This is Handmade – how handwork should be valued

One of my pet peeves is when people complain about the pricing of garments. Far too many people expect everything to be at rock bottom prices regardless of the quality that went into it. Oddly enough the same people who are loud in their opinions about pricing often buy either A – huge amounts of badly made cheap clothing they have to continually replace and/or B) have no idea about real quality or an appreciation of those who can create it.

When you are setting up your business you need to take into account costs and keep them reasonable. However if you are a maker/designer/crafter who does everything by hand and are sharing a unique skill then don’t devalue yourself. Price it so it is worthwhile continuing.

This is Handmade is brilliant in the way it captures just how long it takes to make things by hand. Take a look and see if it changes your mind on how much you should charge, how much you are willing to pay your makers and your perception of what things really cost?

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3 responses to “This is Handmade – how handwork should be valued

  1. I so agree with this. It also makes it difficult when people who are making things for a hobby sell them cheaply as it’s just for fun, as it makes your stuff look overpriced. Especially when they are right next to you at the markets ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. I’d love to see a video from you! ๐Ÿ™‚

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