With the biggest shopping season of the year nearly upon us I think it’s really important to address our own shopping habits.
This year I have made a pledge to myself to shop small, shop independent and shop local when I can.
There are so many reasons to do this! By supporting independents you are supporting entrepreneurs who work tirelessly around the clock to keep the costs of their products down and their energies in creating something a little different. Small business owners don't have massive advertising budgets and wear so many hats that larger brands would employ numerous people to do. When you shop with a small brand you are not just a number. Along side making their products they maintain a personal and friendly serviced it really is true what they say: many small business owners actually do a little happy dance every time they make a sale.
By supporting your local shops and stores you are supporting the community. Online store owners and bricks and mortar shop owners spend the money they make on your purchase to put their child through ballet lessons or on their child’s rugby sub’s.
I urge you to have a go at shopping small and independent. With so many wonderful Indi brands now online it is now a perfect climate for shopping alternatively ou can purchase from your local small independent stores on the phone and via social media. Give it a go. I can honestly say you’ll get a buzz from knowing how much good you are doing!
Please do take a look at our online store for any gifts you may be buying and don’t forget I’m here to answer any questions you may have.