15 FEBRUARY 2016 | sewingreport.com by Jennifer Moore
Quiltonomics: The Real Cost of Quilts
A very complete and interesting article on the real cost of quilts, with references to handmade. It talks about the difficulties makers confront when they need to choose the prize of their products, especially because not everybody agrees (or can afford) buying a quilt for 300€ for example. Well, maybe they need to know the real cost of handmade.
Discussing with a friend expert on handmade and quilts, we identified two key points which need to be further discussed. The first one, the target audience, because not everybody will be able to afford handmade products; the second one, how to raise awareness about the need of changing the mass consumption way of life crazily developed on 20th century.
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3 thoughts on “The real cost of quilts”
So true. Eastablishung fair vale for time and skill is major challenge for all craft, especially it seems those that are traditionally seen as women’s work.
Yes, it´s a pity but sometimes I think that given the current labour market and the conditions it implies, it might be happier and healthier to focus on a craft work bringing to you freedom and creativity than working for someone else.
Yes, it all depends where you put your focus!
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