Today, I just took the BUY HANDMADE Pledge. I'm now a bonafide supporter of non-mass produced items. There are several reasons why I decided to prefer handcrafted products:
1. individuality --- I don't want to be the 100th person wearing the same thing. Ever since I was young, I always wanted to have a style that's uniquely ME!
2. Quality without being OVERPRICED --- I'm so over the concept of quality = high price.
3. Support artisans --- I love the idea that a person earns a living doing what they're good at. =)