A handmade look now trendy enough of mass-marketing and mass production, which misses the point of DIY.
Krochet Kids Int'l: sustainable economic development via crochet
Omg! Heart blog post Mass Market vs. Handmade + Crochet
Scoutie Girl blog post by Tara Gentile | follow-up: "buy handmade" doesn't work
Scoutie Girl post by Tara Gentile "On Factories: why respect is more important than craft"
Scoutie Girl blog post: "buy handmade" doesn't work
All That Authenticity May Be Getting Old - NYTimes.com “It’s smart on their part,” she said, referring to the retailers. “They’re trying to let people have that folk-artsy look, but from a place in your local mall, where you can get it.”
Pigeon Toe blog post - "hand made raw edge" on a machine made piece for a trendy look
We've gone from dissing things that look handmade to having it become a trend worth mass-production and mass-marketing, apparently. Gift Idea: A Sweater for your Tea Kettle Right?... - Target - On The Dot