Our favourite small or conscious businesses
Now more than ever, small businesses need our support! In the run up to the holidays, try and think consciously about what you're supporting with your money. If you're unsure where to start, try some of these:
Businesses & Stores
A zero-waste store in Westbourne. As well as food, they stock gifts and zero-waste products. You can even order a vegan
Shop Local Collective
Run by AUB alumni, Caitlin, this store hosts a range of local artists' products, from macrame to jewellery. Find them in Wimbourne!
Coming Soon... Pen Gallery
New to Poole and opening soon, Pen Gallery supports local creatives and has a varied store, and its profits all go back into their gallery space.
Art & Prints
For cards, arts, prints and more, why not buy from your pals? Or check out #aubmakers to browse AUB artwork! If you need some help getting started, here are some artists we love:
Katie Brookes (prints, tote bags & cards)
May Summers-Perkins (prints, cards & teatowels)
Lorna Clark (cards, prints & mugs)
Don't limit yourself to art prints! Check out these creative makers too:
Charlotte Miller (ceramics)
The Scent of Adventures (soaps and bodycare)
Dot To Sand (jewellery and coasters - all profits go to charity!)
EDP Pottery (ceramic jewellery, homeware & face pots)
A Spoonful of Resin (resin art, jewellery and keepsakes)
Happy shopping! If you know anymore great sustainable small businesses, let @aubsu_green know!
(Photo credits: to their Instagrams!)