“If you are going going to shop and spend, remember that local businesses do need our support. Buying this way keeps more of your dollar circulating in your local economy, helping small businesses to keep their doors open and their employees paid.
Buying for buying’s sake is rarely sustainable, but when you do seek gifts or goods, buying local is a way to invest in your community while encouraging many of the qualities that make dense environments exciting and livable. So if you must buy, buy local, and patronize independent producers who share your desire for responsibly produced products”.
Source : WorldChangingSeattle by Sarah Kuck and Julia Levitt
I support local business wholeheartedly. They often carry items that are hand select by the owner that are rare and unique. Chances of someone else is wearing an exact item as yours are very slim.
The skirt I am wearing is by Desigual, a Spanish brand which I found in a local store. It’s a great find, a one of kind item which I will never find in department stores. Chances are, someone else might be wearing it. Purchasing local, allowing me to have my own style as well.