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Why Handmade

Handmade product is more than just a product. They are not mass produced; there is love, creativity and uniqueness. And that shows in every piece. People appreciate handmade products, there are many reasons for preferring them and many art lovers have expressed that:

  1. Every handmade product I buy reflects my taste, my love for art & respect for artisans and my character – m.subhash chandra
  2. it's  personal, well made and builds community.  we shall preserve the  art  and protect our artisans.
  3. because someone else is using their talents to create it. I myself cannot make, hence I buy
  4. I am getting something that is made with love by someone who loves what they do
  5. I am giving the handmade artist a huge compliment and actually saying "I love what you are doing" which in turn keeps the artist "doing" it.
  6. I am making a personal connection. Purchase from artisans/craftspeople who ENJOY creating their wares. the object holds that positive energy and it spreads.
  7. When you buy handmade you create a direct relationship with the artist or designer of the product.
  8. its a good gift, i am telling my friend, my relative, my well wisher that I care enough about them to buy something as individual as they are.
  9. I give handmade gifts because the artist/crafter who made the item probably really enjoys what they do. I know they put their imagination, best craftsmanship, and love into making that gift unique. It has heart and that's what I want to share with the special people in my life.
  10. I am contributing to an insurance policy that helps to keep the crafting industry alive, in return allowing for more unique and different items to become available each year.
  11. It’s my contribution to establish a new economic model. 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.
  12. When you give a handmade gift it's more like writing a letter to someone than giving them a newspaper gift-certificate.
  13. Many items are much more environmentally friendly since there is no use of large manufacturing machines, chemicals, labor (some of it probably illegal) and waste. Many are made from sustainable wool felt that has been naturally dyed, a needle, thread and my two hands. 
  14. It's fun to see the creativity and excellence of the very, very talented designers out there. It harkens back to the days of old when craftsmanship, creativity and quality were paramount - You are buying items not mass-produced and impersonal but are very personal not only to the buyer, but to the maker. 
  15. Love. You give gifts with love. When you buy handmade you can be sure that your gift is also made with love. You can think of love as a fairy dust that has been sprinkled over your gift throughout the making and gift giving process. And that fairy dust will make your loved one feel so much better than formaldehyde residue. 
  16. Giving handmade is truly the essence of gift-giving. When you give a friend or loved one a gift, you are really saying "I care about you." A handmade gift conveys so much more than something pulled off the end-cap display of a mega store. Of course there are the obvious economic benefits of supporting independent makers and artists, but buying and giving handmade is, at heart, a loving act.
  17. You are with local artisans and craftspeople and not large big box stores.
  18. It's great for the economy
  19. You don't have to say that you bought it at Ikea.
  20. You can be the first one of all your friends to discover a great designer...
  21. To support the idea that something made from hand from a fellow human is a little more precious than the something which is not.
  22. The items are much more fashion forward....there is no "wait-time" for large businesses to design and then mass-produce. One indie designer can list something *today* that he/she made *today.* (So it wasn't designed and planned last Christmas...for this Christmas)
  23. Because handmade items are what your Great Great Grandma used to buy.
  24. When i buy handmade i am buying more than a product. i am supporting an artist who has put care, creativity and love into the product. i am supporting their vision. the product has such a personal history and story. 
  25. Buying handmade is win-win situation : You enrich your life with beautiful handmade goods, and you enable an artist to continue following their creative dreams.
  26. You make two people happy. (buyer and seller)
  27. There's a personal connection between you, the product, and the product's creator. There's someone you can email and say "I love your product! Thank you!" and actually get a response back, which spreads the warm and fuzzies around for everyone.
  28. Supporting handmade artists, which is absolutely vital in this current economy. We need to support local, small businesses and artists over the big corporations.
  29. It's handmade! Someone's hands touched that product, and put their time, attention, and love into it. It wasn't mass-produced in some factory where several people attached one item to create the whole over and over and over again.
  30. Its the best way to avoid big shopping malls!
  31. Boost creativity: everyone loves to see and have handmade items around! It makes people feel special! It inspires!
  32. Handmade items are great works of art (at affordable prices)!
  33. Customized items: how many times you like something someone's wearing and then you go to H&M and notice it was bought there?...and then, everyone is wearing it and all are uniformated. With handmade items you can be sure THIS will never happen!
  34. Encourage traditions: how many happy hours have I spent learning how to knit with my mom and grandmom? There will never exist a knitting machine that can tell so many interesting stories! 
  35. You can always meet and talk directly with the designer, craftmaker or artist that made the piece you bought!...and we will be so happy to talk to someone who bought one of our handmade items!
  36. Buying handmade gives me that instant feel-good factor, knowing I'm supporting a fellow artist and that my money goes directly to them. I love the personal touch, whether I'm emailing with a customer or talking to a seller - I get the best of both worlds! The handmade revolution has meant that art is suddenly so much more accessible, and the pleasure derived from having beautiful art in your home is made all the more special when you can email the artist and thank them.
  37. Have inbuilt positive energy and soul. Making things is fun- even when it’s your job. It’s the difference between buying something that was made carefully and joyfully rather then buying one of a million made in a factory by a machine. Yay Soul! 
  38. Money is well spent. Rather then most of the cost going towards the profit margin of a huge conglomeration you’re paying for a fair wage for one (or a few) people. 
  39. Special and unique. Even something that is handmade in multiples from patterns, cast, etc will still always be a unique and made just for you. 
  40. One of a kinds. You can have detail and personality in a handmade item that is hard for a machine to reproduce. It is actually better creatively for and artist/designer/crafter to make one offs. 
