Why buy homemade/handmade?

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  • It can be customised to your tastes and needs, often at no extra cost; try telling a department store that you really want a blue one if they don't stock it!
  • It may be one-of-a-kind or part of a limited run, which adds value and interest. Even where a number of the items exist, each one will have its own idiosyncrasies to make it unique.
  • There is craftsmanship and pride in the little details; home made clothes usually don't need buttons to be resewn on after one wear
  • You will be supporting an individual and a small business, not a large corporation
  • Time and effort went into making the item, and they are precious commodities A craftsperson does each piece individually so the quality will be consistent; shop bought items may have been made in bulk and thus some defects are more easily missed
  • You are not paying for huge overheads in terms of a shop front and advertising
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