Friday, February 19, 2010
My question to you and please let me know your feeling on this, what does handmade mean to you? Is it someone working at the kitchen table, garage, basement. Spending hour making something, and then trying to sell it. Or is handmade in China ok with you!!!! When someone lists an item or say that it is handmade, I picture them making it, and not someone in China making it. Yesterday while surfing the web I came across a site that was listed as handmade, and then I found something, and I know deep deep in my heart this was made in China. How do I know? I'm a basket weaver and can spot a basket made in China a mile away. Yes all baskets along with glass blowing are made by the artist, and not a machine. So yes the basket is handmade, but not in the USA. I spend hours working on a basket, and do not get paid for my time. I just make a little extra money from it. I have lost all faith in this person. To me buying a basket from China and adding some dry flowers is not handmade, and should not be advertised has such! Please check with the artist how they make their product, how long they spend working on it, and just some general questions. Someone who has made something can and will answer all questions on it. Please tell me how you feel on this question!!!!!!! Thank you for helping me clear up this mess in my mind.
Posted by Rose Clawson at 8:03 AM