When buying from an artisan you are purchasing more than just an object. You are buying hours and hours of failures and experimentation and moments of absolute joy. You are not just buying a 'thing' you are buying a piece of someones heart and a moment in their life. Most importantly, you are buying the maker more time follow their passion.
1.You can be sure no one will be getting them the same thing – no duplicates
2.You get high-quality items that are built to last. Your maker will have usually sourced all the materials themselves and have created your product with love and care.
3.You will be buying something cool, trendy, unique, and usually one-of-a kind, you can find some really amazing handmade gifts that’ll make everyone ask “Where can I get one?”
4.You can often have your item customised or personalised, making a very special gift for the recipient.
5.You’re helping the environment. Handmade items aren’t made in a waste-producing factory and shipped halfway around the world using fuel and energy.
6.You gain a unique connection with an artisan. You can be in direct contact with the person who made the item with their own hands.
7.You get the warm fuzzy feeling of supporting someone very directly. When you purchase directly from the maker you are literally putting food on their table. Feel good this Christmas and buy handmade!
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