The directory aims to guide travelers toward conscious consumerism.
Courtesy of Intentionalist
Laura Clise was on a trip in Cambodia when she stumbled upon an artisanal collaborative selling handwoven silk scarves. It was the perfect souvenir: It supported artisans and was a functional purchase. The experience catalyzed a desire to shop consciously, whether it be at home or on the road. “I was interested in spending my money, not toward the accumulation of as much stuff as possible for as little money as possible, but in purchasing gifts and experiences that connected me to people and culture and community,” Clise, who lives in Seattle, told Travel + Leisure.
When she returned from her trip, she looked for resources to help her be more intentional about what she bought. Clise couldn’t find anything so, in 2017, she created one herself: Intentionalist.
Intentionalist is an online small business directory…