Amazon’s New Shop Will Help You Support Local Makers

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Supporting artists and small businesses in your area used to mean popping by the neighborhood craft fair or browsing the boutique around the corner. Now that we’re stuck inside, it’s suddenly not so simple. How can we continue to give back to our local communities from afar, especially when they need us more than ever? Thanks to Amazon Handmade‘s new shop, it’s easy to do so from the comfort of your home.

Featuring small businesses across the country—from the Pacific to the Rocky Mountains, to the Northeast—the shop essentially works as a landing page for independent makers to sell their goods: Think of it as a virtual vendor’s market. You can buy that pretty soap or cool leather drawer pull through their Amazon feature, and the sellers themselves ship your new treasure directly to do. You can search by region or state if you’d like to help out your own community, or you can simply scroll through them all—and dream about the next time you can hit up a craft fair IRL. Here are a few of our favorites.

The Natural Beauty Buys

The vendor: Old Whaling Company
Their goods: Coastal-inspired skin essentials, like balms and scrubs, as well as bath bombs and candles. Consider them the perfect tools for a relaxing evening of self-care.

The Play Things

The vendor:
Their goods: Handmade wooden toy’s you’ll be happy to leave out, from building blocks to animal cutouts. They’re sure to keep the little ones occupied.

The Luxe Details

The vendor: Son of a Sailor
Their goods: Small leather goods that make a big impact, like coasters and drawer pulls, and some handy accessories, like chic key fobs.

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