If you need a few extra reasons to buy handmade items, I’ve compiled a concise list for you. Share it with your friends! Big corporations are putting smaller mom-and-pop shops and local artisans out of business.
When you know who you’re buying from, you’re getting a better product in every way- high-quality, unique, and special!
Handmade products are green! It takes a ton of energy for large corporations to mass-produce their goods. They’re not eco-friendly and do not have the well-being of their environment in mind.
Products are not made to last, so the landfill waste heap continues to grow. Many of these conglomerates are not using reusable energy. Stores are sprouting up everywhere; previously green fields are covered in Walmarts and Targets.
With greenhouse gas emission in mind, it’s important to go green. The negative impact that big businesses have on the environment is heartbreaking.
When it comes to handmade goods- the product is coming from the garden, going to the the artist, and ending up directly into your hands.
2. Unique Home Décor
Each piece of artwork is unique and special. It has a story that is specific to the individual artist. They’re one of a kind. Even the same artist cannot duplicate his or her artwork completely. Let’s say you’re interested in Turkish art- each craft is influenced by its history and culture.
Mosaic or textured artwork stands out and adds something unique and beautiful to your home. You’ll be wowed by the intricacies of the patterns and designs.
You’ll be a proud owner of these distinct and authentic items. You’re the only one in the world that owns it!
These products are made to last. The crafter will ensure you that their excellent product is high-quality. It’s designed to withstand the test of time.
When you buy something that you can get at any old organization it often falls apart. Sure it may last you a few months or years, but you’re spending more money in the long run when you continuously have to re-purchase.
Don’t support this culture of,“Throw-it-away-and-buy-a-new-one.” Chucking things out with nonchalance is so wasteful. If you purchased something hand-made you’ll receive a durable, high-quality product.
4. Celebrating the Artist
When you support artists, you’re supporting their desire to celebrate their culture. The tradition is kept alive from generation to generation. You’re showing them that their skills and creativity are worthwhile.
Each piece of art has a unique story and is made with love. Most of these artists are passionate about what they do. You can feel their warmth and happiness being transported from their hands to yours.
I bet you anything that you’ll smile when you receive this beautiful piece of art. Showing your support is a real gift.
5. Less Guilt
I don’t know about you, but when I buy a low-quality product, I feel pretty guilty. There’s a plethora of reasons to feel guilty.
1) I supported a large business that is taking down smaller businesses.
2) I just wasted my money on an item that will probably fall apart soon.
3) I’m not being mindful of the environment, as I will probably have to throw this item away soon, adding to the trash heap.
4) I didn’t celebrate an artist.
When you buy something that’s handmade, you’ll feel much better about your purchase.
If you don’t already purchase handmade items, get shopping! Being more eco-conscious and celebrating artists will make you feel less guilty.
You’ll get a product that is built to last. Not only that, this unique piece of art has a story to tell. Once you make the purchase, you’ll love to look at it in your home every day. No two pieces of art are exactly the same.
You’ll want to show off your distinct new purchase to all your friends and loved ones. What are you waiting for? It’s time to transition to handmade purchases.