Is it Time to Upgrade?

When you began your adventure making bath and body products or candles and melts, you probably purchased basic, essential equipment. Perhaps you purchased secondhand, borrowed from the kitchen or improvised. Packaging was handmade, purchased locally or whatever suited the need and appealed to your senses. It was all well and good and time spent was…

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The Sincerest Form of Flattery?

Everyone who complains about a fellow artisan copying their products is told, “Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery.” Does that make it acceptable? Is the original maker supposed to feel complimented and let it go? What should the original maker do? Take note that the copying referred to is not the kind where the…

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Why don’t they like my products?

“I gave soap (insert any handmade product) to my family and no one will use it. Why don’t they like my products?” Nearly everyone I know makes the same complaint. Why, indeed? Let’s look at some of the reasons they might not like what you make. The product is poorly made or presented. No, it’s…

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