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Sustainable Life

Hope for the future: The far-reaching impacts of shopping local.

Hope for the future: The far-reaching impacts of shopping local.
The sustainability community (including eco advocates, vegans, slow fashion lovers, locavores, among others) has long been touting the importance of purchasing what you can from local and small businesses. The events of the past couple years have brought heightened awareness to this topic on a mainstream level. Many of us understand instinctively that shopping this way is ideal (and many communities and demographics never stopped doing this even as megaliths like Amazon, Walmart, and Shein have shifted the face of manufacturing and commerce toward an outsourced and petrol-based model) but the generational impacts of maintaining a healthy, local manufacturing base are almost impossible to quantify. Continue reading