Quality pieces are crafted, not produced. It sounds simple and straightforward, but what does it really mean – and how can you control craftsmanship before you’ve even seen pieces in person? The biggest “hack” when it comes to determining the quality of a company’s products is paying attention to what they say about the products themselves. For example, a company that prioritizes quality and craftsmanship
will absolutely say so. They’ll offer you a glimpse into their process on their website, detailing the practices that make them different from their competitors when it comes to quality and longevity. If a company chooses radio silence about quality, focusing instead on their promotions and low prices, that tells you what they focus on. We’re not saying that every good deal is an automatic indicator of low quality; simply that is savings are the only thing a company focuses on (or if they make vague promises about quality that they can’t back up by telling you about their process), chances are you won’t get the most long-lasting pieces from them.