When you’re searching for an item for yourself or to gift to someone else, you want to be sure you’re spending your money on something that’s worth the price. Your first thought is probably to shop at a department store or order off of Amazon, if only for the sake of convenience and selection. These days, however, buying handcrafted products from authentic artisans is just as easy and offers just as many choices.
Limiting yourself to those machine-made products means you’ll miss out on the many benefits that handmade alternatives have to offer. Take a look at what makes handcrafted come out on top every time!
Handcrafted products are higher quality.
Artists who take the time to make their products by hand build them to last. They know that every item they produce is representing their brand and that their business depends on the satisfaction of their customers to survive. Therefore, value is placed on quality over quantity. Handcrafted items are made with greater care, better materials, and more attention-to-detail than those mass-produced by a machine or in a factory.
Handcrafted products are eco-friendly.
The process of handmaking items requires less energy than that of mass-manufacturing. The quicker a product gets from the hands of the artist to the hands of the consumer, the lower the ecological footprint. Handmade creators also tend to use more sustainable materials and work with sustainable suppliers. When items are made one-by-one, no time, materials, or labor are wasted on overproducing products that end up going unused.
Handcrafted products are customizable.
When creators handmake products, they can personalize them based on your exact needs and preferences. That way, you can pay only for what you want and need and feel good about having something created just for you. If you’re looking to give something as a gift, you’ll be able to give an authentic personalized item that shows how much thought you put into choosing the perfect one.
With a wide range of handcrafted items to choose from, you’ll have no problem finding the perfect gift for someone else or to treat yourself at Tobi Collage! My online shop features hand-knitted items and unique fabric artwork that will bring warmth and style to you and your home. I am also open for commissions for anyone looking for a custom original piece.
Shop my handcrafted work online or give me a call at 508-395-2370 to discuss a custom order!