As an artist and a small business owner, I know how much time and commitment can go into a craft. I know how frustrating it is to be overlooked because something similar to my hand-crafted product is being mass-produced overseas for a fraction of the cost. I also know what it’s like to be a drop in a bucket of artist who are just trying to be seen.
Because all of those struggles are so familiar to me, I always try to shop small and shop local. Wherever I can, I support fellow artists and small businesses. I spend a lot of time perusing Etsy (parsing through the AliExpress accounts pretending to be small artists) and have made some really amazing purchases on there.
I’d like to share some of those purchases for anyone else who’s interested. Here’s a review of some really cool espresso cups I bought recently. I’ve been using them daily for months and they are holding up perfectly.
If you want to read about them and find the link to buy your own, or check out what else the seller has in their shop, you can read my full blog post below.