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Why Buy Australian Artisan Jewellery? Part 2

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A few weeks ago in Part One, I discussed 5 great reasons to  Buy Australian Artisan Jewellery. Following on Part Two looks at another 5 great reasons to support Australian handmade jewellery.

1. Environmentally Friendly:

Many contemporary designers & Artists use recycled materials in their work which means less waste and landfill. The metals used in Melanie Hay Jewellery for example is only purchased from companies that recycle metal.

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Also because Artisans can only produce a limited number of pieces, their carbon footprint is much less compared to factory made, mass produced jewellery manufacturers.

 

2. Honest pricing:

Most Handmade Artisan jewellery is not ridiculously marked up compared to high profile designer brands or jewellery retail stores. Instead it is priced to provide a sustainable living for the maker.

 

3. Support Creativity & Individualism:

By purchasing Artisan jewellery you are supporting  the handmade/handcrafted industry and economy, which enables new and creative ideas to continually emerge and future artisans to make a living out of their independant designs.

 

4.  Support Small Business:

When you buy handmade jewellery from an Australian Artisan, you are supporting  Australian small business which is an integral part of the Australian economy.

   

5. Personalised Service & Product Knowledge:

Unlike the mass produced jewellery market, Artisans value the feedback, personal interaction and support of their customers.

Artists & designers have an intimate knowledge of the story behind their work & are more than happy to share this with their customers so that they may appreciate the creative & technical processes involved.

So next time your thinking about purchasing jewellery for yourself or as a gift for someone special, consider buying Australian Artisan Jewellery.

If you can think of some other great reasons, I’d love to hear from you too.

 

 

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