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About Us: Locallectual 101

What is Locallectual? It is the ultimate "thoughtful consumer" database. Search our site to find products made closer to home, as well as food grown closer to home. Use it identify locally owned and operated retailers in your neighborhood, ones that also support local and domestic producers. Finally, let it direct locally owned and operated eateries that partner with local farms. No more big box stores for you! No more chain restaurants! All of these categories are encompassed in the Locallectual database. If you don't see your favorite qualified business in the database, add it today.

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University of Virginia
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Who are we? We’re Karen and Jessica, and we’re the first to proudly call ourselves Locallectuals. We know that there’s power in the way consumers spend their money, and we’re looking to harness that influence to benefit local economies—and more importantly, the planet.

We believe it’s important to be knowledgeable about the origin of the products we buy as well as the practices of manufacturers. We believe companies should do their best to forge beneficial relationships with their workers, their communities, and the globe, while producing quality goods.

We’re also busy. We know that seeking out this kind of invaluable knowledge can be time consuming. The less time you spend researching purchases, the more time you have to enjoy them, your family, your community, and your world.