My family deserves the best

My venture into soapmaking began when my son was

diagnosed with severe eczema before he was 6 months old. We were able to determine that he had severe allergies

that were causing his outbreaks. My husband and I had made a commitment for me to be a full time caregiver to our

children, and while I was home with my preschool aged children I began researching ingredients to produce our own

soaps and skin care products. Our business was born of this research, and it has enabled me to be home with my

children full time, as well as my husband to join our business once he finished his enlistment with the military.


As a family we are committed to buying handmade products or products from small businesses whenever possible.

We believe in supporting family business and making it possible for other parents to be home with their children

as much as possible.
After all, our children deserve the best we can give them.

Melissa Gephart, mom, wife, soapmaker, www.BlueHouseSoaps.com
Augusta, Kansas
Monday, July 7, 2008 10:04 pm

Moth to a flame

Like a moth to a flame I was drawn to well...this moth

made by a flame. Pun intended.

I buy handmade because I like to know that I am supporting someone who is

following their dream of using their talent. I feel like my money is going to someone who really appreciates it.

Nina, 28, artist, beadsinthebelfry.etsy.com
washington dc metro area
Saturday, August 2, 2008 6:14 pm

Buying and Sewing Handmade

As a child, my mother sewed the majority of our

clothes out of financial necessity. They were always beautiful and truly better made than store-bought clothing.

As an adult, I sew because I truly love to sew. I pride myself in crafting something truly unique.

For

this reason, I prefer to buy handmade if possible. I know that each crafter works very hard to produce a quality

item and that each product is made with love and care, much more so than something made in China or India.

Furthermore, I know that my money might be supporting a family who truly needs the money to survive. Many handmade

products come from work-at-home moms who are trying to help support their family, as I am with The Craft Cobbler.

It pleases me greatly that the money I do have to spend on such purchases goes to help another American family.

The Craft Cobbler, 27, Business owner, www.thecraftcobbler.com
IL
Tuesday, February 1, 2011 10:09 am

indie design handmade clothing

I love to make things by hand and I treasure handmade

creation from others as well.

handmade annyschoo clothing, indie fashion designer, www.etsy.com/shop/annyschoo
Thursday, October 20, 2011 4:57 pm

BabyHairBowtique's handmade inspiration

The fact that I have a business which

relies on others buying "handmade", is what first inspired me to buy handmade.


BabyHairBowtique, http://www.etsy.com/shop/babyhairbowtique
United States
Wednesday, September 5, 2012 3:34 pm

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