As seen at Boulder Bookstore.

Via on Aug 18, 2009

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Does independent, locally-owned business matter to you? If not, and that’s fine, why not? If so, why?

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5 Responses to “As seen at Boulder Bookstore.”

  1. Independent, locally owned retail businesses matter more to me when they carry locally made products. A couple of years ago the Boulder Book Store decided against carrying locally made English Retreads handbags and accessories. Instead they carry products that are also made out of reclaimed inner tubes, but the ones they chose are made in South America. They may be able to pay the production workers less in South America and therefore sell the items for less but they're also adding more of a carbon footprint to each product and buying from South America does nothing to help the unemployment rate in the U.S (there are over 235 million U.S. adults who are jobless right now). I understand that by buying from other countries we are supporting the people there, but right now it seems like a pretty dire situation here in our own country and until we can stand on our own two feet we can't really help others.
    Independent and locally owned retailers need to walk the talk in order to matter to me.

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