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."
Omg! Heart blog post Mass Market vs. Handmade + Crochet
Ervin Somogyi: Articles: Some Thoughts on the Differences Between Handmade and Factory Made Guitars
Scoutie Girl blog post: "buy handmade" doesn't work
Threshold™ Knit Pot Holder Set $9.99. If this is handknit, who knit it? What did they get paid?
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.”
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