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
Jesse Anne O blog post: How "Handmade" is Etsy "Handmade"? "...handmade doesn't say that the people making the item by hand are guaranteed decent labor standards - although it's often implied."
Ervin Somogyi: Articles: Some Thoughts on the Differences Between Handmade and Factory Made Guitars
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
dining, ways to shop home, home : Target
Must read article! Finally someone has put it into words what we've all been thinking! Mass marketing the "authentic and unique" http://www.nytimes.com/2011/10/27/garden/all-that-authenticity-may-be-getting-old.html Living Area, Pinterest Projects, Style, Nyt Articles, Flowers Jars, Nytimes Com, Clever Organizzzzzzz, Vintage Finding, Creative Unique
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 Target Style, Things Fashion, Gift Ideas, Teas Kettle, Teas Cozy, The Dots, Style Secret, Guest Editor, The Roller Coasters
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