Handmade isn't a good thing. Would you pay $1,000,000 for a handmade car or $10,000 for the same thing made by machines? Machines exist to make our lives more efficient so we don't have to manually weave and dye every fabric, cut every bit of metal, and so on. Machines tend to do a better job than human hands as they are more precise and consistent.
If these tops really require a $100 price tag to be cost-effective, the vendor is doing it wrong. They ought to invest in some automation and sell the things for $20. The market for people who will pay an extra $80 because the vendor is horribly inefficient by modern standards is very small.