Saving the Economy a Sandal at a Time
I love Jamaica. I adore the culture, enjoy the people and am mesmerized by its bewitching beauty. But the economy sucks. In fact, it’s the only thing that would make me want to leave. Believe it or not, a sucky economy impacts many other important things in a nation.
So… I have to do what I can to make some improvements. According to a popular Jamaican saying, ‘one one coco full baaskit.’ This means, ‘every little bit adds up.’ And when I bought my latest pair of sandals from a craftsman who has a cute little shop tucked away in a little corner of Mobay, I did just that. The store is callled Klass sandals. All the sandals are made from leather and each one is individually hand crafted.
I love that. I love the feeling I get when I know that a bit of care and extra attention to detail has been put into something I purchase. I also feel good because instead of running online to go buy sandals (that probably wouldn’t last long anyway), I supported a small and local business. And the icing on the cake is that people LOVE my sandals. I get compliments everytime I wear them! 🙂