There’s something special about receiving products handcrafted by passionate individuals, especially in today’s society where most of the things we buy are manufactured in the masses. At Bindle, we understand the importance of supporting local producers and celebrating the extraordinary talent of local artisans.
So why should we support local artisans?
1. Support your local community
Rather than out-sourcing your next purchase, find some time to research local products from your community. Spending local means that money is being reinvested back into the local economy so everyone benefits.
2. Excellent customer service
Buying from artisans and local businesses means your overall customer experience will be personalised.
3. Local business evokes unique character
When ‘buying local’ the unique character of your local community is exemplified in the products created. In a world governed by globalisation where local identity appears lost, buying from your local artisans communicates a ‘sense of place’ and ensures a unique experience.
4. Helps artisans grow their business
Buying produce gifts or boutique local items help artisans continue their work as you’re supporting individuals and families rather than factories and corporations. When you purchase at locally owned businesses rather than nationally owned, more money is kept in the community because locally-owned businesses often purchase from other local businesses, service providers and farms. It’s a fantastic way to support the local economic market.
5. Reduce environmental impact
Supporting locally owned businesses is more sustainable for the environment, as they don’t use mass-production techniques or leave excess waste. Shopping directly from farmer to consumer is also a healthier way to consume fresher and tastier foods. This generally means contributing less to sprawl, congestion, habitat loss and pollution.
About the Author:
This article is written by Catherine Blackford, Founding Director of Bindle, specialising in Australian-made corporate gifts.
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