December 18, 2009

Handmade Pledge

Another little post about the world of fabulous handmade goods (our very favorite kind!). You can follow the link above to pledge your handmade allegiance, pick up a button for your blog, and find out more about the folks behind the movement. is a collaboration between Etsy, Craftster, indiepublic, Craft Magazine, Interweave, Burdastyle, The Austin Craft Mafia, Design*Sponge, and The American Craft Council, nine prominent forces in the DIY and handmade worlds. Calling ourselves The Handmade Consortium, we have banded together to encourage people to buy handmade this holiday season.

The ascendancy of chain store culture and global manufacturing has left people all dressing, furnishing, and decorating alike. The connection between producer and consumer has been lost. Buying handmade helps them reconnect. We created the pledge as a call to action for consumers to be conscious of how they spend their money this holiday season. We want people, whenever possible, to support independent creators and shop outside the big boxes.

For more information please write pledge(at)buyhandmade(dot)org.

Good stuff, don't you think?
Happy crafting all!

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