In the 21st century, everything in the world is produced in mass quantities. I know that mass production is something on which the world depends upon, but the happiness and love we feel when we receive something that is handmade cannot be replaced. As we become more and more digital, we yearn for the days where things were made by hand.
In case you are wondering why the world is admiring handmade crafts so much, here is why…..
Handmade products are more personalized
Even if you can give your loved ones a commercially produced chocolate box or jewelry, it will never be personalized, it can never replace the warmth and affection given by a handmade chocolate box or even a handmade piece of jewelry. Each handmade product is designed for a specific person and for a specific reason.
There is always a lot of love, attention and care when creating a handmade product.
Handmade shows Uniqueness
When making something with hands, the creativity and passion of that person can be seen from that product itself. The products that come out from a factory are all alike. There is nothing that shows a differentiation. In the case of any handmade products, each product is unique and creative. Even if some imperfection is caused while making a product by hand, it is also creative. It will be very much different from the other ones and the imperfect one becomes unique. Nobody in the world will have the exact same item.
Handmade products are Durable
The handmade products are very much sustainable. Remember when you created something in your childhood with your own hand and it still being in perfect shape.
That is the quality of handmade products. The handmade products are something which lasts and is meaningful. It will always give the same feeling when we had it for the first time.
Supporting the Local Artisans
When buying a product from a large shop or industry, the money that we spent on the product ultimately goes to the shop keeper or the owner of that industry. But in the case of a handmade product, the money, even if it is a little bit pricey, goes to local artisans who showcase the culture and history of a particular region. They are the ones who pass on these dying skills to the next generation.
Handmade are Eco-friendly
Most handmade products are generally made using the products from nature as well as reusable materials. While making a handmade product, with our hand and simple tools, the chances of pollution and deforestation are very less. By not making large machinery work and thereby reducing the smoke and pollution, the handmade crafts and products contribute a small part to a clean environment.
This is why we see a major shift in the consumer behavior in buying handmade products, rather than the commercial ones. More people are willing to buy something unique, creative and specialized rather than generic and cheap. It will always be handmade products that we will want to treasure forever.
I hope the next time you want to buy something meaningful, you will go for the handmade ones.