Here at Unshackled our goal is to give you lots of information about how you and your local community benefit by using independent businesses, local craftsmen, local producers and co-operatives rather than using multinationals and large corporates.
Buy From Locally Owned Shops
Buy Local Produce
Use Independent Cafes & Coffee Shops
Avoid Foreign Websites
If you think about it, when you buy from a local business or supplier most of your money stays in your community, whereas if you buy from a multinational corporate your money goes into the pockets of the faceless shareholders of said company - most of which are just other corporates and/or in a far off land.
So why is it better for you to spend your money in this way? Well there are a number of reasons: