If you hunt in your preferred search engine for ‘reasons to buy handmade’, you will obtain a LOT of results. It means people are discussing and thinking and posting about why the world should buy more handmade goods. Being a handmade artist myself, I completely support this, but it’s also amazing that more people everywhere are starting to embrace things that are made by hand. In my opinion, the reason to buy handmade stuff is just that – it’s handmade, which means quality, and a whole lot of love!
Reasons why to buy handmade products:
Handcrafted items created in an Environment of joy & Respect:
If it’s handmade, someone’s hands touched that product, and put their precious time, attention, and love in it. It has inbuilt positive power and soul. Making things is fun- even when it’s your job. That’s the difference between buying something that was made by hand with lots of care and joyfully rather than buying one of a million made in an industrial unit by a machine. Artisan’s creations are almost made in a space of joy and respect. Everything is more stunning when it’s made with a Heart.
Price vs. value:
If you buy for your best friend a handcrafted stuff instead of a mass produced one in an industrial unit and spend twice the money, it’ll be worth each penny. Treasures are handmade with love and attention, not mass produced. Giving handmade is truly the essence of gift-giving. When you give a friend or loved one a gift, you are actually saying “I really care about you.” A handcrafted gift conveys so much more than something pulled off by the megastore or mall. Your shopping for handmade stuff is the obvious cost-effective benefits of supporting independent makers and artists, but buying and giving handmade is, at heart, a lovely act. It Shares a story; whether it’s about the creator, the material used, or the origin, it adds more value to the item itself. Knowing this increases one’s admiration of the object and decreases the likelihood of throwing it away.
Human Nature to Value the Creative Spirit:
When you create something, you leave a part of yourself in it, be it your emotions, your feelings & your unique creativity. Handmade products are more than just a product because it’s made by love & lots of hard work too. When you buy handmade things someone else made, you yourself are reflected in that purchase. Its human nature who really appreciate the creative things around us.
Handcrafted Products Are Green:
You’re serving the environment. Is it forever a nice feeling to ‘go green’ isn’t it? Handmade products are not finished with lots of chemicals & in a waste-producing factory and shipped halfway around the world using fuel and energy. Buying handmade (especially really locally) can greatly decrease your carbon footprint on the planet which makes it more environmentally sustainable.
No chance of Duplicacy:
It guarantees that no one will give the same gift as yours!
No two handmade items are exactly alike. Variations in colour, design, surface and shape are inbuilt in a handmade stuff. Even if someone tries to copy your design it can’t be the same. No two items are alike so that every single one is one-of-a-kind. This means that each handmade product you pay for is also one-of-a-kind. This is why handmade matters. Surely everyone can understand that
Handcrafted Products Support a Tradition of Skilled Work.
Nowadays we are facing lost skills, the ruin of handcrafts and a real loss of our cultural uniqueness. Buying handmade support the artists and their traditional craft skills are kept alive and it creates a demand for education in these artistic skills.
Buying from your local artisan is good for the society, but it’s also good for the art, it preserves the form of art & it embraces and celebrates the variety of regional cultures, thoughts, and resources from around the world.
Artists don’t handcraft things just to make wealth. They make things that involve years of learned skills, obsession, enthusiasm, dedication and sincerity. If you buy your products from artisans you actually support a tradition!!
Option for Customization:
Since each and every item is prepared by hand, and you are frequently talking directly to the person making it, you can twist the colour, design or size of something you are interested in. It really gives satisfaction to the buyer & maker too. Want a cool case for your new gadget, but maybe you have some strange size the store doesn’t offer? Get is custom made to your exact dimensions! Handmade gifts give the option of customization. The possibilities are endless actually.
Do you agree with all above mentioned points – we’d love to hear about why buying handmade is important from you, so please leave some love in a comment box!
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