💰 You support your local economy and community
Local businesses face major competition from global chains and many struggle to keep afloat. Buying from local businesses is a great way to support them both financially and figuratively, enabling and motivating them to grow and scale, creating employment opportunities.
🚫 You break the stigma around local products
Your decision to shop local is a conscious decision to invest in your community and ecosystem. When you adopt the ‘shop local’ mindset and local businesses begin to thrive, others get inspired and motivated to start their own ventures.
👌 You practice making thoughtful purchases
One of the many benefits of shopping local is that it makes you more conscious of your purchasing. While it’s very easy to buy products on impulse, you’re more likely to be cautious when buying from a local shop for the first time.
💪 You encourage healthy competition
Some local businesses may not be able to compete with international chains and brands in terms of advertising, mass production, stocking and distribution. Your conscious decision to shop local contributes to higher profits which enables them to continuously improve and explore higher-end production means.
🌱 You advocate sustainability
Shopping locally eliminates the global distribution of goods, which is a major contributor to environmental pollution and global warming. Being mindful of the environment directly reflects on your health - local businesses are more likely to source food and products using more responsible and organic production means and practices.
🎯 Your chances of finding authentic and quirky items are higher
Big brands usually follow a pattern of selling mass-created, trending seasonal products, whereas local businesses have the flexibility to be more authentic and culturally relevant with their productions.
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