The holiday shopping season is here, and we’re all looking for the perfect gifts for loved ones on our list. But did you know that HOW you shop this season can greatly impact your local community in positive ways?
When you shop with local indie retailers and support local makewrs and small businesses, you are infusing love, connection and resources into your home community — and that matters! We each have the power to use our dollars in ways that uplift our community… we each have the power to create the type of community and world we envision.
When you shop with us online or in person, you’re not only supporting us… you’re also supporting over 130 talented makers and artists that we stock in our brick-and-mortar and online shop.
You’re helping us put money back into our local community… you’re helping us support local BIPOC and LGBTQIA+ makers and nonprofits… and you’re helping us build connection and community within our neighborhood.
You’re supporting two disabled female small business owners who battle multiple chronic illnesses every day, and who are building a more equitable, inclusive, people-first approach to business, where we are redefining what working looks like.
And, of course, you’re also benefitting, too! Just like our own handcrafted candles, the goods in our shop are not mass-produced products imported from across the world. They are handmade and independently designed labors of love — high quality, sustainable goods crafted with passion and care by artisans who put their whole hearts into making something unique and beautiful. When you gift handcrafted goods, it’s an incredibly thoughtful and intentional gesture that will be deeply appreciated and which ripples out, inspiring others to shop with more intention.
And because so many of our shop goods are made right here in Portland, within Oregon, and within the Pacific Northwest, we’re keeping our environmental impact lower.
And when you do order from us online, whether you’re across the state or across the country, we reuse compostable shipping peanuts, boxes, and paper to ensure that we are caring for our planet. We reuse, recycle, and compost. We save wick trimmings to make fire starters, we use leftover wax to create our Wild Child studio candles, and we offer an in-store candle jar return program to reuse vessels while you earn free candles.
Amazon and Target are going to be ok, but small indie retailers are struggling hard this year. Your holiday shopping choices have power — you make SUCH a positive impact in so many ways when you choose to shop local and support small businesses.
Thank you for shopping small and supporting local this season! We appreciate you so much and love you to the moon and back!
Wishing you a very happy holiday season. #ShopSmall #ShopLocal #ShopHandmade
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