This weekend marks the end of Just A Card’s Indie Week campaign, for small businesses to push back against the pressure of the big Black Friday discounts that the huge retailers seem to overload us consumers with this time of year.
Small businesses like mine just can’t compete with this when it comes to enticing customers in as we just do not have the margin for big discounts. However, what we do have to our advantage though is the promise that the products you buy from us are full of love, passion, care and quality. When you buy from a small business you are supporting a dream, enabling a mother or father to support their family whilst also being there for their kids and most importantly supporting your local economy. What’s not to love about that!?
Anyway, to make life a little easier for you this Christmas I’ve put together a list of some fabulous artists, makers, designers and creators across the North West all of who can be found at The Warren in Stockport’s historic market place – a treasure trove of talented independent artists, makers, crafters and creators. (some are also available online for those not in the North West!)
Kitsch Republic is the brainchild of the fabulously talented Angela who designs and makes all of the quirky homewares and gifts available from her Etsy shop, market stall or one of the many retailers lucky enough to stock her designs.
From lampshades and cushions to mugs and coasters and everything in between, if you’re looking for something unusual to brighten your home then Angela most definitely has what you need!
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Kat Pearson Designs
For the cat lovers amongst you, Kat Pearson Designs offer fabulous feline gifts handcrafted by the very talented Kat herself.
Kat primarily works in clay creating beautiful sculptures of your treasured pets, along with mini cat decorations, wall art and a range of feline themed homewares for the cat fan in your life!