Buying handmade is better for people.
The ascendancy of chain store culture and global manufacturing has left us dressing, furnishing, and decorating alike. We are encouraged to be consumers, not producers, of our own culture. Our ties to the local and human sources of our goods have been lost. Buying handmade helps us reconnect.
Buying handmade is better for the environment.
The accumulating environmental effects of mass production are a major cause of global warming and the poisoning of our air, water and soil. Every item you make or purchase from a small-scale independent artist or crafter strikes a small blow to the forces of mass production.
1. Custom Doves from Paloma's Nest. 2. Owl friends and a bird with a hat from Creative Thursday. 3. Men's collection 2008 / 2009 - Handwoven Scarf in Pure wool from Just Weaving. 4. Boardwalk reversible market tote from howaboutorange. 5. Walk Through The Woods - Autumn Colorway- Whats Buzzin Cuzzin from Cicada Studio. 6. A Good Egg is Hard to Find Print from The Black Apple.