i started this blog for a few reasons – two of which are to help independent designers promote their work and to show my support for indie artists. so i asked a few people why they buy indie and here’s what they said:
1) Buying indie gives you peace of mind.
Buying indie means you know exactly where your goods come from. You don’t have to worry if your purchase contributed to child labor or is just making some millionaire CEO even richer. ~ Mallory www.MissMalaprop.com
2) You’ll make someone’s day.
I love knowing that my purchase may be making someone’s day, someone just like me committing a lot of time and energy into doing what they love most. ~ Katie www.katieeatscake.com
3) Indie products are creative and high-quality.
I feel there is more attention to quality and detail from an independent designer. I also think there is more creativity in their work. And of course, I get great satisfaction, even if I have to pay more – that it goes to someone like me and not some big corporation. ~ Laurie www.claytastic.wordpress.com
4) You’ll show your support for artists.
I buy indie to support my friends and fellow artists. real work. real art. real shit. ~ Greg http://TacticalDiversion.com
5) Indie products are one-of-a-kind.
You get something that is one-of-a-kind that you will never see on anyone else. It lets you be even more uniquely you instead of just a carbon copy. And you’re supporting someone else and their dreams. ~ Sarah http://PunkKitty712.etsy.com
why do you buy indie?