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!
QuickviewHand-Woven Silk/Cotton Ikat Kimono Jacket- Blue & Green Eco-Dyes 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.$130.00
QuickviewThis one-of-a-kind ikat and hand-embroidered pillow cover from Armughon Handicrafts come direct to you from impoverished artisans in Tajikistan and Uzbekistan, the heart of the Central Asian Silk Road. Made from colorful ikat fabric hand-woven in the ancient method, with dramatic traditional suzani embroidery patterns that reflect the historic art and culture of Tajikistan, this pillow cover will add that “wow” factor to your home decor. 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.$49.99
QuickviewClick on the Shop on Etsy button to visit my shop there. You will see all of my available stock.$95.00
QuickviewEver want a pet but didn't have the time to properly care for it? With one of my thread sculpture Betta Fish, not a problem! Each fish, and its seaweed, are made entirely of stitched cotton threads.$75.00
QuickviewThis colorful triangle scarf was created by hand-painting and silkscreening tight twisted seersucker silk with fiber reactive dyes. Great to throw over a plain outfit to add some interest and zest! Clicking on the Shop on Etsy button will take you to my listing there where you can purchase this item and see what else is in stock.$45.00
QuickviewWear this versatile crinkle silk poncho as your imagination tells you. The mint green and pink image is inspired a vintage butterfly design. Click on the Shop on Etsy button to see what I have in stock.$72.00
QuickviewClicking on the Shop on Etsy Button below will take you to my Etsy Shop. Once there, explore what I have available. Like something from my SOLD listings? Ask! I may have a similar piece in my studio!$10.00
QuickviewClick on the Shop on Etsy button to visit my shop there. You will see all of my available stock.$86.12
QuickviewCulturalPatina maintains a large shop on Etsy with over 800 Museum quality products and original art. Our focus is primarily on American Western art, but we also have a sizable collection on Naga beadwork and textiles, along with other tribal from around the world. Clicking on the 'Shop on Etsy' button will take you to that section of our shop where you can see similar works. If this item has sold, you should be able to find something else of the same quality and price range.$1,612.00
QuickviewLong Hand-Quilted Traditional Ikat Jacket 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.$130.00