Can you really be sure an item you see online is made by hand? Soon it will be easier to know! Authentically.co is a project to champion indie crafts online. This site will be a curated showcase of talented artists from around the world--not an e-commerce site, but a virtual place where artisans and artists meet those in search of authentic handmade goods.
Think of the difference between an anything-goes flea market and a juried craft show or curated art museum collection. Natalia Laczko, an Australian living in Brazil, has studied art history and textile design, making her just the person to champion the efforts of creative people in the global marketplace. Everything I have seen so far indicates this will be a highly professional website and should attract some outstanding talent.
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