More and more, I am convinced that I don’t want to shop at the big retailers, buying things that they’re pushing at me. I want to shop in places where my purchase will make a difference. And I can see the argument that buying at a big retailer employs workers, helps the country’s economy, etc. but that’s not my logic.
As you may know, I have an Etsy shop, the contents of which ebb and flow as I have time to dedicate to it. However, there are thousands of people who make their living from their Etsy shops.
I like supporting people to whom I am not just a faceless transaction, so I shop at small businesses, of which Etsy shops are some. I thought I’d share some of the shops I like with you. (Click image for links.)
If you can’t find a copy of the book, you can always buy a pillow, from Empress of the Eye blogging buddy, Jane Schott
Just be aware that when shopping on Etsy, you’ll lose track of all time and come up for air hours later, filled with great ideas and wondering where the time has gone!