28 Nov '15, 4pm

Older article, but the message still stands! #Shop #SmallBusinessSaturday! https://t.co/IvlejLIC2y https://t.co/hicEittYch

Older article, but the message still stands! #Shop #SmallBusinessSaturday! https://t.co/IvlejLIC2y https://t.co/hicEittYch

Yes, handmade local gifts cost more. It’s difficult for local craftsman and American small businesses to compete with overseas manufacturing solely on price. Low wage sweatshop manufacturing has contributed to a consumer culture which is so obsessed with low prices that we are losing our ability to recognize and value quality – even when quality (or lack thereof) is an issue that can seriously impact our health and well-being. If you want to show your support for American small businesses, consider joining the movement for ‘Small Business Saturday’ this Saturday, November 27th. Give a ‘Like’ to this American Express sponsored fan page – and then maybe try taking a meander down your local Main Street (or a virtual meander through Etsy or the Inhabitatshop ) to see what hidden gems you can find!

Full article: http://inhabitat.com/small-business-saturday/

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