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Supporting small, local businesses and being an Amazon shopper don’t have to be mutually exclusive. Here’s why.

For better or worse, Amazon has probably become a part of your everyday life in some way or another.

When you need a new , you can have one delivered to your doorstep in about two days. If you want to tune out, you can put on episodes of “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” via . There are escapist books to read on your , groceries to get from and even designer clothes to get on sale from (which, you guessed it, is also owned by Amazon).

During these uncertain times, many of us are making an effort to shop local. We should all spend our money at independent businesses as much as we can, because doing so helps support our communities. But supporting small businesses and being an Amazon shopper don’t have to be mutually exclusive — and the reality is that for many Americans in more rural communities, retailers like Amazon and Walmart and affordable choice.

is similar to , and was Amazon’s foray into the peer-to-peer goods marketplace back in 2015. Now, it’s a place for artisans and makers to sell their .

Many of the small businesses seeing success on Amazon Handmade are owned by women and people of color because marketplace create opportunities for small business owners to scale, grow business and reach new consumers.

are strict. Products sold on the platform are required to be made entirely by hand ― nothing mass-produced is allowed ― so you don’t have to worry as much about buying from , which run rampant across the regular Amazon Seller Marketplace.

There’s also a section dedicated to that lets you search by region and support local makers from the Southwest to the Northeast. We took a spin through Amazon Handmade and found everything from to .

Below, we’ve rounded up some of our favorite local Amazon Handmade shops that you can feel good about browsing.

Take a look:

1

Two Tumbleweeds

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This Arizona-based Amazon Handmade shop specializes in crafted goods. Find this for $24.

2

The Neighborgoods

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This Washington, D.C.-based Amazon Handmade shop specializes in food-themed kitchen towels. Find this for $18.

3

Made By Deborah

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This Utah-based Amazon Handmade shop specializes in modern, minimalist home decor. Find these for $65.

4

Holtz Leather Co.

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This Alabama-based Amazon Handmade shop specializes in handmade leather goods. Find this for $24.

5

The Sinclair Company

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This Georgia-based Amazon Handmade shop specializes in engraved wooden kitchen items. Find this for $25.

6

Oh Little Rabbit

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This Oregon-based Amazon Handmade shop specializes in screen-printed home goods. Find this for $26.

7

All Barn Wood

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This Utah-based Amazon Handmade shop specializes in reclaimed barn wood art. Find this for $60.

8

Kaya Soaps

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This Indiana-based Amazon Handmade shop specializes in chemical-free skin care and spa products. Find this for $23.

9

Schafer Art Studio

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This Oregon-based Amazon Handmade shop specializes in wooden signs, leather journals and watercolors. Find this for $60.

10

Manzanita Kids

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This Washington-based Amazon Handmade shop specializes in handcrafted wooden toys. Find these for $23.

11

Old Whaling Company

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This South Carolina-based Amazon Handmade shop specializes in sea-inspired bath and body products. Find this for $60.

12

Adorn 512

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This Illinois-based Amazon Handmade shop specializes in dainty handcrafted jewelry. Find this for $64.

13

Honeycomb Studio

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This Georgia-based Amazon Handmade shop specializes in handcrafted porcelain home decor. Find these for $40.

14

Shamarwyn: Natural Beauty & Alchemy

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This Texas-based Amazon Handmade shop specializes in organic skin and hair products. Find this for $18.

15

Curio Press

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This Montana-based Amazon Handmade shop specializes in paper goods and stationery. Find this for $17 on Amazon Handmade.