The most dramatic reason to support this movement is that the indie design movement can be seen as being an aspect of the general indie movement and DIY culture. The DIY movement has brought together several networking groups like craftster ,craft mafias, indiepublic and Street teams formed through ETSY; all groups that help host chats weekly to share ideas, craft shows, and marketing ideas to empower small, homespun businesses!
Thus far, over 108,600 individuals have joined in the DIY movement and pledged to buy handmade. I encourage you to take the pledge this year, too!
I love the spirit of this movement. As Indie Artists do not follow any rules or guidelines in their art yet are very professional with their business. Indie brings the spirit of crafters, like my beloved Grandmother Ms. Carol, back to the public’s focus, in a funky new way, and I love it! Moreover, in today’s ever changing, fast paced, anonymity-driven world, often the purchases and gifts we can give that are handmade, hand-spun, and handcrafted, is just as valuable, if not more, than those purchased in mass retail!