TBI Blogs: These Initiatives Are Giving Hand-Made Products a Fighting Chance by Keeping Them Affordable India Kala February 17, 2017 Art, Blog, Empowerment, Handicrafts, Rural India, Social Development Why buy handmade? What difference will it make? Who will it impact? These are just some of the questions that need answering when one discusses hand-crafted goods. There are plenty of reasons to support the handmade movement, and many initiatives, taken by both government and non-governmental institutions, to help the same bloom.