I was recently asked this question by a fellow blogger. Well she quoted me on her report. Please check out http://theclothingmenu.com/ and find out why people buy indie. Any why you should to.
Where can buy art from indepedent artisans? There is a long list, but two of the most popular places are www.etsy.com and www.artfire.com Check them out and let me know if you become an indie convert.
Although I’m not a fashionista or a clothes hound (hey I’m a potter), I do like http://theclothingmenu.com/ She posts some pretty cool clothes. Check her out.