When you’re looking for the perfect gift or home décor item, the quality of the product is of the utmost importance. With handmade items, not only are they more valuable and likely to last longer, but there are many other surprising benefits.
Items that are handmade take less energy and natural resources to produce than items made on a mass production assembly line. Many massed-produced items are also made overseas and require long-distance shipping to get to the consumer, which results in a great amount of oil usage, increased carbon emissions and high risk for waste spills in our oceans. Since handmade items aren’t produced in large quantities, mass transportation of goods isn’t necessary.
Better for the economy
Buying handmade products can also create jobs and strengthen the economy. Handmade goods are typically created by small businesses, and small business growth is good for everyone. Studies have shown that shifting even just 10 percent of consumer spending in any given industry to locally-owned businesses would create hundreds of new jobs and millions of dollars in local wages.
Purchases you can feel good about
Knowing that your money is going toward a local company that creates products with integrity is invaluable to consumers. At DC Knits, we make everything right here in our Santa Fe boutique. We love working with our customers to create a custom experience that the big chains can’t provide, and we personalize our colors and designs to fit your needs. If you’re looking for a one-of-a-kind knit or accessory, contact us today!