Handmade and bespoke items are enjoying a resurgence in the UK, but many people still believe that buying handmade is an expensive option that they simply can’t afford. However, buying bespoke can actually save you money. Especially now that companies like Bespokee are now up and running. Take a look at these three reasons why.
1. Built to last
We all love a bargain and the chance to buy a super cheap piece of furniture, clothing or item for the home can be tempting, but as nay bargain lover will attest, often choosing the cheapest option is a false economy. The problem with cheap goods is that they are not built to last, partly because they use cheaper materials and less skilful manufacturing processes and partly because retailers want you to have to replace the items regularly so you spend more money.
When you buy a bespoke item, whether its jewellery, furniture, art or clothing, you know you’re getting something that’s been made with love and is intended to last. This means that once you’ve bought the item you’ll have a much longer time frame before you need to replace it and in many cases, such as with handmade furniture, the item you buy may well even outlast you!
2. Personal touches
When you deal directly with the person who is making your bespoke item it’s much easier to build a good relationship with them so you’re able to ask for money off or special deals. Although crafts like furniture and pottery making are becoming more popular, most manufacturers will still want to do what they can to get their items sold and to increase the chances of your repeat custom, so they’re much more likely to be willing to negotiate on price.
In addition, when you choose a bespoke item you can have complete autonomy about how it turns out and ensure that it’s completely personal to you, something that no amount of money would be able to get you in a high street store. Making sure that your item is completely right for you will also make it more likely that you’ll want to hold on to it for many years to come.
3. Easy Access
If you buy a mass produced item only to find that there’s something wrong with it, the process of returning it and getting a refund can be so long and laborious that many of us simply don’t bother, which means we end up throwing the item away and losing the money we spent on it. If you opt to buy directly from a craftsman or artisan, in the rare even that there is a problem with your item, it’s easy to let the person who made it know and get your item repaired or replaced.