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I {Heart} Local Chicago Tote


$ 30.00

Sing it loud sing it proud, like we've been doing for nearly twenty years.

There are a myriad of reasons to support your small and local businesses every year, but this year is entirely different. If you want to keep the horizon of your community from turning into something unrecognizable, you've got to keep your dollars where you live, where they count. According to Independent We Stand, for every square foot a small independent business occupies, the local economy gains $179 vs. $105 for a chain store. When big box stores vacate, they leave a gaping hole in the economic landscape that could take decades to fill.

I could go on and on about the importance of shopping small, but I don't want to become a broken record. If ever you'd like to chat about it some day though, I'd be happy to. Just shoot me an email or a message over on the contact page.

For now, here's a handy tote to proudly stash your stuff.

  • Heavyweight woven linen tote bag with web handles
  • 14 X 16"
  • Strap drops at 10"
  • Machine washable, lay flat to dry

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