Friday, July 30, 2010

Long Live the Small Towns!

This is a Sponsored Post written by me on behalf of Ramblers Way. All opinions are 100% mine.
If you have been reading my blog, you would know that I have a passion for the “old school” way of life. That is probably why I love vintage items so much. There is much to be said about the old fashioned way and if people usually hanker for the olden days, I think it is safe to say that they have just cause. Things might have been less easy, but the values were also stronger. Nowadays, it is easy to lose focus with all the distractions available to us. I find myself fortunate that I have people who have influenced me to patronize small business and to buy local as much as possible. I love those family businesses, the mom & pop shops, those downtown stores… I never even had the chance to use the term “downtown”. Sadly, I grew up in a time when people went to the mall instead. Thanks to reading and a penchant for listening to the older generation reminisce about the past, I’ve come to appreciate the virtues of a small town. Sadly, many small towns have suffered as big business made its presence felt and forced small shops to close in its quest for the bigger bottom line. This is why companies that are consciously revitalizing the small towns should get as much support as possible. The Rambler’s Way is one such company. Its operation and production process is absolutely domestic. Americans can rest assured that its fine wool products are 100% Made in America. It has purposefully tapped into distressed small towns to help the communities thrive again. I think it’s good to bring in a level of awareness in the consumerism we practice. We should definitely know more about the businesses we patronize.