Artisan Craftsmanship for Clothing & Footwear

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An artisan is a skilled craft worker who makes or creates material objects such as shoes & clothing partly or entirely by hand.  This is a person skilled in a utilitarian art, trade, or craft, especially one requiring manual skill.  The artisan is a craftsperson that can produce clothes, footwear, and fashion accessories by hand. 

When produced with fine craftsmanship artisan clothing, artisan shoes, artisan jewelry, etc. can be fabulous pieces of art.  If you have not already done so, we highly recommend that you shop for a finely crafted handbag, belt, or wallet.

Clothing stores that sell artisan fashion are typically passionate about providing superior products.  If you are looking for leather products such as purses, boots, or leather belts, you will find many unique suppliers for top-grain leather products.  Many leathercraft designers partner with leather tanneries that use a variety of tanning procedures that result in a range of unique offerings to meet your needs.

Fashion designed by a fashion illustrator is different than clothing designed by an artisan.  The words artist and artisan are often very confusing for most people although there is a key difference between the two words. An artist is a person who performs any of the creative arts. This can range from painting to music. An artisan, on the other hand, is a skilled worker who makes things by hand.

You may want to also learn about bespoke clothing.

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You can find exclusive & limited edition clothes, shoes, and fashion accessories in the fashion metaverse.  We are not sure if they are technically artisan but they are crafted by talented illustrators.  Because an artisan "creates material objects partly or entirely by hand", we are guessing that digital clothing or NFT sneakers, do not qualify as officially artisan.

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In addition to artisans making clothes, leather products, etc., you will find that artisans make textile materials and crafts as well.

You may want to learn about artistic forms of fashion from our fashion industry artists guide.