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When it comes to making a purchase, consumers will typically have a choice to make: buy from a chain or big-box store, or choose to buy the item handmade in the USA. There are actually many benefits to be had when buying handmade products—read on to discover the most significant.
When you choose to spend your money on handcrafted goods, you are also choosing to support local artisans and laborers.
Even though it may not seem significant, your handmade purchase can contribute to job creation which can result in millions of dollars in local wages being spent in the local community. The result? A thriving economy.
Handcrafted products manufactured in the USA by smaller companies don’t have to travel over long distances to reach the customer. This translates into a lower number of pollutants being released.
As well, unlike companies which mass produce their products, the production of handmade products by smaller companies prioritizes waste control while focusing on the efficient use of raw materials.
Unlike energy-consuming mass production assembly lines, the making of handmade items requires a fraction of the energy. And, spending your money on a company with environmentally conscious business practices just feels good.
Because they aren’t mass-produced, handmade products are of better quality. They are also higher in artistic integrity due to the fact that specialized skill is required to craft them.
Additionally, smaller company size means more focus on the improvement and development of the products they make.
Mass-produced items are available to everyone. When you want something truly unique that speaks directly to your personal style, handmade is the way to go. Or, it may be that you simply prefer not to purchase from a big company. Whatever your goal, buying handmade checks all the boxes.
If you’ve ever consumed a meal made by a family member and thought it couldn’t compare to the store-bought version, then you were fortunate to have had a richer experience.
This same scenario applies to handmade products; mass-produced products simply cannot match the uniqueness and authenticity of unique, handmade goods.
Whether it’s for yourself or someone you love, buying handmade gifts means getting something that’s really special. Smaller production facilities can translate to limited runs of items, or the “snowflake effect,” where no two items are exactly the same.
Just knowing that your gift is a one-of-a-kind work of art can add to its unforgettableness.
Are you looking for something different for the lighting in your home, but haven’t been able to find the right fixture at those big lighting stores? Let your light shine at The Lamp Goods! We are small business owners who create each of our products with the same attention to detail as if they were going into our own homes.
All of our vintage, rustic, and farmhouse lighting fixtures and bulbs are handmade right here in the USA.
Looking to give your home that warm and homey farmhouse feel? You’ll love our galvanized, enamel, and metal creations! Those who love the timeless look and feel of vintage will find a lot to get excited about with our milk and traditional glass light collections.From ceiling fans to vanity lighting, and custom creations to table lamps, The Lamp Goods truly has something for everyone. Visit us online to browse our beautiful collections, or get in touch today.
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