* Personal customer service: Even if you don't develop a relationship with the artisan, you have the option to contact them personally if you so desire. * Flexibility and custom requests: Unlike large corporations our network of sellers are passionate about satisfying every single customer. They love custom product requests, will work with special delivery options, offer gift wrapping and more. * Eco-Friendly: As opposed to the harsh impact that mass production has on the environment, handcrafted items are inherently "green". This is important to us, being from the evergreen state! Look for the "Green Seller" listed on artisan descriptions who specialize in recycled materials. * Support the local economy: Know that your purchase supports the person who labored to make the product. And, "Made In Vancouver (USA)" pledges to purchase products and supplies only through local business.