What is Artisan Shopping?

According to the Oxford dictionary, an artisan is a worker in a skilled trade, especially one that involves making things by hand.

Shopping artisan businesses usually means that you’re supporting a skilled craftsperson, or someone who’s creating their own products.

Handmade shampoo bars

Whether designing and making everything themselves, or designing and having a production partner create them, artisans fill an important role in commerce.

The originality of products and the uniqueness of the items for sale on artisans’ website and in their brick-and-mortar shops is a welcome relief from the sameness that large box stores and mega-websites offer.

The businesses on this website also include supply sellers and vintage sellers, because our goal is to connect you with people who can give you a different product and buying experience than you’ll get on other websites.

handmade wreath

Vintage items can give your home a unique look that you won’t find anywhere else, and supplies will let you create your own “artisan” items.

Start by browsing the directory for businesses, and treat yourself to the discount codes that our participating members have provided.

Take a look at the blog as articles about handmade products, craft projects, and selling your own handmade items are added.

Welcome to the Artisan Shopper directory, we hope that you find something that sparks your imagination here!


Kara Buntin has run a home-based business since 1999, and has a background in art, theater design, and cake decorating. She's a top Etsy seller with over 49,000 sales on Etsy and her own website, and helps other home-based business owners with their business goals and SEO.

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