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Shopping Small in Easthampton

EASTHAMPTON, Mass (WGGB) — While some are still recovering from their Black Friday hangover, others are just starting to check items off their holiday shopping list.

Today is Small Business Saturday and earlier this afternoon, ABC40 found plenty of shoppers keeping their money local at a pop-up shop in Easthampton.

The one-day event featured eco-friendly art, jewelry, home decor and clothing made by artists right here in Western Mass.

“I think that it’s a big tradition about Northampton, Easthampton and Florence — that they are really good about keeping the industry local,” says artist Scout Cuomo. “I’ve been able to make a living off of doing that for myself for a couple of years now.”

Cuomo adds, “It’s a personal exchange with the person you’re buying your product from, and it’s a really nice experience”

The group that organized the pop-up shop event, LOOP, plans to hold similar events in the future.

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