What would you rather buy, something made by a person or a machine. The person will put a whole bunch of TLC in the product where a machine has no feelings. The handmade artists’ work is also original where the machine stamps out piece after piece as fast as you can see. What about the outsourced items that a massed produced in countries that are impoverished and the workers are treated poorly and underpaid just to make the manufacturer rich with their blood, sweat, and tears.
What about the state of the nation with the economic crunch that the entire world is facing.
These are the questions you should be asking yourself as I do. should I support massed produced? It’s cheaper right? Or should I support handmade?
Well I’ve made my decision along time ago and we have stopped going to alot of the big chains that are know to be into slave labor and machine punched junk. Our family supports handmade as much as possible. I ran into another artists’ site recently S & T Creations and just reading through their site you can tell they support handmade. Teri also has an Artfire Shop and a Flicker account where you can see some of there handmade creations.
It’s artists like Teri and those on the Handmade Artists’ Forum that are keeping handmade alive and well for your kids and grandkids.