With Valentine’s Day approaching I’m going to make the effort to find some small designers to buy my cards from. There’s something much nicer about a card that’s been crafted with care rather than compiled to hit a bunch of key market messages a team of pompous market researchers has decided people want to see. There’s also the massive benefit that stark gender divides don’t seem as prevalent in the craft market, thankfully.
I quite enjoy making sentimental pieces as I imagine the person who will eventually go on to own the item really cherishing the meaning behind the product. Crafting has never really gone away as a hobby, but it does seem to have exploded into the mainstream in recent years, spawning a whole host of small and micro businesses. The internet has helped give people a platform and a shopfront in a way that would never have been possible before: and long may this creative diversity continue.
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