Maybe it's just us, but it seems the tide may finally be turning on the awareness of shopping local. Four years ago American Express began Shop Small Saturday. They were one of the first large institutions to go big with the idea of small, in calling attention to the benefit of shopping at locally-owned small businesses. The concept has grown beyond their initial push, with the neighborhood turning out in large numbers today in support of local businesses.
Make Good has championed the benefits of shopping local, taking the idea of local living systems further than most by sourcing 100% of our products locally. Today San Diego Council Member and mayoral candidate David Alvarez did some of his holiday shopping at Make Good, then this evening NBC San Diego ran a story on the power of local shopping, along with citing Make Good in their article on the benefits of shopping local.
Three and a half years into this labor of love called Make Good, it's heartening to see how more people are beginning to embrace how shopping local helps the local economy, and therby the community, in ways few other things can.
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