Our thoughts on the future...
With so many goods now mass-produced using advance automation and manufacturing means so as to drive prices lower, several new societal concerns have surfaced. The obvious impact would be on how numerous heritage crafts and trades are gradually being displaced and lost over time.
While the value of traditional crafts have been overshadowed by new technologies, we still believe that artisanal crafts will have a place alongside modern production in the future ; Creating bespoke wares, small batch customised goods and thoughtfully crafted experiences for the discerning individuals who still value the irreplaceable private interactions with a maker as well as slow and delicate processes of handcrafting goods.
Another concern is how the new unhealthy and fast paced consumption would impact our environment. In our humble opinion, a good way to cut down our footprint could be as simple as starting with changing our purchases habits. Instead of constantly buying and then disposing away cheaper mass-produced goods, considering buying less and buying better. Save up for a well made leather product that will last you for a lifetime, buy pieces that would never fade with trends and invest in heirloom objects that you could pass on down for generations. That way, we'll all consume less yet live better because we accumulate wealth, in the formal of better valued possessions.
Last but not least, each time you sign up for a workshop, buy a piece of crafted goods or even shop at your local grocer. You should know that you are supporting your local craftsmen, makers and designers, independent folks who still believe in creating things with their hands using the finest raw materials and techniques.
Helping our local community is great, so thank you from the bottom of our hearts.
The future belongs to those who are willing to get their hands dirty, so let’s craft a better version of the future together.
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