Why buy handmade items?

Why buy handmade?

  • Handmade is forever, not just for now. High-quality materials and worksmanship go into each piece. With proper care, these items last a lifetime.
  • Handmade items are unique. Even if multiple of the same items are made, each one will be beautifully different from the next. Any imperfections are perfectly desirable in making each item special and your own. No one will have the same one as you – each item is as unique as the person who wears it.
  • Buying handmade supports real people in your community. With handmade items, you know exactly who is being supported by your purchase.
  • Buying handmade keeps craft skills alive and allows artists to thrive. Artisans breathe life into an item to give it personality, warmth, and creative touches. Buying handmade supports growth in the craftsmanship and skills behind the piece, allowing ingenuity to further the art of the craft itself.

When buying a handmade item from a maker, you are buying more than just an object. You are supporting the artisan’s hundreds of hours of experimentation and learning in their craft, moments of frustration and joy, a piece of their heart and soul, and snapshots in their creative journey. Handmade is real. Handmade is love. Enjoy your one-of-a-kind, made-with-love item from Sarah Irene Knits!