Shopping with independent shops (both in person and online) is good for everyone. The shopper, the shop keeper and the economy as a whole.
It is the best shopping experience for the shopper. It means your money stays in the local and UK economies. It keeps the wonderful shop keeper in business and ensures their passion, creativity and skills continue to thrive.
How dull and poor life would be without them.
Independent shops are amazing.
This is why I have created the I Pledge to Shop Independent movement. The #ipledgeindie campaign. It is for shoppers and shops, all sharing the shops they love, the products they buy and inspiring others to join them on choosing to shop independent every single day. For everything they buy.
For months I have been mulling over how to shout about these brilliant shops, inspire more and more people to choose them and to proudly tell everyone I shop independent. I now have the way.
I was chatting to my lovely friend Emma. Out of the blue she said “I pledge to shop with independent shops as much as I can”. I could have hugged her. That was it! The thing I had been looking for.
That little sentence summed up perfectly what I was trying to create in a shop independent movement.
I pledge to shop independent, #ipledgeindie, is a movement towards shopping independent every single day.
Sometimes it is hard to do. But most of the time it is possible and easy when you know where to find these amazing shops.
With a little bit of awareness, inspiration, sharing and thought, we can all shop independent more and share how proud we are to do it.
Independent shops are the best places to shop.
#ipledgeindie highlights and shares how we are all moving towards thinking about not only what we buy, but where we buy it from. Inspiring others to do the same.
Join me on the I pledge to shop independent campaign, #ipledgeindie.
The main things to do are:
Share the independent shops you love and the products you adore. This will inspire others to join in too and shop independent.
Getting involved is easy but can make such a huge difference. If you want more ideas about joining in – Joining in With #IPledgeIndie.
Some ideas for how to get involved with the I Pledge to Shop Independent campaign:
If you are an independent shop and want to get involved, head over to here How Independent Shops Can Join In.
Shopping at independents is good for all of us, I share the reasons why here, Why Shopping at Independent Shops is a Good Thing
I hope you will join me on this movement, be lovely to have you with me.
I pledge to shop independent every single day, #ipledgeindie.
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All opinions in this blog post are mine. At the time of writing, any shops mentioned are members of my shopping directory. Though I mention lots of shops here, you must form your own opinion as to whether the shop and their products are for you.Tags: #ipledgeindie, Shop Independent