  41. Quirkier. Companies won’t commit vast machines/factories to make quirkier, riskier odder things at the risk of not selling 1000’s or millions of mass produced units. But that is exactly what is best and fun about making something oneself. Experimenting with new and different things! Odd shapes and combinations that may not be commercial but are definitely fun.
  42. Connection and transparency. It is lovely to know where, how and by who something was made. I’m a born collector (and occasional documenter of said collections) and I love the personal aspect. I particularly love getting little bios with handmade things. 
  43. Made to last. Unlike Old Navy, Le Chateau, or the many other manufacturers who make things with a purposelessly short (seasonal) lifespan a handmade item will be made to last. This, of course, is much better for the environment. Quality over quantity!
  44. Sincerity. People don’t hand craft things just to make money. They’re not just the product of a slick R&D department for profit. They make things that involve years of learned skills, passion, enthusiasm, commitment and sincerity. 
  45. Buying handmade shows our children that not everything in this world needs to be mass produced. It teaches them to love and appreciate the unique and the imperfect. And it inspires them to do their own creating as well. 
  46. By communicating directly with the artist you may be able to customize your item! If Target only sells that scarf in blue and > green, you can't ask to have it in black and white.
  47. Exclusivity: Each of the handmade things is a unique and a one of a kind. There are not two handmade items that are the same, which makes each item a special object. Crafty hands are behind each object fabrication process, from the design sketches till the wrapping and shipping.
  48. Not only are you receiving a beautiful creation made with genuine love and care, but when you are by buying handmade, you are also supporting and BECOMING part of the dream of: freedom, financial independence, being in charge of your own moral compass, having a daily life's purpose, experiencing more joy, all as a result of doing work you truly love. There's nothing better.
  49. High Quality: the things I make are things I would buy. Many times I need things and when I look for them at the shops I don't find anything that I like or that covers my expectatives. And in fact, this is one of the reasons I began selling handmade things. It was common when I made one for me and then my friends began asking me for them. 
  50. When something is handmade, very likely the craft person is deliberate and mindful about that next right stitch, next right bead, next just right rusty object that looks more like a dog nose on a found object sculpture than the last rusty treasure they picked up. Handmade products always feel more personal to me. I think about who might have been the artisan and wonder at how they managed to produce the item of the moment I am most smitten with and can't live without (no doubt, that rusty dog sculpture). I love knowing I'm supporting someone's passion. And even though I buy from handmade artisan's in states and countries I've never visited, I feel a sense of community when receiving an item that travels from their hand to mine. I like that I know who to contact to say "it's here! I love it!" - one person to another. 
  51. Fosters the value of self-expression and creativity, which in turn will inspires everyone.
  52. Is buying directly from the maker, which is a much more intimate and personal shopping experience that isn't available from corporate companies.
  53. Shares a story; whether it's about the maker, the material used, or the origin, it adds more interest to the item itself. Knowing this increases one's appreciation of the object and decreases the likelihood of throwing it away.
  54. Builds a higher appreciation for things they are made with quality, devotion, time, and care.
  55. Embraces how things are made and where they come from. This keeps everyone more grounded and appreciative of things.
  56. Rewards creative thinking, entrepreneurship, and craftsmanship.
  57. Encourages independent thinking that breaks corporation's homogenizing tendencies.
  58. Typically supports goods made with greater consciousness of their environmental impact. 
  59. Embraces and celebrates the diversity of regional cultures, ideas, and resources from around the world. 
  60. Allows opportunities for customization where shoppers can participate in the creative process to further personalize the item.
  61. Inspires collaborations that progressively build upon interesting ideas and products.
  62. Celebrates the inherent variety in handmade goods that allows the buyer to more accurately express their own style and personality.
  63. Supports the concept of keepin' it real!!
  64. Because we're individuals!
  65. Because you are not just buying an item, you are buying a piece of the artist. You are supporting the love, sweat, tears, future, family, confidence, mind, body and soul of that person. It creates an amazing relationship between 2 people: the buyer and seller. You are not just a customer, you are a supporter, a fan, a collector of art.
  66. Avoid the malls! No crowds, no traffic, no sea of same, same, same, no depressing crush of commercialism.
  67. As wonderful as the cyber world is, it is virtual, untouchable. In some ways it connects, in other ways it creates a disconnect—it can be all image and no substance. Handmade is a terrific balance to this tendency. Actual objects that are made by hand have a visceral connection to the real world and to real individuals. They connect and root us in the tangible world in a life-affirming way.
  68. When you buy handmade, you buy from the producer. You aren't lining the over flowing pockets of some corporation or distanced executive. You are taking part in a process of revising our economic model to one that rewards hard work, talent, creativity, initiative and personal responsibility.
  69. It's just simply delightful.
  70. I enjoy buying handmade toys for my children because you can't get toys that are so cool anywhere else. They are well made and many made with recycled items. 
  71. I also enjoy buying handmade because you can help design what your looking for its a whole different way of shopping.
  72. Because somewhere out there in the world, you are helping sustain someone while fulfilling their DREAMS of being a painter, sculptor, milliner, printmaker, etc. without their having to worry about applying in a big corporation only to be told that "You're not what we're looking for at the moment."
  73. Because somewhere out there in the world, you are providing additional financial support for stay at home moms, who have chosen to stay home to take care of their kids & provide personalized care & guidance for their children, who in turn will (hopefully) grow up to be better people who will have wonderful memories of their childhood with a parent.