Beautiful shelves line our walls, unique toys fill our kids’ play bins, and we have a one-of-a-kind front fence, perfectly engineered. You won’t find a fence like it or as heavy as the extra-wide gate that opens in our back yard.
Because our family values hand crafted items and enjoys the art of creating rather than simply consuming when possible.
The case for investing time or money into handcrafted items.
You may enjoy buying handmade and hand crafted items because the style appeals to you, but did you know there are many other reasons for buying these goods? Buying handmade items isn’t just good for your home décor, it is good for your community and the environment too. To learn more, take a peek below at 6 reasons to buy hand crafted items instead of mass produced. You will be amazed at how much good you are truly doing.
You get a unique product.
If you are tired of having the same décor, clothing, and accessories as everyone else, handmade is the way to go. You will find unique products and even one of a kind products unlike anything anyone else has. It is a great way to find your own unique style and sense of character without resorting to big box stores.
Your purchase may be putting money back into your community.
When you buy handmade items from artisans in your area (via a craft or art show) you are putting money back into you community. This is always a good idea because often times that money will again be transplanted into the community which is great for the local economy.
Many times your purchase supports a small family business.
Many artisans are small time businesses that depend on their craft to support their families. When you purchase handmade goods you are helping those artisans support themselves and continue on with the craft they are so talented at. Your purchase helps them buy more supplies, attend art shows, and continue their education to learn more about the craft, even.
It is good for the environment.
Buying handmade items is wonderful for the environment. Handmade items don’t require the power or resources of large plants and factories. Many times these products are also made out of second hand or recycled goods, which is always a great step for the planet.
The value of your item may increase more with time.
Most store bought items decrease in value the minute they leave the store. Since handmade items are more unique and made in smaller batches, you don’t have to worry about that. Often times these items increase in value and have a high resale value.
There is a great deal of love and attention that goes into handmade products.
When an artisan creates an item by hand, so much love and time goes into it. You don’t get that sort of love and attention to detail when a machine produces an item. Opt for handmade items instead and buy products created with thought and detail.
There are so many reasons to buy handmade and hand crafted items. Consider these six reasons for buying handmade instead of massed produced and see what a difference your purchase can make in your life and the life of the artisan who created it. It really is a win/win for everyone!ij9=-