Handmade products have always carried a charm of their own. Our globalized times have allowed us to learn more about the wonderfully diverse traditions in different parts of the world. Our stores, homes, restaurants, and even our yoga studios are decorated with intricate handmade objects by artisans from all over.
Some of these handmade products we love because of their functionalities, while others are works of art that we could have never imagined.
The world of handmade products connects us to the hands who crafted them, the culture that surrounds them, and uniqueness of each design.
If you’ve been considering choosing your next purchases to be handmade products over mass produced, check out some of the reasons you may feel inclined to focus on one-of-a-kind products.
Brands like Artissanos do what they do for the love of the tradition. Many crafts have died off over the years because they were not handed down. Handmade products are rich in history and culture. Artissanos hammocks are 100% hand-woven. They are beautifully detailed and extremely comfortable, but what you may overlook is that there are years of craftsmanship and cultural accents in the weaving. The local artisans who made these hammocks were taught by mentors or family members who had been doing it for generations upon generations.
Which goes without saying that behind every handmade brand is a community that is empowered by your purchase. Handmade businesses provide opportunities to artisans, which result in support for their families and buying power within their communities. It is not only dignified work, but it keeps the customs of the country of origin alive.
Anything produced by hand consumes less energy than machines do. This is good for the environment because both production as well as consumption are more sustainable. Most artisans use the best materials to conserve the intricate details made on their products over time.
APPRECIATION OF CREATIVITY
Lastly, one of the most beautiful things about handmade pieces is that similar to art, someone had to sit down and imagine your piece, weave by weave or carving by carving, in order to bring it to life. It’s amazingly beautiful to see and touch something that was once only someone else’s vision. These pieces encourage creativity and exploration, which is a celebration of uniqueness.
So, if you’ve been considering a purchase, focus on handmade options. We guarantee that you will find some unexpected joy and admiration in each of these one-of-a-kind pieces.