Gone are the days when arts and crafts were considered a frumpy affair. Tired of feeling like fast-fashion clones, a surge of nimble-fingered youngsters is spearheading a revival of indie handmade fashion. And a mushrooming network of crafter community e-commerce sites is following suit, including Etsy.com and Notonthehighstreet.com.
“The crafter scene has exploded,” says 23-year-old Emma Ferguson, who launched her eponymous brand in December. Embroidered purses, sweatshirts, brooches and buttons are some of the handmade wares she sells in a shared market stall in Brick Lane, London, as well as through her Web site and online stores such as Bettyjoy.co.uk, Bonbiforest.com and the soon-to-be-launched site Idontlikemondays.us.
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"It's really hard sometimes. I think I have a reputation for being really tough and aggressive and pushy but I really am a very shy person who wants to be liked, and that's the conflict constantly. There's something that takes hold - I want people to like me, I don't want to be mean - but if I see something that just cries out to be answered, I go for it," says renowned NBC News correspondent Andrea Mitchell. (📷: @axeldupeux)