5 Benefits of Buying Handcrafted
In recent years, the demand for handmade products has seen a massive revival. As consumers are becoming more conscious about the products they buy, they also want to know more about where their products came from. We are slowly seeing a change from mass production to small-batch handcrafted goods — and home goods are no exception.
Urban Re-Leaf Home proudly uses many hand-dyed, handwoven, and hand-painted textiles because we believe that our customers deserve the best. While mass-produced products are often cheaper than handmade goods, there are many benefits to making the switch to small-batch household goods.
1. Handmade Products are Eco-Friendly
Factories often emit a large amount of toxic gasses into the atmosphere and require a lot of energy to function. While on the other hand, handmade products require much less energy to create making it an environmentally sustainable choice.
2. Handcrafted Products Help Communities
Purchasing handcrafted goods provides jobs and puts money back into the communities that they serve. As compared to chain stores, studies have shown that the people who make money from the revenue at locally owned independent businesses, like owners and employees, are more likely to spend their salary at places in their own communities.
Urban Re-Leaf Home is committed to supporting local businesses and communities by sourcing many handcrafted textiles from all over the world. Take a look through our shop to find textiles that have been handmade in unique locations like Thailand and Mali, Africa.
3. Handmade Goods are Higher Quality
It’s not just perceived value that causes people to spend more money on handcrafted home goods. Products made by hand are often made with more attention and care, and thus, result in a better final product. There is often an attention to detail in small-batch goods that is missing from something created on a factory assembly line. You truly get more bang for your buck with something that has been handmade.
4. Handcrafted Goods are Personal
When you purchase something that is made by hand, you often have the option of customizing your purchase. If you’re dealing directly with the artisan or certain small manufacturers, they might be open to tweaking certain aspects of the product to make something that is completely custom for you.
5. Handmade Home Goods are Unique
The nature of small-batch handcrafted products means that there are fewer of them, so whatever you are adding to your home decor is as unique as you are. Products that have been hand-dyed and hand-painted, like some of Urban Re-Leaf Home’s pillow covers, also often have small nuances and imperfections in the design that truly make each piece one-of-a-kind. You won’t find that in anything made on an assembly line.