We at Craft Wizard know a thing or two about handmade handcrafted products!

Arts & Crafts - Artists and Crafters

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Handcrafted Decor Gifts Favours Handmade Decor Gifts Favours

Work done by hand takes less energy than a mass production assembly line,

hence handmade handcrafted products are more environmentally sustainable.

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Most Crafters work with locally available and often re/upcycle material(s),

which results in minimal carbon footprints.

Many artists and crafters are eco conscious and use eco friendly, biodegradable material(s)

whenever possible.

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Handcrafted products are unique.

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Every handmade handcrafted product can be personlized.

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Spending your money on handmade, handcrafted, homemade products creates jobs.

Shifting just 10 percent of consumer spending in a particular area to locally owned businesses

would create hundreds of new jobs and millions of Rands in local wages.

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Handmade - handcrafted Products are not made by exploited children

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Mass produced products are often made in factories and countries were child labour is common.

A year 2017 statistic reveals that around the world,

151.6 million children aged 5 to 17 are in child labour.

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Experienced, trained and skilled Artists & Crafters make handmade handcrafted product.

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By paying the extra few Rands for a handmade bag or what not, you are paying for

unique ideas, designs, knowledge, quality, experience, talent and skills.

And you are helping an artist / crafter to sustain him/herself and his/her dependants.

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Your purchase may well be what makes the difference between an artist/crafter sustaining

him/herself and being dependant on social grants.

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Every time you pay for an artists or crafters work, you are supporting someone who has most

probably no other means of income.

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If you believe in supporting your community, buying from a local artist validates everything

an Artist or Crafter invests in a product.

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Handcrafted, products, decor, favours favors + gifts make an event, party or function

unique and memorable.

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We all buy handmade handcrafted products for different reasons.


Some feel a sense of camaraderie and community when we purchase something that was

handmade, handcrafted or homemade by another individual.


Some prefer the quality of handmade handcrafted products to cheap, automated factory prodcued

alternatives, and see buying handmade as a way  of quietly (or perhaps loudly)

protesting mass produced goods.


Some interpret their purchases as a means of support and love for another.


Some like the originality and authenticity found only in handmade handcrafted goods.


Some like it “just because”.


Some follow the eco crafts theory.


Some believe all of the above to be true.


No one reason has more value than the other.


No one reason is more right than the other.


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