Handmade sweaters transport us back in time, don’t they? We recall our grannies sitting all day and painstakingly hand-knitting warm, beautiful sweaters, frocks, vests and socks for us, as we played in the verandah.
In the current times, nobody has time to knit anymore. We find it easier to pick up mass-produced machine-made clothes off the rack. They’re unarguably convenient, but they do have something missing that hand-knit woollies possess. In fact, there are plenty of reasons why you should choose handmade woollen products over machine-made. Here are eight:
1. Handmade is environment-friendly
Hand-knitted sweaters and other clothes are made by hand and are great for the environment as they require less energy and resources, unlike items made in large factories and production units. Hence, they don’t pollute the environment. Moreover, brands like Warmly Yours have eliminated the use of plastic in their packaging, investing in eco-friendly packaging for woollens for babies and children.
2. Handmade support small artisans and crafters
Artisans, including knitters, express themselves through their handmade products. It is their way of displaying their creativity to the world. When you buy from Warmly Yours, you’re directly helping an Indian artisan earn a livelihood and supporting their craft, so that they can continue doing what they love.
3. Handmade is high quality and stands the test of time
Handmade products can boast of the highest quality because the maker understands the value of each piece. The expert craftsmanship and high-quality material used makes hand-knit sweaters and other woollens durable. These are actually passed on from one generation to another as family heirlooms. Warmly Yours uses only premium quality wool for kids' winter wear which is made to last a long time.
4. Every handmade piece is personal
Many people choose to buy hand-knitted sweaters over factory-made ones because they believe that these sweaters hold more personal meaning. Our artisans pour love, warmth and careful attention to detail into every hand-knit sweater that you buy from Warmly Yours, giving it a personal touch. The winter wear for children comes with a personalised name tag for the recipient and an artisan tag to share the journey of the sweater, making it a perfect gift for your kids, nieces and nephews.
5. It imparts good values in kids
Buying handmade products teaches children to value hard work and to keep alive the culture of making art by hand, for example, knitting, crochet, embroidery, and more. Nurturing this healthy culture encourages them to live a sustainable and greener life.
6. Buying handmade keeps the art of knitting and crocheting alive
When you buy hand-knit woollens for kids or adults, you are helping to ensure traditional craft skills are kept alive, creating a demand for education in these skills. Unlike older times, knitting and crochet is a slowly dying art and Warmly Yours intends to keep them alive. Warmly Yours wants to make hand-knit woollens cool again; for them to be a choice and not a necessity. The aim is to also popularise the art of knitting and crochet, and build a healthy community of women and men who just love to knit.
7. Handmade is made by real people
Handmade is not made by a soulless machine set to mass-produce. Rather, it is made by real persons who spend time and energy making their products. A hand-knitted sweater is often more expensive because it is a labour of love. Each hand-knitted sweater for babies and children available at Warmly Yours is made with immense care and hard work. This reflects in the high quality, warmth and durability of the knitted woollies.
8. When you buy handmade, it shows you care
Choosing to buy handmade clothes like hand-knit winter wear for kids shows that you care for the environment, for the art, for local artisans, and most importantly, it shows that you care for your baby. What better warmth to bundle the little one in than the handmade kind?
So give your machine-made clothes shopping a miss once in a while and turn your attention to handmade woollens for babies, children and adults that are waiting to be bought and admired. You owe the planet.