Do you ever feel homesick for a season? I feel most myself in summer with long days and a leisure pace. Coincidentally, I feel the most productive and inspired by the indiscriminative sunshine and ocean breeze. A cross country road trip inspired the shop in the very first months of summer. You know weeks on the road brought me a car full of vintage finds...
You're exposed to shopping small more and more these days as we collectively learn how our dollar is casting a vote (financially and energetically) to what we want more of in our lives and for our communities.
This awareness is essential to evolving into a more diverse, equitable, inclusive, environmentally conscious future. But, let's talk about how you apply this information. Shopping small is only a small snippet of power you hold with your spending. It can feel like a million decisions and reasons to shop small until you narrow in on the method. So let's get you a crash course in buying and let you shop small, with intention and value.
Are you ready to be your own buyer?
There is an update to our Community Efforts page on the website. We want you to be fully aware of the values and intentions of Ardent Market as we pledge to drive more impact in our personal lives and business practices.
We do not just stand in solidarity with BIPOC communities. We stand for actionable change, especially in the small business scope. Because we take our community very seriously— We take humanity seriously.
We have some immediate and long-term strategies to navigate, but the page update outlines how we have taken some action steps.