Handmade vs. Mass Produced

Posted by Morgan Conner on

You've probably become accustomed to shopping in a big box store or online. You know what you want, and it's easy to order it and have it delivered right to your doorstep. But the problem with this kind of shopping is that there's little room for personality or individuality. Even though mass production can be done cheaply and quickly, it leaves out any sense of appreciation for the person who makes something by hand—and that's where handmade goods come in!

 

Handmade goods provide an outlet for artists to express themselves through their creations.

Handmade goods are a creative outlet for artists. When you buy handmade goods, you can be sure that the artist used their creativity to express themselves through their creations.

The artist will choose different colors, shapes (and scents) to tell their story as an artist. They can also use different types of materials to express themselves in a way that is specific and unique for them as an individual.

Purchasing handmade items helps keep artisans and craftspeople employed.

Handmade items are made by real people with unique styles, not machines. These craftspeople are the ones responsible for creating your beautiful handmade goods, and they deserve to be compensated for their hard work. Handmade items provide an outlet for artists who wouldn't otherwise have access to a large audience.

As you can see, things that are handmade offer many benefits—not just aesthetically but also socially and economically. So next time you're in need of something, consider purchasing from one of these talented individuals!

Buying handmade items supports the local economy.

It's also worth noting that buying handmade items supports local economies in many ways as well: You're helping to keep small businesses alive and thriving when you purchase from them instead of larger companies like Target or Walmart!

When you buy something handmade, you’re helping out the community. You're also getting a one-of-a-kind product. With handcrafted items, there are no two that will look alike and every one is unique—just like you!

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