even when elsewhere might be easier and cheaper." - SL 2014
Charleston Forge wants to shout out 'kudos!' to Southern Living Magazine for their recent article on interior design, hand-made in the south.
"[Southern Artisans] are energizing the world of interiors with bright colors, unique materials and fresh ideas. Here we've chosen to spotlight both the old and new- school companies and individuals who are churning out inspiring, made -in-the-south goods...even when elsewhere might be easier and cheaper. Because, let's be honest: BUYING LOCAL is often more expensive, just as you'd expect to pay more for a handcrafted beer than a regular old Budweiser, the same is true here. You're investing in the quality of the fabrics, construction, materials and design. Pieces are built one at a time, often by hand. They are crafted by true artisans, woodworkers, painters, and metalsmiths who are too quickly being replaced by machines and assembly lines in other parts of the world. This level of craftsmanship is the antithesis of our so called disposable society...creating heirlooms for future generations of this wonderful place we call home." - SL 2014