My slogan “be Canadian, buy Canadian” is especially crucial in these unusual times.
Now more than ever it is important to support our local businesses to create a winning situation for our community of artisans, and giving our economy a needed boost.
Buying local is a win-win scenario as local spending creates more jobs and reinvests in your own community. When local businesses prosper, owners stay in the community and become vested in its future. Locally-owned businesses employ more people per sales unit and tend to keep more employees during downturns in the economy. Each individual and business are crucial mechanics of the economy and how it functions, simply put if one part collapses there is a domino effect and the economy is destabilized.
Pierre Cléroux Vice President BDC, Research and Chief Economist says “Two key concerns appear to be pushing a buy-local mindset among Canadian consumers. The first is a desire to use their spending power to support their local economy. The second is a belief that Canadian-made products are safer and greener alternatives to imports.
So here we go, 10 great Canadian furniture companies, some whom I have the pleasure of working with, and some who are well known for being generally pretty awesome!
I’d love to know which one you like the best or fits your style, drop us a line at firstname.lastname@example.org