What if this Christmas, you only shopped small? This is the question on the lips of so many amazing small businesses. What if you made the most of inspiring and unique independent shops? What if you bought British?
With Black Friday upon us and the next few weeks of Christmas shopping ahead, maybe it's time to stop and think. That is exactly what #campaignshopsmall
is suggesting as it launches its 'shop independent' drive. Here's what they have to say
"..the weeks in front of us are the 'make and break' period of small business's very existence"
Artwork by @rebecca_strickson_illustration Rebecca
A brilliant campaign we have discovered recently is Just a Card
which aims to encourage people to buy from designers, makers and independents. As they say, all purchases, however small, even 'just a card' are so vital to the prosperity and survival of a small business"
"If everyone who'd complimented our beautiful gallery had bought just a card we'd still be open"
Another thing to consider is that by shopping independent you will be choosing a more original or perhaps unusual gift instead of something from a huge multi-national company. We make everything at our factory in Devon and sell to many small independent businesses, sometimes creating exclusive pieces especially for them, and we're really proud to supply so many wonderful shops. Here are just 4 of the 500+ independent shops that we supply.
Hoos in Glasgow
Women's Society in Hertford
Feather & Stitch in Richmond
Lorna Ruby in Exeter
If you would like to find a stockist near you then please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call us on 01884 861005
We are an independent family business committed to making the most of the talent of our designers to bring you beautiful, affordable accessories. It is a pleasure for us to deal directly with customers on our own website, who often give us brilliant ideas and insights!
This season we have brought you the Petite Loop Scarf
, The Rainbow Pride Scarf
, the Honeypot Bag
, and the Bumbag
to name just a few!
So we encourage you to have a bit more fun with your Christmas shopping this year while at the same time doing your bit for small businesses...shop independent and buy British!
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