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Why you buying local is selfish

amber kane

For the last several years there’s been a big push to buy local, and it’s been even stronger within the arts community. During this time of year my facebook feed is flooded with signs, photos, and notes about the importance of buying local so that the money stays within our community. This has never felt right to me.

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  • Alessandra Rizzotti

    Interesting point you bring up about the fact that we should support all communities. Maybe instead of "local" we should say "small businesses"?

    • amber kane

      I know that some places do push to support small businesses, but I don't think it's that easy. There are large businesses that are doing great things, both for their workers, and the people that buy their products. For example, Tom's is a big business that gives a lot away. And just because a business is small, doesn't mean that it's providing value. We need to look deeper at each company and do our best to support those that are bringing value into the world, and to the people that are working for them.

      • Alessandra Rizzotti

        Totally agree. What other larger businesses do you support?