Cultural Customization

Consumers turn to DIY techniques to acquire cultural goods on a budget

Implications - Offering a cost-effective alternative to travel, consumers are turning to DIY goods to replicate cultural elements. Handcrafted Kimonos and tribal accessories allow consumers to experience foreign traditions without having to leave their homes, reflecting a desire for more cost-effective, yet personalized methods of exploration.
SCORE: 4.4
Warm Top 5 Examples: 58,513 Total Clicks Sep 12 - Jul 14
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DIY Fringe Kimonos - This Handmade Japanese Kimono is Made Without Any Sewing
SCORE: 5.5
Hot 11,439 Clicks Pub: Jul 14, 14
DIY Fringe Kimonos
This Handmade Japanese Kimono is Made Without Any Sewing
Japanese kimonos are making a big comeback in fashion and if you don’t feel like shelling out big bucks for a real silk version, you can follow this DIY fringe kimono tutorial by fashion... [More]
Abstract-Accented Apparel - Get Creative with the ‘a pair and spare’ DIY Japanese Obi Pa
SCORE: 5.3
Hot 35,321 Clicks Pub: Dec 9, 12
Abstract-Accented Apparel
Get Creative with the ‘a pair and spare’ DIY Japanese Obi Pa
For ladies looking to steer clear of traditional black skirts, the ‘a pair and spare’ Japanese Obi Panel Skirt is the answer. Constructed using an “obi,” which is traditionally used as the... [More]
Tribal Lawn Chairs - The Latest 'A Beautiful Mess' DIY Involves an Aluminum Lawn Chair
SCORE: 5.9
Hot 3,109 Clicks Pub: Jun 4, 14
Tribal Lawn Chairs
The Latest 'A Beautiful Mess' DIY Involves an Aluminum Lawn Chair
If you have an ancient aluminum lawn chair sitting in your garage that you’ve been meaning to toss away, don’t do so just yet. Rachel Denbow from the blog ‘A Beautiful Mess’... [More]
Handmade Tribal Headdresses - The 'A Beautiful Mess' DIY Feather Crown Gives Off a Hippie Vibe
SCORE: 3.2
Mild 7,808 Clicks Pub: Sep 14, 12
Handmade Tribal Headdresses
The 'A Beautiful Mess' DIY Feather Crown Gives Off a Hippie Vibe
The ‘A Beautiful Mess’ DIY Feather Crown looks like an item that could—and is often worn—at Indie or Dubstep concerts and hipster hangouts. Feathers, crowns and hippie... [More]
Artsy African Patches - P.S. - I Made This Embroidered Patches are Available From Indego Africa
SCORE: 1.4
Untested 836 Clicks Pub: Jul 12, 14
Artsy African Patches
P.S. - I Made This Embroidered Patches are Available From Indego Africa
For those of you who enjoyed stitching up your jeans with yin-yangs and peace signs, this line of iron-on embroidered patches provide a fun DIY project while still looking grown up. These bright and... [More]