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The Benefits Of Purchasing From Artisans

By Connor Sullivan

Everyday many people go to the same shops to purchase products they want. Another option to being one of the many buyers, who pay for a similar piece of merchandise, is to buy goods from independent craftspeople. Commercial stores, often take variety out of the product. Craftspeople usually specialize in the merchandise they are producing whether it is apparel, jewelry, handmade bags, or even leather journals; which results in higher quality. Small businesses have a reduced effect on the environment than the large corporations they rival in opposition. Given a lot of the action commercial businesses see, the benefits of buying from independent stores seem unnoticed.

When one enters any sizable shop, you can come across rows and rows of uniform merchandise. Similar blouses are each piled together, jewelry hangs on stands with ones it’s identical to, vases sit on shelves with duplicates prepared to replace them once they are not there, and while these thing lie in the store there are still others of the same lingering in storage. A great deal of the same items gets boring after a time. Merchandise located at smaller businesses are likely to be different from each other for example, shirts could be created out of distinctive fabric, the jewelry could carry unlike beads, or perhaps those vases have different shapes. Independent people who sell the goods they make play around with them so that the consumer can find something that is characteristic to them and not a duplicate of others.

Sometimes it appears as if quality is not one of the top things on a big corporation’s mind. On the other hand, smaller stores must focus on just that in order to make certain they keep a good client base. The craftspeople put forth the hard work to make their product last to get better business. They not only do this to make the customer pleased, but also because they take pride in their creations. Putting their name on shoddy creations would be an embarrassment.

A great importance has been placed on being concerned for the welfare of the planet. Mass production can be accounted for a major role in contributing to global warming. It takes massive amounts of power to power the factories where a number of their products are produced and it is harming the earth. Independent craftspeople have a much smaller impact on the world’s pollution. When consumers buy from craftspeople, they are mostly local and that takes out carbon emissions from transportation as well. Purchasing from individuals advocates clean air.

While commercial stores may be more at hand, there are plenty of reasons buyers should attempt purchasing what they require from an individual instead. It may be difficult at first to locate local craftspeople, but there are ways of discovering them. A number of towns or cities have their own local arts and crafts fairs which are filled with independent businesses. Driving about can makes things pass by so fast many don’t even notice that small shop on the corner, so walk around town and look for those unnoticed stores. Once found, these establishments are a great way to uncover something fresh as well as memorable.

Connor Sullivan recently purchased a couple of handmade bags for his wife and daughter. Connor Sullivan recently purchased a couple of leather journals for his son who is traveling abroad during the summer.

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Sullivan, Connor "The Benefits Of Purchasing From Artisans." The Benefits Of Purchasing From Artisans. 16 Jul. 2010. 19 Aug 2014 <>.

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