Tuesday, November 15, 2011

101 Reasons to Buy Handmade

I learned of 101 Reasons to Buy Handmade from a MadCapHeiress Stumble. Here are just a few of the 101 Reasons to Buy Handmade to get you started, then hop on over and read the rest!  What a great series to start - 101 days of Handmade.  Or even print up little cards to include in your packages to customers.  It's important to remember why we are a part of the handmade movement and why we should keep it going.  

1. To 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 and building the local community.

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.

8. My favorite reason to buy handmade is just that - it’s handmade, which means quality, and a whole lot of love!

4 comments:

  1. I'm behind on my blog comments, sorry! This is a great article and a good reminder that we are part of a bigger movement. Thank you for sharing!

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  2. No worries Primal Painter! Glad you like it. I thought it was a good reminder and something people can get creative with in communicating with customers.

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