Tuesday, 26 February 2013

Why choose Handmade products?

Have you noticed that if you walk into a store and pick up and item, chances are, it is made from China? Mass-produced products are so easily available and cheap, so why choose handmade? 

Quality of handmade goods

Mass-produced products from large factories tend to focus on cost and thus compromise on quality. Small handmade businesses focus on quality and products are often made with care in small batches. Many hand-crafters are creative people who are passionate about what they do and make products that they love and use on themselves and their families. Quality is the main priority in handmade goods.

Support local artisan

When you buy a handmade item, you are not giving your money to a bunch of big box stores. You are helping a home-schooled kid go to archery class, helping a stay-at-home mom buy cloth diapers or afford books on a regular basis. You are showing a sense of community, support and love for another person.

Originality and authenticity

Handmade goods are unique and one of a kind. They are made with considerable attention to details and creativity of the artisan. When you give a handmade gift, you are giving a truly unique gift, made and presented with love.

Avoid nasty chemicals and toxins

Many machine produced products can be mass produced and sold cheaply because they use artificial and synthetic chemical substances. You probably need a science degree just to understand the chemicals written on the label. Natural handmade products are often made consciously and mindfully with the regards to the ecosystem and environment. 

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