A handmade look now trendy enough of mass-marketing and mass production, which misses the point of DIY.
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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."
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Omg! Heart blog post Mass Market vs. Handmade + Crochet
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Ervin Somogyi: Articles: Some Thoughts on the Differences Between Handmade and Factory Made Guitars
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Carving a lute rosette
Scoutie Girl blog post by Tara Gentile | follow-up: "buy handmade" doesn't work
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Scoutie Girl post by Tara Gentile "On Factories: why respect is more important than craft"
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Scoutie Girl blog post: "buy handmade" doesn't work
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Threshold™ Knit Pot Holder Set $9.99. If this is handknit, who knit it? What did they get paid?
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Target- Threshold™ Knit Pot Holder Set $9.99. Neutral colors
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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.”
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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
NYT article. Interesting read.
"All That Authenticity May Be Getting Old" - NYTimes.com, Oct 2011
Love those flower jars
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