By Mary Hughes
Little Truths is built upon two very important ideals, one which is, "Buy Local". At the most basic level, when you buy local more money stays in the community. You might also discover that buying close to home is more than a feel-good experience, and that it's worth paying more for local products. A number of researchers and organizations are taking a closer look at how money flows, and what they're finding shows the profound economic impact of keeping money in town—and how the fate of many communities around the nation and the world increasingly depend on this approach.
Here at Little Truths, we incorporate buying local into our business model; we support Bella's Creations of Novi, Coventry Creations of Ferndale, Incense Bottles by Amanda of Northern Michigan, Commerce Isabel & Chloe Rep Kelly Stergiadis, Essential Oils & Services by Rheisa Barres of Milford, Thistle Down Soaps of Commerce, Twisted Willow Soaps of Detroit, and Jewelry by Kelly Wittenberg of Highland. In addition, we offer Classes, Events and Workshops presented by local Certified Teachers.
Secondly, on a global level, we purchase products that are Fair Trade which reduce poverty, encourage environmentally friendly production methods and safeguard humane working conditions. Whenever possible, we use wholesalers that are hands-on and travel to Chile, India, Indonesia, Guatemala, and Tibet.
Stop in and visit our store and see for yourself, our wonderful selection of products and services! This month we are featuring Yak & Yeti, a Fair Trade company that specializes in ethnic clothing and handicrafts from the Himalayan kingdom of Nepal.
Yak & Yeti is a family owned business whose philosophy is to treat their producers and customers like family. They work closely with the family in Nepal that manages operations there to make sure that their products are made by employees who are treated well and are compensated fairly. Their compassion, care and attention to detail is what makes Yak & Yeti designs so unique, beautiful, current and innovative!