Saturday, November 12, 2011

Buy Local, Handmade

There is a surge the last several years to focus on buy local.  I have always held true that this is a very difficult thing to do when you get started, but gets easier with time and knowledge. 

This year I have seen the surge change from shopping local, to now shopping local and handmade.  In the coming days, I am going to feature each and everyone one of my amazing vendors, and show you how easy it is to support local artists, artisans and businesses by shopping these amazing local people with something as simple as starting your holiday shopping here. 

Did you know, to be a vendor at ARTifacts, you must live locally??

Under that understanding, let me introduce you to ARTifacts, an Arts & Antiques Emporium.  And please those of you who have already found us, please share with your friends, family, and anyone you come into contact with.  Honestly, the alternative, that we only have Wal-Mart, Target, Bed Bath & Beyond and other canned stores as our only options – is just too depressing to consider, but you should.  Small businesses can not survive with out your support. 

Check out the program 3/50 project for more information about what you can do to make a difference.  They are small changes, that you won’t even notice – but small businesses will definitely feel the change!


ARTifacts is a place where many people have tested out their merchandising ideas, skill, product, etc – and expanded on to open a business of their very own with their own storefront (some are right down the street!!)

Starting later today and continuing until we are done – learn more about each vendor here at ARTifacts, then come support them.  Support Local.

Thanks for listening, thanks for even taking a moment to consider.

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for the great post Kendall. I love shopping local. There are a variety of local shopping options in Clarksville. I love finding unique items for my home and gifts for friends, not just the usual items you can find at any big box store.