During lockdown and at Christmas everyone was sharing the shop independent message – shops, shoppers, media, celebrities, organisations – everyone.
It was a massive shop independent campaign, a collaboration, a movement, that we all wanted to be part of because we knew it was right. Right for shops, right for shoppers and right for all our futures and the economy.
Since Christmas and none essential shops re-opended, the shop independent message has gone quiet and is now just a whisper.
Well not any more!!
Launching today (9th April 2021) and ongoing.
I will be sharing the Collaborate message (above) today and then sharing all the other messages (below) throughout April 2021.
No matter when you see this, share the messages on this blog post. Every person sharing it, makes another impact on the important message.
Spread the Shop Independent Campaign message – Shop Independent Every Day.
Whether you are a shop, shopper, supporter of shop independent, a group or organisation, a celebrity or influencer, or a shop independent champion.
We can all have one voice creating an even bigger noise than we did at Christmas or during lockdown.
Getting involved is easy. Just share the messages:
Spread the word, word of mouth works. Let’s take this message to everyone.
then we can all see what everyone is sharing and support it.
and I will share as many of you as I can as champions and supporters of the movement.
The more we can all share, the better. My personal favourite is “I dream of a world filled with independent shops.”
We rise by lifting others. We rise together.
The more people see this message, the more people will be reminded of the importance of shopping at independents.
Spread the word : Word of mouth works.
I believe shopping independent should be our first choice of where to shop, our automatic choice. Whether that is on our local high street or online. They are all important for our economy and our future.
If the last 12 months has taught us anything, our community, our country pulling together, is the way forward. One way to do that is to shop with the small businesses, the independents in the UK.
The thing about independent shops is they are amazing. Shop with them because they are amazing. Full stop.
There are so many reasons why they are amazing and here are just some of them; they directly support the UK economy, uniqueness, experts with lots of knowledge, pleasurable shopping experience, personable and careful service, every order is appreciated, they have passion, personality, ethics and individuality, a curated and carefully selected range with their customer in mind, they are creative and innovative, add to the offer of variety and choice and finally it is a joy to shop with them.
OMG the world would be a very dull place without independent shops.
Imagine losing their creativity, passion, personality, uniqueness and knowledge.
Imagine going down your high street or going online and there being no choice but the big shops and market places.
Choose them or lose them!
At the end of the day, that is the result. If we do not choose to shop independent every day the shops will close. That is a terrible prospect.
At Christmas we all came together and shopped at independents. But once a year is not enough. We need to do it every day.
So many amazing independent shops in the UK, both on our high street and online.
Share the ones you love by using this post and tagging the shops your love. Either on your Instagram feed, on your stories, or on Facebook. Tag them so others can find them and love them too.
This is me Barbara, trying to have a sensible photo taken. I really am rubbish at having my photo taken. Especially when the photo is being taken by a teenager who likes to tell you how stupid you look.😆 I couldn’t stop laughing.😂 Anyway this was the only one where I looked sort of normal!!🤷♀️
You can see this post on my Instagram.
Will you be joining me in championing shop independent. The more people who share it and support this campaign, the bigger the voice we will be.
I am so excited to be launching this campaign and sharing the Shop Independent Every Day message.
I love independent shops, they are always my first choice. I want them to be here and thriving for all of our futures.
I would love you to join me on this campaign.
If you want to keep up to date with it all sign up for my lovely shopping email. It is like having a chat with me about all the wonderful independent shops, their products and they offers they have. I will be including Shop Independent Every Day updates and inspiration in there too.