BE INDEPENDENT: SUPPORT SMALL THIS CHRISTMAS
If you didn’t manage to blitz your Christmas list on Black Friday (FYI, I bought nada and yes, I’m finally dropping the C bomb!) then hopefully this blog post might give you some cool gifting ideas.
Everyone featured here is a small business – the majority being a one-woman-band – and they’re also (get this!) REALLY, REALLY LOVELY PEOPLE, IN REAL LIFE TOO!
Our crazy fast consuming habits have been a topic of convo of late – and rightly so.
However, I don’t believe that boycotting the big brands is the solution.
Neither is cancelling Crimbo altogether and viewing it purely as an exercise in commercial exploitation!
There are ways we can be more considered.
Buying from a small business this Christmas is just one way of supporting the independents; the crafters, the self-employed, the creators and makers, the dreamers who will all do a happy little dance whenever you buy from them.
Here are 10 of my faves PLUS there’s some exclusive discount codes too!
Keep those dreamers dancin’ and happy shopping, folks!
1 BE FIERCE
Two mums with a shared love for leopard print. From bags to prints, the collection is growing. Can’t wait to see what 2019 has in store for the brand…
3 ESTE ESTILO
Cashmere with a twist! I imagine these slogan scarves will sell-out as there’s not a huge quantity available before Christmas, so get your slay-bells on (sorry!)
Use the code FT20 for 20% off at Este Estilo
4 FORAGE SOMERSET
Famous for their festival boho dresses, Forage Somerset is an Aladdin’s cave of colourful trinkets & finds that’s just so pleasing…
5 JUNIE POONIE
What can I say, other than, Ms JP is funny as fuck!
Use FT10 for 10% off at Junie Poonie
6 MRS LANG
Handcrafted with stunning vintage fabrics. If you’re looking for a stand-out coat with all the indie feels – this is where you need to go.
7 MUMS HANDMADE
Rooted in tradition and 100% handmade by Mums that love to knit in Greece.
8 SVP RINGS
Sign up to the mailing list at SVP and get 15% off your first order
Designed to be worn either stacked or on their own, one size DOES fit all thanks to the adjustable band. Sarah Parnham is The Queen of Rings! Check out her crystal guide to help you choose a ring that’s perfect for you.
9 ROSIE WONDERS
From retro tattoos, pins and stationery…Rosie ROCKS!
Use the code FTLOVE for 15% off everything at Rosie Wonders until 8am 30/11/18
10 ROSA PIETSCH
Beautiful accessories and the earrings are so light to wear, too!