-Many small business's + restaurants are struggling to stay afloat during this pandemic.
-We are lucky enough to still have an income at the moment.
-There are a few local spots, fair brands + well-curated shops that I love.
-I don't need all the things.
It's such a tricky time. Business owners + artists are feeling torn about pleading for sales + acknowledging that their customers may be feeling the squeeze (or stranglehold) as well.
I'm trying to be a little bit more thoughtful than usual about where I buy things that I would be purchasing anyway. We could use some new kitchen towels, so I went ahead + picked a few up from my favorite maker. We have a birthday coming up, so I did a little extra thinking about what to purchase...making an effort to choose local goods that support a few spots that we love. I need a couple of tops for warmer temperatures, and I'm thinking through who my purchases will support (whether thrifted, sewing supplies or fair).
Every purchase supports someone + some system. Slow food, slow fashion, slow consumption...they were always all about sustainability. I'm hoping that with a whole lot of creativity, ingenuity + consideration, we can bolster the resilience of each other + emerge stronger + more sustainable than ever.