There is a big discussion going on at Etsy at the moment. It's about the definition of handmade and the borders of an handmade business.
This blog has told you more about the bright sides of our business so far. And we don't plan to make you sad today and share all our worries, but it is a fact, that making a living from handmade is not possible for all kinds of handmade goods. It's a fact, that knitters on Etsy often only charge 2 US$/ hour and that our two woman full time business is still not feeding us fully, but instead giving us big sorrows about being able to pay our health insurance for this year. It's a hard thing, considering that we work almost double from what a normal employee does. But Nauli is a dream, our customers encourage us to go further and we don't feel, we should give up.
We just want to make you think about your own definition of handmade.
- should handmade be fair(e.g. when it comes to wages)?
- should handmade be conscious?
- should handmade be creative?
- should handmade be original?
|original Gouache Painting "uninspired" by Biberklau|
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