Local is at the heart of the sustainability movement. Local supply chains, local food, local garments, local music. Local manufacturing–making goods in your city, neighborhood, or town–is truly self sustaining. (Did I say local enough yet?)
When our communities become self sustaining, they grow, and progress with what’s around them, and as a result, each item embodies a character of culture.
It’s quite boring that we can get the same item in Paramus, New Jersey or Tokyo, Japan or Buenos Aries, Argentina. Region specific goods are what makes travel exciting, and products exclusive.
And if you’re not down with this idea, hate traveling but still have a thirst for wooden shoes Stockholmian, you can still find that sustainable, locally produced good on Amazon. Hey, that’s the beauty of the internet.