Artizan: Made by Hand is a collective of shops that sell handmade products.
Artizan Made is associated with but separate from TAFA: The Textile and Fiber Art List. Our TAFA member textile and fiber art shops were the first members of the Artizan collective, but then we broadened our base by accepting non-member shops with other handmade products that we love and want to support.
Our main focus on this site is on home decor and eco-fashion.
Both TAFA and Artizan Made embrace the belief that our historical roots and international connections inform and support each other, so as you explore our shops, you will find handmade products made by studio artists around the world, along with ethical vintage offerings, fair trade groups and small-scale importers. We live in an exciting time where the internet, ease of travel and access to new markets offer previously isolated makers and keepers of tradition to form partnerships, exchange ideas and to flourish and grow in often unexpected ways. You can be a part of that by spreading our efforts around and helping us tell these important stories.
The Handmade Revolution is a partnership where buyers, makers and providers embrace a common cause: creating the conditions necessary where we can compete fairly and effectively in an environment that often encourages bad practices. Choosing to buy handmade has deep repercussions that influence our environment, fair wages, freedom of choice through the ownership and production of meaningful products.
We believe that forming like-minded groups like Artizan Made helps provide some relief to the demands of owning an online business. Most of our shop owners face endless tasks involving product development, photography, listing the products, dealing with customer service, marketing and shipping. Artizan Made can help by providing peer support and joint marketing. We have a private group on Facebook where we share tips and information and the site invests in paid promotions on Facebook and elsewhere. But, the main value is in bringing together a group that offers high quality products and service. Most of our shops are on Etsy, although we are increasing our support to stand-alone shops. We are small, but focused, and our motto includes a partnership between sellers and buyers: “Together we can do great things!”
Our shops all contribute a small amount to help cover staff time and marketing costs. Currently, the membership fee is $125 for the set-up and a $12.50/month automatic payment through PayPal. Learn more on our Join Page.
We thank you for your support!
Questions or comments? Feel free to use the comment box below or email us through our Contact Page.
Artizan Made Market
Visit our Market for pure handmade eye candy!
Quickview All Products, Provenance, Asia, Afghanistan
Afghan Tribal Arts has been importing from Afghanistan and the region since the 1980’s. The focus is on vintage textiles and tribal jewelry as well as new gemstone beads made for jewelry designers. Clicking on the Shop on Etsy button will take you to our shop there where you can see what is currently in stock.
Quickview All Products, To Wear, Accessories, Scarves, Provenance, USA
This 50% silk 50% merino wool wrap will keep you warm on a chilly evening. Woven by fair trade artisans, I dyed the fabric with a mix of Logwood natural dye and soda ash. The wrap was clamped with metal objects and dipped indigo to create the patterns.
Dimensions: 60″ Long without the Fringe, 23″ Wide Click on the Visit button to go to my Jane Porter Fashion Shop.
Pottery Flower Vase – Ceramic Vase of Queen’s Anne’s Lace – Blue Porcelain Vase – by Botanic2Ceramic – 712All Products, Home and Office, Table Top, Vases, Niche, Ceramics, Elements, Beach-Resort-Water, Blue, Floral, Materials, Clay, Method, Slab Built, Provenance, Americas, USA
Botanic2Ceramic: Mission Style and Nature Inspired Pottery Clicking on the Shop on Etsy button will take you to my Etsy shop. Once there, explore everything I have in stock.
Quickview All Products, Niche, Fair Trade, Folk Art, Textiles, Tribal Art, Weaving, Elements, Boho, Rustic, Yellow, Make It, Fabric, Materials, Fiber, Silk, Method, Dyed, Woven, Provenance, Asia, Uzbekistan
This dramatic hand-woven silk velvet ikat fabric, featuring traditional tribal patterns and colors from the award-winning Craft Development Center of Uzbekistan, is the perfect accent for textile designers with an eye for the truly unique. This hand-woven, hand-dyed velvet is woven using a double warp system that requires a narrow 14″ wide loom.
Clicking on the “Visit Shop” button will take you to the HoonArts Fair Trade shop where you can purchase this item and see what other one-of-a-kind and small artist’s edition treasures are currently in stock.
Quickview All Products, Home and Office, Table Top, Materials, Glass-Material, Method, Blown, Provenance, Americas, USA
Click on the Shop on Etsy button to visit my shop there. You will see all of my available stock.