I pledge to buy handmade this year, and request that others do the same for me.
More than 8,000 people have signed the petition of sorts on the Buy Handmade website, and I’m one of them! Visit the site for a good description of what’s becoming known as craftivism—hacking mass consumer culture and taking industry back to the individual.
Do you think it’d be possible to make every gift you give this year? (Or buy gifts from people who are making them themselves?) I admit there are already some things that I’ve store-bought for people, but I generally make probably two-thirds of the gifts I give anyway.