There is an alternative to large chains putting profits before people. It’s been a tough couple of years for independent High Street cafes, pubs, restaurants and retailers. Vote with your money this Christmas. Spend your money in those colourful, vibrant businesses that help to make the world a better place.
Many small business owners will stand side-by-side with artists and demand fair pay for their work. At the same time, they’ll ask those artists to work for them for free in all kinds of roles. People who do this are the source of the problem. How can you expect others to value the time, design process and effort an artist has made in producing something, if you don’t really value the artist’s time yourself?