I am a big advocate for buying handmade not only because I sew and my products fall under that category but because i find handmade products unique in every way.
I mean think about it for a second handmade products comes from a passion within that person that allows them to spend hours working on creating that product.
Today i would like to shed some light on why some people opt to buy handmade and why you should consider buying handmade the next time you are out looking for something for yourself or as a gift.
Its Unique – just the fact that it is handmade would be enough but actually if you think of it EVERYTHING about it is unique and authentic. From the materials used to the method of creating it!
Supporting Talent – when you buy something handmade you are not only contributing to building the local community of crafts but supporting the many talented people out there who are trying to get started with their business.
Limited Quantity – because handmade products are not mass-produced you will have limited items of the product, think of it as limited edition!
Customer service on a personal level – when you buy handmade you create a relationship with the owner. Should you need a minor adjustments the owner will be more than happy to fix it most probably free of charge.
Handmade gifts are the best, as it guarantees you that no one will give the same gift as you!
Made with love – many hours and hard work has gone into creating the final product and to know that it was done willingly and out of love.
Its more than just a product buying handmade you are contributing to helping build that person’s dream of taking their business to the next level.
Customize it to your liking – because it is handmade you are able to request the artist to make it just as you want it.
Buy Handmade, its handmade – enough said!
Those were the reasons why i think you should buy handmade check out these sites for more reasons to buy handmade
101 Reasons to buy handmade by Poppy Talks
Why i buy handmade by The Petit Cadeau
Why I love buying handmade by Trust Breath The Birth
10 Awesome reasons to buy handmade gifts this year by Handmadeology
Reasons to buy handmade by Stitches in Flight, LLC
Here are various places where you can buy handmade:
Craft Fairs – Crafty in Oman is hosting their in June which would be the perfect place to buy handmade items
Little Majlis an online market for makers and merchants of art, edibles, craft & design based in the Middle East.
Etsy the world’s most vibrant handmade marketplace
Share your thoughts
What do you think, would you buy handmade and if so why?