How Reclaimed Hand Tools Can Revive the Local Economy (Video)

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From the rebirth of distilling in Brooklyn to the sustainability inherent in DIY culture, people around the world are reviving the art of actually making things.

And Etsy has been a central force in making that happen. (See Kimberley's post on the astounding rise of Etsy as a business force to be reckoned with.)

Now Etsy are giving back—celebrating the artisans who are reclaiming DIY. In this, the latest in a series of online videos produced by Etsy, we get to visit Liberty Tool of Maine, a purveyor of fine, reclaimed hand tools. Crucially, for owner H.G. "Skip" Brack, this is not just about recycling or crafts—it's about rediscovering a saner, human-scale approach to economics.

It's almost as if he's been watching the Story of Broke.

There's No Place Like Here: Liberty Tool from Etsy on Vimeo.

How Reclaimed Hand Tools Can Revive the Local Economy (Video)
One craftsman is on a mission. Not only is he reclaiming and repairing quality hand tools. He is taking on corporate hegemony in the process.

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