Handmade Nation logoIf you love Etsy and Stitch 'n' Bitch but rail against cheaply-made mass manufactured products, then Handmade Nation’s a movie made for you. This film by Faythe Levine puts on the big screen what's been happening for years now both online and at crafter's events big and small.

According to the film website, Handmade Nation “documents a movement of artists, crafters and designers that recognize a marriage between historical techniques, punk and DIY (do it yourself) ethos while being influenced by traditional handiwork, modern aesthetics, politics, feminism, and art."

Anyone who’s shopped at Etsy or gone to the Renegade Craft Fair, Unique LA or Swap-O-Rama-Rama will have an appreciation for this film, which I’m hoping to see this weekend at the Silent Movie Theater in L.A. (via LA Times)

Handmade Nation’s also holding screenings across the U.S. — including Atlanta, Milwaukee, Albuquerque, Austin, and Seattle — in coming months. Watch the trailer below, then check the Handmade Nation blog to find out when the film will be in a theater near you.

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Handmade Nation: DIY on the big screen
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