People are getting tired of big stores full of mass production items so they are coming back to local, quality items. There are so many reasons to buy handmade; There are some really popular marketplaces like Etsy and Artfire just for Handmade items where you can find great pieces!
Here are the Top 10 reasons why you should buy and give Handmade products:
1. Uniqueness: : when you buy handmade products you are buying unique items, you are giving something unique that you can not find anywhere else; many times you are buying one of a kind items.
2. Higher Quality: Artists and artisans put a lot of love and effort to make their items special and with the highest quality.
3. Eco-friendly : Most of the artists and artisans use eco-friendly or recycled items, caring for the environment and cleaning our carbon footprint.
According to BuyHandmade.org ” The accumulating environmental effects of mass production are a major cause of global warming and the poisoning of our air, water and soil. Every item you make or purchase from a small-scale independent artist or crafter strikes a small blow to the forces of mass production.”
4. Support Artisans:You are helping someone to carry on being able to do something they love and supporting local economies and local people; local artisans buy from local stores who help sustain and maintain the infrastructure from the places we live on.
7. Make a statement against Mass production: I love knowing that an actual person crafted something special just for me and not an underpaid, overwork person in a third world country where the labor rules, human rights and basic rights are being violated and exploited for the sake of the profits.
10. Promoting Creativity and Originality: when you buy handmade you are promoting the creativity of the artisan who want to make more an original items to continue this movement.