Don’t do it because you want to be nice. Don’t do it JUST to support local industry. Don’t do it because you feel obligated to do so. There are plenty of legitimate reasons to patronize our local brands.
You may have only recently started taking notice of the local street wear scene, but the truth is, it’s been around far longer than you thought. Brands like the QueenCity Collective have been grinding since 2012. Part of our goal is to have a space that people can find out about brands like this.