Three reasons to understand why shopping local is the new norm

Three reasons to understand why shopping local is the new norm

We believe shopping local is the new norm. It helps the environment and the local communities while preventing unethical production practices and low-quality products. Furthermore, it gives you the possibility to own unique products with great stories behind them.

I travel across the world, and while doing so, one of the things I enjoyed the most was connecting with the local artisans and artists and hearing the story behind the products they created. They have a piece of their culture, of their creativity, and craftsmanship. They are made with passion and love.

For the past decades, the world went on a globalization frenzy for cheaper costs, higher production efficiency, and more convenience. All noble causes but with very bad results for us and our world.

However, recently there has been a growing demand for more "locally produced" products as a counter-trend. And there are three main reasons for this:

1- Is more sustainable: The products need to travel shorter distances from one place to another and therefore there is less contamination released to the environment coming from the burning of fossil fuels and CO2 emissions.

2- Is socially responsible: By buying local products, you support real people working to make a living out of their passions. Artisans, artists & families, with great purpose and drive. We empower people, not companies, that work every day to master their profession and produce higher-quality and more durable products in ethical conditions.
3- Makes our lives more special: What would be a world where we all have the same things? No stories to tell, no excitement to share, no history to learn.

That's why I decided to found Limore and give artists, artisans & local entrepreneurs the space to tell their stories and for us the opportunity to read and share them with the people we love.

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