101 Reasons to Buy Handmade

We asked artists, designers and shop keepers 101 reasons to buy handmade this season, this is what they said. (We want to reach 101 - so please email us with your reason and we will add it to the list)! Thank you. Click here to read more...

1. Help contribute to establishing a new economic model

2. With the exception of postage cost - contribute to decrease in fossil fuel erosion (purchasing mass produced products generally come overseas - barging it all over, production costs etc, sweatshops, fair labour et al.)

3. This new wave of craftspeople are using recycled materials. this is CRUCIAL. there is too much stuff in the world already.

4. Purchase from artisans/craftspeople who ENJOY creating their wares. the object holds that positive energy and it spreads.

5. Support the artisan directly. the artisan needs more support for their vocation - more than most.

6. Support local community. thus building.

7. Buying from craftspeople is a conscious decision. people need to be more conscious of spending of where their hard-earned money is going, changing hands etc. this contributes to the bigger picture.

These first seven by Sonja Ahlers, Makeitawesome.etsy.com

Click here to read more reasons.

Jan Halvarson


lisa solomon said...

yes yes. support handmade!!

david renĂ³ said...

if we want to establish a new economic model, we cant buy handmade and local products only "this season"

Jan Halvarson said...

david - perhaps it got lost in translation...

of course we don't mean it "just this season"