Etsy is the world’s handmade marketplace.
They offer small businesses the chance to sell handmade, vintage, and diy supplies.
"...bringing heart to commerce and making the world more fair, more sustainable, and more fun." - Etsy
DIY vs Manufactured
It's exciting to own something made by an artist. Bigger companies are able to count quantity into their profits whereas an indie designer has no factory and is limited on the amount of work that can be done.
Handmade & mass produced should never be compared as they are two completely different ideals
Why Buy Handmade?
• Handmade goods boost local economy.
• Appreciate the guts it takes to put a product out there. Once an item is on the internet it lives forever and is judged by all who look.
• Support an artist, feed a family, & keep a craft alive that would have long faded out.