Handicraft trend is not actually new. It has its roots in the rural crafts—the material-goods necessities—of ancient civilizations. Many specific crafts have been practiced for centuries, while others are modern inventions, or popularizations of crafts which were originally practiced in a limited geographic area.
Nowadays, the handmade trend is growing. The market supports over a million craft shops and a community of more than 20 million buyers and creative businesses. Annual sales have skyrocketed from $US170,000 in 2005 to more than $750 million in 2012.
If you want to know more about the handicraft history, in a short story read this article on Ezebee: http://magazine.ezebee.com/2013/12/handcrafting-from-religious-views-to-just-fashion/