Selling Handmade

Love, Me Boutique carries exclusively handmade, small-run products for wearing, living, and giving.

Huh? It comes down to this. I love art. I love design. I love craft. I love creativity. I love cleverness. I love surprises. I love experiences. I love treats. I love nature. I love my family.

And I love shopping. Not crappy – consume anything and everything shopping. But finding retail experiences where I am taken away by smells, textures, visuals. I love being in a new city and finding a shop that is unusual or quaint and thoughtful and full of treasures. I love treasures.

So I opened a store that embraced all the things I love. I wanted to create a shop where you could come and find a gift that you will feel great about giving. I wanted a place where you could come and treat yourself and feel great because you look adorable and you are contributing to a powerful circle of economics – the arts as well as a small, local business. 

Designer Naomi Joy Yamamoto of Flight Path Designs (soon to be carried at Love, Me) says it well:

“We are witnessing a desire for consumers to consume consciously…a re-evalution of the nature of consumption.When you are purchasing from local artists and designers,you are making a choice to  support sustainable economies based upon local production. Buying from a local artisan means that you are aligning yourself with independent, creative thinking that is outside of the mainstream, away from the big box stores that have permeated our cities and towns. A hand made object offers a unique, one of a kind item that has been lovingly and creatively touched by the hand of the maker.”

Below are some fabulous links about handmade and big business. Go brew a cup of tea and enjoy.

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7 responses to “Selling Handmade

  1. Love, Me – a long over due gem in a city of magic and mist. It’s nice to know there are other crafty folk out there. Can’t wait to come browse and chat.

  2. Olivia

    I just want to congradulate the owner of Love, Me: you opened a wonderful shop that I feel brings a lot of originality and culture to birmingham street. It truely is a beatiful boutique and your compassion for it shows.

  3. Kristen

    Hi! My friend Tanya just moved to Halifax and recently visited your lovely boutique – she told me all about it and I just finished checking out your website – I love it!!! Your site is great – I loved the video links! Looking forward to visiting your boutique!

  4. We are an independent, BC based, hand made, jewelry company with a unique twist and we would love to have our designs in your store. To view our products and their suggested retail prices, please visit our website, http://www.sprucedesignco.com. There you will find all the instructions for ordering online, as well as information about the company, product and artist. While viewing the website please remember that the prices shown are the suggested retail, not the wholesale price. Please email me for the wholesale prices or complete the online reseller form.

    Please give me a call if you have any questions 778-835-1263. I hope to hear from you soon.

  5. I woundered if you would be interested in stocking some of our handmade upcycled jewellery. We are a small Cornish buissness that makes unique upcycled jewellery and gifts. You can see what kind of things we make at http://www.emusjewellery.co.uk. We look forward to hearing from you soon.

  6. If you would like to carry handmade paper lamps…www.shadesofnature.ca Nelson,B.C.

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