spent all your money yet? if you haven’t & are on the lookout for good sales at your favourite stores, with their impersonal mass-produced products, why not consider buying handmade instead?
♥ diy products are usually made in very limited amounts &, in their handmade nature, as unique as you!
♥ & to add to that uniqueness, indie designers design according to their own vision & don’t follow the herd
♥ yes, they’re generally more expensive than mass-produced crap, but that’s because a lot of individual attention was paid to each of the products & thus the quality of them is better, especially if the designer is more experienced
♥ wouldn’t you rather have something handmade with love than something made purely to cut a profit?
♥ diy designers really appreciate their customers & often shower you with love, freebies & special sales if you’ve bought something from them
♥ diy designers also go all the way to make sure you’re 100% satisfied with your purchase, with payment options, custom possibilities, return & money-back options etc.
♥ buying handmade is way better for the environment, as mass-production poisons our air, water & soil & is also a major contributor to global warming, while smaller businesses do not
♥ & there are also the obvious advantages of buying through the internet, as most indie designers sell through that medium
shameless self-promotion: especially for you lovely readers, get 25% off on everything in my shop & custom orders ALL THROUGH JANUARY. when ordering on etsy, contact me through there (you will have to join etsy first if you haven’t already, but that only takes about five seconds) before buying, mention that you read my blog & i’ll adjust the price & reserve it for you.
but by all means don’t stop at my store! there are a lot of other amazing designers out there. i put all my favourites on my links page & i of course feature products from lots of different designers on (most) fridays.
however, i know people like to have things as easy as possible, so i compiled a little summary of ALL of my favourites here, in no particular order:
clothing & accessories
devani weaver + alter-eco clothing + i’m your present + twinkie chan + steampunk couture + venomiss designs + black widow clothing + cutie dynamite + meow kiki clothing + vintage opulence (some vintage too) + joodito + freyagushi + crude things + label of hope + hey sailor + wearydrearies + toxic vision + louise black + purrfect pineapples + the vintage doctor + gobbolino + mtcoffinz underground + idea2lifestyle + supayana +osi’s vinyl dolls + mtcoffinz + vivifromage + shrinkle (some vintage too) + angrygirl gear + smarmyclothes + akasha couture + topsy turvy design + rock candy corsets + psyco hatress + vecona + gibbous
cupcakes and mace + isette + untamed menagerie + bella lilli + ampersand designs + edmdesigns + devil and mouse + black kitten accessories + cicely margo + callowlily art (some accessories too) + headless tess diy + abysmal accessories + heart sized crush + the tiny tiara + michelle’s charm world + biting gnome baubles + sugar mafia + rock love
now, those links were A LOT of work to compile, so MAKE USE of them :]
& i know that list is mostly clothing, accessory & jewelry centered, but so am i. if you want to see more, diverse products, you can always browse through etsy, dawanda or shana logic. happy hunting!
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