This year for the holidays stick it to the man and consider buying only local products and services as gifts. Buying local supports the local economy, fights globalization, is better for the environment and will send a message to corporations who engage in exploitative labor practices overseas. The only power normal American citizens have left is where we buy stuff so exercise your power!
In support of this goal, please share your favorite local products and services in the comments section of this post. Don’t forget to share the location!
For instance, I recently learned the Official Manufacturer of Navy Peacoats is located in East Boston. In addition to the traditional coats they sell to the Department of Defense, they have a consumer line of outerwear for men, women and children.
Check it out: http://sterlingwear.com/