3 Reasons To Shop Handmade

Handmade matters. In a world that is fast-paced and mass produced, it’s important to remember and embrace the creativity and work of an individual, making unique pieces that will last a lifetime. If you have wondered what makes handmade so special, we’re here to tell you: 

1) Handmade Items Are One-of-a-Kind

No two items are exactly the same. When it comes to our leather, each of our raw hides have a unique texture and tone. With our handcrafted wood items, every piece of wood varies in its grain. You can walk confidently in knowing that your item is just as unique as you are.

2) You Are Keeping Trade Skills Alive

Though our country has evolved to the ebb and flow of traditional American manufacturing, it is important that we don’t lose sight of the joy, creativity, respect, and hard work of the craftsman. Using your hands to build, fix, or craft is the epitome of what we came from, and we want to keep those skills alive.

3) Supporting Local Artisans

“When you buy from a small business, an actual person does a little happy dance”  -Unknown

To buy a handmade product is to not only support your community as a whole, but to support a real person within your community that has a mission and love to serve by using their talents and gifts. Isn’t that something to be celebrated?

To learn more about the heart and mission of Narrow Gate Trading Co., and how you support the Narrow Gate Foundation when you shop with us, click here.

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