Discover, shop and express your style

This week we're looking at bringing some creativity and inventiveness to your everyday wardrobe by showcasing some hand-made, one-of-a-kind items. (Though "hand-made" may be slightly a misnomer since (until we invent smarter automated sewing machines and production robots) all clothing and accessories are fashioned by human hands on their journey to completion.) Not mass-produced (and definitely not with a MADE IN CHINA label), these crafty finds celebrate independent and emerging talent, keeping struggling designers afloat and supporting cottage industry. So here are five fabulous picks that honor that indie spirit and add a unique flair to your outfits: