This handmade paper, Kozo Tissue Sasa, uses long kozo fibre for decorative effect. Durable and valuable, traditionally washi was used again and again. Here old accounting books have been repurposed into paper floor mats.
By Amy-Mae Turner Fast forward toand while we're happy to report that Etsy is still thriving, a wealth of similar social commerce sites have sprung up around it. If you just love homemade and handcrafted treasures, or if you're a seller looking to get your goods out there, here's a list of 10 great sites in alphabetical order that you might want to take some time to check out.
Some of the goodies on these sites are tempting, however, so be sure to mind your wallet as you explore! In addition to category, you can browse by shop, staff picks, or by market themes like "Just Hats," "Boardwalk Artisans," "Earthborn Jewelry," "Bohemia Esprit" and even "Day of the Dead," celebrating the style of Dia de los Muertos with "humorous festival art.
Direct from the maker. It's free to open a shop, while commission is charged at 5. ArtFire Tuscon, Arizona-based ArtFire offers handmade items of all kinds — fine art, design, media, vintage, antiques and supplies — from over 66, artisans from across the globe.
As far as browsing the goods goes, there are options to look at categories, shop by occasion, by color, and by trends. And if you can't find what you're looking for, you can post a wanted ad in the "Forge" section.
What the site lacks in contemporary design it seems to more than make up for in services offered to its artisan community. There's a weekly podcast, forums, info on guilds, as well as relevant articles and features.
ArtFlock From two dollar postcards to major masterpieces costing thousands, ArtFlock is an online marketplace for artists of all disciplines to both showcase and sell their work. The search functionality is comprehensive, allowing you to find artwork by medium, style, theme or color, after which you can narrow results down further by price or date added.
In addition to a storefront, artists get a professional online portfolio with a personalized domain name and the option to create a blog, so there is a strong community aspect to the service as well as commercial aims. Created by artists, uniquely yours.
It's free to join ArtFlock and use the website publisher tool. Commission comes in at 3. DaWanda With nearly 1, products for sale, DaWanda is a European powerhouse in the handmade arena. There are only a few U. Offering a mixture of vintage finds and handcrafted objects, DaWanda has an emphasis on discovery with not just standard categories and keyword search options, but shop showcases, comprehensive latest trends lists and special features picked by staff.
Most sellers accept PayPal, or there's the option to buy DaWanda vouchers which can be used across the site to purchase goods.
Facebook "Like" buttons and options to share to Twitter are features worthy of highlighting, as well as the "Gift Detective" section, which lets you pose a present puzzler for the community to help solve you'll notice lots of guys on there with "Help, I don't know what to get my girl" queries. The "Pinboard" is a feature where logged-in users can create themed collections or wishlists.
Folksy It would be easy to describe Folksy as the British version of Etsy, but that's not quite accurate, as in addition to e-commerce functionality, the site also offers free how-to guides for making your own crafty goodies. Whether it's felt broaches, fabric flowers, crochet bags, items of jewelry, gift boxes or even organic soap or a leather satchel, the Folksy community has pitched in with photo-lead instructions on how to D.
If you're more a buy-it than make-it type, you can browse by category, by materials used, or by practices such as ceramics, drawing embroidery, etc. The selling side of things is restricted to UK-only, so it's a great site for Anglophiles, although U. Sew, knit, solder, carve, cast, mould, buy, sell, go!
Foodzie Foodzie offers artisan food from across the United States with an emphasis on region, so you can see who is selling and making what near to you. A little like having the most exclusive supermarket right in your web browser, it's wise not to browse the site if you're feeling a little peckish.
If you're a gourmet, or a socially conscious eater, or are buying for someone who is, then Foodzie is a great fit.
Foodzie offers great gift options by occasion or "food personality" — we enjoyed the "Baconlicious" suggestionall with mouthwatering pics and info, as well as gift cards that can be redeemed across the site.
Understandably and reassuringly for potential customers! Searching the site can be done via the somewhat difficult drop-down boxes, by keyword which is an improvementor by browsing "popular searches" from the homepage.
In addition, new arrivals and featured products are showcased. From the popular search lists, jewelery, accessories and kids items appear to be high-trafficked areas. Pricing for items is in both Canadian and U.
Creativity without borders Info for Sellers: MadeItMyself MadeItMyself — or MiM — currently in beta, is another Etsy-like site, offering a fairly basic online store that you'll find is chock-full of handmade goodies once you get clicking around.
The category list is comprehensive, and each section is well populated, but the actual listings lose points for only displaying thumbnail size pics that you have to click to enlarge, making browsing a little more laborious than it could be.
The community features here are merely a forum, and many of the artisans signed up don't offer photos or bio info, leaving it lacking a little in that department. Perhaps more usability features will be added when the site loses its beta tag.AL Paper Indian Handmade paper suppliers wholesale exporters of handmade paper craft, hand crafted paper products, handcrafted gifts, paper stationery and kraft papers from India.
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Pure-fibred washi can even be sewn and was used for armour and kimono-lining in earlier times. Strength. These long fibres produce a luxurious deckle edge, the rough edge which marks a handmade paper. Soft translucency. Kozo and mitsumata are naturally translucent fibres, a quality specific to paper from the East.
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