This week's Folksy Friday is a bit different. While watching Gok's Clothes Roadshow I had an idea.
High street against Designers. Why are we not there?
There are LOADS of talented designers in the UK who are working hard and the public never even heard of them. We have our little websites and shops at http://www.folksy.com/ and we are lucky if we happen to sell a few of our designs per month. We don't increase our prices as we are worried they would not sell, so they cost the same or just a bit more than something similar on the high street. (though there is some high street chains who sell jewellery for £1!!! Ridiculous! Do people really think they will last? And is it not horrible seeing the same thing on others? Well, I don't like that)
So whom are we really promoting? The mass produced low quality items made by underpaid factory workers somewhere far far east? Or those who already made their luck and get LOADS of money?
What about helping our own hardworking designers who are struggling to get noticed? I believe we are worth a mention. Check out these beautiful things I found on Folksy.com and let me know what you think.