A growing number of consumers are seeking hand-made artisan created products from local artists. There are a number of reasons for this trend, one being sustainability. When products are made and sold locally there is less stress on the environment, less shipping, less gas used, etc…which keeps costs of goods at a reasonable price and supports the local economy. The consumer gets to enjoy hand-made products which may be one-of-a-kind or at the very least unique to the artist. Whether it be artisan created hand-knits, locally grown produce or manufactured goods–support your local economy!