We at Swish Apparel are a small business surrounded by veteran small businesses and new small businesses in the heart of Lower Gibsons, on the Sunshine Coast, British Columbia.
We feel that it is important to shop small every holiday season, but with inflation on the rise, it feels especially important this year.
So why shop small?
According to BC Buy Local, “BC local businesses create more than double the economic impact of their chain competitors. For every $100 spent with a BC local business, $63 is re-circulated back into our BC economy (vs $14 for multinational corporations). They re-circulate 4.6 times more revenue in the local economy.”
Wow! That’s a big difference!
But how is so much money re-circulated back into our community?
Money gets re-circulated back into our community from local businesses because business owners live here and provide jobs for locals, and they also provide more support in the way of donations and support for the community, and are more likely to buy locally and stock local products.
We at Swish enjoy supporting different events in the community, like sponsoring art shows at the Gibsons Public Art Gallery or donating gift baskets for auctions for local non-profits -
And many of our neighbours do as well!
Consider making a local business owner do a ‘happy dance’ this holiday season by shifting just 10% of your shopping from chains to local businesses!
At Swish Apparel, we want to help you find what makes YOU feel beautiful and confident, no matter what size you are. The Swishified experience is our passion and making others feel empowered is our joy.