buy handmade you become part of the story and journey!
Buying Handmade Keeps The Craft and Tradition Alive
By supporting your local artisan you are also supporting the craft skill they practise. By supporting the traditional crafts, such as embroidery, Kashigari, clay artist, weavers or many others, we are helping them to pass the skills to the next generation and keep the art and craft alive.
Handmade is Made By Real People
When you buy a handmade gift you know that the maker is passionate about their craft so each gift is made with love. With handmade products, there’s always a lot of love, care & attention to detail to create something unique and to be treasured.
In essence, handmade is a celebration of our contemporary lives and our living culture.Each handmade item is about people and not machines. It’s about the time and effort that goes into each piece of work. It’s about the skill of each maker, the technical ingenuity of the maker, the magic of an individual’s imagination. Next time you need to give a gift or buy something for your home consider handmade.